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About Mark Y.

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Greenwich, CT
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About Mark Onewolf
I began photographing family events at the age of 8 years old. I was always fascinated with how things work and the camera was no exception.

I learned to shoot with Film cameras. First with my Dad's Pentax and when I was employed I purchased my own. During my time in the Navy and Army I became good friends with a combat photographer who mentored me in photography. Long deployments were perfect to cultivate my skills and there was no shortage of people places and things to photograph.

So what makes me a good Instructor? My education background is Avionics and Electronics Engineering. I am a math and logic minded person which enables me to reverse engineer processes and break them down. I have experience teaching ESL to foreign exchange students which often requires me to understand the task from the perspective of the client
so that I am able to help them understand in the way they learn.

I come from a Artistic family, Music, Art, Dance, Singing etc and being a musician myself I am not just a 1's and 0 person. Photography is a very logical subject not unlike music. There are rules to bent and offers structure yet has a creative release for those of us seeking that.
My clients find that I am patient and laid back and able to explain things in multiple ways until they get that ah ha moment. I am passionate about photography and I hope my enthusiasm is contagious.

As a Professional photographer I see so many bad photos from family and friends and others posting on social media and in forums. Someone took the time to show me and feed my passion so I want to do the same and help to create better photographers and hopefully better photographs.

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Kim May 17, 2019
· Photography · Online
Mark is a thoroughly knowledgeable, patient and encouraging instructor. I just completed a series of lessons with him to learn the basic elements of my new camera and settings so that I can go beyond the auto settings before embarking on a trip to Peru. I couldn't be happier with what Mark taught me. In addition to the basics of aperture, shutter and program auto modes, he provided very practical information on things like tripods, storage, programs and apps. I can't wait to take more lessons from Mark when I return from Peru!
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Jess May 7, 2018
· Photography · In studio
Mark has taught me a lot of lessons in photography. Very knowledgeable in a broad range of disciplines (i.e. long exposures, head shots, weddings, street, editing, portraiture, product, and more). Covering so many categories of photography I feel gives him the ability to answer many questions that a specialized niche photographer would lack. I am a photographer and I get paid gigs, that's how good Mark is. I received my ROI 100x over. Highly recommended.
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Dan January 10, 2018
· Photography · In studio
Just had a photography lesson with Mark last night. He was great. He explained everything in a clear and concise manner that I could easily understand. He also listened to what I wanted to topics that I wanted to learn and tailored his presentation to cover those topics. Thanks, Dan.
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About Nick D.

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Tyngsboro, MA
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About Nick
My name is Nick and I am a freelance photographer located in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts. I am new to the TakeLessons platform but have many years of experience as a photographer and photography teacher.

I specialize in travel, fine art and sports action photography. I am a life-long photographer having worked for a weekly newspaper, a motorcycle racing magazine, as a wedding and event photographer, and as a sports photographer. Over the last 15 years I have photographed local town events, Middle and High School sports, college football, fund-raising events for non-profit organizations, motorcycle racing, bicycle racing, running road races, Rock ‘n Roll bands, and high school senior portraits. I am now focusing most of my time traveling around the world and making and exhibiting my photographs of the local landscapes and people. Many o
f my images have been published in newspapers, on various websites, and exhibited in many art galleries.

I enjoy teaching students how to "make" photographs, drawing from the skills and techniques that I have learned from my real-world experiences as a photographer. My students learn how to use their camera as an expression of their artistic vision. They will learn all aspects of workflow including research and preparation, camera settings, composition, post-processing, printing, and framing. The goal is for each student to create images that they would be proud to exhibit or display on their wall at home.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer, please contact me for further information, to discuss your goals and objectives for making pictures, or to schedule a session. I offer both in person and remote lessons. Thank you.
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Judith August 10, 2019
· Photography · In home
Nick was awesome. Helped me choose the proper camera settings to optimize conditions and maximize the quality of the image. Educated me on controlling settings for various light conditions and depth of field. Very helpful and well worth the drive. I will definitely call on him again to fine tune what I've learned once I have a chance to practice.
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Zachary July 30, 2019
· Photography · In home
Knowledgeable, customized, and thorough personal lessons. Highly recommend!
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Kirti July 28, 2019
· Photography · In studio
Nick is patient, knowledgeable, and a great photography instructor. I've learned more from him in a couple of lessons than I've learned from a couple of books I've been using to try and learn on my own. Well-worth the time and cost for personal instruction. Highly recommend.
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Nick D.

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About Jill J.

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Saint Cloud, MN
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About Jill
Join me for the creative unleashing of highly effective processes of learning success. Your instruction will include: A. creative problem solving (unleashing the genius within) B. formation; a foundation is planned (architect) C. building; drafts are written (carpenter) D. finishing; the writing is polished (finishing editor/proofreader) I've used these guiding principles countless times in my life. Just as a jeweler would not be able to sell rough stones, Jill would not have been able to make anything in the publishing field without employing these principles. Her college papers would have been fair to dull rocks. She can say this as the daughter of a bricklayer who was the son of a stonemason in a familial line that dates back to middle 1600. So, of course, I did learn about laying bricks and throwing rocks too. Not very many structures
stand the test of time when we throw rocks (rough drafts). Only with this brick, mortar, and finish will the building stand. But enough about my lineage. My capstone point is that the finishing point of any building or writing should communicate a great product. In creating this description I had the above principles in mind. My college papers, business papers, copywriting, web designs, resumes, and even informal conversations are inclusive of this process of which proofreading is a vital component. Why? Well, I might want to throw a rock at myself if I assume myself incapable of accomplishing as much. And as the daughter of a bricklayer, I think I know about bricks and buildings, and mortar, and capstones such as proofreading. So now at my concluding paragraph contains the capstone of what is called proofreading. Proofreading, as my gem of a teacher told me, is constructed with similar principles. It contains a precise methodology which assures great communication. I would like to involve you in this structure. Please step in the door so I may explain the steps involved in editing and proofreading as art, the elements and principles of Art and English as your toolkit, and design as your structured building of success!
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Jill J.

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$59 / 45-min

About Nicole H.

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Kapolei, HI
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About Nicole
I am a professional freelance illustrator and painter. I graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2011 with a BFA and a concentration in Illustration. I excel in portraiture and imaginative realism (or fantasy art) and I'm comfortable in most traditional mediums (Pencil or graphite, colored pencil, oil painting, acrylic paintings, watercolors) as well as digital programs for drawing and painting (mostly Photoshop.)

I feel confident that everyone has the ability to do what they desire creatively provided they have the right teacher. As a former student, I understand the frustrations behind learning a seemingly magical skill like drawing realistically. As a current artist, I know the skills required to overcome those frustrations and the attitude necessary to improve upon your existing abilities.

Students can expect to improve
with every lesson and are given advice for what they can do in the future to improve further. All critiques and lessons will be constructive concerning what you're doing right and what you can work on to be better. In my experience, I've learned that every student can be taught to create as long as their unique needs are understood and the teacher is patient. I truly believe anyone can learn to draw and paint and I'm excited to prove that to you.
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Nicole H.

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$17 / 30-min

About Russ V.

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Maricopa, AZ
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About Russ
Hi, I am an art teacher at a middle school in Arizona. I love showing students how to hack great art. My professional focus is leading students to master the pencil with skill builders and challenging assignments. I will always give my honest feedback for your work and provide real support to help you improve.
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Russ V.

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$42 / 30-min
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About William V.

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About William
I've been a photographer for half my life! I've worked commercially photographing products for a major home improvement brand, I've managed a professional level photo printing lab, retouched photos and photographed for major sports organizations, and now I shoot weddings and teach! Though I work commercially, art and teaching are my true passions and the commercial work just serves to support what I truly want to do: spread my joy for photography to other people.
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William V.

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$50 / 30-min

About Abigail K.

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San Antonio, TX
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About Abigail
My name is Abigail and I am currently working on my teaching certification. I have always loved helping friends and family with their art, and now I want to teach others as well. I have been making art my whole life, and I consider it my main passion. I have a bachelors degree in studio art from UT Austin and I want to take what I learned there and apply it to my teaching lessons.
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Abigail K.

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$25 / 30-min

About Marcia M.

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Austin, TX

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About Marcia
As an Artist and Art Teacher with international experience, I have been drawing and painting for more than 20 years at the Bauhaus and SENAC Art Schools in Brazil. In 1998, I moved with my family to Austin, Texas, and soon started making portraits and participating in Art events, including an exhibition for Latin week at Motorola. I also became a member artist of the famous La Villita Gallery in San Antonio. I taught Face Drawing and Fashion Design Art for The University of Texas Informal Classes program and have illustrated a children's book published in Brazil. I enjoy teaching art to children and adults because I believe one of the best way to see and understand the world is by expressing ourselves through drawing and art.
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Marcia M.

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$39 / 30-min

About India D.

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Leeds, AL
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About India
Hello students! :-)
My name is India and I enjoy teaching art, piano, guitar, English, and math.
My teaching certification is in Art and ESL grades K-12.
I taught art full time for 8 years. I am currently teaching piano and guitar. I also teach English Language Arts and math online to 3rd to 8th graders.
If you are located close by, I could come to your house to provide instruction.
Please let me know if you are interested.
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India D.

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$20 / 30-min

About Omar R.

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Miami, FL

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About Omar
Art and Design is my passion and I believe it is a skill that can be learned and developed by anyone with that same passion.

I have over 15 years of working in the graphic design, print and visual arts industry. I create art for various companies and organizations using traditional and digital media.

I attended Southern Adventist University where I graduated with a Bachelor in Graphic Design and Art.

You can view my work at:
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I look forward to teaching you how to draw.
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Rodney September 3, 2019
· Drawing · Online
Omar was great overall, he was able to point out small details about sketching that I never thought about like how I should be looking at the object that I am sketching more than my picture itself. Very affordable too! I will be using him more in the near future.
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Ria September 2, 2019
· Drawing · Online
I am the creative director at TrueBlue in Chattanooga, TN. I had the pleasure of having Omar on staff as a designer/illustrator. He's an extremely talented illustrator with a diversified style palate and a great designer–wrapped in one package. It's great to have a designer that can illustrate as well as he can design. Omar was eager to learn new things and embraced whatever challenge set before him. I highly recommend Omar's talent and abilities.
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Jeremy September 2, 2019
· Drawing · In home
Omar is an excellent teacher and artist. He is also very patient. Highly recommended!
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Omar R.

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Recent Visual Arts Articles from the Blog

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Photoshop vs. Lightroom for Editing Time-Lapse Photography

Photoshop vs. Lightroom for Editing Time-Lapse Photography

Once you've done your time-lapse photography, how should you edit it all together? Here, Pasadena, CA teacher Nathan H. shares his recommendations, plus the pros and cons of using Photoshop and Lightroom...   So you just finished your amazing time-lapse of the sky. You’ve composed your shot. You’ve made sure nothing went wrong. You’ve waited an hour for your camera to take 600 images. It was a long, painful process. But it’s over, and now it’s time to head to some post-p …

How to Draw Caricatures: Pointers from a Professional Artist

How to Draw Caricatures: Pointers from a Professional Artist

As a student of art, you can explore everything from watercolors to sculpting to photography and more! If you’re interested in learning how to draw caricatures (and how to improve your overall creative skills), take a look at these pointers and FAQs from full-time artist Mike V., who teaches in Bridgeport, CT:   1) What are the steps for drawing caricatures? How does it differ from other types of drawing? The first thing to do is to familiarize yourself with human anatomy, especially faci …

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