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Popular Photography Teachers in Mill Valley, CA

Sarah L.

22 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • MFA in Costume Design from UCLA
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Sarah L.

22 Reviews
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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

*Please note: If you are interested in online classes they will take place over Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime, not TakeLessons Classroom (for technological reasons)* 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 creativit

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Toby
excellent!
Andy B
Great instructor
Miriam
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!

Sarah B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Accounting from Ivy Tech
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sarah B.

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Private Photography Teacher

owner of True Grace Photography! It is here! I am now offering classes on photography. Your camera, and you, and your phone or computer, that's all you need!

About Sarah

Sales Prices good Now (March 2020, through June 1, 2020)! Hi, I am a young Educated multi-subject professional tutor! I have a degree from an Accredited College with concentration in business and Accounting education. I have been teaching for 7 years! With addition of 6 years in Sales, and Custom

Joy S.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2014
  • BA Sociology from University of California, San Diego
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Joy S.

31 Reviews
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Private Photography Teacher

Hands on instruction on manual camera settings (ISO, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, etc.). Framing the subject from different angles. And most importantly, how to see light the way your camera sees it.

About Joy

I am a graduate of UC San Diego (bachelor of arts, sociology) and UCLA (master of public policy). As a child of immigrant parents, I value diversity and love learning languages. I read, write and speak Spanish fluently, and have intermediate command of both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese in reading

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Nehemiah K.
fantastico
Tatiana Lune B.
She is very patient.
Julie
Very informative. I enjoyed the lesson very much.

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Jacob F.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $49
  • Speaks Português, Español, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Jacob F.

4 Reviews
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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!

Sergey K.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Russian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA in History and minor in Political Science from Siena College
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Sergey K.

10 Reviews
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Online Photography Teacher

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

About Sergey

I am multitalented. At a young age I mastered the Art of Photography that was taught to me by my grandpa and Chess. I was born in Belarus and I am a native Russian Speaker. After substitute teaching then getting my first teacher job in NY I have started to work on my business and been very succ

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Anita
I was getting ready for a trip with my friends to tour all over in Russia this Summer and I found Sergey and he taught me a great deal of what I will need to communicate enough to get a round in Russia...
He is an excellent teacher Thank you Sergey for your great help in teaching me I know this will be a trip to remember thanks to you...
Patti C.
Terrible experience. Couldn't connect online, 20 minutes after start time called him and he tried to assist, but ended up doing a "phone lesson" which consisted of a question and answer time where I had to come up with my own questions. To conclude we were told to go out and take some pictures on our own and learn from experimenting on our own taking pictures of all kinds of things. We could then download them, send to him, and he could critique.
Not what I expected. Not necessarily his fault, but Going to ask for refund
Janet T.
when I made an appointment, I asked if Sergey was familiar with my camera and they said yes. It seemed new to him. But after talking about my fijifilm x100F, I am returning the camera. So overall I did like Sergey and look forward to my next Hour

Alessandro D.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Italian Literature from University of Turin
  • Teaches students 15 to 80
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Alessandro D.

14 Reviews
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Online Photography Teacher

I am a professional photographer with extensive experience in Photoshop retouching and Lightroom editing. I can help you to refine your editing skills, so you can enhance your creative abilites!

About Alessandro

Hi! My name is Alex, and I have a degree in Italian modern literature from the University of Turin. Apart from being a native Italian speaker, I am also fluent in English. I currently live in Portland, Oregon and I enjoy music, photography, hiking and food! I am also a professional photographer

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Jared
Alex is the BEST!
John
Alessandro is so Patient and understanding. He always goes the extra mile to make sure I understand. Very very happy with lessons so far.
Masha
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Average Cost of Photography Lessons in Mill Valley, CA

The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons in Mill Valley is $88. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $60 and $115 per hour.
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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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"Great start to first lesson"
Ahlyia
Took Photography lessons from Irina L.
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"He's the best! Lessons are tailored by questions asked. He is knowledgeable and flexible. I highly recommend him."
Joan
Took Photography lessons from John O.
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"He was an all-right teacher and a decent guy.
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Xiaoliang
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"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."
Desislava
Took Photography lessons from Irina L.
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"I learned a lot and super proud of myself! Wonderful and patient instructor."
Andrea
Took Photography lessons from Prophet C.
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"Joy is lovely and has been very flexible with my schedule. You can tell she loves photography and enjoys teaching. If I was more of an online learner I would have rated the session a 5. I am now realizing I am more of a hands on person it is personally challenging for me to learn using this method. In an ideal world we would be learning by shooting in real time."
Nancy
Took Photography lessons from Joy S.
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"RA is so knowledgeable and I learned a lot already!"
Sarah
Took Photography lessons from RA F.
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"If your pictures aren’t packin’ the impact you thought (or hoped for) when you pressed the shutter, or, if you can’t figure out how to move to the next level, contact Sandra. I did. And, working with her is a very special and helpful experience.
While working with hundreds of photographers and their images, Sandra has honed an acute ability to spot the potential in you and your pictures. At the same time, she can clearly guide you on how to improve your vision and elevate your photography in a fun, friendly and nonjudgmental way."
Fred
Took Photography lessons from Sandra E.
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"Very good! Lots of (good) information. Very easy to talk to and personable."
Amanda
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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