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About Bradley H.

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Medina, WA

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I'm a published pro photographer living in Seattle teaching all levels of photography and photo processing and printing. My focus is making it fun to get up to speed quickly.

About Bradley
Hello from Seattle! I love teaching! For more than 40 years and I have been a professional photographer. I was the Team Photographer for the Washington Stealth pro indoor lacrosse team for three years, and teach photography at the Pacific Science Center, the Bellevue Club, The Leica Store, Glazer's Camera, Omega Photo and other locations. I have shot professionally since I was 15. My photos have been published in several magazines and I have three photos published in the New York Times. I was the mission photographer for the first private spaceflight - Space Ship One, and the first ocean plastic cleanup system. I have experience shooting dozens of cameras from nearly every manufacturer. I often write camera, software and lens reviews for online sites. I am also a former employee of Apple in their advertising department.

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~ Photography 101, Basic Photography How To's
~ Learning How to Really Use Your Camera (Nikon, Canon, Sony, Leica, Panasonic, Olympus and more)
~ How to pick and use the right lenses for the task
~ Photos for your Online Store: Table Top Photography
~ Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop
~ Photo Processing, Editing, Storage
~ Basic Portrait Lighting
~ Travel Photography including making travel books
~ Black & White Photos from your Color Photos
~ Sports Photography
~ Printing Fine Art Photos
~ Color Management
~ Mac computer setup and optimization for photography

and other topics that may be of interest to you. I especially love doing a portfolio review with you where I give you honest critique and suggestions on how to improve your existing photos and think about elevating your new photos.

I like to start with new students by talking on the phone or emailing before our first lesson to get a good sense of your experience and your goals in getting more instruction in photography. I do not charge for this initial conversation once you have registered and scheduled your first lesson package.

Three of my students have gone from amateur to professional and are selling their work.

I am married (28 years!) and I have two boys - one in high school and one graduating college. I have several students in their early teens - I love teaching them because they're so motivated and unafraid of the technology.

We can do lessons together online using Zoom - we can see each other, hear each other, share screens and I can show you step by step how to do everything we cover! Zoom conferencing is free, there's nothing to buy, so it's included in my lesson prices. My students love our online sessions - we go at your pace and answer all the questions you have. My students range in age from 11 to 80.

I am most proud of this comment from one of my students:
"There is a difference between teaching and mentoring. While the terms seem similar they are distinct in their approach to the recipient. Brad is innately both with the lessons I participated in. He is a teacher and a mentor.

He taught me but he also "brought me along". On one hand, he gave me excellent raw knowledge and technique but still, on the opposite side of the coin, gave constant reality-based feedback and pushed me without hurting my enthusiasm. He told me about his successes and shortcomings "once upon a time ago" and I didn't see him as infallible as many instructors want you to, I saw him as having lived a path, scouted it, and coming back to help show me the way. He didn't just tell me where I was going wrong, he showed me, then showed me how to correct it, then guided me through the process of correcting it, then followed up. Who could ask for more than that?

Brad is the total package when it comes to instruction. I am a better photographer for having studied with him. I am also making my dreams come true as a businessman. I owe most of that to him. I look forward to my next lessons, but honestly I more so look forward to what is behind the doors he will inevitably open up for me."
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Lauren Krupp May 20, 2017
· Photography · Online
Superb teacher. Extremely patient, explains things extremely clearly, and gives great advice and guidance.
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Jeffrey April 26, 2017
· Adobe Lightroom · In home
Super helpful 2 hour session. Very much worth the time and money. Looking forward to future lessons.
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Bill April 12, 2017
· Photography · Online
Brad is an excellent instructor. He's very knowledgeable, clear, thorough and a pleasure to work with.
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About Cindy K.

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Alpharetta, GA

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Are you ready to improve your photography? I'd love to help you capture the special moments in your life beautifully and realize your artistic vision.

With custom photography tutoring, lessons are tailored to your needs and interests. Maybe you would like to learn the basics of composition to take better pictures with any camera, whether a smartphone, point and shoot camera or DSLR.

Ever wonder why a picture didn't turn out? Bring it to your lesson and learn solutions.

Confused by aperture, ISO, shutter speed and the exposure triangle? Get to know them and know just what you'll need for any situation.

Does your flash intimidate you? Learn to how to harness it.

Who or what inspires you? Chart your course to creating the style of photography you love and study the masters who have led the way.

Need help organizing your digital photos or sharing them in photo books or online? I've taught photography software to students from pre-teens to seniors and would love to ...

About Cindy
Students have told me they appreciate the way I make learning fun and effective. Lessons are focused on practical applications for immediate use, while layering in essential fundamentals for solid long-term growth. I teach both soft skills and technical skills, bridging art and science. It’s a very pragmatic approach, filled with patience and good humor. Lessons are customized to your learning style, pace, and goals.

My professional experience includes a 20-year career leading customer loyalty and retention efforts at a Fortune 20 company. With that background, and as a business owner today, I am passionate about delighting clients and ensuring students get the most for their time and money.

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Strategic Marketing
Business Intelligence
Data Mining & SQL
Forecasting & Financial Business Cases

Customer Relationship Marketing (CRM)

------- EDUCATOR CREDENTIALS -------
Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE)
Adobe Education Trainer (AET)
Adobe Campus Leader (ACL)

------- ADOBE SOFTWARE CREDENTIALS -------
Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Abode Photoshop Lightroom
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in InDesign

------- PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER CERTIFICATIONS -------
Association of Independent Architectural Photographers (AIAP)
Real Estate Photographers of America and International (REPAI)
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John J. January 27, 2019
· Photography · In studio
Great personality and clearly knows the photography ins and outs. I am rescheduling more lessons now.
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John J. December 22, 2018
· Photography · In studio
Great teacher makes learning pleasant and enjoyable. Taking more.
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Gail .. December 11, 2018
· Photography · In studio
I enjoyed working with Cindy. This is the right person to take me, to the next level in Photography. I look forward to my lesson with Cindy. If you have not tired TakeLessons.com you should do so right now. Cindy is very knowledgeable in Photography. Go ahead give it a try, you will be glad you did. See you next week Cindy, I cann't wait. Thanks alot for your help.
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Cindy K.

Alpharetta, GA 30005
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About Hailey L.

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Photography is one of my favorite passions! Feel free to take lessons with me on: the workings of the camera, the history of photography, how to get a great shot! I have designed a curriculum that targets all of the basic-intermediate aspects in photography! Start with me today to start with a personally designed lesson course!

About Hailey
Hello, My name is Hailey. Learning and teaching are two of my favorite things! I am extremely passionate about helping others grow in their abilities, no matter what the area is! I love new students, and am always willing to work lessons into my schedule! Please feel free to contact me any time with any questions you have!
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you learn!
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Vanshika October 2, 2018
· Flute · Online
very nice teacher
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McKenna April 9, 2018
· Photography · Online
My 13yo daughter loves her lessons! Thank you so much, Hailey! We recommend you highly!
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Ana Edwards February 3, 2018
· Photography · Online
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About Jennifer W.

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Los Angeles, CA
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We would be a good fit if any of these speak to you:

+you're interested in learning photography intuitively, and picking up the technical aspects as you go
+you want to understand the relationship between aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
+you know the basics of your DSLR and are ready to make the leap to Manual
+you want feedback on the composition & lighting of your photos
+you want tips for improving your editing in Lightroom
+you have questions about how to create a photography business
+you have questions about gear/software
+your eye is drawn to natural light, candid moments, photojournalism and/or street photography

For photographers specifically interested in *wedding photography* and running your own business, I really enjoy sharing my wealth of knowledge and experience in the contexts of technical skills, portraits, wedding day planning logistics, getting published, building a website, pricing, social media, marketing, albums, blogging, networking with other ...

About Jennifer
Hello! I'm Jen and I've been a professional, photojournalistic-style wedding photographer for the past 11 years. I bring a lot of passion to my work, and I love teaching and mentoring photographers one-one-one at all different experience levels. Before I was a photographer, I taught undergraduate Sociology and have always loved teaching. I'm excited at the opportunity to teach something I'm so passionate about again!
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Jen G. September 7, 2018
· Photography · In studio
I liked Jennifer a lot. She is patient, friendly and a good instructor. While she was not familiar with my camera she was able to learn it quickly. I just wish she had brought visual references to illustrate what she was teaching me. I believe she will for our second class.
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Aaron July 1, 2018
· Photography · In home
Jen is simply fantastic. A few months ago, I hired her for private lessons to help break through some technical and artistic barriers in my photography. Essentially, I was getting inconsistent results and wasn't able to translate the observations about the good shots into techniques for learning from them and leveraging them in the future.

From the beginning, Jen was focused on my objectives and concerns, and was able to tailor a curriculum to focus on those aspects. She reviewed my existing work with a great mix of enthusiasm and constructive analysis, and the small amount of apprehension I had about having a professional critique my shots evaporated pretty quickly. Jen is very personable and clearly on your side, which makes the feedback cycle easy and light. With her help, we were able to break down some of the things I liked about my own photography, but wasn't making full or considered use of. We also identified a number of ways in which I could improve bringing my own style into more of the process, both behind the camera and in editing choices.

In the field, there's a lot of good dialogue about how to approach a given scene, how to efficiently explore it for non-obvious opportunities, and how to convey a sense of story (one of my particular weaknesses). As one would expect, she has solid technical skills and is able to quickly troubleshoot tricky lighting situations and make suggestions about how to approach exposure/DoF/focal length to align with the intended mood. The feedback is always friendly and typically very pragmatic. I've already found the number of shots making it past the initial cull increasing, at a time when I'm also becoming more critical about what makes for a good shot.

Overall, Jen's guidance has had a sizable impact to my photography in a relatively short time. One of the best parts about making it past some of those persistent stumbling blocks is how much more enjoyable my time behind the camera has become. Would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking to improve their own photography, or move into the world of professional photography.
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Brenda June 30, 2018
· Photography · In studio
I’ve had multiple opportunities to learn about wedding photography from Jen and every experience has been so positive and helpful. Not only does she help me with technical aspects of shooting but also provides me with any random tip or trick that might make shooting easier. Jen has so much knowledge when it comes to photography and she’s really an amazing teacher. It’s clear that she loves what she does and that she really enjoys teaching! I also want to add that she’s just a great person to be around as well. She’s awesome to just chat and hangout with. It’s always felt so relaxed and comfortable. I highly recommend learning from Jen at any opportunity. She truly is awesome!
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About Melissa A.

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Marietta, GA
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Learn to take better photos immediately, as well as become the most creative you have ever been!!

About Melissa
I started in my dancing journey while I was in college, but I didn't become fully passionate until 2016, when I began taking classes and workshops to improve as fast as I could as a dancer. I'm still learning, but I would love to teach you everything I have learned as a follow and as a lead.

I focus in SENSUAL BACHATA, which is my passion. There's so much emotion in this partner dance, and I hope you are able to discover that emotion too!
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Juliet August 21, 2018
· Dance · In studio
Great instructor for bachata dancing! Great at giving pointers for lady's styling. Strongly recommend her
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Melissa A.

Marietta, GA 30067
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About Jonathan S.

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Burlington, MA

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I have taught photography for years and know how to connect the technical issues directly to the creative possibilities. I also created a major teaching website that explains and illustrates many creative possibilities.

About Jonathan
I will first explain the creative variables in photography, aperture, shutter speed, focal length and so forth. Then I will show you how your camera allows you to control those creative variables. You learn to boss the camera around and have a great deal of fun. I have taught all ages, along with creating a robust teaching website that you can use for free.
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Andrea January 24, 2019
· Photography · Online
This was a great photography lesson. I was highly impressed with Jon's style and matter. He is friendly and clear. I had been confused about some fundamental settings of my camera, and Jon walked me through all the settings, and gave a big view of how to use my camera creatively. I have some lessons to now try out what I learned and I'll be getting back to him once I test out my new understanding. I think this is going to make photography much more fun and purposeful. I highly recommend Jon no matter where you are on your photography journey. He clearly knows his stuff, A to Z!
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Jonathan S.

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About Nolan S.

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Saint Paul, MN
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Hey Everybody!

Photography is my passion, and I love to help others take their photography skills to the next level so they can take photos that they're proud of. I have been taking photos for over 5 years, and I have a professional photography degree from the Isaacson School for New Media in Colorado. I have photos that have won contests, and shown in galleries. I can help you with the basics of how to use your camera with manual settings, and much more after that is learned. Whether you want to learn photography to take better photos of your family, or you want to someday sell fine art prints in galleries, it all starts with knowing how to use your camera manually. Once you know how to do that, the possibilities are endless, and your own style will start to develop. Please let me know if you have any questions, or if you would like to see some of my work.

Thank You All,
Nolan Septer

About Nolan
I am a professional photographer who has been taking photos for over 5 years. This is my passion in life, and I am completely dedicated to the craft. I studied photography at the Isaacson School for New Media in Colorado. I have shot for successful musicians and comedians doing event documentary photography. I also have won photography contests, and have had my work in galleries. I have experience with portraits, product shots, as well as sports photography. My favorite photos to take are abstract landscape and cityscape shots. I strive to continue to elevate my own skills as a photographer, and I look forward to helping others do the same.
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Nolan S.

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About Jacob M.

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Denver, CO
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Jacob is an accomplished and experienced photographer, content creator, and artist based in Thornton, CO. Originally from the mountains of Montana, he decided to pursue his dreams and follow them down to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Lessons are available for all skill levels and all ages. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Becoming a teacher has allowed Jacob the opportunity and freedom to grow as an artist while illustrating his specialized talents. Over his career, he has photographed over 30 weddings, became a team photographer for Weston Backcountry, and worked alongside incredible professional athletes in the snow sports industry. Through this work, he has defined his specific skills and found his passion in landscape, long exposure and snowboarding photography.

About Jacob
Jacob is an accomplished and experienced photographer, content creator, and artist based in Thornton, CO. Originally from the mountains of Montana, he decided to pursue his dreams and follow them down to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in the summer of 2013. Being a freelancer has allowed Jacob the opportunity and freedom to grow as an artist while illustrating his specialized talents. Over his career so far, he has photographed over 30 weddings, became a team photographer for Weston Backcountry, and worked alongside incredible professional athletes in the snow sports industry. Through this work, he has defined his specific skills and found his passion in landscape, long exposure and snowboarding photography.

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2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 Burton US Open Championships

2015 FIS World Ski Championships

2015, 20
16 GoPro Mountain Games

2015 Birds of Prey Ski Races

2017 NZ Snowboard Magazine Issue #63

2018 Snowboard Magazine Exposure Issue
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Jacob M.

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About Kendra A.

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Lithonia, GA
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I have been in the photography industry for almost 10 years! It's not only a passion but my career. Let me teach you and I will be sure to not only teach you the ways of photography just by speaking and giving you visual teachings but by being hands on with the camera and doing fun projects! I try my best to be fun and interactive as well as professional with my students. I look forward to working with you!

About Kendra
Hey students! I hope to be your photography teacher in the near future but here is a little about myself. I have been in the photography industry for 10 years, I am self taught as well as receiving an associate's degree for photography. I am very outgoing and love hearing your ideas and seeing what you can do to make a difference on photography! I like to partake in fun and experimental photo projects and try to make sure everyone enjoys learning as much as I enjoy teaching!
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Kendra A.

Lithonia, GA 30038
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$34 / 30-min

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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