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Queens Village, NY
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Fluent in American Sign Language.
Graduate of “The American Academy of Dramatic Arts”.
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Angela Theresa E.

Angela Theresa E.

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$60 / 30-min

About Steven S.

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Jamaica Plain, MA
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I have been using my Canon DSLR camera for 4 years now, primarily focusing on shooting architecture and landscapes. I can teach the basics of how to frame a shot using simple rules such as the rule of thirds, and more technical terms such as shutter speed and aperture settings to create proper lighting settings and depth of field.

About Steven
I'm a recent graduate of the Boston Architectural College, and employed by a large architectural firm in Boston. I am currently teaching a Rhino 3-D course at the BAC I tutor in all aspects of architecture including portfolio design, writing, software tutoring, design critiquing, and overall academic guidance. For software, I specialize in the Adobe Suite, AutoCAD, Revit, Rhinoceros, and V-Ray. I've tutored students of all differing ages and skill sets, ranging from novice to advanced user. Further, I have numerous references and reviews about my services that I would be happy to pass along, as well as past design work that I have done both academically and professionally. Lastly, I have numerous resources students can use after tutoring sessions are complete such as reference manuals, tutorials, and websites to visit for additional learn
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Richard January 2, 2018
· AutoCAD · Online
Just what I needed
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Sol F. January 2, 2018
· AutoCAD · Online
It was very easy to connect and to understand. Work very well for me! Steven explained all My questions.
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Susan K. October 2, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
Steve was very knowledgeable and detailed throughout the lesson. He was patient and I look forward to continuing lessons so that I can become proficient with this software.
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Steven S.

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About John O.

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Miami, FL
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I am a professional photographer based in Miami, FL. I have been teaching all aspects of photography, from basic skills & techniques to advanced lighting, post-processing (Lightroom & Photoshop), as well as the logistics of the business side of photography for the past 7 years.

My wife & I run a studio north of downtown, where we offer all inclusive photography services from project inception to final product.

We work all types of projects but specialize in commercial fashion, model portfolios, professional & actor headshots, advertising campaigns, product photography, and events.

Here is a link to my website for examples of my work:
www.johnolivephotographer.com

I am comfortable teaching all levels of students, from day 1 beginners to professionals who desire to improve their craft.

I look forward to helping you realize your goals in the realm of visual media.

About John
I am a working commercial photographer based in Miami. I have been teaching all aspects of photography for the past 7 years. I teach everything from basic skills & techniques to advanced lighting, post-processing (Lightroom & Photoshop), and the business side of photography for those who seek to become a professional.

My wife & I run a studio north of downtown, where we offer all inclusive photography services from project inception to final product.

We work all types of projects, but specialize in commercial advertising, fashion editorials, model portfolio development, professional & actor headshots, and product photography.

Here is my website address for examples of my work:
www.johnolivephoto.com

I am comfortable teaching all levels of students, from day 1 beginners to seasoned professionals who desire to improve their c
raft.

I look forward to helping you realize your goals!
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Jason Gendler March 21, 2018
· Photography · In studio
John has a true knowledge and understanding of different photography and how to solve the unique issues we had. We looked through over 20 instructors on google, etc before we picked John and would highly recommend him.
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Joan February 22, 2017
· Photography · In home
He's the best! Lessons are tailored by questions asked. He is knowledgeable and flexible. I highly recommend him.
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John O.

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About Irina L.

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Beverly Hills, CA
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Personal lessons tailored to your individual needs with custom handouts. No boring theory, just practical and useful tips.

About Irina
Please, contact me prior to purchasing lessons to check available dates and times.
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Ahlyia L. November 5, 2017
· Photography · In home
Great start to first lesson
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Kathryn (Royal) March 3, 2017
· Photography · In home
I lost the "joy" of photography with Irina. Technically, she knows her stuff, but her sensitivity and people skills are lacking. Barely an encouraging word. I felt degraded, nervous, and overall shitty by the end of the second lesson. Hoping for a better experience with another teacher.
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Desislava G. February 4, 2017
· Photography · Online
Irina is amazing... I would never even think that I can create such beautiful photographies.
My father used to have a small photo lab at the loft and it was like a magic to me. I was always passionate to learn the beauty of photography however I never got the chance to.
I took few classes with Irina, she helped me to create incredible photos for my marketing campaign.
Irina is very professional and patient teacher, she has deep knowledge of photography and she makes it fun to learn.
I would recommend Irina to anyone who wants to learn photography.
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Irina L.

Irina L.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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$120 / 60-min

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Nashville, TN
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Learning to use a camera is highly creative, AND highly technical. Find your balance, learn to use your strengths, and lean on the camera (or other gear) to improve every area of the art! i've been shooting for 12 years, and hired and trained with some of the great photographers around Nashville. The biggest things I've learned are about myself... That is where I specialize! I can help you understand how you shoot. Be the best you can be!

About Daniel
I love people! I enjoy teaching and training, listening and learning, meeting new people and discovering new things. As a Creative Director south of Nashville, I make time to work with children and adults, teaching drawing, photography, Adobe Creative Suite and other creative computer skills. I also coach soccer in Nolensville, TN. My own art reflects a passion for people, as I am primarily a portrait artist in photography as well as with pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor. I started with teaching art classes in High school, then as part of wilderness trips in the white mountains, teaching creative survival skills. I work often with youth athletics and skills training, with the children in my church, and all ages as a mentor, tutor, and coach outside of regular business hours... Lately I have been helping photographers and models build
their brand identity with pictures. - - What are your creative needs?
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Victor L. May 26, 2018
· Photography · In studio
Awesome,
He answer to my question and clarify my doubts and concerns about a particular lens I got.
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Pete March 9, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
Daniel was outstanding and very patient. I knew a little about drawing and he took me to the next level. My art is very lifelike and realistic thanks to Daniel.
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Dawn W. August 13, 2017
· Adobe InDesign · In home
Daniel is great, he is extremely knowledgeable. He explains things in detail so that you have a thorough understanding of how Indesign works and interfaces with other programs. He is happy to answer any and all questions and moves at a good pace.
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Daniel C.

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About Jonathan Y.

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Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

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A photojournalist and wedding photographer with 15 years of experience. Jonathan has a passion for teaching and loves seeing his students thrive. All ages
and skill levels welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs and goals of each student. You'll soon have the foundation to take timeless photos or take your skills to the next level. Shoot me a message, I'd love to hear from you!

About Jonathan
I am a professional photographer specializing in photojournalism, portrait, food, and wedding photography. I graduated from UCLA and have worked professionally in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York.

Students can expect to improve week to week in their photography skills. Every photographer has a unique vision; I teach students the technical and real-world approaches to bring that vision to life. I can help any student to photograph with confidence and success.

I teach photography students of all different ages and experience levels. I have 15 years of professional experience. I can teach students to select the right camera settings for any situation and compose their photos for the highest visual interest.

As a professional photographer, I frequently travel to New York and San Francisco for photo shoots. I have photographed eve
nts with Michelle Obama and Nancy Reagan. I've worked with high-end restaurants such as Blue Hill at Stone Barns for their food photography. I've photographed alongside firefighters battling wildfires in Southern California. I love to mentor students who want to become effective, creative photographers.

My personal passion is photographing people, but I firmly believe that a great foundation is essential to any and every photographic field. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better photographer!
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Bryson S. July 8, 2018
· Photography · In studio
Very knowledgeable
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Charlotte May 30, 2018
· Photography · Online
Jonathan is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. I felt like I was in the driver's seat and could ask anything; I never felt rushed or intimidated. Looking forward to working with him again!
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Jonathan Y.

Jonathan Y.

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
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About Jennifer W.

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Los Angeles, CA
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We would be a good fit if any of these speak to you:

+you're interested in learning photography intuitively, and picking up the technical aspects as you go
+you want to understand the relationship between aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
+you know the basics of your DSLR and are ready to make the leap to Manual
+you want feedback on the composition & lighting of your photos
+you want tips for improving your editing in Lightroom
+you have questions about how to create a photography business
+you have questions about gear/software
+your eye is drawn to natural light, candid moments, photojournalism and/or street photography

For photographers specifically interested in *wedding photography* and running your own business, I really enjoy sharing my wealth of knowledge and experience in the contexts of technical skills, portraits, wedding day planning logistics, getting published, building a website, pricing, social media, marketing, albums, blogging, networking with other ...

About Jennifer
Hello! I'm Jen and I've been a professional, photojournalistic-style wedding photographer for the past 11 years. I bring a lot of passion to my work, and I love teaching and mentoring photographers one-one-one at all different experience levels. Before I was a photographer, I taught undergraduate Sociology and have always loved teaching. I'm excited at the opportunity to teach something I'm so passionate about again!
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Aaron July 1, 2018
· Photography · In home
Jen is simply fantastic. A few months ago, I hired her for private lessons to help break through some technical and artistic barriers in my photography. Essentially, I was getting inconsistent results and wasn't able to translate the observations about the good shots into techniques for learning from them and leveraging them in the future.

From the beginning, Jen was focused on my objectives and concerns, and was able to tailor a curriculum to focus on those aspects. She reviewed my existing work with a great mix of enthusiasm and constructive analysis, and the small amount of apprehension I had about having a professional critique my shots evaporated pretty quickly. Jen is very personable and clearly on your side, which makes the feedback cycle easy and light. With her help, we were able to break down some of the things I liked about my own photography, but wasn't making full or considered use of. We also identified a number of ways in which I could improve bringing my own style into more of the process, both behind the camera and in editing choices.

In the field, there's a lot of good dialogue about how to approach a given scene, how to efficiently explore it for non-obvious opportunities, and how to convey a sense of story (one of my particular weaknesses). As one would expect, she has solid technical skills and is able to quickly troubleshoot tricky lighting situations and make suggestions about how to approach exposure/DoF/focal length to align with the intended mood. The feedback is always friendly and typically very pragmatic. I've already found the number of shots making it past the initial cull increasing, at a time when I'm also becoming more critical about what makes for a good shot.

Overall, Jen's guidance has had a sizable impact to my photography in a relatively short time. One of the best parts about making it past some of those persistent stumbling blocks is how much more enjoyable my time behind the camera has become. Would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking to improve their own photography, or move into the world of professional photography.
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Brenda June 30, 2018
· Photography · In studio
I’ve had multiple opportunities to learn about wedding photography from Jen and every experience has been so positive and helpful. Not only does she help me with technical aspects of shooting but also provides me with any random tip or trick that might make shooting easier. Jen has so much knowledge when it comes to photography and she’s really an amazing teacher. It’s clear that she loves what she does and that she really enjoys teaching! I also want to add that she’s just a great person to be around as well. She’s awesome to just chat and hangout with. It’s always felt so relaxed and comfortable. I highly recommend learning from Jen at any opportunity. She truly is awesome!
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Jennifer W.

Jennifer W.

Los Angeles, CA 90038
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$90 / 60-min

About Karen U.

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Edmonds, WA
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Visualize ~ Create ~ Evoke is the moto of Karen Ulvestad. Her teaching style reflects her great reservoir of photography knowledge shared in a clear and understandable method. She teaches through various schools.

About Karen
I am a working professional photographer and author. My work is collected nationally, and published world-wide. I have studied with photography greats Bryan F. Peterson, Joe McNally, and others.

I teach all levels of photography, work with all age groups. I view photography as an art form and as visual communication. The camera is a tool like a paint brush, and the paint is light. I work in both color and black & white mediums.

Currently, I am working on a book project, writing new curriculum for my in-person workshops, teaching, and meeting client deadlines.

I look forward to meeting and working with you.
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Karen U.

Karen U.

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$50 / 30-min

About Nerris N.

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South Pasadena, CA
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Having been a photographer for over 10 years, I am passionate about the art and even more passionate about teaching. From basic natural lighting techniques to advanced studio lighting methods, I will help you take your photography to the next level so you can succeed both as a creative and as an entrepreneur.

About Nerris
I'm a professional film director, cinematographer, and photographer and have been teaching creatives full-time on a popular channel with over 3 million views. I graduated from the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television with a BA in digital narrative production. I have taught at all levels from absolute novice to MFA-level classes.

My work has screened at several Oscar-qualifying film festivals and has screened at some of LA's most popular venues, such as the TCL Chinese Theatre, LA Live, the James Bridges Theater, and more. I have helped many people start their careers in entertainment and have helped many creatives make films that have screened at some of the world's best known film festivals.

I have a huge passion for teaching and mentoring creatives. Whether you want to learn how to operate a camera, write your
first script, learn the fundamentals of acting, or some combination of those three, I will tailor a focused, customized, hands-on curriculum for you so that you can grow as a creative! In addition to covering creative techniques, I also provide career coaching, resume-building, helping provide the tools needed to go onto sets, and other practical lessons.
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Donna August 1, 2018
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Nerris has the background to help a beginning filmmaker learn the ropes and make connections.
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Nerris N.

Nerris N.

South Pasadena, CA 91030
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$60 / 60-min

About Mariana T.

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Pomona, CA

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I'm a Professional Photographer who loves taking portraits, family photos etc. My favorite part of what I do is being able to capture those intricate moments of happines. I believe it is my honor and responsibility to remind and show others just how beautiful and powerful they truly are.

About Mariana
Students will begin to see progress in their photography skills as long as they apply my teachings on a weekly basis. We will go over all the beginning and intermediate aspects of photography such as: Lighting, Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed etc. You will also gain a better understanding of the controls in your camera and will be able to properly use them in the correct situations.

I plan to help my students be able to feel more confident with their work and help them find their own photography style.
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Mariana T.

Mariana T.

Pomona, CA 91766
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$42 / 30-min

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