I am as passionate about photography as I am about teaching it. There is nothing I love more than breaking things down to the basics, and seeing people’s faces as they finally understand that mysterious language of photography. With professional experience in and out of the classroom, and a formal education in the field, I’ve had the pleasure of teaching all over the world, and passing on what I’ve learned along the way.
I love what I do, and I want to teach you how to do it! I currently teach Photo 101: Basics of photography, Photo 102: how to use your camera, Photography for Small Businesses: SLR, iPhone, Instagram and mobile tools, and my personal favourite: Lightroom. I am available for one on one classes and e-lessons. You can find my upcoming workshops below.
I am preparing a few exciting things for 2019, so check back here often!
Got an idea? want me to teach somewhere in the world? Get in touch!
“Sam is one of the most amazing creatives I’ve had the honour to work with! She taught me so much about using my camera in full manual and the type of lenses for various situations. Her passion for lighting, storytelling and editing are so powerful and she has an incredible eye. Thanks to her workshops, I’m now able to explain what type of visual aesthetic I’m looking for to my photographer and it’s been so much easier to communicate. Sam has a way of teaching that is hands-on, coupled with her contagious energy and an empowering personality, that just drew me in immediately and made me fall in love with photography”.
Laura Abate, Content creator and blogger, Pangea Dreams participant
“Sam is a very talented and knowledgeable photographer, you can tell she is passionate at what she does. Not only does she take beautiful photos but also has helped me learn to shoot in manual. I’ve looked up countless videos and had others explain to me but no one explained it as easy as Sam! I highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn the basics of photography and/or how to use your camera!”
Swati Vagh, Pangea Dreams Alumni
Group education on photography and social media
Social media essentials: Instagram and photography for small business owners
Hands on experience: Join me on set and learn to direct people and work with light
Immersive session: Full day class, group or private. Basics of photography, Lightroom, and hands on
E-lesson: join a workshop live from wherever you are, or request a one on one class
Book a class anywhere in the world, yes, as you know, I like to travel a lot
Prairie View, Red River College, Pechakucha 20x20
Various - Winnipeg, CA
Keynotes speaker, and Guest Speaker
March, 2015 - Winnipeg, CA
MusicWorks DIY Series Panelist
Third + Bird
January, 2018 - Winnipeg, CA
Basic Product Photography for Small Businesses
July 2017, Tulum, MX
March, and October 2018 - Bali, Indonesia
For bloggers and creative entrepreneurs