Colin Hocking Photography | Private Tuition

Personal Instruction to help you understand your camera, your gear, and how to take your photos to the next level.

CameraDialCameraDial Not sure which button to press or dial to turn...or why? Or have you learned the basics, and now want to take your photos to the next level?

Often times, the only thing stopping you from getting your photos from good to amazing is a little instruction and direction. Over the years I've worked with many enthusiasts and professionals and I can help you get the most from your existing knowledge and customize a plan of instruction based upon your personal needs and interests.

Hey, Colin! I LOVE the difference in my headshots – you’re awesome! Your suggestions for posing, lighting were spot on! I so appreciate your guidance and help today! I might need to have you join me again – it made my job a lot easier…truly. Jennifer H.


Portfolio Review

web-3398web-3398 Sometimes the key to getting those amazing shots isn't how well you know how to use your gear, but training your eye to see the scene. A portfolio review is the perfect way to get a different perspective on your photographic skills. You can learn how to improve your scene selection, edit, and crop your photos using the tried and trusted methods the professionals use.

I really believe that a portfolio review is the best way for you to improve your skillset wherever you're starting from.


Customized Adobe Lightroom Tuition

LRScreenshotLRScreenshot Are you switching to Lightroom or just installing it for the first time?

It can be a little daunting if you don't know how to set up the Preferences, create catalogs, assign keywords, and establish a concise workflow; and if you've never dealt with a photo database before you're losing half the functionality that Lightroom offers! Not to mention, it's most photographer's favorite tool for enhancing their photos.

Let me show you how in the comfort of your own home with your own computer.


Why choose my workshops, classes and private tuition?

The TeacherWebThe TeacherWeb As a working professional photographer with 30 years of experience there are few situations and genres I've not worked on at some point, but I think it's what other people say about my ability to train that sets me apart from most and will help you decide to work with me. You can see my Reviews page here, and you can read about my experience and background on my About page.


All private tuition and portfolio reviews start at $75/hr with a 2 hour minimum, and makes the perfect gift. Travel may incur additional expense.

Call me now to discuss how you'd like to take your photography to the next level: 704 804 2000