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Irina L.

8 Reviews
Beverly Hills, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Awarded Love Mentor Series Photo Contest from Popular Photography Magazine
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Irina L.

8 Reviews
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Personal lessons tailored to your individual needs with custom handouts. No boring theory, just practical and useful tips. Photography business- how to choose your niche and how to successfully market yourself.

About Irina

Photographers are storytellers. Are you ready to tell your personal photo story?

Recent Reviews
Ahlyia L.
Great start to first lesson
Kathryn (Royal)
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.
Desislava G.
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.

Anabel D.

Van Nuys, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Anabel D.

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Hello fellow students!

My name is Anabel, I am a professional photographer in Los Angeles, California. I photograph a variety of subjects, from pets to Grammy-nominated musicians, and everything in-between! I am well versed in studio photography and on-location outdoor work, and can help you learn to make the most of any location and subject matter.

Being self-taught, I believe that I have an entirely different approach to education; one that sits well with aspiring photographers, especially those that are disappointed in traditional (as in, college and university) photographic education. My teaching philosophy revolves around educating on the minimum and maximum capabilities of your gear and giving students all of the fundamental tools to create whatever image they have in their head (hence my lack of a photographic ‘niche’ in my work. When your camera becomes an extension of your arm, your subject pool is limitless).

In 2015, I had officially made my photography classes ...

About Anabel

Hello fellow students! My name is Anabel D., I am a professional photographer in Los Angeles, California. I photograph a variety of subjects, from pets to Grammy-nominated musicians, and everything in-between! I am well versed in studio photography and on-location outdoor work, and can help you

Nicole K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks French, French
  • Awarded Produced Playwright from Chicago Il
  • BA English from Indiana University
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Nicole K.

3 Reviews
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I have an Associates Degree in Photography with credits in Video editing. I can show you how to retouch any photo. Students enrolled in Photography Lessons have access to my online class STREET PHOTOGRAPHY with an ONLINE PLATFORM IN ADDITION TO PRIVATE CLASSES.

About Nicole

I have traveled around Europe from Finland to Italy with only a travel book. If you are interested in traveling I can help with it. I lived in Europe in youth hostels for several months. I love music and can teach these subjects to any age group. I am certified in Orff Suzuki. I have ten years

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Joanne L.
We met outdoors and talked then walked to take some pictures. Meeting next week
Lee
Nicole is terrific! She really knows her business and can make adjustments for special needs. She understands my issues (recent voice and throat problems) and is already helping me overcome them to meet my vocal goals.

I do not believe I could have found a better voice teacher forme anywhere!
Olivia &.
She is so sweet and my girls had such a good time!

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Irina L.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Master in Hospitality Management from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
  • Awarded Love Mentor Series Photo Contest from Popular Photography Magazine
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Irina L.

8 Reviews
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Online Photography Teacher

Personal lessons tailored to your individual needs with custom handouts. No boring theory, just practical and useful tips. Photography business- how to choose your niche and how to successfully market yourself.

About Irina

Photographers are storytellers. Are you ready to tell your personal photo story?

Recent Reviews
Ahlyia L.
Great start to first lesson
Kathryn (Royal)
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.
Desislava G.
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.

Prophet C.

50 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Basic from Granada Hills Highschool
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Gospel Rap Artist of the Year from Hollywood Gospel Insider Music Awards
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Prophet C.

50 Reviews
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Online Photography Teacher

I am a professional photographer and videographer. I shoot mostly headshots, landscapes, real estate and music videos. If you want to learn about cameras and styles, I can teach you.

About Prophet

Prophet C. is professionally known as The Prophet X. He is a professional rap artist, music production company owner, record label owner, website design company owner and more. Currently, Prophet is teaching all of the following classes both in students home locations, in his Teaching Studio and

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David
Listened to a few of my songs and gave really strong and actionable feedback. Taught me about ASCAP and copyrights
Renee
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John O.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $149
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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John O.

2 Reviews
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Online Photography Teacher

I am a professional photographer based in Miami, FL. I have been teaching all aspects of photography, from basic skills & techniques to advanced lighting, post-processing (Lightroom & Photoshop), as well as the logistics of the business side of photography for the past 7 years.

My wife & I run a studio north of downtown, where we offer all inclusive photography services from project inception to final product.

We work all types of projects but specialize in commercial fashion, model portfolios, professional & actor headshots, advertising campaigns, product photography, and events.

Here is a link to my website for examples of my work:
www.johnolivephotographer.com

I am comfortable teaching all levels of students, from day 1 beginners to professionals who desire to improve their craft.

I look forward to helping you realize your goals in the realm of visual media.

About John

I am a working commercial photographer based in Miami. I have been teaching all aspects of photography for the past 9 years. I teach everything from basic skills & techniques to advanced lighting, post-processing (Lightroom & Photoshop), and the business side of photography for those who seek to

Recent Reviews
Jason Gendler
John has a true knowledge and understanding of different photography and how to solve the unique issues we had. We looked through over 20 instructors on google, etc before we picked John and would highly recommend him.
Joan
He's the best! Lessons are tailored by questions asked. He is knowledgeable and flexible. I highly recommend him.

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Average Cost of Photography Lessons in Santa Monica, CA

The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons in Santa Monica is $88. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $60 and $115 per hour.
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"Julie hears what you say, has the ability to take you further than you thought was possible. She speaks with the authority of someone who knows her business!
Excellent - thank you Julie!"
Sherry
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Julie is not only knowledgeable but has a very good sense for how to teach. She will work according to your speed and understanding. Highly recommend for novice photographers who want to get started and feel overwhelmed with info and camera choices."
Lowell
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"I have taken about six classes so far from Julie and each time I go away with better knowledge of working my camera and processing photo's. Julie always takes the time to help each individual during class so they understand the concept. She always comes prepared for class and she always asked the students for their input on how to improve the class for the next group of students."
John "JJ" Jones
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"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!"
Mary
Took Photography lessons from Sandra E.
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"Really great instructor. I appreciate her patience with me being a novice and providing great direction. Highly recommend."
Jason
Took Photography lessons from Priscilla D.
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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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"Sarah was on time and she did her homework! She uses a Cannon and have have a Nikon, she read the owners manuel prior to the first lesson, very impressive. She answered all my questions and looking forward to the next lesson."
Ken
Took Photography lessons from Sarah L.
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"Julie is amazing! Very good with a beginner photographer. She teaches just like the teacher she is! So patient so knowledgeable but very structured. She does not go into teaching me just winging it. I look forward to class every week!"
Shelby
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Very personable and incredibly informative in the short amount of time we had. Definitely signing up for more classes!"
Angela
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Julie was very helpful in assisting me to organize my pictures and understanding how to use Lightroom.."
amanda
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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