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Stephen B.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Piano and Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2008
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Stephen B.

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Want to know how to take great photos? I have been a photographer for nearly fifteen years creating mostly landscapes, macro, wildlife, night and architecture. My photos have been displayed at art shows and sold numerous times at the Mass. College of Art annual auction and give tours local to the Boston area. Boston Common, Arnold Arboretum Great Meadows in Concord, MA. I am knowledgeable with Nikon, Canon, and Sony cameras. More knowledgeable 2\with Nikon. Please tell me about your photography background, what you want to learn, what camera and lens you have, etc.d

About Stephen

Hello, I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Piano and Film Scoring. I teach Piano, Analysis of scores, Film Scoring, Ear Training, Conducting and Photography. I provide a fun and enjoyable class for students of all ages. Styles I teach include: Film scores,

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Jake
Stephen's a great instructor both from a technical and personable perspective.

He's got a cornucopia of musical knowledge that's evident from how speaks to how he teaches. If you like any film score, chances are he knows how to play it.

Speaking as a beginner, I can say he's been very patient and knows a bunch of exercises and books to learn everything thing from theory to practical pieces to finger exercises.

He provides constructive guidance on what you're doing wrong, and I'm happy to see myself improve under his tutorage. (oh and if you're a sci-fi fan, you'll have a lot in common with him)
Saelle D.
Great ., very nice person
Rahul
Steve is an excellent teacher! I always look forward to my classes. I am a student in high school, and he fully understands my need to balance my school work with piano, and he makes sure that I am able to comfortably commit to both aspects of my life. Steve makes sure that I stay on task and that I am progressing with my piano skills all while making the lessons fun and enjoyable.
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Ramyras D.

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Starting at $109
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2021
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Ramyras D.

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I am truly passionate about the art of photography and videography. Excited to share my secrets for great photos that will help you enjoy all of your shooting adventures. Offering beginner to master level classes. Currently I own a videography and photography business and also freelancing for TV shows like House Hunters on HGTV. Photography has been a part of my life since 2004 and I'm eager to help others in this hobby. In my opinion, having a helpful mentor is the most important part of learning photography in the beginning.

About Ramyras

Photography is my passion and I would love to be a great mentor for anybody who is willing to learn. Offering beginner to master level lessons with a friendly and fun atmosphere while getting work done. I am currently a self employed videographer and photographer who owns a business and I'm also fre

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Kelvin L.

157 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Awarded 4th National violin competition from Poland
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kelvin L.

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If you’re interested in learning photography – congratulations! Photography is a fun, practical hobby as well as an exciting career. Although learning photography does take a little patience, the rewards are certainly worth it. So, let’s start with the benefits of why you should learn photography.

- The ability to record special events like a child’s birthday, graduation or the family’s vacations with clear, focused well composed photographs.

- Never missing a picture of a special moment because you were searching for the right button or dial.

- Taking photos that you and your loved ones will enjoy displaying on your wall. By capturing your special memories in pictures, you can have a way to document and pass on these memories to future generations.

- Communicating through your photographs. A picture really is worth a thousand words! You can capture an expression that says it all. Or as we've seen in magazines like Time and National Geographic, you can shoot photographs ...

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects o

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Diego
This rating is based on just a single 30 minute lesson. We may try to make it longer for our next two lessons. Our grandson, 9, really enjoyed it.
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Pilar V.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English.
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Pilar V.

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“To take photographs means putting one’s head, one’s eyes, one's heart on the same axis.”

- Henri Cartier Bresson.

Are you ready to open your eyes to fresh ways of seeing and perceiving the world around you?

I teach the secrets of Natural Light Portrait and Street Photography. Through private one-on-one lessons, you will push beyond the cameras, lenses and technical jargon. You will learn the “insider” tricks necessary to enhance your observation, increase your anticipation, develop your timing, and build a photography style that is individual to you.

Each lesson is “hands on,” as we review together what you shoot between lessons. The goal is to help you analyze what works and what doesn’t, and you will grow in your confidence and skills.

For each of my students, I go above and beyond. I support my students with encouragement and specific feedback. My lessons will challenge you, but we will move at a pace that's comfortable for you. You will also laugh and have fun!

About Pilar

I've been teaching photography for more than 20 years while working as a professional photographer for numerous magazines , newspapers and photo agencies. I'm based in New York City. My work has been published widely, as a regular contributor to the Washington City Paper and The Washington Post Mag

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Sumita
Pilar is very knowledgeable, committed, and has a keen understanding of her student's needs. I had a great experience!
Miroslava
Pilar, is a very talented and accomplished photographer, as a teacher she is capable of give you the capacity to read the space, the environment and how to approach people with respect and emphatically.
At the same time giving you all the technical knowledge to get your dream pictures
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Larianne T.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $150
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 13 to 75
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Larianne T.

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With almost 10 years of experience as a professional wedding & portrait photographer, I can help new photographers learn how to operate their camera, and I can help seasoned photographers improve their portfolio and online presence.

About Larianne

Hi! I'm Larianne! I'm a wedding & portraits photographer and crochet addict :) Both my love for crochet and photographer started when I was a child. Now I am a wife and mother of two, and I have a photography business and a crochet business. I would love to help you get started, or help you get even

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Maria
Larianne is a Great teacher and has a lot of patience.
I’ve been trying to learn how to crochet on my own and I wasn’t getting no where, so I got in contact with Larianne and she meet me at Barnes and Nobles for a crochet class. She showed me different crochet patterns and different crochet hooks. She showed me how to crochet. Thanks to her I can make different crochet items.
Larianne was very helpful and I can’t wait to see her again to see what else she can teach me.
Agnes
Larianne is a fantastic teacher. She started teaching me back in 2017, and because of her, I have my Etsy job. I make baby blankets, infinity scarfs and kids Hood Hats. My client loves the result. I had the chance to participate in many of her craft shows, and the experience was terrific. Her passion for crochet became an inspiration to me. Now I love to crochet and do many things for my daughter and me. Right now, I am working on a full-size blanket, and Larianne is helping me getting the pattern right. I wish I can show pictures. Thank you very much, Larianne.
Elise
I have purchased several crocheted items from Larianne for my family and fell in love with her vlog snippets on Instagram so when she mentioned that she’d be offering lessons, I didn’t hesitate to sign up! As a teacher, she has been incredibly patient and very supportive. In just a few lessons I was able to start a scarf for my sister’s baby girl. Thank you so much Larianne for sharing your gift with us. I’ve told all my friends that they need to sign up! :)
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Kevina F.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish, American Sign Language
  • American Sign Language I from Clayton State University
  • Awarded Dedicated Service to the Arts from Henry For Music, Inc.
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Kevina F.

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Bring your digital camera and let's explore different ways to capture your subject's story.

About Kevina

I am in love with the Creative Arts and enthusiastic about introducing it to others. I currently am a Teaching Artist of Basic Music Theory, Baroque Flute Recorder and Flute. I participate in my local community by engaging as a booking/media/communications artist and teacher for non-profit Henry

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Amber
Kevina is AWESOME. I highly recommend working with Kevina.

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The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons in Santa Barbara is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $39 and $90 per hour.
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"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
Took Photography lessons from Jonathan Y.
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"William was very professional and prompt, I really learn alot from William and was very excited to learn from him with all his expertise. I will recommend William to anyone wishing to take Photography lessons."
Donnette Davis
Took Photography lessons from William L.
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"My first session with Giuseppe covered various aspects of composition and white balance. Both topics were explained clearly and reinforced with graphics.
He addressed all of my questions."
Richard
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Sarah was a pleasure to spend time with. Her knowledge of both my new Nikon D500 camera as well as photography in general were exactly what I was looking for. I would recommend her to anyone looking for assistance in the photography field!"
Jeff
Took Photography lessons from Sarah L.
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"Pilar is very knowledgeable, committed, and has a keen understanding of her student's needs. I had a great experience!"
Sumita
Took Photography lessons from Pilar V.
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"Mark OneWolf is a phenomenal teacher. Great photographers are not always great teachers, but here is a person who is both. I started with basics of not understanding much about photography beyond auto mode or about other modes on my camera, but he expertly guided me through the process of learning more about both. He is incredibly encouraging and responsive to questions, and is a kind an generous teacher.

I am now at the next level of learning about photo editing, and again, Mark goes the extra distance to research how we can more easily share images to discuss the editing process.

Do not let the online format stop you. Mark's style is very hands on.

He has exceeded all my expectations for an online class. He is an outstanding, and very patient, diligent and resourceful teacher. I highly recommend Mark and am looking forward to continued lessons with him."
Kim
Took Photography lessons from Mark Y.
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"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."
Diane
Took Photography lessons from Jonathan Y.
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"Joy was very helpful... Her presentations are very simple and clear..."
Rodolfo
Took Photography lessons from Joy S.
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"Joy was patient and knowledgeable."
david
Took Photography lessons from Joy S.
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"She was absolutely wonderful! She answered all of my questions, helped me figure out what my issues were, and made great suggestions for different settings I should explore. 100% would recommend her!"
Katie
Took Photography lessons from Sarah L.
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