Classes - jacquelinedeely

Private Customized Instruction


I currently offer private instruction in northern and central 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. 

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 or you can call /text me at: 408-813-2953.


"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, California

"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, California 

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, California

"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, California



This webinar provides invaluable insight, information and advice for anyone interested or planning on traveling to the polar regions.  

Currently it is only available to NANPA members, but I plan on an updated version in 2019 after I return from Antarctica, which I will make available for free,  so stay tuned!