My Philosophy

The mission of my photography workshops is to take my 25+ years of diverse experience in commercial photography and cinematography to cut years off your steep learning curve. Great lighting is my passion! All my classes demonstrate light modification. I don’t know if a great “eye” can be taught, but I assure you will have a better “eye” by the end of each class. You will see things you have not seen before, and start to think like a problem solver.

I understand that photography is a long journey of acquiring the right equipment. My classes demonstrate a progressive build from simple, inexpensive ways of capturing an image to much more complex methods of building a great photograph. I start with equipment from a shoestring budget and add items just as you might add to your inventory. I end with multi-light setups utilizing state of the art equipment that I have chosen over the years.

And, YES!!!, you will learn far more in my workshops than watching YouTube!!

My Style

If I am photographing a model for a class, I teach in a way that takes the student through my thought process. I don’t follow a rote outline. Not surprisingly, I don’t take photos that way either. I assess each photo shoot individually. Some people require unique lighting for their face. By taking students through my decision-making process, they learn the problem-solving techniques I employ to achieve success. My favorite way of defining success is a happy client!

I take questions from the class as I go – constantly evaluating the level of understanding and adjusting the pace when necessary. I assume that students have seen my images before and want to learn how I take them, not have me stand before them and read from an outline or a manual. They can buy a book and get that!


No classes are scheduled at this time. Please inquire about a private lesson.

Private lessons are offered year-round.

We also offer photography consulting for businesses that do their own photography.

We relocated our photography studio to Plymouth, MI, in February 2018 after 25+ years in Farmington Hills.

My goal is to teach you to take photographs you will be proud of, or make your clients happy, or immortalize your family, or whatever your dreams are. I hope to meet you soon!

I guarantee you’ll learn a lot and be ready to deliver better images to your clients, friends, or family!

We moved our photography studio to Plymouth, MI 48170 in February of 2018. Class size is kept small – about 10 people – to maximize your learning. Pre-registration is required. First come, first served. To enroll, please fill out the enrollment form. You may pay by credit card or PayPal here. If you pay by check, it must be received 72 hours in advance of the class date. Your seat is not reserved until payment is received. Payments at the door, or the same day as the workshop, are $99.00 and must be made in cash. Sorry, there are no exceptions to the above terms.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: Cancellation credits may only be used toward another workshop. No credits will be given with less than 48 hours notice cancellation (or if you don’t show up at all). All cancellations must be confirmed by Andy Greenwell by telephone or email. With more than 48 hours notice you may put the class fee towards a future workshop onlyThere are no cash refunds.