I love to learn in any capacity I can, and I believe it is important to pass down that knowledge. I’ve had the opportunity to lecture and teach photography at Brooks Institute, Michigan State University and online. Below is an archive of some of those lessons.
If you’ve been following my Instagram Live video feed, you can download my reference documents from my “Camera” workshop here:
Photographer James (J.R.) Mankoff earned a bachelor's degree in fine art from Michigan State University's College of Arts and Letters in 2005. James returned to campus in October 2014 to speak in the Department of Art, Art History and Design's Guest Lecture Series. He also conducted a weekend-long student workshop on professional photography techniques.
During his visit, MSU Alumni magazine wrote a Profile piece and Muse's magazine interviewed him for an upcoming issue.
View MSU Alumni Profile: here
View Muses interview: here
Creatr was a live-stream session where professionals could share their creative knowledge, industry insights, skills, and inspiration within a variety of creative fields.
Episode 1: About me
Episode 2: Cohesive style and how to find it
Episode 3: Connecting with your subjects
Episode 4: Personal Projects
Episode 5: Producing a photoshoot
Episode 6: Lighting Theory - Umbrellas
“Breaking Through”: Branding in the Digital Age at the V.F. Social Club