Hi, my name is Mark Chamberlin. I started SmarterPics in Oregon 6 years ago with the mission of teaching photo hobbyists how to improve their skills and understanding of the media I love. I immediately resumed teaching classes in Lansing with my move here in order to bring a new perspective and energy to local photo community!
I started my first studio in 1977 in Portland, OR. This started a long and continuing full time and part time career that has continued to this day. I have done all of awards and publications and things you would expect. But what matters, is I love to teach what I am passionate about in simple to understand ways that will help you gain control of your really great photos.
We bring in other instructors to teach special classes or fill in when I can't or just provide another point of view.
Thanks for visiting the site. I look forward to seeing you in class soon. - Mark
Our family is sports minded. The kids are doing something year around. I just want to get great shots of those great moments but they never seem to come out right. The Basics course really helped me get control of these problems as well as a host of others. My photos have taken a huge leap forward. Thanks, Mark!
I bought this really great flash unit for my Canon. But I have only used it pointing right at people. I really didn’t understand the power of what my flash could do. The flash class opened my eyes to the power of bounce flash, fill flash, balanced flash and other techniques. I am so excited!
I just got my camera a couple of months ago. I was scared to death to do anything but full auto. After taking the Intro to DSLR class, I am feeling a lot more comfortable and my photos show it. I am looking forward to the next class.