Group lessons are located in our studio, placed in Domodedovo city, Moscow reg, Russia. Expenses for other other place are not included
Individual lessons are held at home by prior arrangement. Expenses outside the Moscow region are not included
Individual on-line courses via Zoom or Skype
Misha´s best side when he teach is, that he loves to share his knowledge, he loves to explain all what he know, he is not caring to keep information, he gives all, and sometimes I fell not deserv so much information even. I learn a lot from him. And the best, he always makes me feel that there´s a lot to learn still, and this keep myself learning. Thanks Misha!
After finishing the course of Mikhail's lectures, I realized that it does not matter how much you take photos, and what your camera model is. The main thing is a desire to learn and read instruction from the camera. Mikhail explains the theory perfectly and simply, puts everything in order, and you apply the knowledge together with him in practice on your camera. Michael charges everyone with passion for photography, the desire to learn and try something new, to experiment. He is not only an excellent lecturer, but also a terrific person, acquaintance and communication with whom will remain in your memory for a long time, and knowledge will firmly settle in your head. It remains only to practice and develop. Translated in google
Michael, thank you very much for your knowledge and skills! The program of the course is extensive and very interesting. And a special thank you for the inculcated love of film photography. Translated in google
Hello! To all novice photo lovers I recommend to attend a lecture course of Mikhail! About the mode of "Auto" on your camera forget! It is very good that the group is small - there is an opportunity to torment the teacher with their "smart" questions (the main thing is that you have these questions!). As for Michael - many teachers met - such as he had more, would! Patiently and intelligibly explain the wisdom of photography! Good luck to all of our hard work! Translated in google
I learned from Mikhail Shabalin, I do not remember when ...))) For a long time it was, my profession has nothing to do with photography, but I like to photograph, and most importantly I remember the technical component, such a thing as a camera. If you want to get acquainted with the basics of photography, then you are bound to it, he is really a master of his craft, with a great experience of photographing everything, and weddings, landscapes, and macro, and portraits, etc .. Honestly, I do not know, what is his favorite genre of photography (although I personally think that his most successful photos are wives), but the principles and foundations of all can be explained. I can not help but notice that, in addition to modern photography, he knows techniques such as ambrotypes or he can suddenly appear with Polaroid, etc.
Generally speaking, what I learned from this person, this understanding of how it works camera, what a mysterious button so on it are and what they need. And this understanding came not only from the theory that he gave, but also from the practical exercises and assignments that I received in this course. Well, of course, many smart words were added to my vocabulary: exposure, photosensitivity, aperture and much more))))
Briefly, at the end of the course, take with you the knowledge of technology, how to properly frame and place objects on it, a bunch of useful literature. The atmosphere in the classes is benevolent, you can turn to the recommendation and the choice of the camera, and for their work done both in the learning process and after it. Everything is clear, the terminology does not bother much, but requires understanding. Translated in google
Hello everybody! Fortunately, I managed to pass the course of Mikhail Shabalin in 2012. There he got acquainted with pleasant people with whom I communicate till now. Since I work in the field of media, I have visited many courses / seminars / lectures in this direction (photo / video), but it is Michael, among many good teachers, who has the magical ability to convey his love of photography to his students. He has a cozy atmosphere, he tells interestingly, he does not just love this, but he can really teach. Ask questions - he will answer you in detail after the class or during the lesson (and also will show, because the visual aid for him - the sea). Mikhail is a strict and attentive critic - and this is very important. But the feed is soft and friendly, which is important not less. Summary: I'm not currently engaged in photography, but I still have the knowledge I received on the course and use it as needed. Translated by google
Now there is a lot of everything on the Internet, lessons, courses, online training, but in my opinion nothing will replace live communication. It's great when you do not just come to listen to a certain lecture, where the lecturer is only interested in getting money and own PR, and where the lecturer, he is also a teacher trying to convey his teachings to the masses.
As you yourself said, it's very nice for you to see pupils' interest, shine in the eyes, and who knows what awaits them further.
Thank you, Misha for the lectures!
The miracle of the courses was also in such old, interesting and very fascinating processes, such as cyanotypy, ambrotype and oil seal. Translated by google
This course is for those who understand that to create a good photo you need not only a device with a button, but also something else. Here about this other, namely knowledge of the foundations in theory and practice will be given to you in an initial volume sufficient to clearly understand what and how you will study further on your own. Classes are held in a friendly atmosphere and at a convenient time. Thank you Mikhail for your knowledge and experience. Translated by google
Hello! I studied with Misha a couple of years ago. From the lectures I understood how to use my camera, all the material is presented easily and even like me, far from the photo to people, everything becomes clear, although it is not always easy))) Mishka thank you for your patience! Translated by google
I took the course "1 and 2 degrees. The Basics of Photography "by Mikhail Shabalin. It was very interesting, fun and most important, of course, cognitive. In short, everyone learned to handle the camera!) And Mikhail`s great merit here can not be underestimated, because he himself is keen on the teaching process and is given really with all his heart, and not "to fend off", as they say. If necessary, some incomprehensible moment will be blown out a few times, before you really do not get it. I`m very glad that I was in this group. The most important indicator of excellent work, it seems to me, is that even at the end of the courses we with the guys are still going to and are organizing different photo sets. And the desire to shoot and continue, and learns further is present in full. Translated by google
Academy of Photography. The course "Fundamentals of photography. Stage 2" is taught by Mikhail Shabalin. an excellent course with an excellent teacher. Mikhail has a specific vision and understanding of the process, just like any person of art. But it even better helps to understand the essence and fundamentals of photography. Perhaps, my only mistake was the decision to go first to a small course of "photo of the day", and not immediately to "the basics of photography." The desire to save time has played a bad joke and it is not necessary to repeat mistakes. It is better to go straight to the full course of grades 1 and 2. There are many practices on the course, the theory is there but it is not very much. At the end of the course - the desire to continue to study the photo increased, which is a huge plus in comparison with the first course "photo of the day."
Pros of the course:
- an interesting teacher;
- systematization of the supply of material;
- a lot of practice and help from Michael when working in the studio;
- large studios and lots of equipment (plus academy photo);
- all the same is not enough for that and time (maybe my mistake, tk went immediately to step 2);
- The theory is not enough and the material is not very easy to put in the head. Translated by google