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Nicole B.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Bachelor of Arts from Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Teaches students 12 to 65
  • Teaching since 2013
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Nicole B.

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I have art in galleries around the world. I have been teaching students for several years. Abstract painting is unique because you need to use your imagination in a different type of way. If you're ready to dive in and get out of your own way and get creative, I can help you to find that secret place in your brain where the creativity hides and let it roam free. We can learn techniques, and learn how to get inspiration. I can also teach what tools to use and why. Additionally, if you're interested in exploring mixed media, that is one of my favorite things. If you'd like to learn to create digital paintings or physical paintings, I can teach either.

About Nicole

I love art and I am passionate about making things beautiful. That spills over into Graphic design, Painting and more: I have 20+ years as a graphic designer, photographer 10+ years, artist/painter. I have been instructing for over 6 years. All of my artistic positions led me to run a print shop f

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Gerardo
Nicole was great, very concise and very easy to understand. I have learned a lot about web designing. I look forward to publishing a website soon, very exciting !
Lauren
Amazing, comfortable environment and she was very informative, a great listener enabling me to learn at my own pace, Thank you Nicole!
William B.
Good teacher, showed me alot but good things i will use

Jinwoo C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Speaks Korean, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jinwoo C.

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Want to learn digital photography? I have graduated from Otis College of Art and Design as a digital graphics/motion graphics while learning videography & Photography. But my passion for photography sat at heart and have been a professional photographer for the last 11 years. I now own a 1600 sq ft photo studio in Fullerton, CA. I teach studio lighting photography as well as outdoor natural/controlled lighting. Beginners will learn how to use and set up your DSLR to intermediate classes will learn about understanding lighting to setting up controlled lighting and experts will be learning about special effects and working with models and more. Let's talk photography together!

About Jinwoo

Hello, My name is Jinu and I am a Korean American photographer from Fullerton, CA. I love to share my talent with people who are willing to learn. I will be teaching photography and Korean for now, but if people are interested in learning videography, editing, graphic design, photoshop compositi

Salma R.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks Arabic, English
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Salma R.

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In this class, you will learn the basics of food photography, including staging, lighting, styling, and editing. Show off your beautiful dishes with either you phone camera or a DSLR. I will also teach you how to switch over from auto settings to achieving stunning images by going manual on your camera

About Salma

Hi, there! My name is Salma Repole. I've been teaching lessons for 5 years. I'm a loving and outgoing person and my teaching style is easy, simple, and effective. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Whitney R.

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  • Teaches students 7 to 16
  • Integrated communications major with minors in business and Spanish from Liberty University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Whitney R.

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My passion for photography has led me to start my own LLC. I take photos of individuals, couples, and for events such as engagements and weddings. I am happy to teach you about anything and everything related to the field. Reach out to me and let me know what you hope to learn and we can get started!

Send me a message and I'll send you a link to my website so you can view my work!

About Whitney

Hello! My name is Whitney. I loved teaching even before I knew my personality type (ENFP) was especially fit for the job. I have a lot of passions and would love to help you further develop yours! I grew up a competitive dancer and loved coaching my little sister who followed in my footsteps. I a

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Julie D.

65 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Awarded Photojournalist Photographer of the Year - 2009 from Professional Photographers of California
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BS/BA from University of LaVerne
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Julie D.

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From the basics of camera operations to field sessions, creativity assignments to photo processing in Lightroom and Photoshop, and even starting your photography business, we work together to develop training to meet your photography needs. I am known for my patience with students and am committed to your best learning experience.

Do you just want a review and critique of your photos to help you improve? Ask for our discounted fee for this service.

About Julie

How to Take an Online Class - Julie will teach you the process of signing up for and taking an online class. We will go through every step so you can be successful in today's world of online learning and work. Photography - Be the boss! Take control of your digital camera. Tutoring sessi

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Marcus Gauff
Within the short amount of time I have been with Julie I have learned more than I could studying using YouTube.
She takes her time to make sure you understand the concept of not just photography but the art behind it as well. She's very informational and is always willing to help you achieve what ever your goal with photography may be. She goes above and beyond when it comes to teaching she may pack alot on at once but if you can take notes and study them on your down time you can truly learn alot in a short amount of time.
Jennifer B.
My first lesson was yesterday. Julie is very easy to talk to, which is great for someone as introverted as I am. She is thorough in gaining an understanding of what you want to learn and gives several “homework” assignments for you to work on before your next lesson. I’m looking forward to our next session.
Carter
I learned a great deal from working with Julie in a very short amount of time. She's extremely knowledgable and very patient. I look forward to continuing sessions with her in pursuit of achieving my goals.

Alessandro D.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 15 to 80
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Alessandro D.

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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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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.
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"My family purchased photography lessons with Julie for me as a birthday present and I had a fantastic experience. Since I am mostly interested in bird and wildlife photography, Julie was kind enough to meet me at a local birding "hotspot" in Irvine and in an hour my skills improved tremendously with her assistance. No more over/underexposed shots, MUCH better detail in my photos and I learned to read and utilize a histogram properly. Highly, highly recommend.

Note: This site does not have an option for "outside location" so I was forced to select "Teacher's Location", but Julie was willing to meet me at a location I proposed."
Kelly
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Sharon is the best art teacher I’ve ever had. She excels in explaining a concept verbally and then showing visual examples of it. With her positive and encouraging teaching style, Sharon guided me to better myself as a beginning artist. Her teaching technique is uncomplicated and easy to follow. When you take a class with her, not a single session goes by without learning something new. Without reservation, I would recommend taking an art class with Sharon."
Cristina
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Sharon M.
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"Highly recommend! Sharron is very talented and encompasses many different skills in the arts. Classes were always enjoyable - I learned and most importantly had a lot of fun! I appreciated how personable she was and feel more confident in my painting skills."
Jess
Took Watercolor Painting lessons from Sharron J.
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"Thank you. I had a lot of fun working on the morphing method:]"
Loran
Took Graffiti lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Ken is as passionate teaching as he is painting. He cares about getting the best of each student. I highly recommend him as a teacher!"
Daniela
Took Oil Painting lessons from Ken G.
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Took Calligraphy lessons from Moataz A.
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Carolyn
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Roya is fantastic. Could not ask for a better instructor. Very good and caring. She has helped me with water colors, oils, and acrylics. I am blessed to have found such a wonderful artist, instructor, and friend.
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Took Oil Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"My first lesson with Julie was amazing. I've already obtained very valuable information that will make my photography journey a great success."
Valerie
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Eileen gives my daughter lessons and she really seems to be learning a lot and enjoying them. I love the paintings that she brings home"
Sancia
Took Oil Painting lessons from Eileen M.
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