Professional photographers

Teaching Photo courses

The pedagogical team of THE PHOTO ACADEMY is a nice mix of professional photographers with various background and approaches. Photography is a broad field; so is our team!

Each of the trainers will be able to propose their knowledge, between practical exercises and theoretical explanations, culture and personal experiences.

If you fancy the work and style of one our photographer in particular, you can book a private class with him or her!

Our photographers

Marcus Ahmad

My background as a fashion and beauty photographer has enabled me to travel the world and work with some inspirational people. I have now settled in Bristol where I still shoot commercially and teach photography at University level.
I shoot digitally and on film and am an Adobe Accredited Expert in Photoshop. I teach photography across several disciplines – Documentary, Studio Practice, Art Photography etc.
When not taking photos or teaching you can find me playing bass guitar in my funk band or riding the roads of Bristol on my bicycle.

DeMarcus Allen

Born and raised in the United States, DeMarcus Allen is a working photographer in Paris, who travels throughout the world for photographic projects. Though having been fond of photography since his youth, being a photographer had never crossed his mind growing up. It wasn’t until he moved to Paris to pursue his masters degree (after having worked in the prison system in the U.S.) that he bought a camera, simply to send photos of this unknown place home to his family. 
After months of shooting landscapes and architecture, DeMarcus wanted to try something to add more emotion to his photos:...

Antonin Amy Menichetti

Professional photographer, Amy Antonin Menichetti lives and works in Paris. He receives a gift his first reaction to the age of 11. artistic parents of a child, he quickly developed a critical eye on the painting, art and what generally surrounds. Having studied at the Beaux Arts in Paris, he went through various channels before reaching the professional photograph. First artist, he was a sculptor and performer and has collaborated with many international artists. Then, working in an interior architecture firm as a consultant colors and materials, he decided to chuck everything and get back to a passion that accompanied...

Olesia Banie

Nice to meet you, I am Olesia. I grew up in Russia, learned to think out of the box in Canada and currently explore life in Luxembourg. I do photography to help people to carry best memories through years or even the whole life, whether it is a wedding day, love story, family moments or just a nice feeling, that deserves to be remembered. 
Majorly I shoot on film. Kodak, Fujifilm... Do you remember? Well, like years ago. Of course, I take digital photos too, but always prefer film, because I believe film photography tells a true story, though...

Amelie Berton

Amélie Berton is a self-taught photographer who loves to share her passion for photography. She will guide you to improve your skills through both technical and practical advice.
Amélie starts in photography to document and capture important moments and personal events. She very early specialized in portrait photography, fascinated by people and their emotions.
Feeling the need to materialize her thoughts she began to stage her portraits. She gradually discovered that photography is not only a way to document the outside world, but also a tool to explore people´s inner and intimate world.
Amélie creates her images to tell a...

Margaux Biancheri

Margaux Biancheri is a French journalist and photographer from Monaco based in London. From 2011 to 2016 her artists portraits and society photo reports were published in a range of magazines. The main body of her work is based on natural light, with a predominance of black and white pictures, however she is experienced in studios techniques and opened herself to new horizons by working in the fashion industry, building model portfolios in London since 2016.

Daniel Blake

Daniel Blake is a working photographer and videographer in Glasgow, with a fast paced and highly successful career already under his belt, which took off in 2017. He works within the cities expansive music scene, first making a name for himself as a gig photographer, then leading to the start up of his own business, Daniel Blake Photography shortly after. His undertakings also include promotional photography and video work for bands, encompassing a wide range of photographic techniques and styles, demonstrating the ability to combine portraiture, urban and street photography, landscape photography, flash photography, medium format and 35mm film...

Francois Boutemy

Francois Boutemy's  fascination with photography has grown into a daily occupation, a natural conclusion arising from a childhood interest in the use of imagery as commentary on the world around him. In particular, becoming 'graphically literate' has perhaps evolved from Dyslexia, the aptitude and development of expression through visual images came far more naturally than translating meaning through written words, in this sense it is Francois' first language. Based in London, in residence at Simulacra Studio, which has continued to grow since it's 2006 launch,  he is never short of subject matter and stimulation. Drawing on life experience, he...

Richard Buijsman

Richard has university degrees in geography and environmental sciences and is in addition a licensed and award-winning photographer. He is born in the Netherlands and professionally active in Belgium since 20 years. He runs photo studio Boriann in Borsbeek, near the center of Antwerp, and specializes in product, portrait and event photography. Richard cooperates a.o. with Canon Belgium, numerous businesses. In addition he also does volunteer works for culture and nature oriented charities. Currently he coordinates the activities of The Photo Academy for all matters in Dutch.
Richard is an experience teacher and has a talent for comprehensively teaching the...

Serge Casier

Serge is born and raised at the Belgian Coast, but is now a proud citizen of Ghent where he is active as photographer.
His passion for photography already started at the age of 8, using a Agfa rapid camera.
At the age of 15, he bought his first SLR camera and took photography courses at the Academy of arts after school hours.
Currently he organises workshops and demonstrations, on behalf of Canon.  His bilingualism offers Serge the possibility to work in all Belgian regions. 
Commercially, Serge focuses on event photography for both business to business and business to customer markets. ...

Bertrand Cavalier

Bertrand Cavalier explores the interactions between people and their environment. Exploiting photography’s ability to penetrate the tissue that binds individuals together and embeds them into their surroundings, he creates poetic renditions of singular moments, rather than objective documents of social phenomena. Cavalier’s images reveal how the socio-political order informs everyday life through architecture and the urban landscape. At the same time, however, his interest goes out to the process through which people restructure the space they navigate and make it their own. As such, his photography attests to those aspects of everyday life that creatively appropriate dominant ideology and...

Marina Cavazza

After studying Philosophy in Italy, Marina worked in the world of images in various countries: editing in Rome and Barcelona, working at press agencies and as a photography assistant in Paris.
Following this learning period as a self-taught photographer "in the field," she began working on her own artistic fingerprint, returning to her old family home.
Her first job as an independent photographer was a one-year documentary project in Marcinelle (Belgium), 50 years after the mine accident. This work was published by the Editor Pellti Associait : Dans l’intimité de la mémoire, Marcinelle 1956-2006. 
She was selected to participate in...

Annette Cheung

As an emerging artist and photographer based in Vancouver BC, Annette Cheung uses photography as a means to express what she sees, how she feels, and what she has learned in field. 
“Photography is an intriguing medium because anything I document, may it be people or places, are all authentic and my experiences engaging with each of them are always real, personal, and true.”

Andy Cranford

Andy Cranford is an Ottawa-based freelance photographer. Born in St. Catharines, he moved to Ottawa in 2005 to study Psychology. Curious about human nature and the lives behind the person, his photography is based heavily in the journalistic style as see in his portrait and wedding photography. He got his start in photography while spending time in the beauty of the lakes and forests in Muskoka and Algonquin, documenting nature and his experiences while hiking and camping.
Currently Andy is an adventure, wedding and portrait photographer as well as participating in various other disciplines of photography. He is a...

Leon Day

‘I have been a professional photographer for 12 years and specialise in wedding, portrait, event and commercial photography.  I've been lucky enough to be taught by Lord Lichfield, shoot the odd celebrity here and there and cover weddings and some of the most beautiful venues in the UK and Europe.
With my commercial work I've photographed hundreds of hotels & restaurants across the south of England with the Food & Drink Guide doing food and interior photography, as well as many of the local lifestyle magazines such as Bath Life, Bristol Life & Crumbs.
My main passion is portraiture...

Sander de Wilde

Sander de Wilde is a Dutch Photographer who now resides in Brussels, Belgium. His mother had a darkroom and his father was specialized in collecting and photographing caterpillars and butterflies.
From the age of 16 Sander was a sailing teacher during the holidays, always with a camera. After visiting the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (NL) he worked in photo studios before starting his own business in Rotterdam in 2002, doing mainly corporate and advertising photography.
In 2007 Sander moved to Brussels, where he mainly works for international magazines and newspapers. His photography is heavily influenced by...

Darren Dean

Ever since I was given my first camera at the age of 12, I have been passionate about photography.
The magic of photography has not only intrigued me, but the translation from the click of the shutter to a finished image has always amazed me.
I have won several photography competitions, including a national landscape photography competition, and regularly shot landscape images for calendars and other markets. I now take great satisfaction in crafting professional photographs of all types of subject, and enjoy the spectrum of challenges that photography provides, from Wedding, portrait, models and landscape photography.

Laurent Fobe

Laurent behaalde zijn Fotografie Master aan het KASK te Gent in 2011. 
In zijn Master project ‘Village’ observeerde hij de interacties van de bezoekers ‘Maasmechelen retail village’. Tijdens zijn opleiding deed hij stages bij ‘Knack Magazine’ (foto-publicatie) en ‘De Bijloke muziekcentrum’ (fotografie-tentoonstelling). 
Sindsdien heeft Laurent verschillende onderwerpen in beeld gebracht. 
Gaande van meer technische opdrachten als voedselfotografie, studiofotografie met modellen, interieurfotografie en kunstreproducties 
tot meer sociale projecten zoals filmsetreportages, eventreportages en vluchtelingenkampen in Libanon, tot trouw- en rouwfotografie.
In 2014 bezocht Laurent Het KASK opnieuw voor een fotografie-lerarenopleiding, in het kader hiervan deed hij verder stages bij verschillende academies en...

Giancarlo Fortunato

He studies Design and Photography in Cremona – Philosophy and History of Art in Venezia. Still young he starts working in photography, graphics and architecture. Between 1982 and 1992 he lives and works in Milano as a Designer where he discloses his own cultural path.
The professional and intellectual maturity develops his inner quest to civil commitments, moving him directly into the world of solidarity towards the southern side of the Humanity.
From 1993 to 2000 he’s involved in both humanitarian and social/civil photo-reportage projects; as a humanitarian worker, in relief programs (emergency contexts) and as a photo-reporter, in tough...

Hardik Gaurav

I am a Freelance photographer and film-maker based in Bristol. I have been professionally doing photography for last 4 years and my strength lies in capturing natural light portraits. I like to add some human elements in most of my compositions. I love traveling and meeting people from all walks of life. It makes me appreciate the human connection we share with each other and it also aids me in taking a portrait more soulfully. Other than photography I am a big movie buff and can have a good conversation over a coffee about the classic ones.

Farah Ghazal

Story teller, photographer, graphic designer, and creator of beautiful things
I’m a Destination Wedding Photographer , who loves to photograph romantic and intimate weddings, elopements and events and travel all around the world.
I'm truly blessed to have found what I love in life and be able to pursue it. It’s not always easy to take that leap of faith and put your heart’s work on display, but it always leads to beautiful and unexpected destinations.
I believe that memories can be fleeting, but photos can capture these moments and make them last forever, long after your memories have...

Owen Harvey

Owen Harvey started his photography journey back in 2003 when he brought a Sony A200 to help him with his understanding of light/shadow/contrast and composition while studying 3D animation and University.
After the financial recession of 2008 had hit, and jobs were becoming more scarce. Owen decided to turn his creative talents towards building a successful photography business. Since that decision, Owen has spent most of his time building his brand and growing his portfolio and client base.
Owen mainly shoots client events, both personal and corporate, weddings, food photography, Interior photography, and when he has time to spare,...

Lian Hong

Lian Hong is a London-based visual artist and freelance, portrait and advertising photographer. Her style of photography is a hybrid, drawing inspiration from many different sources: films, music, books, magazines or even a fashion collection. Lian has been fortunate, carving out a career photographing celebrities, musicians, designers, real people, and children with stylised authenticity, ensuring her fashion-photojournalistic style runs through all these categories, despite their diversity. She possesses the art of effortlessly, working either in solo, or, as part of a team; capturing the raw, and natural emotions of a person/people against simple or staged backgrounds. Lian takes pride...

Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes is an writer, educator, forensic engineer as well as being an award winning and accredited professional photographer (PPOC).  Although specializing in portraits of people and pet, Mark also creates stunning fine art landscape and nature photographic images (  His photographs have been published through National Geographic and he has exhibited his nature series (Fallen) and black and white cityscapes (Tourist at Home). Mark is accredited canine portraiture photographer through the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC).

Gary Hurdman

Gary Hurdman is a Birmingham based photographer with 15 years’ experience of pointing a camera in one direction or another.  He will tell you he enjoys all aspects of photography but from his portfolio it’s clear that he spends a lot of his time in the studio where he has built a reputation as a portrait specialist, priding himself in helping families capture a joyous moment in time. 
Gary’s enthusiasm for photography is infectious and helping others enjoy photography as much as he does is a real passion of his.  He enjoys the satisfaction of helping people develop their...

Gezim Ibrahimi

My name Is Gezim, I am a Vancouver based photographer.
Born and raised in Albania. Moved to Italy when i was 18 to study modern art, languages, and literature. After spending 11 years in Italy enjoying La Dolce Vita, decided to Move to Canada in 2012.
My passion for photography started at very early age and it gradually become part of my life. One of my favourite quotes about photography is this one by Steve McCurry
“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe , and my camera is my passport”
My favourite type of...

Eugene Ivanoff

My name is Eugene Ivanoff from Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK. I am a man who loves making photographs and spending time with my family (my wife Maria and two daughters – Vili and Stela), traveling around the world for pleasure.
After a long romance with the art, I get to find in photography the muse of my own creativity. My interest in photography stems from an early age. I find myself becoming more and more jaded with the photographic landscape of today and people who are telling stories with their bodies and faces. I never want to be someone...

Teresa Kaufman

Well know in the english-speaking world for her feline photography in natural settings and in France for her B&W humanistic photography, Teresa studied journalism in America but believed that the skills of a photo-journalist are learned on the turf.  She has to her credit a B&W photo book - Therese et ses deux frères -  which has sold already 2000 copies on rural life in the French Alps.
She learned photography using the family heirloom cameras - and still does ! - but has welcomed digital photography into her present professional life in order to better communicate with her students.  

Mael Lagadec

Born in 1984 in France, Maël G. Lagadec is a photographer and videographer based in Brussels. Since his young age, he studied and practiced Black & White traditional photography, while also studying science and math. At 19 he entered the Video Broadcast Media school in Bayonne, France, where he learned how to operates the deep mechanisms of analog and digital video equipment.
He shot his first documentary for a French-Sénégalese humanitarian exchange project in the Dakar suburb, and following that project, he also co-wrote a book about people with disabilities in Indian countryside. Since then, travels and discoveries of traditional...

Emma-Jane Lewis

Emma-Jane is a conceptual fashion and wedding photographer. specialising in PR, celebrity and fashion campaigns for one portion of her work and fashion inspired wedding work for her dynamic couples. Her two areas of focus in photography blend well and allow for imagery that plays on concept, fairytale softness and dynamic locations. Emma-Jane has been lucky enough to work in Italy, Malta,  NYC, Paris and Atlanta for her work and has created imagery for large brands such as Accurist, Hawes and Curtis, Buzzfeed and Nina Naustdal. 
Emma-Jane is also a qualified tutor, with a background in adult education and...

Steven Li

My name is Steven Li and I’m a professional photographer at Steven Li Photography. Been
doing photography professionally for over 4 years I have extensive experience in all types of
photography ranging from personal, commercial and travel photography. I’ve also done a lot of
teaching and have done countless private lessons and workshops.

Jonathan Malits

Jon has been taking photographs for over forty years and after a career in law became a full time photographer in 2015. He has photographed weddings, parties, families, portraits, pets, all night raves, military events, commercial events, buildings and schools.
He travels extensively and travel photography has become an increasing part of his portfolio. There are wonderful landscapes with fascinating cultures and sights to be photographed all over the world and street photography plays an important part when travelling.
Jon lectures on cruise ships on the subject of photography. His teaching philosophy is that with the right guidance everyone...

Michael McCarthy

American photographer born in New York State, Michael received a Masters in Photography from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. He has taught photography in universities for nearly twenty years: professor in the United States, as well as in Italy and Greece. For the past four years he has taught in Paris, notably at Parsons Paris School of Art & Design. He has exhibited his work in diverse galleries and museums in the United States, France, Italy and Greece.
Naturally curious and passionate about his discipline for close to 30 years, Michael has acquired a vast knowledge of photographic processes,...

Kevin McGarry

Kevin McGarry is a much sought after Professional Photographer based in Glasgow, Scotland and working throughout the UK, Europe each new endeavour drawing upon 30 years expertise... translating ideas into stunning marketable photography for all types of businesses... capturing the essence of the renowned professionals who are putting his ‘wow’ factor images to work in todays highly visual market place. I have taught at various universities and art colleges in the UK and Canada. I am privileged and exuberant about the range unbridled client assignments and the self-assigned exploration dominates my future creative projects...covering weddings, film sets, projections, sports...

Pauric McGroder

Married & living in Dublin
Two children and three grand-children
Spent 43 years working in the corporate IT sector and retired in 2013.
Started Pauric McGroder Photography in 1999
Have been networking in BNI and South Dublin Chamber B2B since 1999
Joined IPPA (Irish Professional Photographers Association) in 2011.
Attained the following Photographic distinctions:
LIPF Licentiate with Irish Photographic Federation Jun 2007
AIPF Associate with Irish Photographic Federation Apr 2011
ARPS Associate with Royal Photographic Society Jun 2013
AIPPA Associate with Irish Professional Photographers Association Nov 2013
FIPF Fellowship with Irish Professional Photographers Association Sept 2018
Currently working towards...

Lilymae McLean

I specialise in fashion and beauty photography but also get involved in other parts within the industry such as set styling, model direction and production.
I gained a 2:1 from a university in London and have since shot for clothing designers, skin care specialists and jewellers.

François Nadeau

A professional photographer living in Montreal, François Nadeau got his first camera at a very early age. As he grew into a creative hyperactive artist, he rapidly got involved in Montreal's multimedia community. 
Selected and invited three times to the “World photographers focusing on Beijing”, François had the chance to work with renowned photographers from around the world such as Joe McNally and Trey Ratcliff.
In 2014, he was invited in Izmir, Turkey by the Arka art center to participate in the:”Izmir, a legacy for tomorrow” event.

Ben Nelms

Ben Nelms is an award-winning photojournalist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ben works for such clients as National Post, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, Macleans, Sports Illustrated and Canadian Geographic.
In late 2010, Ben moved to Vancouver to work as a stringer for Reuters News Agency. He also continues to freelance for other clients.
In 2016, Ben was honoured to receive the title of Official Royal Photographer to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, for their 9 day Royal Tour of B.C. and the Yukon.
Ben is deeply passionate about the power of...

Owen O’Connor

I have had a camera in my hand since I was seven and have always been interested in pictures. An Agfa with a cube flash and 110 film.
How times have changed, I am now on my tenth Mac and tenth digital camera. But the goal is still the same... to produce beautiful photographs of the highest technical standard and in a style, which is modern yet timeless.
My interests also included design and art learning to draw and pottery in school working on my goal of going to art college. After qualifying from Dun Laoghaire School of Art...

Dani Oshi

Dani Oshi  is a self-taught photographer who lives in Brussels. Life observer and urban explorer. Photography is his passion and he enjoys documenting every day life in the streets. Currently working as a freelance photographer, he uses his free time for learning more about photography and shooting in the streets trying different techniques. He enjoys doing print exchanges and he gets inspired by contemporary photographers.
Dani is the founder of and also one of the main editors and curators, helping selecting the best work to display on the website since 2013. Dani is also one of the founders...

Eleni Parousi

Eleni Parousi is a music and documentary photographer working with both analogue and digital photography.In 2010 she founded the educational art collective Cardboard Cameras where she taught photography and animation to vulnerable young adults. In 2017, she joined Simulacra studio, where she is now based. Eleni’s work is expressed through portraiture and photojournalism and it explores themes of representation, identity, sexuality and gender. Through her lens she tries to capture the true colours and shapes of the world as they present themselves in the opportune moment. At the same time she explores the physicality of the 35mm film format...

Oscar Perreire

Professional photographer, Oscar works for French and international magazines, including in the world of fashion, where he gained an aesthetic rigor. He has also made more free photographic works have been exposed in various artistic manifestations. Always attracted by the warmth of the images on film, he naturally passionate for totally old craft techniques. The photography workshop that opened in Paris allows it to offer a unique photographic experience, where the duration of a session, the model poses as in the heyday of portrait studios in the 19th century .

Ellina Rabbat

I'm a multi-faceted creative from Canada with big love for digital and film photography. It was during a difficult time in my life that I stumbled upon a used camera for sale and decided to go out and take photos to escape my reality. I always had a fascination with architecture and all the details that come with the city streets and buildings. I eventually branched out of urban photography and found a passion for travel and portrait photography. The camera has become an extension of myself and my creative vessel. It brings my visions to life. I'm excited...

Sara Sainz-Pardo

Born and raised in Valencia, Spain, Sara Sainz-Pardo moved to France in 2012. After many years in the acoustics engineering, she reinvented herself as a photographer with the aim to tell stories using images and focused on self-identity, cultural diversity and social issues.
Always passionate by photography and visual arts she started making street photography and little reportages during her trips in Latin America. She studied Photojournalism and Documentary Photography in Spéos Photographic Institute in Paris.
Today she is working as a freelance photographer, working in reportages in Spain, France and Moldova and covering events and making portraits in...

Ricardo Santos

Born in Brazil and now based in Helsinki, Finland, photographer Ricardo Santos has been developing hybrid photography for the past few years; shooting with film, developing and scanning the negatives for digital editing.
The first contact with photography came at a very early age, in 1984, when his dad taught him how to look through the view glass of a Rolleiflex. It wasn’t until Ricardo’s first son was born, that he made the decision of getting a new DSLR camera to record the family memories. After that photography became a serious hobby and it didn’t take long until he...

Fabien Scotti

Fabien was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. While pursuing Graduate studies, he had the occasion to make many trips to Asia. In a decade, different encounters with Japan, China and Turkey allowed him to gain a critical perspective through photography. For over a decade now he has approached many photographic areas while keeping a main interest in sports photography.

Tyler Sirman

Tyler Sirman is a Canadian photographer and videographer, who has found his niche in working with personalities to create content on YouTube.
His work has been seen millions of times either in presentations, online, in print, news or used privately by companies. His style is no-frills, tack sharp shooting, either in poorly lit venues with musicians or in corporate settings covering events.
After quitting his 9-5 to pursue his passion full-time, Tyler demonstrated that hard work and patience, coupled with consistent quality and an open mind leads to success in the photo business.

Emily Smith

Emily Smith is an American Photographer who now resides in Brussels, Belgium. She began taking photographs at the age of 15 when she took her first black and white darkroom class. Since this marking experience, she knew that her camera would be her sidekick for life. She furthered her studies at The Southeast Center of Photographic Studies where she learned the technical side of her craft.  Upon graduation from photo school, Emily moved to New York City where she worked as an assistant, digital tech, and has done retouching for many different photographers. When she decided that sedentary life...

Anna Soriano-Harrington

Anna is a Vancouver BC Canada based photographer and runs 2 portrait studios. A portrait artist whose passion is bringing out the soul of her subject thru connection. She handmakes her backdrops and her wardrobe and is a deeply intuitive photographer who shoots instinctively and writes the story of her subjects through emotions.
Photography is the therapy of choice for me. No activity has given me more calm, a feeling of centeredness, and a sense of accomplishment than seeing the end result of an image taken. The honesty of the subject is what I seek to reveal and in...

Anthony Sotomayor

Canadian based photographer Anthony Sotomayor is focused on creating art that will resonate with future generations. His fascination for cities from culture to architecture has played an important role in defining his artistic style. Most of his work consist of cityscapes, street life, and portraits. After completing a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning at Ryerson University, he was fortunate enough to pursue his passion and work as an urban planner for a leading developer. Presently, he is concentrating his efforts to traveling as much as possible while he still can. 

Bruno Stevens

After working as a music engineer, Bruno Stevens decided to become a photojournalist in 1998. He has worked in Mexico, Haiti, ex-Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Afghanistan, India, Israel, Palestine, Iraq, Darfur, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Uganda, Pakistan, Kenya, Somalia, Angola, Lebanon, Cambodia, Algeria, Iran, Laos, USA, Tunisia, Libya... 
Bruno Stevens is focussing on the fate of civilian populations in tension or war zones, his work is regularly published in Stern, Liberation, The Sunday Times Magazine, Time, Newsweek, Paris-Match as well as many others.

Chris Taylor

New York
After growing up in sunny Florida, USA, Chris decided to leave behind the gators and snakes for the city slickers of New York. In 2006, Chris made the transition from Florida to New York to attend art school.
He currently works as a production manager for a fashion photography studio in New York City. When Chris is not producing other photographers’ projects one can find him in the studio creating his own photo projects from fashion to portraiture.
Although Chris enjoys candidness, he prefers creating tableaux imagery executing scenes that he has performed in his head. Chris is...

Michael Thomas

I define the moment I became a photographer as when I took the worst photo of my life.
I came to photography as most my age, using a film camera.  It wasn’t until the advent of affordable digital cameras in the early 1990’s that I really come to find my voice in photography.  The blending of technology and art was key to me being able to create and shape images.
People always ask what you shoot, the easy answer is everything, the hard answer is what do you do with the images you capture. To me that is the...

Eva Thompson

Eva Thompson, a professional lifestyle photographer based in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Eva began gravitating towards photography through the success of her blog, Eva & Amelia's World, which was listed as one of the Top 10 UK Blogs for 2017 & 2018 by Vuelio. A personal flair and style quickly became synonymous with her work - which inspired Eva to leave her masters in Economics and go on to pursue a career in photography. 
Eva’s welcoming personality has allowed her portfolio of clients to grow organically. In a matter of months her work could be seen...

Aaron Von Hagen

Born and raised in the Northwest Territories, Aaron has been calling Vancouver home for over a decade. Aaron moved to Vancouver to attend Vancouver Film School, and soon found a passion for photography. On top of pursuing a career in photography, Aaron also works in the camera department in Vancouver's bustling film industry. 
An avid traveler, lover of coffee, and all things sweet, Aaron is a very passionate photographer. Throughout his photographic pursuit, Aaron has learned how important it is to receive help, instruction, and feedback from people who are as passionate about photography as he is.

Alice Zilberberg

Alice Zilberberg is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist, recognized by curators, collectors, and art patrons across the globe. Born in Tallinn, Estonia, and raised in Israel, she currently resides in Toronto, Canada. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Photography program, she began her artistic practice by painting: a verve which remains very much present in her digital works. The winner of numerous prestigious competitions, her accolades include 1st place in The World Monochrome awards, ranking as one of Magenta Foundation’s best photographers in Canada, and several of the International Photography awards.
In 2013, she was the youngest artist to date...
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Dans mon retour sur le stage "le photo reportage au service d'un regard urbain" avec Tristan Siegman je disais que dès q... Serge D.
J'ai pris 9 h de cours particuliers en post-prod N&B et suis aux anges !! Je sens de nouvelles ailes pousser ! Non seule... Lou D.
J’ai suivi la formation d’initiation reflex Canon (4 ateliers) à Bruxelles, même si je n’étais plus tout à fait débutant... Pierre M.
C'était vraiment super le premier cours, et suis impatiente d'en apprendre bien plus! Aude P.
Quel meilleur témoignage donner sinon que je prévois me réinscrire à la rentrée ! J'ai déjà suivi deux formations en gro... Aurélie P.
De leraar was bekwaam en kon goed inspelen op de verschillende niveaus van de cursisten. Een aangename mix van theorie e... Michel K.
Le semestre 1 a été très enrichissant pour moi, j'ai énormément appris et évolué en peu de temps grâce à mon super prof... Irma B.
Je viens de suivre les 4 premiers atelier d'initiation (pour débutants) à Lyon et avec Mr Romain Jacquot. Tout s'est trè... Karl N.
Cela fait de nombreuses années que je m'intéresse à la photographie. Malheureusement, par faute de moyens, il m'était di... Rafael B.
J'ai été ravie de cette formation : une très bonne ambiance, des profs très sympa, et je sais enfin décrypter un peu mie... Sylvie C.
J'ai beaucoup apprécié ces cours. Le fait que les cours se déroulent en 4 sessions pendant un mois est positif. Cela nou... Lidwine D.
Trois photographes, Jacques, Henry et Bernard, trois regards différents sur la photographie, trois sensibilités différen... Jacques D.
J'ai bien apprécié les deux cours qui m'ont été donnés et particulièrement le grand sens pédagogique de Michael et les c... Daniel M.
Aux cours j'ai compris beaucoup de choses que j'aurais eu trop de difficulté à faire tout seul... Il y a encore quelques... Salvatore N.
Le photographe prend vraiment bien te temps d'expliquer individuellement les choses d'après les appareils.  Mais c'est d... Monique D.
"The teacher was competent, with good educational spirit adapted to the various levels of students. I enjoyed the mix of... Michel K.
J’ai eu le plaisir de suivre un cours particulier sur mesure de 1 journée 1/2 à Bruxelles avec Maxime Favier. J’en ai ét... Philippe C.
"I would like to share my satisfaction from the beginners course. Emily was great, very professional, explaining always... Petya P.
Een drie uur durende workshop gevolgd bij Fred Chapotat, die zeer gepassioneerd lesgeeft! Een geweldige ervaring voor mi... Raymond S.
"Three hours with the teacher Fred Chapotat that was both patient and passionate. A great workshop!" Raymond S.
Ik heb genoten van mijn atelier 2 bij THE PHOTO ACADEMY. Zeer vriendelijke en behulpzame docent, met veel geduld en aang... Mokka L.
"I enjoyed the class n°2. A friendly atmosphere and a small group. The surroundings were perfect for taking pictures. Th... Mokka L.
J'ai beaucoup apprécié ces ateliers, l'apprentissage, les conseils du photographe, l'ambience, les lieux choisis etc. To... Isabel L.
Ik heb de workshop voor beginners in Brussel gevolgd, een echte aanrader! Ik leerde veel nieuwe dingen en mijn camera op... Pierre S.
"I followed the workshop for beginners in Brussels, it was great. I learned many new things, I really understood the han... Pierre S.
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié la formation et l’approche du photographe alors que nous sommes débutants, il a été à l’éco... Haude K.
J'ai particulièrement apprécié que le formateur se soit déplacé à mon domicile, ce qui m'a permis d'utiliser mon équipem... Alain T.
Une belle experience enrichissante . Des professeurs passionnés et passionnants . Un savant mélange entre la théorie et... Jean-Pierre N.
Photographe très sympathique, qui prend le temps de bien expliquer les différentes notions et de les mettre en applicati... Arnaud F.
Ik had graag mijn tevredenheid van de beginnerscursus die ik heb gevolgd even gedeeld. Emily was geweldig, zeer professi... Petya P.
J'ai suivi la "Masterclass portrait" avec le photographe Didier Goupy. C'est probablement l'un des cours les plus intére... Hélène M.
Quelques mots pour vous faire part de ma très grande satisfaction pour ce stage. Programme très complet, un formateur pa... Denis S.
J'ai été ravie de la formation que j'ai reçu. C'était très intéressant avec la théorie qu'on a pu appliquer au travers d... Nathalie B.
J'ai bien apprécié la formation que j'ai effectué le 18 décembre, sur la thématique : "vitesse et mouvement".  Le photog... Christine P.
Je suis très content du cours donné par Eva Bigeard. Son dynamisme est entrainant (même le froid n'y a pas résisté) et j... Raymond M.
 J'ai suivi hier la formation Lightroom prévue à Marseille, cette formation m'a totalement satisfait, tant elle a été po... Daniel M.
Formation "noir et blanc" géniale ! Formateur hyper cultivé qui vous donne envie de découvrir plein d'autres photographe... Stéphane V.
J'ai beaucoup aimé la formation. Particulièrement la première séance. J'ai trouvé cela très chouette de commencer par le... Caroline V.S.
J'ai suivi la formation "réglages". Nous étions 2 "élèves". J'ai beaucoup apprécié la mise en situation sur le terrain a... Liliane A.
J'ai suivi un workshop "portrait" il y a quelques semaines chez the photo academy et j'ai été très agréablement surprise... Maite S.
Was a real eye opener. I would never found out on my own what I learned in just 3 hrs. Very competent and straight forwa... Werner V.
Anna explained in detail and made sure we understood the concept well. We became very confident on the controls and the... Venu S.
Merci encore pour ce cours très intéressant (carrément indispensable même) pour quelqu’un comme moi qui ne connaissait p... Blandine L.
Ce mail pour vous faire un retour sur la formation effectuée auprès de M. Philippe Charlot. Bonne écoute, patient et péd... Béatrice F.
Un Grand MERCI à Philippe pour cette journée dans son labo. Ce fut un vrai plaisir d'apprendre à ses côtés. Une formatio... Mathieu R.
Après l'acquisition de mon reflex numérique, je me suis vite rendu compte de la nécessité de suivre un cours afin de sor... Joël L.
J'ai beaucoup apprécié ma formation "Packshot" en cours particulier avec Philippe, d'autant plus qu'il fallait tout inve... Dominique C.
je suis ravie d ' avoir suivi ce cours c 'est très convivial, on bouge, on apprend bien car Marin vient voir nos photos,... Pascale P.
J'ai suivi la formation "la photographie humaniste ou le "réalisme poétique"" fin janvier, et j'ai beaucoup apprécié cet... Camila V.
Kwaliteitsvolle lessen fotografie. De leerkracht leerde ons in 4 lessen uitgebreid onze camera te bedienen en optimaal t... Mustapha A.
"Very high quality photography courses. The teacher taught us in four sessions enough information to understand our came... Mustapha A.
“Ik kocht een spiegelreflexcamera nadat ik mijn reis naar Tanzania geboekt had. Bij nader inzien besefte ik dat ik het a... Garlone M.
"Having programmed a photo safari in the great parks of Tanzania, I bought a hybrid and I realized after a first approac... Garlone M.
"Ik volgde de eerste 4 inleidende workshops voor beginners in Lyon bij Mr Romain Jacquot. De leerkracht was duidelijk en... Karl N.
"I just followed the first 4 introductory workshops (for beginners) in Lyon with Mr. Jacquot. Everything went very well... Karl N.
Le cours s'est étalé sur 2x 4h à distance d'une semaine. Parfait.  Entre les deux, on réfléchit et on travaille (mentale... Monique R.
La formation était tout simplement géniale, bon accueil, super gentil, très bien organisé avec une très bonne ambiance e... Sébastien B.
merci pour cette matinée dans le froid mais chaleureuse. J'étais venu chercher des techniques pour mieux utiliser mon ap... Philippe C.
J'ai suivi un cours particulier d'editing avec le photographe Antonin. J'ai beaucoup appris avec cette formation, et ça... Susana M.
Le cours était vraiment bien : j'ai eu toutes les réponses à mes questions, Marin Hock est super et de très bon conseil.... Jeremy D.
J’ai apprécié le cours de Maxime sur le portrait en lumière naturelle.  Un rappel des notions de bases fait toujours bea... Dany J.
Samedi 12 mars : lever matinal, mais avec entrain, pour aller suivre, pendant une journée complète, les enseignements et... David S.
Photo-reportage au service d'un regard urbain" avec Tristan Siegmann. Il pleuvait, il faisait froid, mais quel week-end... Renaud D.
J'ai adoré ce stage, en particulier les petites missions données par le photographe qui m'ont bien guidée. Le nombre res... Kloé C.
J'ai fait le stage "Portrait en studio" avec Fred Chapotat le 13 avril 2013. Je pratique la photo depuis de très nombreu... Serge S.
J'ai particulièrement apprécié cette recherche de pousser notre regard à devenir plus aiguisé. développer une certaine a... Lou D.
Deux jours de rêve dans l'univers de la photo et du journaliste professionnel avec Tristan, les mots ne suffiront pas po... Edip Y.
Ce stage de 2 jours m’a permis de rencontrer un amoureux de la photo, du portrait. Quelqu’un qui soigne sa photo pour te... Sandrine G.
Avant tout, merci aux photographes, Marin et Maxime, pour leurs conseils, leur technique, leur approche de la photo mais... Gaétane T.
J'ai trouvé cette formation très sympa, elle m'a permis de découvrir quelques fonctions supplémentaires de mon appareil... Fiona A.
En quelques mots, le stage de photographie a été pour moi d'une très grande qualité. L'enseignant nous a transmis en 4 s... Mustapha A.
"J'ai beaucoup apprécié ce stage. D'abord parce que cela ouvre de nouveaux horizons et que cette technique est exactemen... Perrine R.
Tant Marin que Maxime ont fait preuve d'une patience d'ange envers moi qui suis novice dans l'art de manier un appareil... Danielle M.
Que dire sur cette formation... Excellente ! Un photographe de renom pour moi tout seul. Nous ne devions pas voir le dév... Jérôme A.
Je voudrais tout simplement vous faire part de ma satisfaction pour ces cours qui se sont déroulés hier. Le professeur é... Hung LV
j’ai vraiment apprécié ces cours. La formule théorie-pratique-débriefing et le découpage 4 cours-4approches fonctionnent... Valérie N.
J’ai suivi les ateliers avec beaucoup de plaisir: Les points forts: 1. pas trop scolaire (on ne passe pas des heures à l... Elsje J.
J’utilisais mon appareil pour la première fois et j’ai compris les différents réglages plus facilement qu’ avec le mode... Nathalie P.
J'ai vraiment apprécié ces 4 cours d'initiation à la photographie, L'aspect pratique de ces cours m'a permis de comprend... Charlotte C.
L'atelier 2 avec Fred m'a bien plu, ambiance sympa et explications professionnelles, petit groupe et cadre génial pour p... Mokka L.
Cours magnifique. Professeur très dynamique. J'ai adoré et je reviendrai. Merci. Cyril M.
Autodidacte mais passionnée par la photo depuis plus de trente ans, je me considère comme une amatrice « avertie » mais... Marie-Helene L.
Je suis contente de la formation que j'ai suivie (4 premiers ateliers d'initiation). J'ai trouvé cela plaisant de la sui... Stéphanie V.
Nous avons été quelques-unes (de mémoire 5) à suivre tout le stage du week-end des 19-20 juillet à Paris avec Fred Chapo... Odile G.
Un tout grand merci à Bertrand Cavalier pour le stage d’initiation à la photographie. En un week-end, il a répondu à tou... Olivia P.
J'ai trouvé le cours de lomographie très instructif. Je ne connaissais pas du tout ces appareils et en ai fait une jolie... Alice E.
J’ai beaucoup apprécié le concept du cours, à savoir de travailler en extérieur, et la division entre les moments techni... Delphine Q.
Je suis ravi d'avoir participé à ce masterclass, qui m'a permis de rencontrer Bruno Stevens, dont je trouvais les photos... Gilberto C.
Très bon stage, avec une pédagogie à la carte, non directive, on y prend ce qu’on veut comme le dit Bruno, qui nous sort... Cécile B.
Excellent stage mené de mains de maître par Bruno Stevens. Tout y passe, de l’analyse d’images à la prise de vue sur le... Dominique Q.
J'ai participé au stage ‘Le Photo-reportage au service d'un regard urbain’ et je tiens encore à remercier Tristan! Ce fu... Ghislain T.
Just a quick followup to the photography class I did with Francois yesterday. It was great, tons of fun and very instruc... Mark S.
Trois heures de très grandes qualités passées avec Fred Chapotat qui est à la fois patient et passionné. Une formation s... Raymond S.
J'ai suivi la formation "le photo-reportage au service d'un regard urbain" la semaine dernière. C'était génial! D'abord,... Camila V.
Nous avons bien apprécié les petites "missions pratiques" données par Marin ! Cette expérience nocturne fut très ludique... Rebecca L.
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