George Steven Photography is powered by George Hurtado. He is a self taught photographer and has been passionate about Photography ever since 2004 when he picked up a point and shoot digital camera.

     That little spark ignited a passion which lead him to taking a Black & White film class where he learned how to use a 35mm SLR Camera, composition, exposures, develop and process film, using enlargers to make prints, using chemicals to develop photographic paper, and use some lighting equipment in his sophomore and senior year. Taking Art Fundamentals his junior and senior year, he combined his photo skills with the creativity of art.

     After graduating in 2008 at Schurr High School, he took Beginning Photography at East Los Angeles College and spent hours on end in the dark room. Then in 2009,  bought his first Digital SLR Camera, Canon EOS Rebel XSi and took Introduction to Computer Digital Photography. There he learned how to use his camera by practicing with Shutter Speeds, Aperture Settings, & ISO Settings. He also learned how to use natural light, edit in Adobe Photoshop, critical thinking & problem solving while taking a photograph, and how to critique his own work and others as well.

     The next semester, he took Fundamentals of Portraiture and began working in the studio with strobe equipment to learn about flattering and unflattering lighting on a person. After that class, he took Direct Studies with his professor to explore and experiment to find out what direction he wanted to go with photography. George decided to become a photo instructor himself some day.

Edit: (August 13th, 2020)

As years pass by, George has established a clientele and gained a good reputation from one opportunity to another from weddings, to headshots, to studio work. A world of photography can be excitingly overwhelming with branches upon branches of roads to go down in the field of photography. Through all this, it was certain the goal is to create and capture photographs that speak to us personally and/or beyond. A connection that is more than just posing and shows us real emotion. There is no limit in learning and it is a point to share this knowledge to whomever wishes to learn it as well.

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