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About Sam H.

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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. I have been teaching Photoshop on Takelessons for 3 years now, and I am now deciding to expand my lessons and offer photography as well. We can go over how to use your camera, what gear you should bring, lenses, how to control: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. We can get into technical aspects such as printing, post processing, and sharing your images online as well. I am a "Canon guy", so that is my specialty!

About Sam
Hi! My name is Sam! This is my third 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 am currently working on my Bachelor's degree at Worcester State University. I will have a double major in Spanish and Communication.

I love Spanish, and I believe that you can really get the hang of it after a little time and practice. With grammar review, practice, and vocabulary memorization, it becomes really easy to learn this language. I am more than happy to be here to help you learn this exciting language! Proper pacing is crucial to learning a new language. Therefore, I make each lesson customized for every student.

Every lesson, you will receive downloadable links with all of the content covered
in the lesson. You will also get access to an exclusive Spanish discussion board which all of my students are welcome to participate in.

I have recently began teaching group classes in Spanish as well. Group classes are great for those that prefer larger classrooms and interacting with peers. I am teaching beginning through intermediate level group classes.

Aside from Spanish, I also teach Adobe Photoshop. There are endless possibilities with Photoshop, and I am here to let you discover some of them. No experience? Tired of watching youtube tutorials with no feedback? Maybe you need a tutor to guide you through the process!

We will start off with layers and then go on from there, moving into the more intricate tools such as the pen tool, layer masks, and blending modes.
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Sandra June 3, 2019
· Photography · Online
He definitely knows his photography and has the experience to help. I learned a lot with Sam!
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Kweeta March 31, 2019
· Photography · Online
The first lesson was great and very informative!
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Sandra March 30, 2019
· Photography · Online
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Sam H.

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About Prophet C.

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Phoenix, AZ
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I am a professional photographer and videographer. I shoot mostly headshots, landscapes, real estate and music videos. If you want to learn about cameras and styles, I can teach you.

About Prophet
Prophet C. is professionally known as The Prophet X. He is a professional rap artist, music production company owner, record label owner, website design company owner and more.

Currently, Prophet is teaching all of the following classes both in students home locations, in his Teaching Studio and online here at TakeLessons:

Reason 10 Software - Beat Making - Hip Hop Music Production - Freestyle Rapping - Rap Composition & Songwriting - Rock & Heavy Metal Music Production - Midi Orchestration - Film Scoring - Audio Engineering - Multi-Track Recording - Mixing & Mastering - Life Coaching Photography - Video Production - Live Stage Performance - Beginning Guitar & Bass - Drums - Bible Studies and much more!

Prophet’s teaching style focuses on the primary learning method of the student. All students are either Visual, Auditory or Ki
nesthetic learners or a combination of the three. By adapting teaching methods to these learning methods, great results can be produced in a short time.
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Chuck A. July 15, 2019
· Hip Hop & Rap · Online
he is the best teacher everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Sandra June 28, 2019
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Excellent instruction and very patient. Had a lot of fun.
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Quinton June 5, 2019
· Hip Hop & Rap · Online
Great with kids!
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Prophet C.

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About Stephen B.

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Newton Highlands, MA

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Want to know how to operate your camera and take great photos? I have been a photographer for nearly fifteen years creating mostly landscapes, macro, night and architecture. I've had photos shows and been in the Mass. College of Art annual auction for 8 years selling every year.

I have had several gallery shows and have sold work in the Massachusetts College of Art Auction numerous times.

About Stephen
I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Piano and Film Scoring.
I love many styles which include, Film scores, Pop, New age, Rock, improv, Classical and some Jazz.
I teach basic to intermediate. (Scales, finger exercises, chords, arpeggios, theory, simple songs, posture and breathing, etc.)

Last year, I taught an eight year old girl and three boys. I currently worked at Piano Playtime where I teach twelve Kindergarten to 4th grade group piano lessons. I am fun, easy to get along with, and very patient with kids and adults.

In the past, I scored a local film titled "The Times Were Never So Bad: The Life of Andre Dubus" who's son Andre Dubus III wrote the story "The House of Sand and Fog." In 2003 the novel was adapted into a film starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly. The film won first place
at the Providence Film Fest in 2007. I also composed a jingle for the online college Capella University.

I have a car and can come to your location or you can come to me depending on distance. I look forward in sharing this musical journey with you!
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Rahul May 7, 2019
· Piano · In home
Steve is an excellent teacher! I always look forward to my classes. I am a student in high school, and he fully understands my need to balance my school work with piano, and he makes sure that I am able to comfortably commit to both aspects of my life. Steve makes sure that I stay on task and that I am progressing with my piano skills all while making the lessons fun and enjoyable.
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Nancy G. October 31, 2018
· Piano · In home
Great lessons...Stephen is a wonderful teacher. Very kind and musical.
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Clifford W. November 3, 2015
· Piano · In home
Stephen was informative, patient, and very punctual. He made the effort to explain things thoroughly and gave me leeway to work on my skills at my own pace.
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Stephen B.

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About Tim L.

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Casselberry, FL
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Welcome to the world of Photography! Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to gain an understanding of the basics. Basics such as the exposure triangle, how to compose and pick your shots, different uses for the tools found in Photoshop and Lightroom (post processing), how to effectively use lighting, and much more. As time goes on you'll be able to retouch and stylize your photos, to give them that professional look you have been wanting. All you need to get started is a camera and your eye. I look forward to seeing you and as always stay creative!

About Tim
Greetings! My name is Tim and I can't wait to get you started on the awesome journey of visual arts! I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students with the basics of creative problem-solving, understanding different workflows, and how to achieve their desired results. I went to Full Sail University and earned a degree in Digital Arts & Design in 2016. I'm just your friendly neighborhood art guy who has a passion for teaching. I also understand that no two students are the same, so I catered to the individual needs of my students. Stay inspired, be creative, and I look forward to our journey ahead!
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Emily April 25, 2019
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
Tim is Absolutely amazing! knowledgeable, patient, super helpful and a great sense of humor. I learned so much in just one lesson, I shall work on what I’ve learned and really looking forward to next weeks lesson and learning more. Thank you Tim.
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Hayley B. April 2, 2019
· Adobe Illustrator · Online
Tim was great. We went over what I will need ti be learning and he was patient.
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Mansour February 1, 2019
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
Tim was very patient and clear in communication. I took a beginner class in Photoshop and he is very well versed.
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Tim L.

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About Chuck P.

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Santa Barbara, CA
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Instructor Chuck Place draws on 35 years as a magazine photographer for National Geographic, Time, Smithsonian and Islands Magazines, as well as 15 years teaching college-level photography and 7 years teaching photography workshops for Panasonic. Chuck is a popular instructor based in Santa Barbara, California, with a great passion for sharing the joys of photography with his students, whether they are a beginner or at an intermediate level.

About Chuck
Instructor Chuck Place draws on 35 years experience as a magazine photographer working for a wide range of clients including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Time, Islands and Sail magazines. He has taught college-level photography for 15 years and photography workshops for Panasonic Cameras for 7 years. Chuck is a popular photography instructor based in Santa Barbara, California, and enjoys working with students to grow their photographic skills, from beginners to more advanced enthusiasts.
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Chuck P.

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About Tyler M.

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Bells, TX
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Amazing photos are just a click away! But how?!? If you are struggling with capturing those great moments with your family and friends or you want to learn how to take amazing portraits and start your own business, then it's time to take the first step. I will help you build your photography skills by teaching you the ins and outs of your camera and all the settings and techniques to capture amazing images while tailoring the lessons to your personal level, tastes, and goals. I'll work hands-on with you to help you capture the photos you desire in different conditions. Let's get started taking amazing photos!

About Tyler
I am a professional photographer that has been paid to photograph portraits, headshots, products, food, weddings, events, and more. I taught myself from the moment I picked up my first camera decades ago and I haven't stopped learning.

Photography students can expect to improve with every lesson. Every student has a particular style that they like and I help students to find their "eye" and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual style. I can help any student to take better photos in the first lesson.

I teach students of all different experience levels; from complete novices to experienced amateurs looking to further their knowledge of composition and lighting.

I've studied various lighting styles from standard three-point lighting, dramatic single light portraits, natural light control, and cinemat
ic styles. I can teach students to find the best light, to learn how to control it using simple methods, and get the most out of every shutter release.

As a professional photographer, I have been challenged with many challenges and can teach from my mistakes and successes. I have photographed for restaurants in major cities, taken family portraits, created amazing composite photographs for clients, photographed weddings all over, and so much more. I love to mentor students who want to become skilled photographers.

My personal passion is food and product photography but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better photographer!
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Tyler M.

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$30 / 30-min

About Trudy P.

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Federal Way, WA
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I will listen to what your needs are and cater to that. My experience in digital photography goes back to 2001. I know how complex the world of photography can be but I will seek to leave my ego behind because I too had to learn from others and frequently in a classroom setting the instructor unfortunately can't help the individual.

About Trudy
I have been taking digital photos since 2001 but started when I first fell in love with
Photoshop. My favorite subject matter is nature but the principles of taking a decent photo will be similar for any subject matter.

I photograph large events and headshots and believe in the importance of a first impression. I learned posing techniques from working for a large national company but apply some of these principles even at events.

While I now shoot with my cell phone too, I am well versed on how to operate a professional camera (Canon) and this is what I will be teaching you.
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Trudy P.

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$50 / 60-min

About Karen M.

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I am an experienced photographer, artist and mentor.
My areas of focus are the body, intimacy, dreams, surrealism and landscape. I have developed classes around these topics that have been well received, I have been teaching this line of photography for 7 years, subsequently, I have also taught documentary photography for 10 years.
I work in the darkroom with black and white and alternative processes and also work in digital photography.
I have taught at prestigious schools in the USA; SVA, ICP, CalArts, NYU, CUNY, SUA among others.

I am interested in helping photographers at any level to develop their skill for storytelling, for clarity in their personal or documentary projects, and any difficulty they are having either beginning their career, continuing their projects , direction or wrapping a body of work.

I am an award winning photographer and have a long standing career as a mentor.

About Karen
I am a professional photographer and artist.
I have been exhibiting my work since 2003 and teaching since 2005.
I have exhibited widely among places The Portrait gallery at the Smithsonian museum in Washington, DC, Queens museum, I have participated in the Musee Quai du Branly biennial and received their artist in residence fellowship in 2017. I have participated in 2 NYT portfolio reviews, fotofest in Houston, in the 3rd Latin American forum in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
I had a solo show at Yoshinaga gallery in NYC in 2018, a book of my work was published by Autograph ABP, and have been nominated for awards such as Prix Pictet, 2019, Greenpeace 2017.
This year my photograph is the cover image of UNESCO year of Indigenous Languages.
My work is often featured in the NYT.
I also am a senior photo reviewer for a prestigious magazine.

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a teacher I teach how to see, how to understand what surrounds us and how to capture that through the camera.
I am interested in teaching students how to see the world through the lens of photography but also how to incorporate other media as painting, video, performance, sculpture and so on.
In the first class we will look at your work, and you will receive a review from me and what are the places of strength and what can be improved. From this initial review I will cater the following classes to suit your needs.
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Karen M.

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$167 / 60-min

About Thalia B.

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Peekskill, NY

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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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Thalia B.

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About Jason E.

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Castro Valley, CA
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Film Scanning. Large Format Inkjet Printing. Experiemental techniques. Medium Format Film.

About Jason
Choose a one time class or ongoing sessions:
* Drawing
* Painting
* Advanced topics: Finding Your Creative Vision
* Photography film scanning and large format inkjet printing
* Arts Education for Teachers

One time classes including
*Intro to Aesthetics
*Zen and Painting
*Transcendentalism and Art
*Parent and Child Collaborative Painting

You will receive videos, material lists, handouts on techniques, and more.

My painting, drawing and photography studios are your virtual online classroom.

My artwork is in a major museum and gallery in Los Angeles.
I have a BFA and MFA from top art schools, and practice my craft daily. I have worked in Community Arts, Arts Administration and Arts Education for more than ten years.

Let me help you on your Creative Path. Send me a question today!
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Jason E.

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$15 / 30-min

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