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Sarah L.

(21)
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • MFA in Costume Design from UCLA
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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 j

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May 1, 2019
Andy B
Great instructor
April 15, 2019
Miriam
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!
April 6, 2019
Jeanine
Sarah is great! Takes time for things I don’t know and has good materials to look over between lessons
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Heather M.

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Photography
Starting at $25
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2012
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Photography is an amazing creative outlet, let me help you fall more in love with creating images! I shoot with Nikon but can help any camera owner with composition and learning settings. I can also help with copyright and marketing techniques.

About Heather

I’m a working mom of 5, i own my own salon and love all things beauty, photography and yoga and positivity! I am high energy but also like to be very relatable and helpful. I stay busy creating and making People gorgeous.

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Tony M.

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Photography
Starting at $59
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio

  • Speaks portuguese, spanish
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Private Photography Teacher

Interested in learning photography to do as a hobby? Maybe even freelance? Well luckily I'm here to teach you all that you will need to become the best photographer you could possibly be. I will teach anything from how to use a camera, to even editing your own photos. I have been doing photography for over 6 years. I've done many different types of photography such as traveling, food, fashion, weddings, corporate, real estate shoot and private events. Lets get in touch and set up a plan to help you reach your photography goals!

About Tony

Hello! Hello! Hello! Im Tony! I have been doing photography and editing for over 6 years. It started out as random request from my friend who was a music artist, who was looking to do a photoshoot from which he would pick a photo and use for his album cover. I told him i would help, he let me borro

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Eric F.

(5)
Photography
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Music Education from Miami Dade College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Online Photography Teacher

Can assist in developing a photographic eye. Techniques to see the world from a whole different point of view.

About Eric

Exciting motivator to understand the language we know as music. Very cooperative easy going humble individual who seeks best interest in providing clients with an exciting experience about learning how to understand music as a language.

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January 18, 2016
Hersh
After the 1st lesson my 5 year old granddaughter learned to pluck one string and sing a song. She excited about learning music, striving to be a rock star. Thank u for creating the excitement
January 18, 2016
Nicole
Great teacher! So happy with my lessons. Eric is patient, kind, professional and easy to get along with.
January 18, 2016
Nicole
Great teacher! So happy with my lessons. Eric is patient, kind, professional and easy to get along with.
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Cara B.

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Photography
Starting at $34
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Background Checked
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Online Photography Teacher

Students will learn about manual photography using a Canon or Nikon DSLR. We will discuss all manual settings and how to adjust for various lighting situations.

About Cara

I am an artist and art teacher with 12 years of experience in schools. I love teaching students at my studio and enjoy teaching students how to create work that lie within their areas of interest. I'm always game for a change of the plan or for projects to take a turn in a different direction. T

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Harry V.

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Photography
Starting at $59
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BA Philosophy from University of Leeds
  • Teaching since 2010
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Online Photography Teacher

Teacher and coach with 15 years of experience around the world. I have developed a unique understanding of the importance of teacher to student relationships to maximise the learning process and adapt it to the individual needs of the student. My passion to expand my knowledge and expertise in the photography world allow me to take an active role in the journey of skill acquisition and effectively develop lessons that push the students to rapidly take their photography to a higher level.

About Harry

I have always loved the learning process and so I made it my mission to create a life of helping others to learn. This life has mission has taken me around the world teaching various subjects in all sorts of places and my love for it grows more and more everyday. I have seen from all my wonderfu

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Average Cost of Photography Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons in San Jose is $80. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $45 and $176 per hour.
30 min
$52 average
45 min
$68 average
60 min
$80 average

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"I had a great time with Joe! He was very patient and informative. He knows how to work a camera inside and out and has a great way of teaching, where you can visualize what he is saying to make learning an enjoyable experience! A+ I recommend Joe completely!"
- Giovanni B.
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Julie takes the time to teach new concepts and continues to challenge me. She also helps me apply and practice what I am learning. She is very knowledgable in the many areas of photography and has a lot of experience. I always enjoy my tutoring sessions with Julie!"
- Dana
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Awesome teacher!"
- Ariel
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Great lesson! I feel prepared to start learning how to shoot in manual mode."
- Stacy
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"This was just my first class, but it was a great class and I'm looking forward to more lessons!"
- LeAna
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Great first meeting, looking forward to the next."
- darrel
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"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."
- Kate
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"We had some challenges finding some things, but we worked it out. Very nice lady."
- Melanie
Took Photography lessons from Kristen O.
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"She was patient with my technology foibles, and taught me how to use White Balance in a clear and concise manner."
- Gail
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Guiseppe was excellent, thorough, patient and personable. Highly recommended!"
- Sofia
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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