Meet Your Instructors

Tom Tussey

Whether in a studio/classroom or on photographic excursions locally, nationally and abroad, I love sharing my professional and personal photography experiences and imaging techniques with novice and advanced photographers in the community. I thrive on the interactions I have with those who love photography as I do. As a full time professional photographer, I have captured a wide range of subjects for over 45 years and those experiences give me a unique advantage in teaching both novice and seasoned photographers.

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Scott Rovak

I have been shooting professionally for over 36 years. I specialize in sports, but shoot commercial work as well. I am the St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Cardinals Team Photographer. I am also a contract photographer for USAToday Sports Images. I have worked for Getty Images, European Pressphoto Agency, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine and other editorial clients. I enjoy teaching photography to any size group and helping them with their personal journey with photography

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Bill Comfort -"It would be hard to find a more accomplished team of instructors like Tom and Scott. As working pros for more than 35 years, they have a depth of photographic knowledge that they are excited to share with their students. Nowhere else in the Greater St. Louis area is this available and at an affordable cost."

Jim Welby- “I've been an amateur photographer for about 55 years. I consider myself proficient and have a good understanding of photography basics. I have taken many workshops with Tom Tussey and Scott Rovak which have really elevated my skills, especially with digital cameras. The classes have included portraits, lighting, sports photography, night imagery and camera specific proficiency. I've also taken classes in Lightroom and PhotoShop that have also enhanced my understanding of post-production. No matter your skill level, you will benefit from their vast experience and technical knowledge.”