One-on-One Photo Lessons

Private Photography Lessons in northern Berkshires

I offer private one-on-one photo lessons for people around western Massachusetts, southern Vermont, or northeast New York (I am located in Williamstown, MA) who need help with their photography skills. This generally means that we first assess your strength and what you would like to improve on. Please do not feel reluctant because you are completely new to photography, everyone started at that same point.

Lessons are generally field based where we focus on specific aspects of photography, and may be followed by editing sessions on the computer. I usually give lessons on an hour-to-hour basis since people learn and take in material in different ways. I am of course always happy to do a whole day lesson as well.

Please feel free to contact me if you need help with any of these:
-Basic Camera Operations
-Advanced Camera Operations
-Camera versus Lens functions
-Exposure (Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO)
-Depth of Field, Hyperfocal Distance
-White Balance
-Focusing (including fast moving subjects)
-External Flash, Fill Flash

Price: $150 per hour


“Sebastian is a clear teacher, as well as flexible and inspiring. He answered questions that have plagued me for years, and reinforced the new techniques we were using in a fun way. I felt excited the whole six hours!! I highly recommend his classes.”— Jeanne Sofen

I don’t know if you knew but at one point in my life I was a principal so I went into lots of teachers’ classrooms and evaluated a fair number of them.  You would get an excellent evaluation!” — Lavonna Adams

You exhibit an amazing combination of patience, competence, and consideration.  I have never before experienced a single day of learning that provided more of what I wanted to know.” — Richard Plant

Please send me an email if you are interested in one-on-one lessons at