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Personalized education


Private one-on-one training sessions give you effective learning opportunities with a flexible schedule.

With nearing two decades of teaching experience across a broad range of topics I can customize what you are wanting to learn.

We can “meet” virtually if you can't find photography classes near you or in-person within the Little Rock, Arkansas metro area.

Upon booking, I will send you a brief initial survey to get a better understanding of your needs before our first session.

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a few Available Topics (but not limited to)

CAMERA OVERVIEW AND FUNCTION

Got a new camera? Or just don't want to read the manual? Learn your camera's specific functions, tools, and settings to become a more efficient photographer. I am proficient in Sony, Nikon, Fuji, and Canon systems as well as familiar with others such as Pentax, Panasonic Lumix, and OM (Olympus).

DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING

Most software can be daunting when first approached. Develop a clear understanding and simple approach to workflow, image enhancements, archiving, and more through software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and Lightroom Classic, Apple Photos, Topaz, and others. I've been using Adobe Photoshop since 2002, Adobe Lightroom since 2007, and started teaching both of them in 2010, so I have a great deal of real world experience to share with you.

Lens Choice

Lens choice can dramatically affect the look of your images and at times can be an important factor overlooked by many. We’ll delve into different types of lenses, their functions, use, and overall style they can achieve across a your choice of subject matter. This a dramatically important lesson that can take your photography skills to the next level.

Digital Photography Technique

Learn what it takes to become a photographer by building a strong foundation of the principles of photography. We can cover from the most beginner basics to highly advanced. I'll send a pre-survey before our session to get an idea of what level you desire.

Creativity and Inspiration

Let's dive into the creative process and make something amazing. We can do a collaborative project or design something self guided for you. We're all creative (regardless what some may think) and creativity is a skill that can improved upon with practice and guidance.

ALL THINGS MAC

Being able to use you computer and smartphones more efficiently will translate into a better workflow for your photography and overall joy of using those devices. Plus it can simply lessen the day to day stress in life and potentially open up channels of creativity. With over 20 years Apple Mac experience I can help you with MacBook, iMac, and iPhone setup and usage. People are often amazed at the simple "tricks" on their devices that can make their lives so much easier.

Portfolio Review

One of the most effective ways to learn how to improve your photography is to allow a professional to review and critique your work. I have over well over two decades years (2001-present) experience being on both sides of portfolio reviews.

EQUIPMENT CONSULTATION

20+ years technical photography experience and 12 years (2005-2016) working in real world equipment sales, repair consultation, and education at Bedford Camera and Video. I can provide guidance on what gear will best suit your needs and can likely find you the best available price.

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Professional Development

Best business practices, tech skills, website development, etc. For more information reach me through he contact page if you are interested in a mentorship program.

Image Archiving and File Management

You're not the only one who struggles with keeping your images organized. Or maybe even worse you're one of the unfortunate ones who have lost images. With a great deal of trial and error and working with photographers on all levels, I've developed a keen sense on how to efficiently organize images and guide others to do the same.

Video Foundations

Let's build a strong a foundation towards becoming a videographer by covering all the essential basics.


Looking for a specific topic not listed?


Shoot me an idea, and I'll let you know if that's something I can cover. If it's a topic I'm unfamiliar then I likely can find the right class opportunity or another teacher for you.

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Arkansas nature photographer, Alex Kent smiles holding a Canon camera with another hanging by his side.

Photography Education Made Fun!


Photography and education have both been lifelong passions.


In 2004, as UCA's photography darkroom lab monitor in the Fine Art department, I started informally assisting student peers with processing their own film and printing photographs. Seeing my peers eyes light up with joy and their appreciation for what they were learning was such a reward.


Through that experience I realized teaching would be a part of my life that I would pursue as career. In 2006 that goal quickly became a reality when I taught my first "digital crash course" at Bedford Camera and Video and the rest was history. Since then I've taught hundreds of photography classes, workshop, and one on ones to thousands of students over the past nearly two decades for businesses, non-profits, schools, private groups, and individuals across 10 states and counting.


Arkansas nature photographer, Alex Kent smiles holding a Sony camera while teaching and gesturing with his hand.