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Popular Online Photography Teachers

Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL
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Layla M. H.

Reston, VA
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Jaami W.

San Diego, CA
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Kelvin L. Bolingbrook, IL

If you’re interested in learning photography – congratulations! Photography is a fun, practical hobby as well as an exciting career. Although learning photography does take a little patience, the rewards are certainly worth it. So, let’s start with the benefits of why you should learn photography.

- The ability to record special events like a child’s birthday, graduation or the family’s vacations with clear, focused well composed photographs.

- Never missing a picture of a special moment because you were searching for the right button or dial.

- Taking photos that you and your loved ones will enjoy displaying on your wall. By capturing your special memories in pictures, you can have a way to document and pass on these memories to future generations.

- Communicating through your photographs. A picture really is worth a thousand words! You can capture an expression that says it all. Or as we've seen in magazines like Time and National Geographic, you can shoot ...

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been ...

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Sebastian N. September 20, 2014
Violin · In studio
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Very good teacher, with a lots of compassion.Mr. Kelvin is paying attention to details which makes my daughter better violin player.
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Melissa T. September 2, 2014
Violin · Online
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Kudos to Kelvin! He played an integral part in preparing Nick for his audition with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta. The best part is that Nick passed the audition and will be joining the orchestra later this month. Kelvin and Nick have a great connection. He truly supports my son's love of music.
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Tim C. August 13, 2014
Violin · Online
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He's very helpful
Layla M. H. Reston, VA

Dedicated artist with over a decade of experience. I enjoy working in a variety of mediums and in abstract styles. Also have experience with 3-D mediums such as ceramic sculpting and metal work. Experience teaching a range of ages.

About Layla M.

With a Masters in International Relations from NYU and over five years experience at the college and university levels, I am extremely passionate about education and am willing to help any student willing to accept the assistance. I am excited to begin learning with you!

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College professor available to tutor students in a variety of social science disciplines as well as basic math. Also available for music and dance lessons both online and in person.

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carolina P. November 3, 2014
Language · In home
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Layla has truly been a helpful tutor. I tend to struggle in classroom environments where the teacher can't always attend to my needs with so many students, so I decided to get a tutor. Layla has experience in teaching and so I decided to give her a try. Her methods are effective and have helped my improve already in such little time. She is not only helpful during our tutoring sessions, but also maintains dialogue in-between sessions, which is also very helpful. I would strongly recommend her as a tutor. She's amazing!
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carolina P. November 2, 2014
Language · In home
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Layla is a wonderful tutor. Her teaching methods are very helpful and have helped me improve my English. It's sometimes hard for me to learn in a classroom environment, so her one-on-one teaching methods are very productive. I definitely recommend her as a tutor!
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Stacy C. October 29, 2014
Violin · In home
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Layla is a fantastic teacher! She has helped my daughter tremendously in learning her violin. She is always going above and beyond my expectations. She is always enthusiastic and positive at every lesson. I would recommend her as a violin instructor without any hesitations!
Jaami W. San Diego, CA

Teaching experience: 5 years
Teaching goals: Depends on student goals
Teaching style: Depends on student's needs

About Jaami

Jaami W.V., originally from Washington State, has been dancing for over 25 years, beginning with jazz and ballet. She began studying hip hop at the age of 14, and soon organized a school dance team at her high school. After she graduated, she joined AmeriCorps National Service and founded an after school hip hop dance program for teens, to help address the rising teen crime rate. She then moved to San Diego specifically to dance in the San Diego State University dance program. Wanting to dance more, she began teaching hip hop at local gyms and dance studios throughout San Diego. In 2002, she founded Kruciaal Element Hip Hop Dance Company where she directs, choreographs, and organizes numerous performances in San Diego and Los Angeles County including events like Monster Bash and Mardi ...

Lee W.

Los Angeles, CA
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Eli D.

New York, NY
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Nathan H.

Pasadena, CA
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Lee W. Los Angeles, CA

Experience with both indoor and outdoor, still portrait and live action photography, soft-boxes and umbrellas, reflectors, blue sky and overcast conditions; also post techniques such as color grading/enhancing, Photoshop touch ups and removal of blemishes, etc.

*I have a vast quantity of examples that demonstrate my work, but unfortunately TakeLessons does not allow links to be posted in the description. I will however attempt to post as many photos/videos, relevant to this and other skills for which I am available to teach.

About Lee

Lee W began taking private lessons in guitar at the age of nine and continued to do so until graduating from the guitar program at The Musicians Institute, which also included classes in recording engineering and mixing/mastering. Throughout those years, he also began taking private lessons in other instruments such as bass, drum and piano.

As a dedicated artist he has released six albums, four of which under his own name and two under his band's name "Rejectionary Art". These albums span stylistically across many genres, including: Jazz, Funk, Metal, Avant-garde, score written for a live theater performance and most recently an album of cover songs with material ranging from J.C. Bach to Frank Zappa. Appearing on Lee's albums are many highly esteemed musicians, ...

Eli D. New York, NY

• The mechanics of your DSLR camera
• Shooting in manual "M" mode
• Understanding light, exposure, highlights, and shadows
• Light shaping tools both in-studio and on-location
• Composition
• Creative tips and tricks
• Gear advice and recommendations

About Eli

Hi there!

My name is Eli. Thank you for your interest in my services and expertise!

I am the owner of a successful wedding and portrait photography business on Martha's Vineyard, and I recently moved to NYC to pursue a career in commercial advertising photography. While on Martha's Vineyard I photographed numerous weddings, over 250 portrait sessions, private functions and corporate events both on the island and in New York City, as well as many very successful personal portrait projects.

On top of my own photography adventures, I continue to remotely teach one-on-one photography classes to a large group of very loyal students on Martha's Vineyard. The fall of 2014 will mark my third year co-teaching/assisting famed fine-art photographer Alison Shaw with her two ...

Nathan H. Pasadena, CA

I've been shooting photography for 6 years for weddings, films, and commercials in Dayton, Ohio and Los Angeles, California. Within the first few lessons you'll learn how to operate a DSLR camera and learn the very important fundamentals of exposure and lighting. By the end of the lessons you will understand the relationship between film speed (ISO), shutter speed, exposure and lens length--and why they're necessary to capturing a great final image! Our lessons will take us in and out of the studio as we go on hikes for photo shoots, and experiment with lighting and it's color effects on our images. This is a really fun class, and can be adapted based on your skill level!

About Nathan

Hey! Thanks for checking out my teacher profile page!

I'm really excited to share my knowledge of all things film, acting, and photography with you.

I'm a professional editor in Los Angeles, CA working on commercials, shorts films, and documentaries. I also shoot wedding and event photography. Essentially, I eat, sleep, and breath the creative world!

I was trained as a film and television actor at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in New York City, and also got my B.F.A at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio for Motion Picture Production.

I have an incredible knack for teaching anybody how to pick up post-production software from Photoshop and Lightroom CS6 to Microsoft Word, as well as how to start your photography hobby or career.

I can ...

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