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About Jacob F.

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Spanish Fork, UT
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Take your photos from amateur to pro with the secrets on improving composition, exposure (including aperture, shutter speed and ISO), choosing the right lens for the subject, lighting (including speedlight flashes, strobes and natural light), the importance of post processing, Photoshop and photo organization and more!

About Jacob
Hi there and thank you for considering me as your personal mentor in the world of digital artistry. A long time ago this world was just a hobby for me as well, and I hope to help you develop your skill set into something much more. I have over a decade of exposure to the rapidly-adapting professional photo and video world, with experience spanning from the smallest of freelance jobs all the way to mainstream feature film production and post. You can spend a lot of money in workshops or online training, but nothing comes close to the value of one-on-one personalized training. Because I enjoy teaching, I make an effort to keep rates affordable for the value of education given. If you're a photographer wanting to make your photos look like the pro photos you see online or a videographer looking to advance your work to the next level then wel
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I look forward to meeting you.
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Jenn December 12, 2016
· Photography · In studio
I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with Jacob. My husband gave them to me as a birthday present and it was tons of fun. Jacob was able to answer all of my nitty gritty questions, as well as general tips on improving my skills. The lessons were enjoyable and I learned tons. I've gone from shooting in complete auto mode, because I didn't know how to do anything different, to shooting in aperture priority mode with much better results. My Christmas portrait of my kids will be much better this year thanks to these lessons. If you're looking for an affordable way to improve this is a great option because you'll learn a lot in just a few one-on-one sessions. Jacob was also very flexible in working with me on the schedule for the lessons. Thanks Jacob!
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Melissa September 30, 2016
· Photography · In studio
Wow! Jacob is incredibly knowledgable in both photography and Photoshop. He took great care to answer all of my questions. After just one lesson I'm definitely on my way to being a better photographer.
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About Sarah L.

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San Bruno, CA
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I got my first camera when I was 8 years old and have been a passionate shutterbug ever since. I can teach you how to use all of the manual features on your camera to get the effects you want to achieve, and I can help you to train your eye to see and capture memorable compositions.

Taking pictures is the first part of the journey - the second is editing them to adjust exposure, saturation, contrast, etc. I work with Photoshop and can teach you how to tune your images and fix problems like lens dust, harsh shadows, or face shine in flash pictures.

I encourage each student to find his or her personal style to express a unique vision. You don't need any experience to become an artist, just the desire to start noticing new things all around you and capturing moments to share with others!

About Sarah
Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativity with others. I earned an MFA in Costume Design from UCLA in 2007 and have been a freelance costume designer, college professor, photographer, illustrator, and jewelry designer.

As much as I love to create, what I really love is to help somebody learn to do something they love and create something they can be proud of! I am happy teaching all ages, and I specialize in helping each student find his or her unique vision.

I can teach sewing by hand and on a machine, including how to read and understand the instructions in commercial patterns. Bring your project and I'll help you make it happen! I am highly skilled at teaching life drawing, as well as marker rendering and watercolor fashion illustr
ation. Photography is my other passion, and I look forward to helping you understand how to use a camera's many features, and your eye, to create art.
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Ken May 27, 2017
· Photography · In studio
Sarah was on time and she did her homework! She uses a Cannon and have have a Nikon, she read the owners manuel prior to the first lesson, very impressive. She answered all my questions and looking forward to the next lesson.
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Brandon February 10, 2017
· Sewing · In studio
Sarah is amazing, I truly enjoyed learning from her. She opened my eyes to the sewing world in general, and specifically to what I was interested in. I am grateful for the experience and am better because of it.
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Clifford December 17, 2016
· Photography · In studio
Working with Sarah has been great! She has shared her knowledge freely, has a keen, artistic eye, and provides lots of creative solutions. I hope to enlist her services again in the future.
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San Bruno, CA 94066
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About Gordon L.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I have shot portraits professionally for over 4 years in all styles and environments. Aside from the basics and art of photography, I can teach you how to prepare for photoshoots, working with clients, and create a smooth experience to get the best photos out of yourself and the people you work with.

About Gordon
Hello! My name is Gordon L. and I would love to help you or your child discover your passions and work towards reaching any academic or artistic goals!

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, I am fortunate to have had an exceptional academic foundation. I attended Punahou School K-12 earning high marks and went on to graduate college from the University of California, Berkeley. I have a variety of expertise and tutoring experience in these subjects:

- Computer Programming
- Math
- Chinese
- Humanities
- SAT

Outside of school, I have also always been an artist and hobbyist, heavily investing myself in various forms of creative expression including:

- Dance (hip-hop/urban)
- Photography (DSLR, Lightroom/Photoshop)
- Card magic/Card flourishes (look it up :P)

Over the years, I have found that my enthusiasm for both people
and learning different things greatly enriches my life and those around me. If you're looking for someone who can introduce you to a variety of subjects, I'm your guy. I love learning about anything and everything and hope to encourage others to explore their passions. Furthermore, though my interests are many and varied, I have also committed years into training, have a solid grasp on their principles, and can confidently say that I am a qualified expert. I look forward to meeting you and helping you learn with me!
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Ryan August 25, 2017
· Magic · Online
We just had our first lesson. To my surprise, my usually shy 7 year old opened up quickly and started engaging right away. Gordon is great with young kids and we had a lot of fun. Nice experience and thank you Gordon!
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Tami August 4, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
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Shannon J. June 20, 2017
· Computer Programming · Online
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About Sergey K.

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I been taking pictures for a very long time I also have my own photography business set up at www.photosbysergey.com and I can teach you hands on lessons how to take amazing pictures.

About Sergey
I am a NYS certified Social Studies and Special Education Teacher and taughtSpecial Education at a group home I also have many years experience tutoring and substitute teaching in various Capital Region School Districts. My other expertise is to teach Study and organizational skills. I have also taught GEO at Albany High School. Aside from teaching I also did freelance photography for a few years and can teach you how to maximize using your photo equipment, take amazing pictures and using the computer to edit your creations.

I graduated from Siena with a degree with History and a minor in Political Science. Then I went to school and earned my master degree from the College of St Rose in Social Studies. I also attended SUNY Albany where I got a second certification to teach Special Education.
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McKenna August 27, 2017
· Photography · In studio
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Brent May 30, 2017
· Photography · Online
Sergey taught me about everything I had questions about and also offered suggestions in helping me to better determine the best way to find the career path that is right for me. Rather than hard and fast lessons, it was an opportunity to spend time, one on one, with a professional and learn from his experiences what works and what doesn't.
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Silvia September 25, 2016
· Business · In home
Great session! Helped me with my business needs, now I feel confident that can start my own eBay dropshipping business! Answered every question I had and I had a lot!! Thanks Sergey!
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About Dan H.

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Palo Alto, CA

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I call this how to “Escape the Green Box” (get off of the Auto setting) and really use your Camera (DSLR, Mirrorless, High end Interchangeable Lens compact). I have taught over 400 students going back to 2011). These are the highest quality in depth, lessons taught one-on-one and should not be confused with quickie 2 hour overviews. I don't just tell you to "push that button" or "turn that dial", I teach you how the various camera settings impact your images. I give you the knowledge to fully understand, control and utilize your camera to make beautiful images matching your artistic vision.

I give my lessons at my place in Palo Alto. These are private lessons - not a room full of people. My schedule is flexible but I do try to limit it to the hours of 10:00 am to 5:30 pm on all days of the week, however weekend time slots tend to fill up quicker. I've found that lessons of 2 hours each seem to work the best as it allows us to get into some depth each time but not so much at a ...

About Dan
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I’m an award winning photographer with great teaching skills who can teach you how to “Escape the Green Box” (get off of the Auto setting) and really use your camera and/or Adobe Lightroom to make and manage beautiful images. These are the highest quality and in depth, lessons taught one-on-one and should not be confused with quickie 2 hour overviews. I don't just tell you to "push that button" or "turn that dial", I teach you how the various camera settings impact your images. I give you the knowledge to fully understand, control and utilize your camera to make beautiful images matching your artistic vision.

I have a very easy going and relaxed teaching style, more like two friends chatting and having fun. But it's all about you and your needs. The first thing that sets me apart is that I listen t
o you. We then tailor your experience around what you already know, what you want to learn, what your photographic goals are and I cater to your learning style. This has been a winning formula with me for over 400 students spanning 6.5 years of private tutoring in photography, camera use and image editing.

These are private lessons - not a room full of people. My schedule is flexible but I do try to limit it to the hours of 10:00 am to 5:30 pm on all days of the week, however weekend time slots tend to fill up quicker. I've found that lessons of 2 hours each seem to work the best as it allows us to get into some depth each time but not so much at a time that it's overwhelming. If requested, I will do shorter or longer sessions. I have a 2 hr. minimum for the first session so book two back-to-back sessions for the first session. Lessons longer or shorter than 2 hours on weekends can only be confirmed a day or two ahead of time.

If you sign up for lessons, you can bring 1 or 2 guests (family, friends, co-workers, etc.) who can fully participate in the lesson at no charge, In other words, up to 3 for the price of 1. Just let me know in advance.
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anu October 10, 2017
· Photography · In studio
I took basic camera/photography lessons from Dan. He is extremely knowledgeable and detailed in his lessons. Few things I liked about his teaching approach -
* He had prepared a list of topics to introduce/teach based on my specific needs
* He asks good questions, so we actually think about logic and answers
* He is very detailed and approachable, willing to answer any questions

Found his class very useful and would definitely recommend him photography lessons!
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L. T. July 16, 2017
· Photography · In home
Very knowledgeable about photography and lightroom, learned a lot from lessons.
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Bob December 17, 2016
· Adobe Lightroom · In studio
Although I consider myself an organized person, after 3 months using Lightroom I had complete chaos on my computer. It seemed I had 4 catalogs, Images I knew I had were no where to be found and I seemed to have other images in 3 or more places. It as a mess and I know there must be a better way.

I found Dan on the internet (Yelp and Craigslist), scheduled a 2 hour session with and brought over my laptop. Dan was wonderful. He listened intently to my problems. He asked me about my workflow and things that I never thought of like how many cameras will be taking photos which will all be put in Lightroom. He then mapped out where my images were on my laptop as well as my catalogs (turned out I didn't have 4 I actually had 6 - there were 2 I didn't know about.

He then proposed an image storage file structure and naming pattern, showed me how to merge information to get down to one catalog, get rid of duplicates and add missing images. He walked me through each process several times till I felt comfortable doing the rest on my own at home.

It was so great that i came back 2 more times to get info on keywording, collections and on the 3rd session we went through the magic of the Develop module where we took some ho hum images I took at Yosemite and he showed me with a few slider moves who to make them worthy of hanging in the living room.

Later, when I got stuck he helped me out through email at no charge.

Dan's style is laid back but articulate. He talks in lay terms and works at your pace. I really can't tell you how happy I was with his style and the depth of knowledge he has in the product.

Bob
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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About Seth B.

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Venice, CA

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Documentary and adventure photographer for over 10 years. Degree in photography from Emerson College.

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Filmmaker and photographer here. Will teach you DIY tricks no one else knows.
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About Tim H.

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Verona, NJ

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Experienced teacher of 3 years, working college level classes and teaching group summer classes. Accustomed to assisting in working through project specific problems in film and digital photography. Photoshop usage restricted to basic photo retouching and manipulation. Teaching style reflects my belief that photos should be shot with the intent that is the final product, not that it can be fixed later. Working with me, you will get the full spectrum of subject matter, from raw files/film negatives to finished, framed photographs.

About Tim
I'm a professional musician, photographer, and photography teacher. I graduated from Hofstra University with a major in Public Relations and a minor in photography.

I learned to teach photography working as an aide in the university darkrooms - running small group classes, and providing a critical eye on larger projects.

My musical teaching expertise stems from 18 years of cello performance, preferring to work with new students, and intermediate students looking for artistic direction. When working with others, I prefer to have students have projects of their own aspirations, in order to help drive their passion for what they're doing.

For photography lessons, expect to go to different locations each day, to capture a wide variety of lighting situations and interesting landscapes in Northern Jersey - remember your hiking boots!
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About James H.

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San Diego, CA

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I am currently published in three different states and online. I use the time of day to my advantage and natural light. I am also a Shutterstock . com contributor.

About James
I am a silversmith, mason, lapidary and painter with over 41 years of experience. I have other mediums; too many to go over in this brief. I am patient and kind at all times while focusing on sharing my vast knowledge of my crafts with you!

In silversmithing I take great pride in my pieces to make sure they are flawless when they arrive to their new owner. I have 30 years of experience in making jewelry.

I am a lapidary which means that I cut and polish gemstones.

I am a mason and do a lot of wood working in between paintings.

In painting, I am best known for putting a lot of life and exactness into the eyes on my canvas; humans and pets. I have been painting for over 40 years. During this time I have continued my education by taking classes from other Artists and schools. I have used pastels, oil paints, charcoal, penc
il, clay, mixed media, watercolor and acrylic. I prefer Acrylic for its control, exact pigment and drying time. Which affects over all project time. My specialties are faces, animals and abstract. All of which have been commissioned for me to paint or was a result of my donation of a custom painting to local charities.

I hope that you choose me to instruct you!
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Christopher B. September 19, 2017
· Acrylic Painting · In studio
James really took the time to explain the acrylic colors and shading. Especially great that I now know the difference between translucent, opaque and transparent. I have painted for years but his classes helped me rediscover a live for painting people. The eyes were the hardest until I realized I must capture the tiniest detail. I recommend him for any class. Very patient and very generous soul! Thank you!!!!!
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Patricia September 5, 2017
· Painting · In home
James shares his skill as an artist with great patience and ease. He was willing to share and explain different methods and skills in colors, shading, and textures. He is able to cover many subjects matters. He also conveyed ways to enhance the painting I was creating.
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Frances September 5, 2017
· Jewelry Design · In home
I've watched first hand while James created some beautiful silver jewelry. He started with raw material, melted the silver, poured into molds, added gems, ending with gorgeous necklaces and/or earrings etc. He truly loves creating and is extremely talented which makes him able to pass on his skill to other
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About Sarah I.

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I am a Portrait and Documentary Family Photographer and focus on capturing moments. I teach how to be technically proficient by lessons and critiques! What truly makes a photograph great is what you feel when looking at a picture. I teach camera fundamentals with a heavy emphasis on composition through assignments and critiques.

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I am a Portrait and Documentary Family Photographer focusing on moments found during a typical day with a typical family. I use photojournalism to tell stories and use available light in every situation. I spent 15 years in the US Navy as a photographer and broadcast journalist and have a great deal of knowledge in not just how to take pictures but how to get “the shot”.
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Fran October 8, 2017
· Photography · In home
Sarah has a wealth of knowledge and experience. She is fun and engaging and her Navy stories make learning exciting. She actually got to take pictures of our President during her Navy career.
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Beth October 8, 2017
· Photography · Online
Having only known Sarah in-person for a brief time before she moved out of state, I'm grateful social media kept her in touch. As a fellow photographer with much yet to learn, I'm inspired by her ability to juggle personal and professional time and make explanations simple enough to follow without face-to-face interaction. Her knowledge of the craft combined with her great people skills make her the ideal instructor.
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