Private Customized Instruction
I currently offer private instruction in Northern California tailored to individual student needs and cater to all levels.
My goal is to provide students with a positive experience in a setting where they can acquire new techniques and skills that will enable them to progress and grow in their own photographic journey.
Prior to each lesson, I consult with my students in order to maximize the time spent together from both an educational standpoint and in order to determine the best location/subject matter. The resulting session will be customized to the individual's experience level, goals and areas requiring particular emphasis.
Hourly Rate $75.00
Session Rates are as follows:
Half day 4-hour session ($275.00)
Full Day 8-hour session + 1-hour lunch break ($575.00)
Please contact me via the CONTACT page for details and scheduling.
"Jackie transformed my photography. In three hours I learned more than in the previous 30 years! She not only taught me how to use the various settings on my camera, to capture sharp action shots with perfect exposure, but also how to find and correctly approach wildlife. Jackie was more than willing to look over my shots after the shoot, and give me post processing advice and tips. In the field she reminded me to check my histogram, take practice shots, and very graciously shared what settings she was using, and explain why. Jackie is such a fun person to hang out with, and her passion and enthusiasm for nature are contagious!"
Julie C. Salinas, CA
Filoli Estate - Woodside, California
Saturday, September 30th, 2017 (9:00am - 4:00pm) REGISTER
Confused or overwhelmed by all those buttons and dials on your digital camera? Is that manual way too complicated to understand? Are you unable to capture the kind of images you envision? If so, THIS is the class for you!
This one-day class will equip entry level photographers with the knowledge and techniques needed to take their photography to the next level. Students will learn how to take control of their cameras through the use of manual/semi-automatic settings and in turn, how their images ultimately look and feel. Topics covered will include lighting, composition, exposure, shutter speed, aperture/depth of field and ISO.
Class will include an easy to follow presentation, hands on assistance and practice in the grounds of Filoli, plus a review and discussion of the day's results.
My friendly, relaxed and easy to follow teaching style will guide you to a higher level in your own photographic journey!
Students must have a basic understanding of how to operate their own equipment. Not for point and shoot cameras.
"Jackie’s “Getting out of Auto” photography class was truly one of the best courses I have ever taken. I did not know much about photography, but Jackie was informative and professional, her course materials were great, and it was a very fun learning experience. The result at the end of class was that I took some lovely photos! Jackie also helped me with some specific questions I had on photography I want to take, and I am very excited to continue working on what I learned. Filoli is also the perfect backdrop for a photography class. I would highly recommend Jackie’s class! "
Brenda L. Burlingame, CA
Jackie is very passionate about photography and it carries over to the class. It was an excellent presentation of photography techniques that I will become comfortable using to take much better photos. I recommend the class to anyone with an interest in learning more about photography."
Judy D. Bay Area, CA
"I took an ‘Introduction to Wildlife Photography’ with Jacqueline at Filoli. She shared her valuable techniques, tips and professional knowledge of wildlife photography in down to earth simple terms and gave personal attention to each attendee. I am an amateur and I learned not only how to take better photos of wildlife but additional tips on how I may use my camera beyond the auto mode. Our field trip and the post processing lecture and critique was very informative. The whole experience was enjoyable and fun. I would not hesitate to take another workshop with Jacqueline, and hope to do so in the future."
Sandra S. Bay Area, CA
POLAR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY - An Insider's Guide
I am thrilled to start offering free webinars, the first of which will be hosted by NANPA.
This webinar will provide invaluable insight, information and advice for anyone interested or planning on traveling to the polar regions.
I hope you can join me!
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
11:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time