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Bradley H.

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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

SCHEDULE NOTE: This is a very busy time of year for me. My availability is quite limited, so please check with me prior to scheduling. I have set the automatic calendar very tightly so please ask if there's a specific date and time not listed that you're interested in booking. END OF NOTE

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.

I love teaching:

~ 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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May 20, 2017
Lauren Krupp
Superb teacher. Extremely patient, explains things extremely clearly, and gives great advice and guidance.
April 26, 2017
Jeffrey
Super helpful 2 hour session. Very much worth the time and money. Looking forward to future lessons.
April 12, 2017
Bill
Brad is an excellent instructor. He's very knowledgeable, clear, thorough and a pleasure to work with.

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Bradley H.

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I have been using my Canon DSLR camera for 4 years now, primarily focusing on shooting architecture and landscapes. I can teach the basics of how to frame a shot using simple rules such as the rule of thirds, and more technical terms such as shutter speed and aperture settings to create proper lighting settings and depth of field.

About Steven

I'm a recent graduate of the Boston Architectural College, and employed by a large architectural firm in Boston. I am currently teaching a Rhino 3-D course at the BAC I tutor in all aspects of architecture including portfolio design, writing, software tutoring, design critiquing, and overall academic guidance. For software, I specialize in the Adobe Suite, AutoCAD, Revit, Rhinoceros, and V-Ray. I've tutored students of all differing ages and skill sets, ranging from novice to advanced user. Further, I have numerous references and reviews about my services that I would be happy to pass along, as well as past design work that I have done both academically and professionally. Lastly, I have numerous resources students can use after tutoring sessions are complete such as reference manuals, tutorials, and websites to visit for additional learn

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June 4, 2019
Tom W.
He is a good listener and very patient.
I give him a very good recommendation.
April 10, 2019
Jim
Very helpful. I will continue to consult with Steven to further my knowledge of Autocad.
January 28, 2019
Ronald W.
Steve did a admiral job with a computer illerate gentleman.
He is very accomplished and conveys the instructions clearly.
I’m looking forward to my next lesson.
Ronald

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Steven S.

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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 become a professional.

More info about what I teach can be found on my website at:
miamiphotographyclasses.com

My studio is in the heart of Downtown Miami, where we offer all inclusive photography services from project inception to final product.

I work all types of projects, but specialize in commercial advertising, fashion editorials, model portfolio development, professional & actor headshots, and product photography.

Here is my portfolio website address for examples of my work:
johnolive.com

I am comfortable teaching all lev

els of students, from day 1 beginners to seasoned professionals who desire to improve their craft.

I look forward to helping you realize your goals!
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March 21, 2018
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.
February 22, 2017
Joan
He's the best! Lessons are tailored by questions asked. He is knowledgeable and flexible. I highly recommend him.

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Sergey K.

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I been taking pictures for a very long time I also have my own photography business set up at photosbysergey.com and I can teach you hands on lessons how to take amazing pictures.

About Sergey

I am multitalented. At a young age I mastered the Art of Photography that was taught to me by my grandpa and Chess. I was born in Belarus and I am a native Russian Speaker.

After substitute teaching then getting my first teacher job in NY I have started to work on my business and been very successful at it. I teach nearly 150,000 students and do free lance photography for pay part time.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Education
B.A in History Major & Political Science Minor at Siena College
Master Degree in Education from College of St Rose

Teaching Certification
NYS certified Social Studies & Special Education Teacher.

Experience
Special Ed Teacher, Tutoring and Substitute teacher

Entrepreneurship
Photography self taught and experienced event photographer. Online tutorials business teacher that teachers others how to st

art your own business and be an entrepreneur.

Specialties
Event Photography, Chess, Tae Kwon Do, eBay, Etsy and Fiverr
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May 9, 2019
Anita
I was getting ready for a trip with my friends to tour all over in Russia this Summer and I found Sergey and he taught me a great deal of what I will need to communicate enough to get a round in Russia...
He is an excellent teacher Thank you Sergey for your great help in teaching me I know this will be a trip to remember thanks to you...
September 30, 2018
Patti C.
Terrible experience. Couldn't connect online, 20 minutes after start time called him and he tried to assist, but ended up doing a "phone lesson" which consisted of a question and answer time where I had to come up with my own questions. To conclude we were told to go out and take some pictures on our own and learn from experimenting on our own taking pictures of all kinds of things. We could then download them, send to him, and he could critique.
Not what I expected. Not necessarily his fault, but Going to ask for refund
May 25, 2018
Janet T.
when I made an appointment, I asked if Sergey was familiar with my camera and they said yes. It seemed new to him. But after talking about my fijifilm x100F, I am returning the camera. So overall I did like Sergey and look forward to my next Hour

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Sergey K.

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A great opportunity to show you how great the world is with documentary photographs.

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Am a good teacher who is always ready to take student and tutor them the right way

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August 11, 2019
Bobby
He is a great tutor that listens to student

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Onaolapo O.

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Private Photography Teacher

With the ease of accessibility with digital photography I believe everyone should have the tool sets needed to make images of those memories set before the camera they have at hand. The magical nature of photography is this great mix of science and creativity and in the 16 plus years I have been honing my craft I have met many that have found the art form and flourished creatively. Join me for lectures, discussions, and tutorials covering the basics and advanced techniques. Stop just taking snapshots and start making images!

About Tristine

Photography and exposure basics, studio photography, and more. I am your go to photo learning gal!

Studying photography since early 2000, Tristine has a base of knowledge that is rooted in traditional film photography that has grown and adapted alongside the development of digital photography.

Studying at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design after high school, Tristine completed her bachelors at Southern New Hampshire University and will soon start to pursue her M.F.A. in Digital Photography. She has given lessons at The Chicago Photography Academy and has also assisted future creatives with private lessons.

Believing that everyone deserves to know that magic behind photography, Tristine wants to provide the community with a resource for their own artistry. What she aims to give is a chance for people of any creed to h

one their craft further. Working with local arts centers and others creatives she hopes to assist in the advocacy and education of photography and other art forms.
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Angie B.

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I have many years of experience in Photography. I started with a film camera and moved to digital. I now shoot Nikon, Canon and Sony cameras so I am familiar with the 3 top brands. I will help you go from automatic to 100% manual if that is what you want. I can help you improve your skills in all areas of photography.

About Angie

I have loved taking photos since my first photography class in high school. I have photographed many different subjects, scenes, and moments all over the world. There's a picture around every corner and the best camera you have is the one that is in your hand. My Photos have been in Diesel magazine, featured on a Nat Geo's photographers page and in recent calendar publications. I shoots a Nikon, Canon and Sony systems and has been doing classes for about 4 years with great reviews.

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Thalia B.

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I have been a photographer since high school working on the yearbook. In college, I had an emphasis in photography and have been shooting professionally since 2012.

About Thalia

Making a connection and bringing out your inner AWESOME is what I do best. As a full-time teacher, I can guarantee you the best quality service. I am more than willing to work with you and take you to the highest level. I have been singing, teaching French and ESL for some time now. That being said, I promise to bring the same energy every time we have a lesson. Take a chance and sign-up for a lesson. Let's get started!

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Miriam
"Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!"
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 g
oogle, etc before we picked John and would highly recommend him."
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Clifford
"Working with Sarah has been great! She has shared her knowledge freely, has a keen, artistic eye, and provides lots of creative solutions. I hope to enlis
t her services again in the future."
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Jeff
"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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Joe
"Great class. Julie took her time and explained everything in detail. No question was left unanswered. Would highly recommend this class and any addit
ional classes she teaches."
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Ariel
"Awesome teacher!"
amanda
"Julie was very helpful in assisting me to organize my pictures and understanding how to use Lightroom.."
Joan
"He's the best! Lessons are tailored by questions asked. He is knowledgeable and flexible. I highly recommend him."
Steve
"Joe is very knowledgeable and very patient. I scheduled another lesson with him. I would highly recommend Joe."

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