Jeff Hirsch

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About Jeff

Jeff Hirsch is a photographer and photo-educator with over 30 years of experience in the field of photography, digital imaging, and graphic design. A master of “geek-to-english” translation and an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom and Photoshop, he teaches photography and photo workflow to individuals and groups. Along with his own class offerings, Jeff also teaches for the International Photography Hall of Fame and the Missouri Botanical Garden as part of their “Shaw Photography Series”.

Jeff is a frequent presenter at camera clubs both locally and nationally where he speaks on a wide variety of photographic subjects including street and travel photography, black and white photography, color management, photo restoration, book and slideshow creation, photographic workflow and more. Photo education IS his passion.

When he’s not teaching or locked down by a global pandemic, you will find Jeff leading photo tours to beautiful locations at home and abroad including Iceland, Cuba, Italy, Greece, New Zealand, Cambodia, Thailand, and more. Jeff’s ultimate goal on any trip is to help photographers make more compelling and engaging images as they travel the world. Information about Jeff’s classes and workshops can be found at:

I have been on several trips and taken numerous workshops with Jeff Hirsch. The one thing about Jeff, in addition to his upbeat and enthusiastic personality, that allows me to recommend his offerings without hesitation is the amount of thoughtful planning and preparation he has invested in them. Mother Nature may let you down on your trip but Jeff never will.

— S Hauser

Jeff’s leadership and superb organization led to a gratifying and totally enjoyable travel experience. Jeff is able to teach the technical nuances of my camera to employ the use of my eyes and mind resulting in an outstanding photographic experience. Jeff’s review of our group’s “best images of the day” employs thoughtful and constructive comments that improved our individual photographs.

— A Morris

Jeff is a comprehensive and thorough teacher, with a gift for patience and explaining things so that anybody can understand. He is comfortable with the basics, and he is also my most trusted coach when it comes to advanced technology and artistic critique. I grabbed the opportunity to go on a trip he led to Iceland: he was enthusiastic, encouraging, attentive to the needs of the participants, and friendly. My photography took a giant leap forward, and I had a wonderful time. It was my best experience ever as a photographer.

— J May