WE DON'T TAKE A PHOTOGRAPH, WE MAKE IT.
Learning To See The Light
From Hobbyist to Professional. Studio set up & launch
From camera basics to lighting and creative photography. Learn at your pace. Create something magical
I started my business at age 40 and grew from a home studio to having a professional studio in San Diego with studio locations in New York and Los Angeles with clients that come from all over the world to shoot with me.
It starts with learning your camera basics to seeing how to shape light. It's understanding the equipment but also knowing how to direct a shoot. It's about how to take your vision and create your reality. Come learn with me...
THE JOY OF ACHIEVEMENT AND THE THRILL OF CREATIVE EFFORT
There's nothing like seeing what you want come to life in the way you envisioned and hoped for
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LESSONS, WORKSHOPS & MENTORING
Camera Basics . Studio Lighting. Natural Light. Posing & Directing.
We all struggle with something different and want to create our own personal vision. Private lessons give you a chance to accomplish exactly what you want.
Get out of automatic mode and master 'Manual' settings on your CAMERA (ISO, Apperature, Speed, White Balance, etc). Learn LIGHTING from Constant lights to Strobes and Natural light. Learn to shape and control the light. Fine tune the art of DIRECTING and how to work with models/subjects to create dynamic poses & great expression.
- PreConsult Call to talk about your goals and see if this is the right fit for you.
- Syllabus designed around what you want to learn
- Hands-on learning approach. Listen, Learn, Try. Practice & Perfect.
15 minute free consultation call. See how I can help you.
Follow us on a stylized shoot.
Sometimes the best ways to learn and get inspired is to delve right in and be a part of all the action. Shadow us and get involved on one of our stylized photo shoots.
Be a part of the action from planning and designing a shoot with mood boards, wardrobe & styling, working with make up artists, choosing props, backdrops and more. See how we work with models in helping pose and express on camera. Learn how we choose our camera settings and lighting setups. See how it all comes together and be hands on for the entire process! It's a fun learning experience that will leave you inspired and excited. Join us!
$175 per shoot
TAKING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
So you have a talent and can take beautiful photographs. Are you ready to take the next step and launch your own business or set up your first studio? Looking to grow your current photography business?
Let's start with a complimentary PreConsult call to determine your needs, goals, skills and how we can achieve the next steps. From studio setup and client crm's to building marketing platforms with a brand presence; let's define the path to sucess for you! Based on our conversation we can build a process to help you work towards these goals with budgets and pricing so you know what you can expect.
SMALL GROUP WORKSHOPS
Interactive learning in small groups
Our small group workshops are held a few times a year and cover varying topics. Learn amonst fellow photographers in a small group setting of 5-10 people. Half & full day workshops. Check with us for the next workshop dates.
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Thanks Monica, I'm so glad I did this. You made difficult concepts fun and easy to understand. I'm so glad to finally understand how to control and sculpt the light the way I want! Glad I ran into you first before I went out to buy new expensive equipment. It's incredible what you taught me to do with simple equipment and easy lighting set ups. I'm excited to try these new techniques with my model tomorrow. Thanks again. I had a great time and will definitively be taking another lesson with you soon.
This was a phenomenal experience. Simply Phenomenal. I am a novice. A novice as in I knew nothing about my camera until today. Monica Hahn is the best of the best. She is patient and kind and thorough. On the very first day, Monica had me taking pictures that I could only dream of. She factored in my goals and took me through a very unique process of learning my camera, my lenses, and light. Best of all she put everything into terms I could understand, when books and tutorials left me bewildered and confused. As much as I want to, it would be a shame to keep this experience to myself. If you are ready to learn photography, look no further than Monica Hahn!
Photography Private lesson
I love working with Monica Hahn. She has a positive and encouraging attitude. Rather than tell me I’m doing something wrong she provides ideas for how to improve my photographs. She helps me focus on the big picture and the tiny details in images. I really appreciate Monica’s passion for photography and her creative way of seeing things. In a few sessions I have improved the quality of my images and greatly enhanced my editing skills....and I’m getting positive comments about my images on Social Media.
Monica knew exactly how to demonstrate with my visual and hands-on learning style. She indicated critical perspectives of working in front of a camera and also behind one as well....I had the opportunity to work with models and further develop my directing skills. I learned the importance of aperture, especially for an indoor environment during in-session work. This was how I mastered certain camera settings. Additionally, I learned the angles of frame, depth of field, composition and many more. It was all made possible using my own personal camera and applying constructive criticism. My personal involvement opened up numerous opportunities to not only gain experience but also built confidence in myself, and the determination to continue my passion in the photography business.
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From Magazine style portraits to sexy boudoir to athletes and dancers. For men, women and children alike.
BEFORE & AFTERS
See what others have experienced in their makeover and photo shoot transformation. It's not about being perfect, its about being your best self.