Why Learn from Chrissy?
Photography workshops and webinars with me are a lot of things, dull is certainly not one of them. I like to think of myself as personable, approachable, and with a good sense of humor which is hopefully reflected in my teaching style. My teaching motto is the same as my outdoor motto: prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Often, students don’t know where to start with asking questions. As a beginner, I know I certainly didn’t know where to begin.
With that said, I often kickoff a workshop with a classroom session to lay out the foundations of composition, colors, mood, and seeing a landscape scene. Typically, that is enough to spark more in-depth discussions on various nature photography topics. In addition, this allows me to give each student the attention needed for their own personal improvement. This can range anywhere from technical assistance with camera gear, accessories, and in-field scenarios all the way to creative expression and ways to think about and capture emotionally compelling images.
Most people enjoy the boots on the ground method of an in-person workshop, but sometimes that isn’t practical. Therefore, I offer group workshops on location as well as private 1-on-1 workshops both on location and virtually. This gives more opportunities for me to give individual guidance on the photographic process.