Category Archives: Career

Hi, Can I Help You With Your Camera?

Plant Street scenic at dusk. Photo: ©2014 Mark Lepow

Hi everyone, whether it is along picturesque Plant Street in Winter Garden, FL, a Central Florida theme park, or somewhere around the globe, when I see people struggling with their camera I ask myself why isn’t there a single way to help them. Unless I’m pressed for time, I’ll offer assistance, and then find out that they just acquired their camera either by purchase or receiving it as a gift (before taking the trip of a lifetime). At that point I’ll show them some basic settings and try to get them on their way.

But there an easier way, Photo Coaching by Mark. We spend three hours walking and talking about how to use your camera. It has always been my opinion that people learn by doing, not by sitting in a darkened room watching a glorified slide show. Though I am partial to Plant Street in Winter Garden, FL, I am willing to meet you in other photogenic locations.

There are three options on how we will work together to improve your photographic skills:
1. One on one.
2. You, me and a friend of your’s (discount for two person).
3. Just going over your camera settings (this is a one on one talk, not a walk).

Please visit Photo Coaching by Mark for more info and to sign up today.

I can’t wait to coaching you to photographic success.

Coach Mark

Jonny Venters QB & Pitcher from Lake Brantley High School

Then: (Thursday, October 17. 2002), Lake Brantley High School Quarterback & Pitcher

Now: Atlanta Braves Pitcher

This photo is one of several dual letter athlete “last minute” assignments that I received while I was stringing for the Orlando Sentinel. I remember that the coach granted me a single time out to as the coach put it, hurry up and take your picture. When the coach blew his whistle again, the session was over and this is one of the frames I walked away with.

My train is in the station.

Orange Blossom CannonballEver get that feeling that if you don’t hurry that the train, YOUR train, will leave the station without you? Well, right now that is where my life is. Over the past couple of months several people have reached out to me about doing other things in my life. All the options are near and dear to my heart, and the latest one involves teaching photography.

Being a teacher is something I have always considered beyond my reach. My Dad was an Industrial Arts professor at NYU in the 60’s prior to he and my mom moving to Orlando to start their company, which lasted nearly 50 years. My sister is a teacher, my wife Kathy is a teacher, so you could say in various forms, teaching is in my blood, though in reality, I was adopted at birth. Heck, even my next door neighbor is a teacher, and our across the street neighbor is a teacher. Oh my God, I am surrounded by teachers! So, maybe God really is trying to tell me something…

Photo info: I shot the Orange Blossom Cannonball in Tavares, Florida on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Wooton Park in Tavares, FL. Click the link for more info about the train or Tavares.