"I have taken photographs for half of my life, but had never known how to use a camera other than on auto. Tracey teaches the use of a camera by giving assignments that force the student to practice the concept. It becomes second nature to use f-stops, shutter speeds, and ISOs. Tracey brings an enthusiasm to the photography class that is contagious. She has a gift for zeroing in on all the elements that make a photo work (compostion, exposure, creativity, experimentation, etc.) and what parts take away from its success. Her criticisms are always spot on and very insightful. Her assignments are inspirational, fun, and always educational. It has been a treat over the past few years to grow in my work and creativity with her support and guidance."
- January Woods
"I have truly loved and benefited from taking photography classes from Tracey. Her creativity, thoughtfulness and individual attention has taken me to new heights I never knew existed. This is true for taking photographs in areas I had never explored and as elementary as to how a camera and flash attachment actually work. Tracey's knowledge, experience and dynamic enthusiasm has helped make me a better photographer and to continually learn more."
-Frank Damon, Attorney at Law
"Dear prospective student, In my thirty years of photography classes and tutoring, often with very noted photographers my progress was slow. I have good equipment and and a good eye - but was stalled. Tracey has the unique capacity to analyze and teach in simple terms what works and what does not. Additionally, her spirit and upbeat nature makes learning and class a pleasure. She has the capacity to grasp where you want to go photographically and get you there - or at least on your way. Her assignments are creative, challenging, useful and even fun.
I would be pleased to discuss the class with you by phone - 310-271-2041."
"I joined Tracey's photography class two years ago with a goal of improving my compositions. I have since emerged an artist. My whole notion of what makes a terrific picture has changed. Tracey has given me an understanding of the technical aspects of my camera along with the encouragement to be experimental with my images. She knows how to push her students forward with her insightful criticism. Plus, she has a fabulous sense of humor. Class is never boring, and usually contains a huge epiphany each week. I am more confident and am now able to tap into the limitless possibilities of my imagination when shooting with my camera."