I think I love teaching photography as much I love shooting. Sharing what you know with others is what I love to do....and there is so much to know about photography and Photoshop. Learning never ends.....

Online class at

Eye to Eye: Capturing the Face

This is my portrait photography class at, the Perfect Picture School of Photography, which is the best online photography school in the world. The class is four weeks long with assignments given out each week and lots of Q&A and interaction with all of the other students. People sign up from every corner of the world and this is a great way to learn about many aspects of creating portraits!

Classes at UCLA Extension:

Photoshop Tips, Tricks, and Filter Magic

June 29, 2013

This is one of my favorite classes to teach and we spend the whole day covering some of the best Photoshop techniques for improving your photos. We cover everything from actions, to speediing up your workflow, the best tools to use, my favorite plug-ins, retouching techniques and so much more. A great class to show you how the pros make their images look the way they do.

Photoshop Portrait Retouching Workshop

November 23, 2013

Photoshop is a photographer's best friend, and retouching in Photoshop is a skill that can benefit all kinds of photographers. This hands-on workshop focuses on some of the best tools and techniques to fix and improve any kind of portrait. Learn the advantages of working in .RAW; why layer masks are the key to retouching; how to remove wrinkles and blemishes, smooth out skin and get good skin color, reshape the nose, whiten teeth, add highlights to the hair, dodge and burn effectively; and more. Each student has his/her own computer workstation and works on images with the instructor. By the end of the course, learn how to enhance portraits without revealing that they were retouched in Photoshop.

Classes at the Sedona Arts Center:

SEDONA PhotoFest 2014

LightPainting, HDR, models, landscape & more at Gold King Mine June 7 & 8, 2014

This two-day workshop will take place at the one-of-a-kind Gold King Mine in the city of Jerome and also at Yavapai College and will focus on capturing this unique junkyard during the afternoon and also after dark. This old ghost town has a rustic assortment of ramshackle buildings, hundreds of vintage cars and trucks, an old mine shaft and a sprawling array of rusted machinery that forever teeters between ruin and redemption. It is an amazing location for photography and especially HDR.

There will also be models for this workshop and Scott will show how to capture this unique location with and without models as the photographic possibilities are endless in this special place. Using the bright light of the afternoon, Scott will go over how important bracekting is and why HDR is critical for many shots. He will also teach how to photograph the models in different settings at the mine using different techniques and equipment.

Travel and Portraiture Workshop at the Sedona Arts Center

June 7 & 8, 2013

This two day workshop in the gorgeous city of Sedona, Arizona will explore techniques to capture better travel photography & more dynamic portraits whether at home or abroad. We will cover locations, lighting, composition, lens choices, distracting elements and more. Using models, the class will use various techniques for photographing people while traveling and also how to capture intimate portraits in unique and powerful ways.

Photoshop for Photographers

November 9th and 10th, 2013

Photoshop is a photographers best friend and this hands on workshop is designed for photographers of any level who would like to broaden their understanding of this amazing program. Instruction will cover the digital workflow using the three components of the program; Bridge, Camera Raw and Photoshop and will focus on the importance of working in raw. Lectures and exercises cover how to process, adjust, correct, and manipulate captured images. A variety of tools and techniques including some of the best Photoshop plugins will be explored to transform images into the desired outcome, and give a complete understanding of this powerful program. The course ends with a raffle where students have the chance to win their own copy of some of the plug-ins demonstrated in class.

Afterglow: Shooting after Dark

September 7th and 14th, 2013

From dusk till dawn, the darkness can reveal a world filled with mystery and wonder. Photographic possibilities become endless when imagination and knowledge collide after dark. Longer shutter speeds can produce imposing cobalt blue skies, surreal car trails and star trails, one of a kind silhouettes and gorgeous motion blurs. Movement, color and light combine to give results that are often unseen with the naked eye. The morning classroom session will cover evaluating existing lighting situations, composition, understanding time exposures, camera set ups, light painting and scouting locations. Photoshop techniques will also be discussed to highlight the importance of post processing your images from after dark in different ways. The evening seesion will be a hands on workshop from dusk till after dark in one or two locations in Sedona which with hands on instruction to help students capture the beauty of after dark. Previsualizing the final image, students will use different techniques learned in class to produce one of a kind images.

Students are expected to be familiar with their camera gear and with basic photographic techniques. A tripod and cable release is also required for this class. An LED headlamp is also a great idea.

Having moved with my fiancé to Sedona, Arizona in late 2011...I am teachng fewer classes than I was in LA.

previous classes:

classes at UCLA Extension:

Shoot & Critique: A Digital Photography Workshop

June 21st - July 26th, 2011

Photoshop Tips, Tricks, and Filter Magic

August 13, 2011

Photoshop Portrait Retouching Workshop

March 13th, 2011

Photoshop for Photographers(2 day hands on)

June 4th & June 18th, 2011

classes at Julia Dean Photo Workshops:

Photographing the Figure

June 11, 2011

The Stock Market: Introduction to Stock Photography

November 6, 2011

Creating Black & White images using Nik Silver Efex Pro

August 6 & November 12, 2011

Afterglow: Digital Capture After Dark

October 22nd - 26th, 2012

September 6 - 27, 2011

Shooting after the sun goes down is one of my favorite parts of photography for as long as I can remember. This class is an intense week of learning the ins and outs of shooting after dark. Classroom sessions will cover evaluating existing lighting situations, composition, understanding time exposures, camera set ups, light painting and scouting locations. Classroom time during the day is in the studio and then we leave each night well before dusk for different locations around Los Angeles. This is probably my favorite photography class to teach as I just love shooting after dark.