Photography Workshops

With any camera from the comfort of your home…
alone or together with your friends, virtually or with an option to move to in person for advanced students).

If your answer is YES to any of the following...

Do you leave your "nice camera" set on auto?

Do you ever wonder what those buttons and knobs really do?

Would you like to know how to create meaningful, intentional images?

Are you looking for a convenient, easy-to-understand photography workshop?

then a workshop with Jess Kamens is perfect for you!

Jess Kamens

About Your Teacher

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I am a certified, trained, experienced, and playful Art and Photography teacher of 28 years, and professional family photographer in Rochester of 18 years.

I make technical terms easy to understand in our fun, mindful learning environment. Learn the basics in addition to several artistic and creative techniques.

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Workshops and Credentials


  • Camera operation and settings
  • Portrait, street, landscape photography
  • Indoor low-light photography
  • Candid photography
  • Food photography
  • Real estate photography
  • Tips, tricks and techniques to improve your images
  • Post processing (Lightroom and Photoshop)
  • Advanced photography and mentorship
  • Workshops and their structure can vary for each student. We customize your workshops to include topics, content and subject matter you wish to learn while collaborating together to meet the needs of all students. 


Photography classes in Rochester, New York are held in my office or outside at an appropriate location. I can also easily travel to any location to teach a group workshop.


English (native), German (C1) , American Sign Language (basic communication, ASL interpretation available upon request)

Additional Fine Art Workshops

I hold a Permanent New York State Art certification.

  • Drawing & Painting – basic drawing class covering techniques, hand-eye coordination, figure drawing, portrait drawing, landscape, painting techniques, abstract
  • Ceramics & Sculpture – sculpture, various firing techniques, glazing, clay, recycling
  • Advertising / Graphic Design – fashion design, product design, graphic design, computer software, Adobe Photoshop, etc., QuarkXPress, digital photography, post processing, production industry experience
  • Fibers – batik, paper sculpture, paper bookmaking, tapestry and other weaving


  • Computer / Informatics – keyboarding class, All MS office, Resume/CV writing and submission, presentation creation, interview techniques, Google, email techniques

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