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Joseph B.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks English, Russian, Ukranian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joseph B.

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I am a published photographer, a professional musician with an international acclaim and a published writer.

The reason all of these arts are synergistic together is because they are all about the inner vision and the capture of something magical. This magic is invisible to these who pass by in a rush.

Photography has been a love of mine since childhood as I took images with a fully manual camera in black and white without a range finder or auto focus lens. I still love the visceral experience.

My published photographs both on line as well as in galleries have been met with approval both in the media as well as by the established authorities. The director of Eastman House has picked one of my larger images of nature as one of his favorites. My specialty is street photography and the expressive moments of animals interacting with people. I do like portraiture which has been selected as an honorable win by photographic associations and printed in concert programs for ...

About Joseph

~ Teaching beginners to professional students and coaching professionals for over 30 years. All levels and ages are welcome! ~ Hello my friends! I am an internationally respected concert pianist and composer who comes from a family of renowned musicians. I earned my degrees from the Julli

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Jeff
Joseph has a wealth of knowledge about speaking, listening, vocals, etc.

He created a welcoming environment in our online lessons that made it easy to be vulnerable and get right to working on new skills.

I highly recommend for others looking to better understand their voice and communication style, and learn to hone them.
Catherine K.
Joseph put us at ease immediately. Our first lesson included valuable information on how to warm up our voices, increase our range and protect our voices. We look forward to our next lesson.
Donna
I have been studying piano with Joseph for nearly five years. In that time, I’ve learned more about the piano and musical interpretation than I ever thought possible.

Joseph’s technical ‘short cuts’ are amazing! He illustrates ways for your hands and your mind to work that are tailor made for you. Learning from him is so fun it seems almost effortless.

The way Joseph teaches allows you to develop at your own pace. The atmosphere is always relaxed yet everything moves along quickly.

At the open classes I attend, his other students are progressing very rapidly too. After each class, we share our impressions. The mood is elated because it feels like we stepped back in time and into history.

Joseph often quotes inspired wisdom of his historic teachers in our lessons. He is a great inspiration on his own with great musical insights.

I’m playing Beethoven and Chopin works I never thought I could approach at this stage of study, with great depth of understanding. I now play with greater passion and skill, get compliments from everyone I play for, and no longer worry about playing in public.

I look forward to each and every lesson with Joseph. His encouragement and support makes learning so rewarding! Anyone who finds this musical treasure is a lucky person and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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William L.

1 Review
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Starting at $167
  • Speaks French
  • MA Radio Television & Film from University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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William L.

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I am a certified teacher with a master's degree in Radio, TV, Film and one in education as well. I was an adjunct professor of photography at Manhattan's New School for Social Research for 10 years and have spent another 10 years teaching other adults as well as adolescents photography. I have conducted private lessons as well as workshops in my own studio.
My teaching is unique because, unlike many photography clubs where members voice their various opinions on photographs, my technique involves an objective approach where lessons are given each time that can be analyzed to see if requirements of the assignment were met. This way, the student learns not just through critiques, but by comparing his or her results to successful examples. I also do quite a bit of field work and teaching by example. It's the most effective way to learn. I get students putting their digital cameras on "MANUAL" right away and they master the concepts of correct exposure right off the bat.

About William

I have been doing commercial photography for over 40 years. I owned and operated a large studio on West 22nd Street in NYC for 20 of those years and I taught photography from 1988 to the present. I have never stopped. I like one-on-one sessions, but I have also conducted many workshops and classes i

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Donnette Davis
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.
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Salma R.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Arabic, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
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Salma R.

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In this class, you will learn the basics of photography, including posing, lighting, styling, and editing. Show off your beautiful models with either your 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. I've been teaching lessons since 2016. 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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Sis Salma,I think she has good knowled of photography,N you came learn from her,continue to teach this craft you are very good.As salaamu alaikum.
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Jonathan Y.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $90
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jonathan Y.

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A photojournalist and wedding photographer with 20 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 work 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

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Lynda
He is flexible, articulate and patient.
Conner C.
My son really enjoyed his lesson with Jonathan! He learned a lot about his particular camera and photography itself! Jonathan was very professional and helpful!
Robin
Jonathan did a great Job helping me today. I am a total beginner and now I feel like I understand the workings of my camera better and am anxious to start taking much improved photographs. He was very patient with me and my 10,000 questions. I look forward to working with him again in the near future.
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Josiah J.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
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Josiah J.

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As a recent graduate with my Associates in Fine Arts & Associates in Digital Arts, and Certificate of Completion in Digital Photography, I've learned a tremendous amount about photography and operating the camera. I'm eager to share this knowledge and these skills with my photography students.

You'll learn the basic functions of your camera, how to compose a great photograph, and if you need help with editing and managing your photos I can help you with that as well. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help!

About Josiah

I'm a professional website designer, internet marketer, photographer, and visual artist. I have a wide range of skills, talents, and interests from coding CSS and HTML, to manipulating photos, and making fine art paintings. Despite the medium, above all else, I am visual artist and designer. Wit

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Lucas
Had my first lesson. Great teacher, very informative on the subject, and very easy to talk with. Left the lesson feeling I learned more than before the lesson. Now I'm even more excited to work with my camera he helped me understand more. Definitely would recommend him as a teacher. If I decide to take another lesson, I will request him as my teacher. Thanks for the lesson.
Paul Sherwood
Awesome!! We really connected and he was able to determine my skill set and already helped me in my PS learning.
Kristi
Josiah gave clear explanations. He was well-organized and knowledgeable. I will schedule more sessions with him in the future.
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Sergio M.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2018
  • B.A. Music Business from NJCU
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Sergio M.

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I can help you get an eye for a artsy photo and make the camera your weapon

About Sergio

Hi, there! My name is Sergio and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons for a few years and have loved helping my students play saxophone, DJ, and learn the basics of piano. I went to New Jersey City University and earned a degree in Music Business in 2018. I'm a patient and un

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Kavita P.
So far, I've loved all of my classes with Sergio. His teaching style with photography fits my needs perfectly.
Lucy
I like Sergio because he is very laid back and super funny. He fits incredibly well with my learning style and pace and I always enjoy our lessons. I was immediately able to pick up things I had previously struggled with upon taking his classes and have really enjoyed myself. Overall, I would absolutely recommend Sergio to anyone looking to start playing saxophone.
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The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons in Santa Monica 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 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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"Mark was great. Articulate, clear, and made everything easily understandable. A first lesson should definitely be two hours and I look forward to many more lessons."
Robert
Took Photography lessons from Mark Y.
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"Very thorough and smart..loved my lesson"
Margot
Took Photography lessons from Jonathan Y.
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"Sarah is a delightful, smart and talented photography teacher. She went to the trouble to read up on my particular kind of camera so she knew could tell me all the details. So helpful! Totally recommend her to anyone who wants to learn photography!"
Sue
Took Photography lessons from Sarah L.
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"Very nice and helpful."
JP
Took Photography lessons from Joy S.
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"I Just finish my first Photography lessons with Giuseppe . Very knowledgeable easy to follow great experience ,highly recommend .I will do more lessons in the future!!"
Sashkumar
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"So far, I've loved all of my classes with Sergio. His teaching style with photography fits my needs perfectly."
Kavita
Took Photography lessons from Sergio M.
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"Brandie did a great job detailing all the steps I needed to shoot better real estate photos! I really liked how she gave me tips on how to deal with specific challenges in that field, I'd definitely recommend her!"
Miranda
Took Photography lessons from Brandie J.
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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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"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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