- $100 for $200 worth of photography classes
A Chat with Blue Planet Photography
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand
out from the competition?
Blue Planet Photography offers small group and one-on-one photography classes and workshops in Idaho, across the U.S., and abroad. Classes cover a wide range of photography-related instruction, from buying equipment and learning camera operation to Adobe Photoshop post-processing and best business practices. My goal is for you to have a clear understanding of the fundamentals of photography, including light and the relationships between aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, so that you have the knowledge to select whichever shooting mode and exposure settings fit the particular situation you're in. It's not just a manual-versus-auto debate, it's using the camera to its full extent to achieve the results you desire. In addition to the fundamentals, I encourage exploration and experimentation, following your own inner drive and developing a personal way of seeing.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I've been photographing since I was quite young. In my first career as a wildlife biologist I had my camera wherever I went and made photographs in many very beautiful places. When I had the opportunity to strike out on my own, photography was the logical choice. I've always enjoyed teaching, so classes and workshops were a natural addition to the business.
What do you love most about your job?
I love the variety. Every day is different with something interesting to see and a new challenge. I'm always learning and improving, meeting new people and helping them become inspired and excited about photography, helping them to rediscover the art of seeing.