Jeff Cowell has been involved
in photography at various levels for over 50 years. After many years as a Software
Consultant, he became a full-time professional in the photographic industry in 2001.
Recognizing the need for affordable and concise photo education, he
began teaching Photography Seminars in 2002. Since then
Jeff has traveled throughout the country teaching hundreds of students on subjects
including; Basic Photography, Digital Photography, Studio Lighting, Severe Weather
Photography, Darkroom Printing Techniques for Color and Black &White, Photoshop and
The Business of Photography.
As the photography industry evolves the
subject matter of these seminars continues to evolve to keep pace. Keeping a pulse
on the ever-changing climate of the photo industry requires exposure to the participants
in this market. Jeff achieves this by maintaining
regular contact with a group of both amateur and professional
photographers from all skill levels. Doing this gets
him insight into
the issues that concern the professional photographer as well as the
amateur. Jeff is also involved in various aspects of the
industry through his participation in photo shoots for events and
Seminar and class formats changed
dramatically in 2009 to accommodate a big expansion in the material covered
and they continue to change in an effort to continually address the
The addition of a Photography Boot Camps and extended Photography
Schools will take up a lot of time on the schedule but actually
increase the offerings to students. In 2010 specialized workshops
were added to the offerings to help photographers get more of the
hands-on experience needed to master their skills. These added
workshops include topics like:
also included class
The Wichita Art Museum and
Botanica "The Wichita
Gardens" on a regular basis. These classes were part of
fund-raising efforts and proceeds from these events go towards
supporting the operations and growth of these wonderful organizations.
Similar events are likely to be offered at several other museums and
non-profit organizations around the United States in the years to come.
2011 saw the addition of offerings at
CityArts in Wichita's Old Town district. These
workshops were well-attended and continued into the
2012 calendar. There were also class offerings at
Butler Community College as a part of their Community
Education program. These courses included Photography and The
Business of Photography.
2013 continues to offer opportunities to modify and expand
seminar offerings and a massive expansion in
one-on-one tutoring continues from 2012.
In 2014 Jeff took on classes at
in Wichita's Old Town district and continues to offer new and
interesting subjects. By using the Digital Arts Studio at
Jeff is able to offer classes on popular products like Adobe
Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop and Basic Website Design.
Please have a good look at the details of all of these
classes and seminars
to see what fits your schedule. Don't miss the
listings too. If you would like to read up on some
Photography Tips, see my blog at