Based in Metro DC, I’m an editorial and wedding photographer with Chrisman Studios that lives and breathes photography! My passion for teaching began in 2004, and to this day, I love sharing my 15+ years of experience with other photographers.

I will help you understand that talent is not enough to succeed in the business of photography; technical knowledge of gear, passion, focus, practice and preparation are just some of the key elements for creating stellar images every time you pick up your camera.

During a live model shoot, I’ll will teach you simple, yet effective ways to add mood and drama to your next wedding or portrait session.

Please join me on Wednesday March 4th at 8AM for two hours of Speed Lighting!

To register, please visit WPPI’s website.

See ya’ in Vegas!


The story is the most import part of a moving portrait. Dating back to the 1900’s, claymation is the grandfather of the moving portrait. Jump forward to the 21st century and we’re refining how to tell stories through stop motion.

We’ll begin the evening talking about storyboards and then go over the gear. We’ll be using a mix of available light, LED and flash to enliven the shoot. Next, we’ll head out to the strip and shoot up to ten different scenes, making sure to capture great movement and composition.

Join me Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:30PM as together we create 500 stills to compose 45 seconds for a single moving portrait.

Space is limited to 20 spots and you can sign-up here

Below are some recent MovingPortraits that were created for The Washington Post.

Chef Ed Witt

Chef Cedric Maupillier

Chef Johnny Spero


Chrisman Studios JVS NYC

March 25th & 26th, 2015 – New York, New York – 10AM-8PM

Two Day Lighting Masterclass $1200-
Refine Your Vision – Lighting, Post Production and Critique
Space is limited 10 (ten) photographers. THREE spots remain.
Click here to register.

This two day Masterclass dives deep into the creative lighting techniques and post production skills essential to delivering incredible results to your clients. If you’re a photographer who already has a solid understanding of working with off-camera flash but wants to push your knowledge and artistry further, come join me for this intimate, interactive, two day intensive.

Day One
-Dig into my kit. I’ll show you exactly what’s in it, why I use it, and what I can’t live without.
-Watch live demonstrations and learn advanced techniques to create great light no matter where you are.
-Experiment with gear and shoot models in spectacular light.
-Improve your post production to make your files go from RAW to WOW!
-Streamline your workflow. I’ll show you my exact system from capture to client delivery.
-Dinner as a group.

Day Two
-Review day one. All questions and clarifications are welcomed.
-Live image critiques. Each student will get a full hour of constructive critique! Choose your favorite images (featuring off-camera lighting as well as natural light) and we’ll review them together to help you refine your vision and bring out the best in your work.
-Dinner as a group.

Space is limited to 10 (ten) photographers, and a light breakfast, lunch and dinner are included both days. THREE spots remain.