Instruction - Vincent Nobel
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Private Instruction - Private instruction sessions are available for individuals and small groups. The best way to learn is by doing! Working side-by-side with a professional photographer will enhance your understanding of the photographic process and allow you to reach your goals as a photographer much quicker - Much quicker than any new piece of gear! Each session is tailored to the unique needs of the individual or group. Topics range from basic camera instruction, lighting techniques, and digital post production using Photoshop and Plug-ins. Sessions are available on location in the Central Ohio area. Please contact Vince to discuss your specific photographic goals.

Cost: $65/hour (two hour minimum)

Instructional Photo Tours - Photo tours are designed for intermediate level photographers with the desire to improve their skills beyond the basics while exploring nature. The main focus will include developing a comprehensive understanding of image creation. We will focus on sound technical and creative aspects to allow for the consistent creation of successful and beautiful images. Specific areas of discussion will include but not be limited to the following: Equipment - cameras, lenses, tripods, reflectors, diffusers, extension tubes, filters, and best use practices for each. Lens selection and their various uses. Camera functions and their creative use in regard to aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Composition and lighting techniques for realistic and abstract images. Working with shutter speed, depth of field, background, and selective focus techniques, natural light, and water reflections. The overall the goal will be to learn and have fun! Photography is a true art form and a life long process of exploration and learning. Requirements: Digital SLR Camera and tripod. A basic understanding of manual camera functions to include, aperture, shutter speed, iso, and white balance. You'll also want to bring sturdy hiking boots, weather appropriate attire (rain gear), snacks and a positive desire to learn.

Group Size: - We limit tour group sizes to 6-8 participants to allow for individual instruction during the tour.

 Visit Ohio Photography Meetup for events and additional workshops -

Mini Field Sessions - Mini Field Sessions are designed to provide hands on experience in a small group setting on location. Class sizes are limited to 5-10 participants. You will learn various techniques while receiving real time feedback and individual instruction. Sessions are available throughout the year in the Columbus area and will be approximately 3 hours in length.

Cost: $25-45 per session.

Visit Ohio Photography Meetup for events and additional workshops -

We're currently developing sessions for 2016. Topics will include:

Location Portraiture

Off Camera Flash

Macro and Close-Up Photography

Aperture Basics

Meetup -

Ohio Photography Meetup Group is for anyone (beginner to advanced) interested in getting outside to shoot and learn photography in and around the Columbus, Ohio area. Our goal is to learn together and have fun! Monthly meetings include photo tours to such areas as Downtown Columbus, Hocking Hills State Park, Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, and State Nature Preserves. Join today at

Testimonials - 

Vince did a great job of organizing the West Virginia workshop and picking great places to photograph! It's very difficult to satisfy 12 different photographers and keep them all happy. I enjoyed it and learned some new things as well as made some new friends. Thanks!" - Roberta - Columbus, OH "

Just a quick thank you for the phenomenal workshop at Glen Helen Nature Preserve this past weekend. I learned so much from your presentation. Wish it could have gone on a few more hours!" - Robin - Dublin, OH

"Great class today! I learned exactly what I was hoping to, so I'll definitely be signing up for another class or private lessons soon." - Jay - New Albany, OH

"Great meeting everyone! Vince did a nice job with his overview of macro/close-up techniques and equipment. Nice location for event. Will go back there on my own time to check out more of the location." - Matt - Delaware, OH

"Not new to Lightroom, I learned so much from this class. I had many questions that you answered so clearly. Thank you for another informative and inspiring class Vincent, it was really great! - Julie - Mount Vernon, OH

"Thank you Vince for the informative tutorial today. I really like how it focused on my individual needs and how the structure allowed me to bring up different needs throughout the tutorial. I also liked the techniques you offered in terms of composition and staging the photo. Great session. Looking forward to the next one after I have experimented with the ideas you offered today." - Margaret - Athens, OH

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