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About Julie D.

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Tustin, CA
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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.

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Photography & Business

Photography -

Be the boss! Take control of your digital camera. Tutoring sessions with Julie can help you learn the mysteries of digital photography, can jump-start your creativity, or guide you along your journey in photography,

Julie earned the Photographic Craftsman degree in January 2014 and Certified Professional Photographer in May 2015 from Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

These degrees are not merely pieces of paper. It means that Julie has met the standards of excellence set by PPA. She was awarded the Photographic Craftsman degree in recognition of her service to the photographic profession as an orator, author and mentor. The CPP designation demonstrates the knowledge and experience of a professional who has achieved and maintains a higher standard.

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ses a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and has more than 30 years’ experience running a small business. In addition, Julie has experience in the transportation, hospitality, and aerospace industries, software development, and legal fields. Her experience includes clerical to management positions but thrives as a small business owner. Julie has taught photography at the local community college for 12 years, runs workshops locally, nationally, and internationally.

Julie has created and run most business structures – solo entrepreneur/sole proprietor, LLC, Joint Venture, and Corporation.

Some of the awards Julie has received during her career include YWCA of Los Angeles Leadership Award, Boeing Spotlight Award for Teamwork, PPOC Spirit Award, PPC Above and Beyond, American Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence, Thumbtack Best of Professional Photographers.
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Kate May 18, 2019
· Photography · Online
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.
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Susan April 14, 2019
· Photography · Online
Julie is patient and explains the subject clearly. Lessons are a joy!
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June V. April 1, 2019
· Photography · Online
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About Jonathan "JC" C.

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Minneapolis, MN

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Photography is my life. I have been doing it professionally since 2003. I have references, clients, awards, and exhibitions all over the world. I can teach groups or individually. People of all ages and all levels are welcome.

About Jonathan "JC"
Hello! Bonjour!
I believe the best way to teach is to make it simple and fun! I am patient and dedicated to your success.
-------- QUALITY FIRST --------
Everybody wants the best. I believe quality is the most important. I also believe each person is unique, therefore each student should have tailored lessons.
-------- HAPPY TEACHING --------
Teaching should be a positive and fun experience. I believe in a personalized and genuine approach. In my experience the benefits are enormous: we save a lot of time, energy, and since it is way more suited to the student, we are more efficient = happy! Hopefully Wisdom will come out of this process. All we need is a little support to all grow together.

-------- PHOTOGRAPHY --------
Photography has been my full-time job since 2003. I am a 34-year-old French-American man living and working
in Minneapolis Minnesota. I have +16 years of expertise as a professional photographer. Recent clients include Porsche Minneapolis, Taste of the NFL, Medal of Honor Convention Twin Cities, and Women's Leadership Trust Forum. I will be your teacher today.

-------- WHY THE MOVE TO THE USA? --------
I am a husband and step-father who moved to Minnesota in 2015 to live with the wife Sophia and 2 kids: Blake and Samara, 16 and 14. They all are musicians or artists.

-------- MY FRENCH HERITAGE --------
From 1995 to 2002 I primarily I studied French literature, English literature, and German, and even Russian for 3 years when I was in high school in France.

I was born in France so the language is my mother's tongue. My parents are Monique and Alain, typical French names. I have an older brother (Frédéric) and a younger sister (Johanna) who lives in Québec, Canada now. I do not practice German and Russian at the moment but I am a specialist of French language. If you want to test my French here I am!

-------- LE TEST FRANÇAIS: BIEN, OU QUOI ? --------
Comme on dit en français: "quand on me cherche on me trouve !" Le français, on l'appelle aussi la langue de Molière par opposition à l'anglais qui est la langue de Shakespeare.
Le français c'est facile car il suffit de pratiquer souvent avec un bon prof' qui sait ce qu'il fait. Et voilà les amis c'est comme ça qu'on doit bien faire les choses en bonne et due forme ! Y'a pas d'secret vous pigez le truc on quoi? Si tu es d'accord dis-moi oui oui hoche de la tête mon ami ! Alors, tranquille le chat? T'inquiète biquette ? Ça roule ma poule ?

-------- MY PASSION FOR SOCIAL WORK --------
In 2015, before I moved to the USA, I was the President of nonprofit organization Association Sunyoga France, French branch of the main NPO from India called UNIVERSAL PEACE CENTRE, for scientific and spiritual research, agriculture, clothing, taking care of orphans and elderly people, with a health center and an education center.

Our 7 humanitarian programs focus on creating a Self-Dependent and Sustainable Global Family Home University. As we speak, we have people from +14 countries working together towards that goal.

I know the organization well since I have been working with them since 2012 in France, India, Serbia, and now in the USA!
I am now working on creating the American branch of the association. It is called Universal Peace Centre • SUNYOGA AMERICA.

-------- GLORIOUS CONCLUSION ABOUT TEACHING --------
Teaching is a big responsibility. Parents and teachers, it is our duty to teach the best. Let's do our best together. Thank you for your trust and friendship.

Wishing us all best success, peaceful, blissful, healthy, and enlightened life.
Merci! Gratitude.

Jonathan C.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Voted Top 5 MN Photographer by CBS News Minnesota
🇺🇸-🇫🇷 French-American
🌏Internationally published and awarded
🐣Photography Workshops Teacher/ Coach for ↪beginners ↪advanced ↪pros💯
🙌President of nonprofit organization Universal Peace Centre • Sunyoga America
👔Board Member of the Minnesota Medal of Honor Memorial
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Christina January 27, 2019
· Meditation · In studio
Jonathan is a very skilled teacher that takes you expertly through SunYoga meditation. His guidance and humor has allowed my spirituality to grow boundlessly.
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Kelly M. January 17, 2019
· Adobe Photoshop · In home
Jonathan was awesome! He was very helpful and did a great job working through all of the questions that I had. I will definitely be signing up for more lessons!

Plus it was great to learn how to add my cats in all photos! A new Photobombing level of greatness!!
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Leila A. January 7, 2019
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
Trying to learn adobe on my own almost to push me to become alcoholic ! Since I started to take classes with Jonathan Finally starting to understand the process.
Jonathan is patient, very knowledgeable and happy person. He transform adobe in a fun activity and that is a miracle!Bravo
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Jonathan "JC" C.

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About Irina L.

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Beverly Hills, CA
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Personal lessons tailored to your individual needs with custom handouts. No boring theory, just practical and useful tips.

About Irina
Please, contact me prior to purchasing lessons to check available dates and times.
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Ahlyia L. November 5, 2017
· Photography · In home
Great start to first lesson
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Kathryn (Royal) March 3, 2017
· Photography · In home
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.
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Desislava G. February 4, 2017
· Photography · Online
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.
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Irina L.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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About Jonathan Y.

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Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

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A photojournalist and wedding photographer with 15 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 have worked 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 unique vision; I teach students the technical and real-world approaches to bring that vision to life. I can help any student to photograph with confidence and success.

I teach photography students of all different ages and experience levels. I have 15 years of professional experience. I can teach students to select the right camera settings for any situation and compose their photos for the highest visual interest.

As a professional photographer, I frequently travel to New York and San Francisco for photo shoots. I have photographed eve
nts with Michelle Obama and Nancy Reagan. I've worked with high-end restaurants such as Blue Hill at Stone Barns for their food photography. I've photographed alongside firefighters battling wildfires in Southern California. I love to mentor students who want to become effective, creative photographers.

My personal passion is photographing people, but I firmly believe that a great foundation is essential to any and every photographic field. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better photographer!
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Diane February 16, 2019
· Photography · In studio
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.
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Jeff W. January 13, 2019
· Photography · In home
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 December 17, 2018
· Photography · In home
Jonathan is a really good instructor. He has helped me out a lot so far with the different software applications to do with photography. I’m still learning, but every lesson I get more invaluable information from him.
I would highly recommend him.
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Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
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About Kimmy R.

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Rockville, MD
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Okay so this may sound strange but odd can be good at times do you know what I can teach you to do with photography straight from your iPhone or Galaxy sorry any other phone types would be a waste of time I have been modeling for over 11 years so I’ve always been interested in taking pictures and I’ve been around photography, photographers, pretty much half of my life. I love being behind the camera I know angles, and I just have vision that’s the most important thing come learn with the NEW ERA GOING INTO 2019 photographer who has passion and love for everything she offers to teach and share with the world!

About Kimmy
I have been teaching private lessons since 2010 but have been dancing professionally since i was 12 year's old, and am currently available to teach lessons at [your home, my studio, and online]. I have helped students progress from beginner to advanced, I also work with special needs children and adults I always feel a huge amount of transparency and consideration for each student of mine, I ensure and instill recognition and positive feedback in every lesson.

I received my training at [Eisenhower Middle School, Laurel Boys & Girls Club and Maryland School of The Arts ] where I received a degree in [Dance Instructor]. As an expert in my field, I look forward to helping new students achieve their goals. My teaching style is fun, challenging , and full of uniquely crafted techniques that will leave you feeling accomplished at the end o
f every lesson. If you are ready to experience the most fun filled unique dance teachings I am the choice for you. Learning is fun and exciting especially learning any area of dance it allows you to see parts of yourself you didnt know existed. That's where I come in, my classes are full of love and passion for this craft. So view my packages and let's dance!
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Jean February 10, 2019
· Dance · In studio
It was a real pleasure to do a Month long bachata classes with Kimmy. It was a worthwhile time investment. Kimmy is very passionate about dancing and teaching. I am grateful for the new dance skills and confidence she helped me gain!
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Jean December 2, 2018
· Dance · In studio
I'm not naturally coordinated in dancing much less for paired dancing, for that reason I was apprehensive and anxious about bachata dance lessons with kimmy. At the end of the first lesson I left feeling having learnt new moves and confident about using them. Kimmy is skilled and knowledgeable about teaching dance because the pace is not rushed, she provides appropriate cues and thoughtful commendations!
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Kamesh M. December 1, 2018
· Dance · In home
I highly recommend Kimmy! She is a great teacher; she was patient, understanding, and comes prepared. I completed my first dance sessions with Kimmy and came out with a better understanding of how to dance. She instills confidence with her teaching and cares that her student gets the most out of every class.
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About Peter M.

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Los Angeles, CA
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In this comprehensive 90 minute class you’ll learn the basics of photography that all photographers need to know to create consistent, controlled results as well as all the elements of modern digital photography. You’ll then get a compete hands on tour of every aspect of your DSLR camera (one can be provided if you don’t have one) with easy to understand personalized instruction on how to use all the tools and techniques available with today’s sophisticated DSLR cameras and accessories. At the end you’ll be able to confidently capture great pictures in every shooting mode no matter the conditions or subject matter

About Peter
Hi and thanks for your interest in my classes. I’m a highly experienced teacher and graduate of ArtCenter College of Design. I’m the owner of Melrose Lightspace in West Hollywood, a fully equipped, 2000 ft.² studio, where I offer my private, one on one classes to aspiring creative image makers of all ages and levels of experience. In addition to teaching, I’m a professional photographer myself with numerous ad campaigns and editorials in my portfolio including movie posters for Disney, Warner Bros. and other top studios as well as a book of published work. I’m passionate and thorough and all my lessons include follow up phone access in case you forget something or just need a little extra guidance. I’m all about my students’ success, whether you’re looking to be a pro or do it just for a hobby. Thanks again and I look forward to working
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Peter M.

Los Angeles, CA 90046
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$250 / 90-min

About Ty A.

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Chicago, IL
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I'm a great listener and problem solver! I teach by example by targeting essential issues you're having problem with. If you're frustrated reading thick books, articles or watching video utorial videos and not really gaining the knowledge you seek then sit down and relax - this is where I come in to personally help you. I have 9 years of professional photography experience in the field. This is what I do for a living. I'm a Columbia College Alumni of Film and Video and I'm happy to serve you.

About Ty
MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE in the field of PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM PRODUCTION:

- Owner and Lead Photographer: Prudence Photography 2010 – Present -

Duties:

- Lead Photographer in capturing the full timeline of events (Weddings, Corporates, Family Events) in a professional manner.
- Responsible for creatively editing all photos of events and portraits session.
- Lead Photographer in capturing high-quality outdoor portraits and studio
pictorials.
- Meeting with Clients and closing the deal.
- Business management: Opening and Closing procedures.
- Evaluated, trained and instructed Photography to Second Photojournalists.
- Ensured lights, cameras, backdrops and props are in pristine condition.
- Have professionally photographed events for 9 years (Weddings, Corporates, Family Events) in a professional manner with solid and
organic Yelp Reviews.

Accolades in Photography:

- Best of Weddings “The Knot” 2016, 2017, 2019
- Featured in “Von Voyage” Magazine 2018
- Featured in “Express” Magazine 2017
- Featured in online articles of “Carats and Cake and The Maharashi”
- Listed as Top 10 Best Photographers in Chicago by Expertise.com
- Impeccable Yelp Review.

Film Production: 2006 – Present

Duties:

- Screenwriter, Producer and Director for independent films.
- Business Management: in-charge of writing grants, meeting with investors and team assembly.
- Responsible for attending Film Market and Film Festivals.
- Responsible for Film’s completion and success.

Accolades in Film Production:

- Best Director for a Feature Film “The Grave Bandits” 2012 Manila Film Fest
- Best Film for a Feature Film “The Grave Bandits” 2012 Manila Film Fest
- Filmography: - Director: Entrance (2006-07) Short film Viewfinder (2008) Short film Among All Creatures (2010) Short film The Black Rooster (2011) Short Film The Grave Bandits (2011) Feature Film Watch Me Kill ( 2019 in- production) Feature Film.
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Ty A.

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About Janlet M.

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Hollywood, FL
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I am both an experience photographer and a person with teaching skills. I have teach in the past with a high success rate. I will drive the students from the simple to the more complex topic with a smooth transition.

About Janlet
My name is Janlet Minor, I am a technical expert and photographer. I started doing photography about 25 years ago; I have teaching skills too. I have taught math and science in high school and high school in my country (Dominican Republic). You will not be disappointed if you choose to take a class from me.

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Janlet M.

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$75 / 30-min

About Daniel D.

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Boxford, MA
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I provide a range of digital and traditional art/photography/design/software instruction for students of all ages. I have a bachelors in Fine Art from Tufts University and experience working with learners of all ages.

Photography Instruction: Digital or Film, Lighting/Composition, Learning Manual Controls, Editing & Printing Photos, Editing Photos for Social Media or Websites

Computer/Design/Software Instruction: Website SEO and Development, Photoshop, Word Processing, Graphic Design

Art/Drawing: Composition, Tools/Materials, Nature/Figure Drawing

About Daniel
Hello,
Thanks for checking out the profile. I provide a range of topics to learn related to photography, digital imaging and design. I look forward to connecting with you about what you would like to learn.

Bachelors in Fine Art Tufts University(Photography,Design,Drawing)

Professional Photographer and Educator

Masters of Education-Endicott College

Doctorate in Instructional Design for Educational Technology
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Daniel D.

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About Jinwoo C.

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Fullerton, CA
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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
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My name is Jinu Chang 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 composition and etc, I will expand to more classes. I can't wait to meet you all!
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Jinwoo C.

Fullerton, CA 92833
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$84 / 30-min

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