I am available for both commercial and personal photography, as well as for photographic instruction and mentoring. I am usually available on weekdays, weekends and evenings, and my prices are very reasonable and based on your needs. Some of my specialties include model headshots and portfolios, fashion and beauty photography, glamour portraiture, dance photography, macro photography, lighting techniques, and personal photographic instruction - both in the studio and on location.
I also teach many different workshops on all aspects of photography and on digital enhancement techniques, formerly at the Washington School of Photography (WSP) and the Maryland Photographic Workshops (MPW) as well as at my personal studio and on location. I am located in the Silver Spring/ Rockville area of Montgomery County, MD. Go to the next section of this website (Upcoming Workshops) to see the courses I offer there. Before the MPW ceased operation in November of 2017, their offerings inluded me teaching most of their workshops, plus I taught in their 1 year Professional Photography Program, which was a series of classes which covered you everything you needed to know to become a professional photographer.
A little history: MPW ceased operation due to the lack of new professional students, which formed the core of their offerings. The Washington School of Photography (WSP; where I taught for over 36 years and held various administrative positions including Associate Director and Technical Director) ceased operations in August of 2016, due to being taken into Chapter 7 bankruptcy by it's sister organization, the Washington Artworks. WSP had joined Washington Artworks in 2013 to become the largest non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization in the metro area. The combined organizations then leased a 35,000 square foot facility to operate, and at one time had over 65 separate artists as residents in their facility. Unfortunately, Washington Artworks was not able to effectively manage all of the space, and soon fell into arrears of their lease requirements, despite the WSP continuing to generate a significant profit. Since they were now one organization, they both went under. MPW was formed as a MD non-profit corporation by several WSP instructors, including myself, in August of 2016, primarily to rescue the 20 or so professional students that were in the middle of their program and that would have been left hanging. We are proud to say that all of the professional students that stayed with us, were able to successfully graduate with the MD accredited Cetificate in Professional Photography that they had signed up for, due partially to the encouragement and cooperation of the Maryland Board of Higher Education which administers the vocational school programs.
For several years now I have been using the rental studio SouthLawn Studio for my workshops. As of September 1st, 2020, they will be ceasing operation. So, I will now be using the new Studio 76 for my workshops, located in the same building where WSP used to be. The studio is located at 12276 Wilkins Ave, Rockville, MD 20852. It is within walking distance of the Twinbrook Metro Staton, on the Red Line. The Studio is being renovated and updated, and is now ready for use, as of mid-September, 2020. This studio will be even better than the previous studio, both in size as well as in facilities.
As mentioned above, for information and more details on my personal instruction and/or personal workshops, visit the Upcoming Workshops heading on the top of my website pages. There you will find a listing of the workshops I will be teaching in the future, and well as some of the personal instruction topics that I teach.
Please contact me for further information or quotes at my personal email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or see the Contact Us page on this website for further options. Contact me also to purchase prints of any of the images shown on this website.
Contact information for me at Don Becker Photography is as follows:
Address: 3152 Gracefield Road, # 322
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: 240-883-2256 (cell)
My workshops are held at Studio76,
located at 12276 Wilkins Ave, Rockville, MD 20852. Please note that I am usually at the Studio only during my workshops.
Please see the "Upcoming Workshops" section of this website to learn about photographic servics that I offer, or contact me with questions at the Email address or phone number above.