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1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Ben
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Photography
  • Digital photography
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient

Published Photographer, Multimedia Creative, Professor, with 30 years experience in Sparta NC

Methodology

I believe that we never stop learning. Also, we often learn best from constructive feedback about our mistakes. In my experience as a learning systems designer and developer, I've found that different techniques work better for different subject areas. I try to use a project-based approach to learning, either collaborative or individual, in as many of my classes as I can.

Background

I've been teaching for over ten years, with hundreds of students from middle school to university level. Many of my students have taken jobs with Apple, Google, Adobe, etc. and some of my younger students tell me that they've never been creatively challenged like they are when I teach them.

I've got BA and MA degrees in Multimedia Production, and a PhD in Educational Technology.

I've published books, my photography continues to be juried in to competitive gallery shows, and much of my work has been published in magazines.

I run a multimedia animation studio, and my most recent collaborative stop motion film, Monster News Feed, has won many awards on the international film festival circuit! My next film, SpaceBird, is in preproduction.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $40/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $225
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $450

Details

There is a 24-hour cancelation policy in place. Student or parent must notify me more than 24 hours before session in order to avoid being charged for session.

Lessons offered by Ben
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
Taught subjects
  • Photography
  • Digital photography
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient

Ben's resume

Education
Ph.D., Educational Technology - Arizona State University, 2010
M.A., New Media Production - Emerson College, 2003
B.A., Multimedia Arts and Sciences - UNC Asheville, 2001

Select Photography
2021 January // The Many Forms Of Carole. Lightwork Magazine: January Open Theme, Vol. 1 Issue 5.
2021 January // BĂ„nsĂŠterkampen. Waterloo Photography Invitational 2021 (Juried Selection). Photocentric Gallery, Cleveland OH USA.
2020 December // Is This The Real Life? Are We Stuck Here? Can We Leave? (Sophia). Know Magazine: VOL II SURREALISM ISM.
2020 December // Lexis & Candice. APHRO Magazine. Golden December Issue.
2020 October // Amber. The Women’s Exclusive. Women’s Empowerment Issue 2.
2020 August // Descent from Ben Nevis. Wanderlust Journal. August issue. (concealed information)
2020 August // The Road To Nagorno-Karabakh. 2020 Bank of the Arts National Juried Exhibition (Juried Selection). Craven Arts Council. (concealed information)
2020 July // Storskiva, Buneset, MoskenesĂžya. 2020 Photography Show (Juried Selection). Spanish Peaks Arts Council. (concealed information)
2020 May // McGown Lakes. Camas: The Nature Of The West. Summer 2020 issue.
2020 March // A Pony Approaches. Inaugural Conservation Award. Appalachian Mountain Club Photo Contest, Boston MA. (concealed information)
2019 October, November // Timespace Appalachia. Solo exhibition. Harvest Table, Meadowview VA.
2019 July, August // Building Your Business With Photography. Product photography seminars commissioned for NC Small Business Development Commission.
2018 December // Buneset, Moskensþya, Norway. LightSpaceTime “Seascapes” Art Competition. Special Recognition, Photography & Digital Category.
(concealed information)
2018 December // Bunesstranden, Lofoten, Norway. Burningword Literary Journal, Best of 2018 Special Issue.
2018 October // Bunesstranden, Lofoten, Norway. Burningword Literary Journal, Issue 88.
2018 October // Armenia, 2011. Chaleur Magazine.
(concealed information)
2018 September // Escarpment Fog. Esthetic Apostle, Fall 2018, Issue 3.
(concealed information)
2018 September // Cover Photo commissioned: After Love, a chapbook of poetry.
2018 September // Urban Landscapes. J Mane Gallery. Featured Artist + First Place (concealed information)
2015 September // Exhibition. Historic West End Artsfest. Winston-Salem, NC.
2014 August // Winter South 2014. Solo exhibition. Foothills Arts Council.
2014 June // Into Spring. Solo gallery exhibition. Brushy Mountain Winery.

Select Animation + Multimedia (The Wolfbird Studios)
2020 - ongoing // Space Bird. Animated short film. Pre-production.
2020 - ongoing // Lorefi Origin Myth. Episodic animated short film series. Pre-production.
2019 - ongoing // Aves Primates. Mixed media ecological animated film. Pre-production.
2019 // Emory & Henry College. K-12 Creative Media. Commissioned professional development workshops for school teachers in Washington and Smyth counties of Virginia.
2019 // Yadkin Valley Community School. Four-session Animate That! Workshop for YVCS students.
2018-2019 // Monster News Feed. Collaborative pixilation animated film with Appalachian State University Dance Program. Showing.
Official Selection: YES! Fest 2020
Official Selection: Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival 2020
Official Selection: Cinematic Panic 2020
Official Selection: Scumdance 2020
Official Selection: Le Mup International Humanistic Film Festival, Montreal, Canada - 2020
Official Selection: Kansas City First Friday Film Festival - 2020
Best Experimental Film: Frostbite International Indie Fest - 2020
2018 March // Animating Our Stories! Invited presentation at the Northwestern Regional Library, Alleghany County Branch.
2018 // “Animate That!” Stop-Motion animation workshops. NC Arts Council Grassroots Grant Award. $4000.
2018 - ongoing // Postropolis. A process, framework, and platform for watershed-based understanding of future arrangements of humans on this planet.
2018 - ongoing // Timespace. Seasonal serial portraiture of select locations in the Appalachian Mountains, with a primary focus on the Upper New River watershed.

Select Nonfiction
2019 January // Along the Escarpment. Cagibi Literary Journal.
(concealed information)
2016 // Winter South 02014. Self-published travel journal.
2012 // Design for Learning in Virtual Worlds. Routledge. Graduate-level textbook co-authored with Dr. Brian Nelson.

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