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Irina L.

9 Reviews
Playa del Rey, CA
Starting at $75
  • 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.

9 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?

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Gary
Had my first lesson last night to learn about night photography. I bought myself a fancy camera (Sony A7R4) and I had no idea how to use it or what any of the buttons did other than turning it on and having it set to auto. I didn’t know the first thing about photography other than point and shoot. Irina immediately had me change my camera to manual and told me to not use auto. I loved that! Irina also told me the lesson was going to be a lot of information for a beginner such as myself wanting to learn about my photography first. Yes, it was a lot to take in but, I can say that I left my lesson with Irina feeling way more confident about how to use my camera properly and I can’t wait to have additional lessons to learn more. Now I know the 3 basic settings of Shutter, Aperture and ISO and how they affect your shots and Irina even put together a booklet for me that explains the basics of photography that includes the need to know information on how to change settings depending on photography location, lighting time of day, desired effects etc. Fantastic job Irina and I can’t wait to learn more with additional lessons.
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.
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Jon N.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jon N.

1 Review
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I have a Master's degree in Visual Art, a Bachelor's in Photography, and 5 years of teaching experience at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. I have been a professional photographer for 12 years. My work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States and Europe. I am comfortable working with students of all ages and skill levels. I can teach you to use your camera, edit your photos, and create a professional portfolio. I will tailor our classes to your needs. My goal is to teach you the necessary technical skills while helping you develop your creative instincts. I look forward to working with you!

About Jon

I have taught students of all skill levels. Whether you are already comfortable behind the lens or this is your first time touching a camera, I can help. If you're new to photography, I offer a comprehensive course on all of the basics. I start with the anatomy of the camera and move on to the way

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Robyn
Jon is a knowledgeable and gifted teacher with a strong understanding of photography.

Joseph B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Ukranian, Russian, English
  • Awarded Ranlet Award First Prize Winner from Rochester Philharmonic Women's Legue
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joseph B.

5 Reviews
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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 Jull

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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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Pilar V.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English.
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Pilar V.

3 Reviews
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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 Ma

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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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Jon N.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Master of Fine Arts from University of South Florida
  • Teaching since 2015
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Jon N.

1 Review
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I have a Master's degree in Visual Art, a Bachelor's in Photography, and 5 years of teaching experience at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. I have been a professional photographer for 12 years. My work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States and Europe. I am comfortable working with students of all ages and skill levels. I can teach you to use your camera, edit your photos, and create a professional portfolio. I will tailor our classes to your needs. My goal is to teach you the necessary technical skills while helping you develop your creative instincts. I look forward to working with you!

About Jon

I have taught students of all skill levels. Whether you are already comfortable behind the lens or this is your first time touching a camera, I can help. If you're new to photography, I offer a comprehensive course on all of the basics. I start with the anatomy of the camera and move on to the way

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Robyn
Jon is a knowledgeable and gifted teacher with a strong understanding of photography.
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Giuseppe B.

56 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 3 and up; Female: 5 and up
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Giuseppe B.

56 Reviews
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Online Photography Teacher

We go in an in-depth journey of light and shadows. I can teach in digital and Film photography. I am very knowledgeable in lighting techniques for portrait photography, fashion photography, outdoor, event and artistic expressionistic photography. My students will learn composition, lighting and artistic forms of photography

About Giuseppe

Hello, my name is Giuseppe. I am excited when I learn of new potential artists. My skills are well rounded and focused. I can teach you in many media applications and art forms. I am able to teach from basic drawing techniques to full Portrait art, Film & Digital Portrait / Fashion Photography and

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Debra
Giuseppe was so skilled, so patient, a great communicator... a good listener and incredible teacher! I will be signing up for more help with computer skills and photoshop for the projects ahead !!
David M.
Has a clear grasp of multiple areas of art and knows how to convey the information in a way that is not only easy to grasp but highly motivating. 10/10 could not ask for more.
Quisha
It's great to be taught by someone that loves what they do and that is Guiseppe! He was very enthusiastic about graffiti art and has helped me understand the fundamentals. I look forward to learning from him again.

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Average Cost of Photography Lessons in Westlake Village, CA

The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons in Westlake Village is $90. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $60 and $134 per hour.
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"Julie's instruction reaffirmed what minute knowlege I had in the operation of my Canon SLR. What I did learn was various uses of the "Memu" and "buttons" on the camera. Overall, hopefully this will assist in me becoming a better photographer thus enhancing my photos."
Michael Chiaramonte
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Kelvin is knowledgeable, patient, and has a good grasp of the subject. He communicates well and generates enthusiasm. His style motivates a great deal of interest. We developed a very good rap-ore"
Karl
Took Photography lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Todays lesson was awesome!"
Valerie
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Julie is an excellent instructor! I am a beginner and knew nothing about my camera and she explained everything thoroughly. She is also teaching me how to take pictures manually instead of using my automatic button function. I am looking forward to my next lesson with her."
Christine
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"I am only halfway through my lessons, but so far, they are wonderful! I'm learning quite a bit. Unfortunately, due to illness and my busy schedule, we've had to take a pause so I may need a refresher when we resume!"
LeAna
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Very informative. I enjoyed the lesson very much."
Julie
Took Photography lessons from Joy S.
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"Irina is not just a high-end professional with passion about her work, but a person who is possessed with investing her time and sharing her energy, knowledge and even professional secrets about conducting photo business with you. Interesting, inspiring, positive. Strongly recommend."
Katya
Took Photography lessons from Irina L.
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"Thanks a whole bunch, Irina Logra! Everything about your approach oozes professionalism, practice, preparation and perfection in all respects and purposes!!! I was so fortunate to become your student this summer during my holidays in LA, it was the best choice of a tutor I could have ever made, which did open the door to new knowledge and the way to the world of photography. Appreciate so much your tailoring those precious and exciting classes to my practical need in photography for marketing aimed at marketing business business. Your tips in both subtleties and grand scale of composition are priceless. As a beginning photographer I greatly admire your talent of an artist and genuine utmost desire and ability to teach people to see, value, grasp captivating beauty of this world! After your course success in my career just got a boost!
If you don't want to waste you time and money for boring theory and dragged out session but want to plunge into practice with applicable pieces of advice meeting your specific purposes, I highly recommend you Irina Logra as photography tutor who will eventually become your friend and guide who is always in touch!"
Iryna
Took Photography lessons from Irina L.
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"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."
Jennifer
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Very personable and knowledgeable, having a conversation is easy as breathing."
Brandon Simms
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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