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Sam H.

132 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $48
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Awarded Juror's Prize from ArtsWorcester
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Sam H.

132 Reviews
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Whether you have never picked up your DSLR camera before or are starting to become serious about photography, my lessons will help you get on the right track. We will go over: how to use your camera in different modes, how to control shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. what gear you should get, lenses and more. The ultimate goal is for you to be shooting in full manual mode, and then bring your pictures onto the computer and edit them! Every week, I will give you image shooting assignments and we will do weekly mini critiques. Once you feel comfortable shooting with your camera, we will get into more technical aspects such as printing, post processing, and proofing. I am a "Canon guy", so that brand of camera is my specialty! However, I have worked with students with all camera brands. Just an extra plus if you have Canon! I have been teaching Photography on Takelessons for 4 years now, and I can't wait to see you in class!

About Sam

Hi! My name is Sam! This is my fifth year with TakeLessons and I couldn't be happier with the students that have come my way. If you're reading this, then you've taken the first step in finding a tutor that is right for you! I completed two Bachelor's degrees at Worcester State University in Mas

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I couldn't ask for a more experienced, helpful instructor. Thank you, Sam!
Stephan
Sam is very knowledgeable and knows how to explain and make it easy .
Christy Johnson
I learned a lot my first class. Excited to see how much I learn!
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Priscilla D.

51 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Corcoran College of Art + Design
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Priscilla D.

51 Reviews
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First thing I do before first day of class is send out an enthusiastic email and call shortly after. Briefly discussing and establishing the learning goals for the course based on the visual literacy,technical,and intellectual competencies the students should achieve by the end of a period is ideal for me to design the course or update an existing course for the student's desired outcomes. The syllabus and the schedule are completed along with a comprehensive strategy for what will take place during class.

About Priscilla

Hello, I'm here to inspire creativity while guiding the students through interactive technique and skills so that they may find their own voice and be motivated to express it through the arts. I am originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and I was raised in a community here in the states infused wit

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Emily Y.
Emily enjoyed the lesson and learned a lot
caroline
she always tries to help me improve while also encouraging me when I do something right and it makes me feel really good!
Kara W.
I’m having great time in my lessons with Ms. P. She makes it easy for me to follow along with the materials and I feel that I’m actually starting to sound like a proficient ukelele musician.

Irina L.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master in Hospitality Management from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
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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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Jonathan Y.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $90
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jonathan Y.

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A photojournalist and wedding photographer with 20 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

For history and government students: I graduated from UCLA with dual degrees in History and Political Science with college honors. I interned in the US Senate, worked as an election monitor in Sri Lanka, and then as a photojournalist covering wildfires in California and politics in New York City.

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Margot
Very thorough and smart..loved my lesson
Amit A.
very interactive and understanding
Diane
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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Sergio M.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • B.A. Music Business from NJCU
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Sergio M.

34 Reviews
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Online Photography Teacher

I can help you get an eye for a artsy photo and make the camera your weapon

About Sergio

Hi, there! My name is Sergio and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons for a few years and have loved helping my students play saxophone, DJ, and learn the basics of piano. I went to New Jersey City University and earned a degree in Music Business in 2018. I'm a patient and un

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Karl B.
it was 😁
Lucy L.
Karena R.
I just finished my first sax lesson with Sergio and already know my way around the frets. I appreciated that we also tied in useful information about the circle of fifths. Great teacher. Highly recommended.
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Josiah J.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Associates in Applied Science (AAS) in Digital Arts from Mesa Community College
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Josiah J.

4 Reviews
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As a student on track towards my Associates in Applied science for Digital Photography, I've learned a tremendous amount of knowledge and skills that I'm eager to share with my own photography students.

From learning the basic functions of your camera, to composing a great photograph, to managing and editing your photographs, I'm happy to share my knowledge with you.

About Josiah

I'm a professional website designer, internet marketer, photographer, and visual artist. I have a wide range of skills, talents, and interests from coding CSS and HTML, to manipulating photos, and making fine art paintings. Despite the medium, above all else, I am visual artist and designer. Wit

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Lucas
Had my first lesson. Great teacher, very informative on the subject, and very easy to talk with. Left the lesson feeling I learned more than before the lesson. Now I'm even more excited to work with my camera he helped me understand more. Definitely would recommend him as a teacher. If I decide to take another lesson, I will request him as my teacher. Thanks for the lesson.
Paul Sherwood
Awesome!! We really connected and he was able to determine my skill set and already helped me in my PS learning.
Kristi
Josiah gave clear explanations. He was well-organized and knowledgeable. I will schedule more sessions with him in the future.

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Average Cost of Photography Lessons in California, KY

The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons in California is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $39 and $134 per hour.
30 min
$43 average
45 min
$45 average
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$73 average

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"Julie is very knowledgeable and loves what she does which to me makes a great instructor! She is very nice and friendly and always answers any questions!"
Amanda
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"My family purchased photography lessons with Julie for me as a birthday present and I had a fantastic experience. Since I am mostly interested in bird and wildlife photography, Julie was kind enough to meet me at a local birding "hotspot" in Irvine and in an hour my skills improved tremendously with her assistance. No more over/underexposed shots, MUCH better detail in my photos and I learned to read and utilize a histogram properly. Highly, highly recommend.

Note: This site does not have an option for "outside location" so I was forced to select "Teacher's Location", but Julie was willing to meet me at a location I proposed."
Kelly
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"very easy to follow and finally understand how things interact....looking forward to next lesson."
jen
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Very informative. I enjoyed the lesson very much."
Julie
Took Photography lessons from Joy S.
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"Joy was very helpful and patient. She answered my questions in a very understandable and clear way. I look forward to future lessons with her."
Anne
Took Photography lessons from Joy S.
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"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 enlist her services again in the future."
Clifford
Took Photography lessons from Sarah L.
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"Had my first lesson. Great teacher, very informative on the subject, and very easy to talk with. Left the lesson feeling I learned more than before the lesson. Now I'm even more excited to work with my camera he helped me understand more. Definitely would recommend him as a teacher. If I decide to take another lesson, I will request him as my teacher. Thanks for the lesson."
Lucas
Took Photography lessons from Josiah J.
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"Loved my lesson! Helped me clear my doubts about fundamentals basics of photography. Great teacher and caters to students need."
Sabeen
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"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
Took Photography lessons from Jonathan Y.
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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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