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Popular Photography Teachers in Los Olivos, CA

Chuck P.

Santa Barbara, CA
Starting at $84
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Miami
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Chuck P.

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Instructor Chuck Place draws on 35 years as a magazine photographer for National Geographic, Time, Smithsonian and Islands Magazines, as well as 15 years teaching college-level photography and 7 years teaching photography workshops for Panasonic. Chuck is a popular instructor based in Santa Barbara, California, with a great passion for sharing the joys of photography with his students, whether they are a beginner or at an intermediate level.

About Chuck

Instructor Chuck P. draws on 35 years of experience as a magazine photographer working for a wide range of clients including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Time, Islands and Sail magazines. He has taught college-level photography for 15 years and photography workshops for Panasonic Cameras for 7

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Sam H.

104 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sam H.

104 Reviews
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Whether you have never picked up your DSLR camera before or are starting to become serious about photography, my lessons will help you get on the right track. I have been teaching Photoshop on Takelessons for 3 years now, and I am now deciding to expand my lessons and offer photography as well. We can go over how to use your camera, what gear you should bring, lenses, how to control: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. We can get into technical aspects such as printing, post processing, and sharing your images online as well. I am a "Canon guy", so that is my specialty!

About Sam

Hi! My name is Sam! This is my fifth year with TakeLessons and I couldn't be happier with the students that have come my way. If you're reading this, then you've taken the first step in finding a tutor that is right for you! I completed two Bachelor's degrees at Worcester State University in Ma

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Lori
Enthusiastic and knowledgeable and patient.
Jared
great class
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Jacob F.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $49
  • Speaks Português, Español, English
  • Media Arts Film from BYU
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jacob F.

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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!

I have worked as an industry professional photographing a variety of clients from families to Hollywood celebrities. Now I'm finding more fulfillment teaching these high-level industry skills to everyone.

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 profession

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Paul
Very patient. We went through some technical issues that were a struggle for me and Jacob was very helpful and persistent in getting to solutions.
Tehila
I had a great experience with Jacob as an instructor. He is knowledgeable and his advice was relevant and to the point. He invested time to critique my work and even sent detailed notes. Highly recommend!
Jenn
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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Richard G.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students Male: 6 to 80; Female: 6 to 70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Richard G.

4 Reviews
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30 Years experience. Areas: Editorial - Magazine, Photojournalism, News - Covers, Features, Lifestyle, Concert, Photo/Digital Illustration. Commercial, VIP, Celebrity, Red Carpet, Real Estate, Event.

I can cover just the photo/camera end for you. And, or, can teach you the digital computer skills you need to bring you images to the next level.

I will teach you how to reveal your own photographic "eye". That is, now to use the camera as an extension of your expression, how to take what you see, and put inside a frame.

I teach photography concepts from the art form, and from basic through advanced technical and aesthetic.

You will learn how a camera lens is much much more than just a zoom closer/farther tool for your scene. The lens you choose is vital towards helping you achieve the vision you are bringing to your work. Camera exposure is similar.

I will also teach you how to "see" your scene or subject as "values" of shades of black, white, and the grays between. This ...

About Richard

I can't wait to work with you! I am passionate about the subjects I teach, and find nothing can compare to seeing a student "get it", so they may too enjoy the passion that comes from learning and doing something they love. Everything I teach I've learned most completely by doing as a Profession

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Teresa B.
Richard is so patient and knowledgeable. I am very happy with our lessons. Because of my background with classical guitar he wondered if the fact that he doesn't read music and I am renewing my mind back into it would not be a good teaching set-up. Not at all. I now have an electric guitar and the five years spent playing classical, now fifteen years ago, did not give me a good foundation for understanding music theory unfortunately. I have a genre I had already picked out fingerstyle electric and now with some thinking my way through the basics I did have I still need to learn just basic strumming etc. I understand what he is referring to in music so we still speak in the same key. Also and lastly my daughter has a severe seizure/dementia disorder that is very unpredictable and our caregiver's mom just passed away so there will be times when I just can't do a week/day. He has been very understanding. I am smiling from my soul because music is my healing path for difficult stuff I couldn't pay any doctor/therapist to even call me back for. Thank you so much for your assistance. Sincerely Teresa
Rick W.
Richard got me off to a great start with my new camera.
Frankie L.
Hi Richard!

Thanks again for your time and info yesterday. I will email you soon, and we will figure out when we should meet for our next class.

Have a great day!

Frankie

Rebekah R.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Awarded Student Academy Award from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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Rebekah R.

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Engaging one-on-one tutoring that doesn't waste any time getting into the content that will improve your photos. I use visuals aids (and a whole lotta hand talk, lol) to help make these lessons comfortable and easy to understand. Together we go over the foundation of each of the lesson concepts then discuss how to start applying those concepts for results today.

If you'd like to show me your work and discuss something specific that you're struggling with (blurry images, weird colors, crooked lines, etc ), be prepared to show me the "raw" (unedited) version of your picture and what your camera settings were.

Can't wait to meet you :)

About Rebekah

HEY THERE! I'm Rebekah, the curly hair behind the lens, and I've built a wedding photography business on telling genuine love stories with images that are joyful, classic, and romantic. I approach photography from a "people first" mindset that provides a very fun, positive photography experience th

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tereyn
Rebekah was so patient with me and understanding! She is also very knowledgeable in getting me the right answers. I would highly recommend booking her again to anyone! You will learn a lot!
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Bradley H.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $250
  • Awarded Second Place Photography Award from Leica International Society
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • B.A. Astrophysics from Rice University
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Bradley H.

15 Reviews
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I'm a published pro photographer living in Seattle teaching all levels of photography and photo processing and printing. My focus is making it fun to get up to speed quickly.

About Bradley

SCHEDULE NOTE: This is a very busy time of year for me. My availability is quite limited, so please check with me prior to scheduling. I have set the automatic calendar very tightly so please ask if there's a specific date and time not listed that you're interested in booking. END OF NOTE Hello

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Lauren Krupp
Superb teacher. Extremely patient, explains things extremely clearly, and gives great advice and guidance.
Jeffrey
Super helpful 2 hour session. Very much worth the time and money. Looking forward to future lessons.
Bill
Brad is an excellent instructor. He's very knowledgeable, clear, thorough and a pleasure to work with.

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Average Cost of Photography Lessons in Los Olivos, CA

The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons in Los Olivos is $81. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $59 and $115 per hour.
30 min
$52 average
45 min
$64 average
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$81 average

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"Sarah is Exceptional ! She is knowledgable and knows how to impart her expertise.
Upfront ,focused and succinct."
- Thelma Armas
Took Photography lessons from Sarah L.
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"I had a wonderful experience during my first lesson with Julie! She was easy to talk to and very informative."
- Andi
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Julie is an Awesome instructor. She explains the subject in detail, shares all the materials, answers all the questions patiently. She will even go a step further to learn and help if we ask anything which is out of her scope in photography. I learnt a lot from her."
- PB
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Julie was very helpful in assisting me to organize my pictures and understanding how to use Lightroom.."
- amanda
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Julie was great and helped me feel more relaxed with my camera already. I am now confident that I will be able to master this equipment!"
- Gayle
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"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!"
- Kim
Took Photography lessons from Mark Y.
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"Julie did an excellent job of explaining how to use my new 35 mm camera. She patiently answered all my questions. It is obvious she enjoys working with new photographers! I rate her 5 Stars for her knowledge and professionalism."
- Pamela
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"I have taken about six classes so far from Julie and each time I go away with better knowledge of working my camera and processing photo's. Julie always takes the time to help each individual during class so they understand the concept. She always comes prepared for class and she always asked the students for their input on how to improve the class for the next group of students."
- John "JJ" Jones
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Julie is a fantastic teacher! She is very organized, patient, and sweet."
- Amy
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Great at making what seems hard become easy!!!"
- Deborah
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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