Would you like to improve your photography, are you feeling stuck, do you want to try something new?   Private coaching is the best way to move ahead quickly.  Books and videos just can’t hold a candle to learning from an experienced photographer.

I enjoy working with people with all levels of experience.  I can help with topics like:

  • Enhancing photos with Lightroom or Photoshop
  • Organizing, searching, and backing up your photo library
  • Mastering your camera settings
  • Travel photography
  • Portraits
  • Shooting and editing video
  • Macro photography
  • Drones
  • Studio lighting and off camera flash
  • Timelapse
  • High speed flash photography
  • Night photography and Light Painting
  • Making stronger, more compelling, photos
  • Photoshop compositing, layers, and retouching

As an experienced coach, I make it my job to understand your goals and give clear, useful, advice.  My rate is $60 an hour, with a two hour minimum for appointments more than ten miles from the San Jose Airport.

To discuss or arrange coaching, contact me at

“Ron coached me on live insect flash macro photography in the field.  Before, he asked about my camera and what my goals were and during our session told me about a GPS device that would work with my Canon camera. We practiced some techniques before going on the trail.  He was a very thoughtful and well prepared teacher!”
–Mary Ann R.