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:

Jeff is an excellent leader. He made sure that he worked with everyone and he tailored his responses to each of us according to what we needed and wanted from him. He is fun to be with and maintained a strenuous schedule to meet everyone’s needs. For example: He went out with small groups at the end of a couple different days to create long exposures of trolley cars. Another night he found a wonderful selection just steps away from the hotel and sent a text inviting us to join him. He stayed out until all of us had the shot we wanted. His enthusiasm for the area is contagious and his technical knowledge is vast. He shared generously with all of us who needed his help. I would happily go on another trip with him. Your local guide worked with Jeff to make adjustments to the schedule as needed. He is the best local guide I have ever met, top notch in every way.

— J LaShelle

Trip was 10 out of 10. Overall, there are to many highlights to list. But I would say the highlights included good hotels in best locations of each city. Nice meals provided by Strabo, good itinerary, nice van and driver. Local guide and photography leader for sure.

— B Hirsch

Great leader, 10 out of 10. Knowledgeable, affable, and very knowledgeable. Excellent teacher. Consistent willingness and interest in helping students with artistic and technical topics. You have a superb local guide. Very flexible and adaptable. Good sense of humor. Provided sufficient historical information, and didn’t encroach on photography and time.

— M Graham

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