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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!

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 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
come aboard!

I look forward to meeting you.
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Tehila December 28, 2018
· DSLR Video · Online
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!
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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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Jacob F.

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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.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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$90 / 45-min

About Sandra E.

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Redmond, WA
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I'm Sandra. I've worked with thousands of photographers and designers – from beginners to the best in the business in print, online and video formats. I've helped them find their unique route to achieve their potential. I'm quick, honest, easy to understand; I inspire you, show you steps and help grow. I can help with technical issues but my focus is on helping you see more. In teaching college classes, my main student comment is, "I will never look at anything the same way again."

About Sandra
If you just want to learn software programs, go elsewhere. But if you want to learn to SEE and become a true photographer, Sandra is the person to work with. Although software and hardware are certainly part of the discussion, software and cameras don't make pictures – you, your eye, and your experience are what make your pictures different and interesting.

Every person's path toward becoming a better photographer is unique. Sandra has helped hundreds and hundreds of professional (and amateur) photographers significantly improve their photography and their enjoyment of it. Working with her, results are quick.

You will get far more out each session with Sandra than from a dozen sessions with others and you will learn more about yourself and your potential. Just bring your questions, a collection of your pictures and we start from w
here you are.

Sandra is an internationally respected picture editor and designer with a unique experience that runs from contributions to scores of visual books to editing for the White House, work on major newspapers, and the Associated Press. She was instrumental in the creation of the original ground-breaking news site MSNBC.com as well as spearheading creation of the Defense Department's public web program. She has taught photography and editing at three universities and at workshops all over the U.S. and judged multiple national and international photography competitions. But Sandra is still easy to talk to and interested in YOUR concerns and pictures.

Sandra's key skill may be her ability to articulate visual concepts and issues, to find and convey the underlying currents and needs in a photographers work and then help him/her find a personal, unique route to reaching his/her potential.

Always fully honest, Sandra is also completely supportive of helping any photographer, from beginner to seasoned professional, become better, see more, and understand their own work on new levels.

Sandra can certainly help with technical matters but her special forte is in helping photographers and designers see in new ways. She has worked with documentary, landscape, fine art, portrait and other photographers as well as designers and website builders.

Group sessions and critiques can also be arranged on request for additional fees.
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Mary August 24, 2018
· Photography · Online
I wish I could give Sandra TEN stars; five are not enough. She's the best! She helped me see my pictures, and the world, in new ways. I was lucky enough to see her work with a variety of photographers, from students just starting out, to professionals who had been working in the field for years. They all had great things to say about her, and how she showed them how to improve their portfolios. Many of them went on to win contests thanks to her teaching. If you want a teacher that is easily approachable and very accessible, has a wonderful sense of humor, and will take you and your photos to a new level, do yourself a favor and contact Sandra. You'll be amazed!
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Sandra E.

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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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Jennifer W.

Los Angeles, CA 90028
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About Chuck P.

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Santa Barbara, CA

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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 Place draws on 35 years 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 years. Chuck is a popular photography instructor based in Santa Barbara, California, and enjoys working with students to grow their photographic skills, from beginners to more advanced enthusiasts.
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Chuck P.

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About Laura R.

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Northbridge, MA
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Hello! I’m Laura, a natural light wedding & portrait photographer. I absolutely love photography & be able to capture memories that last a lifetime, and I would love to be able to share my knowledge with you!

During lessons with me, you will learn how to use your DSLR camera, how to shoot in manual mode to get images you love, and how to make basic edits in Lightroom. I can also give lessons on posing (portraits, couples & families) if you are interested in that! All of my lessons are catered to what YOU want to get out of it.

Please feel free to contact me to set up a custom course for you and your wants & needs.

Can’t wait to work with you!!

About Laura
Hey! I’m Laura, a natural light wedding & portrait photographer. I’ve been teaching in general for over 10 years, and specifically teaching photography for 2 years. I believe in breaking down the entire process, teaching your how to use your camera first, what aperature and ISO mean, and all of the basics so that you can shoot in manual mode to achieve the look you’re going for in every photo you take!!

Why am I a photographer? Why do I do what I do?... I believe that photos don't just capture the joy in a single moment, they can bring you joy every day. Everyone has their struggles, myself included, so it's important that we take the time to capture the moments in our lives that are filled with pure joy, beauty and excitement! Through photography, my goal is to help my clients establish a legacy of happiness; so that even on a bad day
, they look at that canvas on their wall, and are reminded of those happy feelings that automatically bring a smile to their face. Not only that, but those photos will be left for future generations - to inspire them to live their lives in the same joyous way!
I don't just capture a pretty day, I leave an impact on lives. Hopefully, through my classes, I can give you the tools to do the same for others (and for yourself)!
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Laura R.

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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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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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