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About Julie D.

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Tustin, CA
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From the basics of camera operations to field sessions, creativity assignments to photo processing in Lightroom and Photoshop, and even starting your photography business, we work together to develop training to meet your photography needs. I am known for my patience with students and am committed to your best learning experience.

Do you just want a review and critique of your photos to help you improve? Ask for our discounted fee for this service.

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Photography & Business

Photography -

Be the boss! Take control of your digital camera. Tutoring sessions with Julie can help you learn the mysteries of digital photography, can jump-start your creativity, or guide you along your journey in photography,

Julie earned the Photographic Craftsman degree in January 2014 and Certified Professional Photographer in May 2015 from Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

These degrees are not merely pieces of paper. It means that Julie has met the standards of excellence set by PPA. She was awarded the Photographic Craftsman degree in recognition of her service to the photographic profession as an orator, author and mentor. The CPP designation demonstrates the knowledge and experience of a professional who has achieved and maintains a higher standard.

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ses a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and has more than 30 years’ experience running a small business. In addition, Julie has experience in the transportation, hospitality, and aerospace industries, software development, and legal fields. Her experience includes clerical to management positions but thrives as a small business owner. Julie has taught photography at the local community college for 12 years, runs workshops locally, nationally, and internationally.

Julie has created and run most business structures – solo entrepreneur/sole proprietor, LLC, Joint Venture, and Corporation.

Some of the awards Julie has received during her career include YWCA of Los Angeles Leadership Award, Boeing Spotlight Award for Teamwork, PPOC Spirit Award, PPC Above and Beyond, American Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence, Thumbtack Best of Professional Photographers.
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Kate May 18, 2019
· Photography · Online
Julie is wonderful. She explains the subject well, very detailed if needed, shares the prepared by her materials, always on time, answers all the questions, very pleasant to communicate to. What's great is that she doesn't make it complicated! :) but rather helps you to continue developing the love for the photography.
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Susan April 14, 2019
· Photography · Online
Julie is patient and explains the subject clearly. Lessons are a joy!
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June V. April 1, 2019
· Photography · Online
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Julie D.

Tustin, CA 92782
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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
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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.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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$90 / 45-min

About Mark Y.

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Greenwich, CT
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Photography is a big part of our lives these days. It's a modern way of storytelling. Let me help you tell your story better. From Beginner to Advance, I cater the lessons to your needs.

A lifelong student of Photography myself, I have made my living as a professional Photographer for nearly 10 years. In addition to Shooting I have been teaching and helping others hone their craft for the past 4 years.

Many people want instant results but photography is a process. Despite the experience level of the photographer my goal is teach something new. Be it a concept or technique at the end of the session you will be one step closer to your goals.

The session doesn't end at the end of the hour. I provide e-mail support for questions pertaining to the discussed subject matter. I do assign homework and or conduct practical lessons so I also provide feedback and critique for photographs.

I use Lightroom and Photoshop for post processing and I am able to provide ...

About Mark Onewolf
I began photographing family events at the age of 8 years old. I was always fascinated with how things work and the camera was no exception.

I learned to shoot with Film cameras. First with my Dad's Pentax and when I was employed I purchased my own. During my time in the Navy and Army I became good friends with a combat photographer who mentored me in photography. Long deployments were perfect to cultivate my skills and there was no shortage of people places and things to photograph.

So what makes me a good Instructor? My education background is Avionics and Electronics Engineering. I am a math and logic minded person which enables me to reverse engineer processes and break them down. I have experience teaching ESL to foreign exchange students which often requires me to understand the task from the perspective of the client
so that I am able to help them understand in the way they learn.

I come from a Artistic family, Music, Art, Dance, Singing etc and being a musician myself I am not just a 1's and 0 person. Photography is a very logical subject not unlike music. There are rules to bent and offers structure yet has a creative release for those of us seeking that.
My clients find that I am patient and laid back and able to explain things in multiple ways until they get that ah ha moment. I am passionate about photography and I hope my enthusiasm is contagious.

As a Professional photographer I see so many bad photos from family and friends and others posting on social media and in forums. Someone took the time to show me and feed my passion so I want to do the same and help to create better photographers and hopefully better photographs.

Mark
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Kim May 17, 2019
· Photography · Online
Mark is a thoroughly knowledgeable, patient and encouraging instructor. I just completed a series of lessons with him to learn the basic elements of my new camera and settings so that I can go beyond the auto settings before embarking on a trip to Peru. I couldn't be happier with what Mark taught me. In addition to the basics of aperture, shutter and program auto modes, he provided very practical information on things like tripods, storage, programs and apps. I can't wait to take more lessons from Mark when I return from Peru!
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Jess May 7, 2018
· Photography · In studio
Mark has taught me a lot of lessons in photography. Very knowledgeable in a broad range of disciplines (i.e. long exposures, head shots, weddings, street, editing, portraiture, product, and more). Covering so many categories of photography I feel gives him the ability to answer many questions that a specialized niche photographer would lack. I am a photographer and I get paid gigs, that's how good Mark is. I received my ROI 100x over. Highly recommended.
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Dan January 10, 2018
· Photography · In studio
Just had a photography lesson with Mark last night. He was great. He explained everything in a clear and concise manner that I could easily understand. He also listened to what I wanted to topics that I wanted to learn and tailored his presentation to cover those topics. Thanks, Dan.
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Mark Y.

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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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Diane February 16, 2019
· Photography · In studio
Jonathan is without a doubt a talented professional photographer / artist. Yet he has adapted himself to working with a novice trying to navigate a new digital camera before a big Patagonia vacation of a lifetime. Whether you are a beginner like I am or a professional photographer looking to improve your game, Jonathan will exceed your expectations. I like his patient and calm approach to my questions and after only two lessons I have already improved so much.
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Jeff W. January 13, 2019
· Photography · In home
I have learned a lot from Jonathan so far. He has been very helpful in helping me understand PhotoShop and Lightroom. I would highly recommend him.
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Jeff December 17, 2018
· Photography · In home
Jonathan is a really good instructor. He has helped me out a lot so far with the different software applications to do with photography. I’m still learning, but every lesson I get more invaluable information from him.
I would highly recommend him.
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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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Jen G. September 7, 2018
· Photography · In studio
I liked Jennifer a lot. She is patient, friendly and a good instructor. While she was not familiar with my camera she was able to learn it quickly. I just wish she had brought visual references to illustrate what she was teaching me. I believe she will for our second class.
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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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Los Angeles, CA 90028
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About Peter M.

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Los Angeles, CA
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In this comprehensive 90 minute class you’ll learn the basics of photography that all photographers need to know to create consistent, controlled results as well as all the elements of modern digital photography. You’ll then get a compete hands on tour of every aspect of your DSLR camera (one can be provided if you don’t have one) with easy to understand personalized instruction on how to use all the tools and techniques available with today’s sophisticated DSLR cameras and accessories. At the end you’ll be able to confidently capture great pictures in every shooting mode no matter the conditions or subject matter

About Peter
Hi and thanks for your interest in my classes. I’m a highly experienced teacher and graduate of ArtCenter College of Design. I’m the owner of Melrose Lightspace in West Hollywood, a fully equipped, 2000 ft.² studio, where I offer my private, one on one classes to aspiring creative image makers of all ages and levels of experience. In addition to teaching, I’m a professional photographer myself with numerous ad campaigns and editorials in my portfolio including movie posters for Disney, Warner Bros. and other top studios as well as a book of published work. I’m passionate and thorough and all my lessons include follow up phone access in case you forget something or just need a little extra guidance. I’m all about my students’ success, whether you’re looking to be a pro or do it just for a hobby. Thanks again and I look forward to working
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Peter M.

Los Angeles, CA 90046
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$250 / 90-min

About Ty A.

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Chicago, IL
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I'm a great listener and problem solver! I teach by example by targeting essential issues you're having problem with. If you're frustrated reading thick books, articles or watching video utorial videos and not really gaining the knowledge you seek then sit down and relax - this is where I come in to personally help you. I have 9 years of professional photography experience in the field. This is what I do for a living. I'm a Columbia College Alumni of Film and Video and I'm happy to serve you.

About Ty
MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE in the field of PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM PRODUCTION:

- Owner and Lead Photographer: Prudence Photography 2010 – Present -

Duties:

- Lead Photographer in capturing the full timeline of events (Weddings, Corporates, Family Events) in a professional manner.
- Responsible for creatively editing all photos of events and portraits session.
- Lead Photographer in capturing high-quality outdoor portraits and studio
pictorials.
- Meeting with Clients and closing the deal.
- Business management: Opening and Closing procedures.
- Evaluated, trained and instructed Photography to Second Photojournalists.
- Ensured lights, cameras, backdrops and props are in pristine condition.
- Have professionally photographed events for 9 years (Weddings, Corporates, Family Events) in a professional manner with solid and
organic Yelp Reviews.

Accolades in Photography:

- Best of Weddings “The Knot” 2016, 2017, 2019
- Featured in “Von Voyage” Magazine 2018
- Featured in “Express” Magazine 2017
- Featured in online articles of “Carats and Cake and The Maharashi”
- Listed as Top 10 Best Photographers in Chicago by Expertise.com
- Impeccable Yelp Review.

Film Production: 2006 – Present

Duties:

- Screenwriter, Producer and Director for independent films.
- Business Management: in-charge of writing grants, meeting with investors and team assembly.
- Responsible for attending Film Market and Film Festivals.
- Responsible for Film’s completion and success.

Accolades in Film Production:

- Best Director for a Feature Film “The Grave Bandits” 2012 Manila Film Fest
- Best Film for a Feature Film “The Grave Bandits” 2012 Manila Film Fest
- Filmography: - Director: Entrance (2006-07) Short film Viewfinder (2008) Short film Among All Creatures (2010) Short film The Black Rooster (2011) Short Film The Grave Bandits (2011) Feature Film Watch Me Kill ( 2019 in- production) Feature Film.
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Ty A.

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$25 / 30-min

About Janlet M.

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Hollywood, FL
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I am both an experience photographer and a person with teaching skills. I have teach in the past with a high success rate. I will drive the students from the simple to the more complex topic with a smooth transition.

About Janlet
My name is Janlet Minor, I am a technical expert and photographer. I started doing photography about 25 years ago; I have teaching skills too. I have taught math and science in high school and high school in my country (Dominican Republic). You will not be disappointed if you choose to take a class from me.

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Janlet M.

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About Jinwoo C.

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Fullerton, CA
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Want to learn digital photography? I have graduated from Otis College of Art and Design as a digital graphics/motion graphics while learning videography & Photography. But my passion for photography sat at heart and have been a professional photographer for the last 11 years. I now own a 1600 sq ft photo studio in Fullerton, CA. I teach studio lighting photography as well as outdoor natural/controlled lighting. Beginners will learn how to use and set up your DSLR to intermediate classes will learn about understanding lighting to setting up controlled lighting and experts will be learning about special effects and working with models and more. Let's talk photography together!

About Jinwoo
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My name is Jinu Chang and I am a Korean American photographer from Fullerton, CA. I love to share my talent with people who are willing to learn. I will be teaching photography and Korean for now, but if people are interested in learning videography, editing, graphic design, photoshop composition and etc, I will expand to more classes. I can't wait to meet you all!
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Jinwoo C.

Fullerton, CA 92833
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$84 / 30-min

About Nuttia S.

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Glendale, CA
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Internationally-published producer, photographer and image specialist who bring exceptional and enthusiasm in every works. Strong knowledge from developing idea, planning production, executing process and post production.

Publishing works on prestigious magazines: Vogue, L’Officiel, Harper’s Bazaar and more.

Editorial photographer mainly in fashion and portrait with 8 years experience in managing production and shooting content for various publication and editorial campaigns.

About Nuttia
I am an experience photography in portrait and fashion. I have high experience in professional photography with established career in magazine and publication from New York City.
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Nuttia S.

Glendale, CA 91201
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$50 / 30-min

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Average Cost of Photography Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons in Los Angeles is $125. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $65 and $176 per hour.

30-min $35
 
$70 average
$93
45-min $50
 
$99 average
$134
60-min $65
 
$125 average
$176

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute photography lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute photography lessons are 21% less expensive at $99, and 30-minute lessons cost 44% less at $70.

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