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I am available to shoot for portraits, corporate products and events, and I am available for editorial assignments. I am available to travel to your location, or I can shoot in my studio. My day rate for editorial shooting and my portrait rates are competitive. For more information, e-mail me at charlotte@wordsandphotos.org.


I have more than 30 years of writing experience ranging from newspaper and magazine writing to technical writing. I'm available to write articles, books, and scripts for multimedia projects. I've written 18 books, many of which are or have been on the Amazon.com photography bestseller list. My writing specialties include:

  • Digital photography
  • Technology & Computers
  • News
  • Features

As a professional writer and photographer, I can not only write the text, but I can also provide images to illustrate the text. For more information, e-mail me at charlotte@wordsandphotos.org.

Private Coaching

One of the aspects of photography that I enjoy is teaching and working with aspiring photographers to advance their technical skills and their creative eye. I offer private instruction for photographers who would like to advance their photography skills and/or to learn a specific Canon camera.

Private photography instruction ensures that you receive one-on-one attention to improve in the areas of photography that are most important to you. For example, if you feel that you have a good photographic eye, but lack technical expertise using the camera, then I can help you master your Canon digital SLR. Alternately, you may be confident technically, but you feel that your creative eye needs direction. In either case, I can work with you to improve your skill and confidence.

Some areas of private instruction include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with exposure
  • Learning to use your specific Canon digital SLR camera
  • Creating compelling compositions
  • Capturing and converting RAW images

Instruction begins with an evaluation of some of your recent images in your online gallery. Then we will chat on the telephone about what you want to accomplish during the instruction time. I'll create a plan tailored to your needs. If you want technical instruction on a camera, the cameras that I teach are the Canon EOS 70D, EOS 7D, and the EOS 5D Mark III.

You will receive assignments that target the study areas that we identified. I'll provide ongoing feedback on your work with suggestions for alternate approaches, ways to use your camera to get better exposure results, and so on.

Instruction can be 2 or 4 weeks. You will receive:

  • An overall critique of your current work
  • Reading assignments, as appropriate
  • Photography assignments e-mailed to you and tailored to your goals
  • Weekly telephone calls to talk about the week's objectives, to explain concepts and techniques, and to chat about your work
  • In-depth critiques of four images per week
  • If you are in the Seattle, WA area, we can meet for instruction and shooting.

Four weeks of private instruction is $500.
Two-week sessions are $250.

For more information, e-mail me at charlotte@wordsandphotos.org. Payments are accepted via PayPal or check.

Charlotte Lowrie is an award-winning freelance journalist and photographer based in Seattle. She is the author of 18 photography books, numerous magazine articles, and she teaches photography classes at BetterPhoto.com.

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