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Steven Greaves

Steven Greaves

http://www.stevengreaves.com

Self PortraitsAfter wandering for a few decades, I now call New York City “home.” Born in England,raised in Bermuda and educated in America, I have spent the last twenty years clutching both camera and passport. Although trained as a lawyer, with an Honors B.A. from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, photography and travel remain my inspiration. There are few things that offer such experiences and it is through the viewfinder of a 35mm and digital SLR that I have seen much of the world. From night operations in the mountains of Afghanistan with the French Foreign Legion to being interrogated by Greek Intelligence services to running the streets of New York City with Black Bloc anarchists, my camera has fueled my vision-quest. Photography has made of me a more earnest traveler. Through it, I have learned patience, humility and compassion. These
virtues, I seek to convey through my work.

Extensively traveled in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, my work has been featured by various international clients including the New York Times, National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Insight Travel Guides, DK, History Channel, Men’s Journal among others. My images have similarly been displayed on the walls of galleries in Sydney, Rome, New York, Lisbon, London and San Francisco. I have completed an internship with the world-renowned VII Photo Agency, continue to do freelance photojournalism (represented by Corbis), travel and tourism work (represented by Getty Images), architectural photography and am also an instructor at Digital Photo Academy in New York. Professional affiliations include membership in the National Press Photographer’s Association with media accreditation by the NYPD, the United Nations, N.A.T.O. and the White House. For image sales or professional assignment, please contact my studio at 917.573.4311 or email steven@stevengreaves.com.

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Comments to “Steven Greaves”


  1. Steven was tremendously helpful. He broke down the basics of how to achieve the aesthetic you want, in a very easy to comprehend manner. I’ve had my camera for over a year and online tutorials are not as effective as being there and seeing photos which showcase the perspective, then trying it yourself and going over the settings. I highly recommend this class.



  2. I had an amazing time with Steven. Learned a lot from him about photography. More than that, I enjoyed our conversations about our travels and experiences.

    Thank you for arranging this. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone interested in photography.



  3. The experience with Steven was great. It was a beautiful location with good weather. He quickly went over the basics as required but the ability to answer individuals’ questions on what they had trouble with was immensely helpful. I learned a few tips that I will be mindful of when shooting. He was overall a great and friendly instructor with wisdom from his decades of experience.
    Thank you for the class. I look forward to signing up to future ones and have told friends about the amazing experience.



  4. I had a wonderful time learning with you and the rest of the gang yesterday! It was well worth every minute!!

    Thanks for sharing your experience and perspectives with us. There were many take home points from the session. I have switched completely to “M” mode now, and finally abandoned the “S” or “A” priority. And changed other “restrictive” settings in my camera. This session has made me feel more comfortable and confident as a photographer, and I hope to continue to learn and enjoy the art of photography.



  5. Steven – thanks again for a great class! Was a great day – and new tips to play with 👍



  6. Wonderful, outdoor session. Our instructor was friendly and very knowledgeable, guiding multiple skill levels from beginners to those familiar already with their cameras, into being better photographers. He was open to questions and I feel his advice and tips instantly opened me to a new way of thinking. Would look forward to taking another class in the near future. It was definitely a great deal for the session.



  7. The instructor had a very positive attitude about helping people and provided clarity. He never made the anyone feel intimidated or uneasy . Steven and Richard are a gem! Worth the time to come and see to gain insight on photography. Look forward to taking to other classes in other cities.



  8. The day lived up to my expectations. Richard was very professional and put a lot of effort into finding a tutor that matched what I was looking for. It was refreshing to still see the someone adding the personal touch to ensure the customer is happy. My tutor, Steve was great and was loads of fun to hang out with. Really cool dude. Not only did he find a stunningly gorgeous model to work with (who I would love to work with again, btw), but he happily shared from his best advice in any area that I asked about. I learnt a lot from him and identified more than a few areas that I need to work on. Rating my experience with 5 stars was easy. In fact the next time I visit New York, I will definitely be calling on Richard again.



  9. I just wanted to take this opportunity to say that the two courses that Steven taught last Saturday were absolutely phenomenal! Steven by no means let the rain get in the way of anything and efficiently utilized the time to teach us the cameras controls, meaning behind all of the various settings, and further transitioned greatly into real live shootings when the weather cleared.

    This is a course I much needed and am applying the knowledge I obtained on all my shoots. Furthermore and the most important part was that Steven made sure my initial interest in photography widened and increased!

    If you guys offer any other courses pertaining to photography, do let me know as I would strongly consider.

    Thank you again to Steven and Digitial Photo Academy for providing a great experience.

    Dhruv Patel



  10. Steven was a fantastic teacher – he adapted the class to my level and needs, he has a great way of breaking down complex technical info to be easy to understand and remember, and he was fun to shoot and explore with. Highly recommend!



  11. Very informative and helpful. The instructor, Steven, really helped me learn features of my camera that were beneficial to my needs.



  12. I was very impressed with Steven Greaves. After introductions, he asked everyone to describe their experience with cameras. He wanted to be sure to cover the basics, so no one was overwhelmed. The day was very dreary, but we did get some time outside, where Steven described the basics of choosing subjects and composition. We went into the terminal and sat for about 20 minutes, as Steven went over the basics of exposure, shutter speeds and ISO. We then spent the rest of the time shooting in the terminal. Although I’ve been shooting for many years, I can say I got some very good pointers!



  13. “Great Day! Steve was very helpful in helping us get a grasp on the fundamentals of taking control of our cameras! He was very patient and encouraging! a lovely day with a huge learning curve:)”

    -Michelle A.



  14. “My Instructor was Steve G. I had an amazing day. Steve assisted me in transforming my relationship with my camera in 6 hours. I hope he had a tenth as much fun as I did. I am forever grateful.”

    -Louis. V



  15. “The class was fantastic, Steven was very articulate, knew his subject well, and I walked away having learnt a lot. Would highly recommend!!!”

    -Andrea C.



  16. “Very informative and helpful. The instructor, Steven, really helped me learn features of my camera that were beneficial to my needs.”

    -Anonymous



  17. “Steven was great! A lot of information and very easy going.”

    -Siddarth P.



  18. “Thanks Steven and thanks for the time yesterday. It was really helpful. I started playing last night with the skyline. 🙂

    Also, Richard thanks for connecting me with Steven. He’s a great instructor.”

    -Kathy



  19. “I enjoyed the class and learned a great deal from Steven. He showed us how he “sees” scenes and composes his shots. He gave us insightful tips on lighting, street and travel photography, and technical issues. It was also great meeting Jay. He posed great questions and food for thought. ”

    -Cris



  20. “This was an interesting and informative afternoon. Steve spent time learning about our photographic knowledge and our expectations for the afternoon. He tried and succeeded to meet those expectations. I have been interested in photography on and off over the years and needed a reintroduction and the encouragement to return to photography, I got both.”

    -Jay



  21. “Thank you Steven.
    I appreciate your knowledge, patience and professionalism.”

    -Ena



  22. “Steven was amazing it was a great day!
    Thank you for your help,”

    -Michelle and Carolyn



  23. “Steve, I had such a great session! I’ll definitely be in touch for round 2 to start applying some of what I learned. I’ll have to pick a sunnier day :)”

    -Estelle



  24. “Thank you! I really enjoyed the class. ”

    -Kristen



  25. Hi Steve,
    “I cannot thank you enough for the excellent class you gave on Sunday. I came away from that class with so much knowledge and understanding on how to work my camera – I was amazed and I can’t wait to start using my camera on “M” !!!
    You are an awesome instructor! Thanks for everything!”
    -Terri



  26. “I just wanted to reply as a follow up – I took the Intro to DSLR class yesterday with Steven Greaves as a “do-over” to my Intro to Digital Cameras class. I had to let you know that this class was excellent and was certainly worth giving DPA another try. Steven was great – I am a beginner and the other student is more advanced and I felt he catered to both of us. He actually physically showed us the settings on our cameras, what everything did, what we should be looking at from both a technical and creative standpoint, and really gave a well-rounded overview of the DSLR. He is clearly a talented photographer, but a modest one – showing us his images as helpful examples rather than self-promotion (which was my issue with the last instructor). He knew the technical terms and was able to explain them clearly, in an easy-to-understand way for me, as I am very new to the DSLR terminology. He took us out to try different types of shots, showing us how the different settings affect the image, was able to give clear step-by-step instructions on how to take a great image and what settings to use and how to tell when to adjust them. Overall, it was a VERY valuable four hours filled with great information.

    Just had to let you know that I’m really satisfied with this make-up class and appreciate the offer. I feel like I got a lot out of it and will be looking into additional classes.”

    Thanks,
    Jamie



  27. “Hi Steven,

    Thank you for the workshop and for answering all my questions (even stealing a little extra time). I had a great time and learned new things in order to get better pictures. Specially I got a real interest in “control my camera” instead of being controlled by it. Of course I’ll buy a reflex to really start doing it.

    I still can’t shut a leading line. I find it so difficult. It’s a real challenge and so I’ll keep working on it.

    Looking forward to attend new workshops.”

    -Silvia Rivera



  28. “Thanks so much for the wonderful workshop. You definitely inspired my daughter and I to think “outside the box”. It was a great experience and we truly enjoyed it. Let us know if you are teaching any other workshops this summer or in the fall”

    -Julia



  29. “Hi Steven, Thank you so much for such an informative class. I will definitely be signing up for additional classes, once I get a little more practice under my belt. Thanks for being so patient and thorough. You are an excellent instructor.

    Thanks, again.”

    -Marilena Eatman



  30. “Thank you. I just got in and, guess what (YOU TOLD ME SO) I fell in love with the RAW pictures better than the jpeg ones. Took a lot less “rubbing” and “editing.” And, for the record, they were shot in MANUAL MODE. Thanks teacher!”

    -Joe



  31. “Hi Steve, Thank you!! The class was exactly what I needed. You have taught me to be the basics and from that I will continue to build my skills. I am not as “afraid” to use the manual setting.

    I would definitely recommend the class as well as you as the instructor.

    Thanks again”

    -Kristen



  32. “Thanks Steven, Wonderful class and hope to take more in the future. Thanks for taking the time to answer my many questions.
    Enjoy your weekend!”

    -Annie Graziani



  33. “And Thank YOU for an informative and easy class on my camera!”
    -Merle



  34. “Enjoyed the class. Very informative. Can’t wait to get out and try some new things with my camera.

    Thanks.”

    –Mike



  35. “I took the Intro to DSLR class yesterday with Steven Greaves. I had to let you know that this class was excellent and was certainly worth giving DPA a try. Steven was great – I am a beginner and the other student was more advanced and I felt he catered to both of us. He actually physically showed us the settings on our cameras, what everything did, what we should be looking at from both a technical and creative standpoint, and really gave a well-rounded overview of the DSLR. He is clearly a talented photographer, but a modest one – showing us his images as helpful examples rather than self-promotion. He knew the technical terms and was able to explain them clearly, in an easy-to-understand way for me, as I am very new to the DSLR terminology. He took us out to try different types of shots, showing us how the different settings affect the image, was able to give clear step-by-step instructions on how to take a great image and what settings to use and how to tell when to adjust them. Overall, it was a VERY valuable four hours filled with great information.

    Just had to let you know that I’m really satisfied with this class. I feel like I got a lot out of it and will be looking into additional classes.

    Thanks.”

    -Jamie



  36. “Thanks, Steven. Today’s class really started to change the way I take photos. I used to be one of those people who just point and shoot and call it a day. I like to do challenging things in life, therefore I am going to keep practicing. My camera was given to me as a gift back in April and I wish I had put more effort into learning/playing around with it, but late is better than never.”
    –Lisa



  37. “Thank you for your tips you proved at the workshop. I’ve been using them they are helping a lot. Thank you”
    –Student Patrick



  38. “Steven, I had an amazing time this morning!!!!! Thank you so much for your patience and not making us feel like inexperienced dummies when it came to our cameras. Thanks SO MUCH for the picture! I’ll definitely going check out the album you’ve attached and get back to you.”
    — Student Trudi


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