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Popular Online Photography Teachers

Alessio R.

Brooklyn, NY
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Julie D.

Tustin, CA
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Michael C.

San Diego, CA
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Alessio R. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Adobe Photoshop, Bongo, Djembe, Drum, Hand Drums, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Photography, Pro Tools Software, Video Production

About Me

*** Studio Equipment ***
A recording studio located in Greenpoint. w/ full drum set recording setup and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Public transportation and bike.
Books, sticks, drum pads, small percussions.

*** Specialties ***
I am specialized in jazz music and improvisational type of musical settings including, african percussions, indian percussions and rhythmical singing also called solkattu.
I have a strong background as far as the rudimental snare drum studies and the basics of technique. I have a degree in recording/mixing and music production, knowledge of softwares such as logic pro and pro tools.
I have a degree in photography from studio photography to post production in Photoshop.
I also work professionally as a video operator and editor using Final cut pro

Julie D. Tustin, CA

Subjects Taught

Photography

About Me

Be the boss! Take control of your digital camera. Learning the purpose of all those buttons and dials is the key to success in photography.

Basic digital photography classes are offered to help you understand your camera and take better pictures.

Julie has earned the Photographic Craftsman degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA) in January 2014.

This degree is not merely a piece of paper. It means that Julie has met the standards of excellence set by PPA. She has been awarded the Photographic Craftsman degree in recognition of her service to the photographic profession as an orator, author and mentor.

Julie'™s degree and all the expertise it requires ”illustrates her accomplishments and talent as one of a select few.

Join Julie as she takes the mystery out of digital photography!

Michael C. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Adobe Photoshop, Painting, Photography

About Me

Lessons in
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, (how to get the most out of a digital camera. Lenses, tripods, flash equipment )

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY (composition, polarizing and graduation filters, HDR imaging, panoramas, black and white vs color , long exposure time for mystical water effects.,

PORTRAITS (studio lighting, environmental portraiture with natural available light, out-door location portraiture.

PHOTOSHOP RETOUCHING (basic to advanced digital retouching, changing backgrounds, montage and collage. )

DIGITAL PAINTING FROM PHOTOS (Using Corel painter to get to look of a tradition oil painting or charcoal drawing.}

RESTORATION OF OLD PHOTOS (fixing damaged and faded family photos and archiving them for future generations )

SPORTS PHOTOGRPHY (making an action sequence, choise of lenses and equipment. )

CREATIVE DIGITAL IMAGES. (create your own art gallery , Macro photography, flowers and still life, wild life and nature, abstract and special effects )
I came to California from England on an invitation from Ansel Adams to stay at his house in Carmel. Then i remained in California to become a Professor in Photography at California Polytechnic State University .

Currently I am the Owner of Michael C PhotoGraphics in San Diego - A Portrait and Commercial Photography business.

Also for 12 years I have taught many workshops and classes in Europe and the USA to students reanging from beginners to advanced professionals on Lighting, Portraiture, Digital Photography, Photoshop, Corel Painter.

I also have a masters degree in geology as well as an associateship from the Royal Photographic Society so I love landscape photography and enjoy teaching many of the aspects of landscape photography that I learned from my time with Ansel Adams. My main interest however has been in portraiture, both black and white and color. And I enjoy taking a photograph and then making it into a painting which is printed on canvas and embellished with oils and varnishes to resemble a traditional oil painting. one professional photography student from Arizona wrote....
................"I have had the pleasure of working with Michael, and all I can tell you is England's treasure has become America's treasure. I look at Michael, as the number one must see photographer if you want to walk away inspired. Not only does he teach you; he instills an artistic ambiance that will fill your life.
Rarely does a teacher or mentor go beyond the nuts and bolts to take a genuine interest in your work and your life, Michael does both. "
"Bill Dooling, Photographer, Arizona

some other testimonials:

..Ernest Brooks, President of Brooks Institute of Photography Santa Barbara....'Michael C's impressionistic photographs represent the most beautiful classical portraiture being produced anywhere in the world today.

Monte Zucker, International speaker on photography...." Life's great treasures include occasionally discovering something new and exciting. Michael C's portraiture is all of this...and more. His images transcend time. His style is so unique, one feels exhilaration from peering into his mind's eye. I have never before been so captivated by a style of photography as I am by this collection of images. Connoisseurs the world over should be aware that a spectacular Art Form has been created by Michael C. I urge everyone to enjoy his extreme talent."

Alessandro Baccari, museum curator and former executive director of the Professional Photographers of California...'Michael C is one of the premier photographers in America today. His portraits are held in high esteem throughout the world for their imagination, sensitivity and technical quality'.

Danielle W.

San Diego, CA
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Jackson X.

Englewood, CO
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Lee W.

Los Angeles, CA
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Danielle W. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Adobe Photoshop, Photography

About Me

I am a portrait photographer. I get my inspiration from people, particularly faces, interesting faces, not always beautiful not always flawless, each of those faces has a story. I like to capture the life experiences in a person’s face that the human eye may not always recognize. I am a photo-journalist, I endeavor to capture the masterpiece in the moment that it is happening. I incorporate multiple styles of photography into my work: portraiture, where I capture the essence of the subject, editorial shoots, where I communicate through image exactly what the author is saying, and stylized shoots, where I create with the client their own whimsical fantasy. I've worked with editors, authors, families, and women of all ages to capture beautiful portraits.

Jackson X. Englewood, CO

Subjects Taught

Chinese, Filmmaking, Film Production, Photography

About Me

I am a young American-born Chinese who has tremendous knowledge of photography and film production for my age. I tend to encourage productiveness and am very open-minded and friendly. I do not have much professional teaching experience but have taught many around me to a decent level.

Lee W. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Adobe Photoshop, Audio Engineering, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Drum, Ear Training, Film Scoring, Guitar, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Photography, Songwriting, Video Production

About Me

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, such as: Marco Minnemann, Morgan Agren, Ric Fierabracci, Genevieve Artadi and Laura Vall. Three of these albums feature album art created by he, himself and he records, mixes and masters his own albums, as well as doing so professionally for others.

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