In and Out of The Studio

Learn how to swim in your ocean of digital images

Why do this…

There has been an explosion of digital photography and photographers, both amateur and professional, over the past few years. For digital photographers the focus is the creative and artistic aspect of their work, and this is as it should be. The very nature of digital photography, however, allows for the creation of thousands of images that need to be managed. Digital asset management (D.A.M.) is at the core of my business model. There is a real need for individualized services tailored to the specific needs of the amateur, semi-pro and pro photographers who want to focus on creativity rather than managing files.

How I can help…

Here’s how I've been helping photographers and what I can offer you:

Individualized tutoring at your home or office, or in my studio.

Tutoring Basic to intermediate Photoshop skills tailored  to what you need to know.

Tutoring Basic to intermediate Photoshop Elements skills tailored  to what you need to know.

Set up and training in the use of Adobe Lightroom.

Using Adobe Bridge to its full capacity.

D.A.M. for the photo entrepreneur.

The initial consultation is free either by phone or email.

gerry suchy founder of gmsdesigns 2004

gerry suchy

founder of gmsdesigns 2004

Managing your digital assets.

Why do this…

There has been an explosion of digital photography and photographers, both amateur and professional, over the past few years. For digital photographers the focus is the creative and artistic aspect of their work, and this is as it should be. The very nature of digital photography, however, allows for the creation of thousands of images that need to be managed. Digital asset management

(D.A.M.) is at the core of my business model. There is a real need for individualized services tailored to the specific needs of the amateur, semi-pro and pro photographers who want to focus on creativity rather than managing files.

 


How I can help…

  • Here’s how I've been helping photographers and what I can offer you:
  • Individualized tutoring at your home or office, or in my studio.
  • Tutoring Basic to intermediate Photoshop skills tailored  to what you need to know.
  • Tutoring Basic to intermediate Photoshop Elements skills tailored  to what you need to know.
  • Set up and training in the use of Adobe Lightroom.
  • Using Adobe Bridge to its full capacity.
  • Installation & use of The Adobe Creative Cloud (recommended if your using two or more licensed Adobe Creative Suite applications. If you have questions I can help.
  • D.A.M. for the photo entrepreneur.
  • The initial consultation is free either by phone or email.

So much for the business part of this site …

I've always taken pride in not being a unidimensional person. So while I do what I do to earn a living there is more to me than just work. I have a passion for photography. Black and white street photography to be exact, with a little color thrown in to keep things lively. You can see some of my work by going to the Best of my Black & Whites. I'll keep this updated as I make photographs that I think are good enough.

Finally, there is my ongoing photo documentary project known as "The Invisible Ones." I am doing this to create and raise awareness about the large and growing population of homeless and mentally ill persons who live on the streets in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. In my long ago previous career as a social worker I spent eighteen years getting to know these folks and the problems they face just surviving day-to-day. Very little has changed for the better with this population and in many ways it is worse now than ever before. The title, "Invisible Ones" comes from the simple observation that as you watch the herd of morning commuters on any busy Washington, DC street, you will see them pass by these folks as if they were part of the landscape or not there at all … invisible. I will feature one portrait photograph for a period of time, replacing it with newer portraits as time passes. You can see the entire collection by visiting "The Invisible Ones."