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Joe B.

72 Reviews
Ridgewood, NY
Starting at $90
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 3 and up; Female: 5 and up
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Joe B.

72 Reviews
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We go in an in-depth journey of light and shadows. I can teach in digital and Film photography. I am very knowledgeable in lighting techniques for portrait photography, fashion photography, outdoor, event and artistic expressionistic photography. My students will learn composition, lighting and artistic forms of photography

About Joe

Hello, my name is Joe. I am excited when I learn of new potential artists. My skills are well rounded and focused. I can teach you in many media applications and art forms. I am able to teach from basic drawing techniques to full Portrait art, Film & Digital Portrait / Fashion Photography and Image

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Suzie Q
Very talented and thorough. Gained a lot after just 1 session. Highly recommend joe! :)
Brison
Very thorough and easy to understand explanations. My son learned a lot!
Justine
BEST, most inspiring class EVERRR!!! I learned sooo much and loved the experience! cant wait until next time! Thank you thank you thank you! :)
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Erika V.

New York, NY
Starting at $87
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Fine Arts-Bachelors from Fort Hays State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Erika V.

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Hello! I'm excited to help anyone start their photography journey. I work with students of all ages. I majored in Fine Arts with an emphasis in photography, as well as working freelance as a portrait photographer for many years. I also have experience with more conceptual photography, having used photoshop to composite fantasy images.
I can show you the basics of using your camera and editing, as well as accompanying you on a photoshoot! All of my sessions are highly individualized so please get in touch if you have questions.

About Erika

Hello! I have been working as an art teacher for 8 years and I love my job! With me you, or your child, will discover their full creative potential through developing technical skill and individual ideas/concepts. I guide students into finding or developing their own creative voice and style. I have

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William L.

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Livingston, NJ
Starting at $167
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • MA Radio Television & Film from University of Wisconsin - Madison
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William L.

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I am a certified teacher with a master's degree in Radio, TV, Film and one in education as well. I was an adjunct professor of photography at Manhattan's New School for Social Research for 10 years and have spent another 10 years teaching other adults as well as adolescents photography. I have conducted private lessons as well as workshops in my own studio.
My teaching is unique because, unlike many photography clubs where members voice their various opinions on photographs, my technique involves an objective approach where lessons are given each time that can be analyzed to see if requirements of the assignment were met. This way, the student learns not just through critiques, but by comparing his or her results to successful examples. I also do quite a bit of field work and teaching by example. It's the most effective way to learn. I get students putting their digital cameras on "MANUAL" right away and they master the concepts of correct exposure right off the bat.

About William

I have been doing commercial photography for over 40 years. I owned and operated a large studio on West 22nd Street in NYC for 20 of those years and I taught photography from 1988 to the present. I have never stopped. I like one-on-one sessions, but I have also conducted many workshops and classes i

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Donnette Davis
William was very professional and prompt, I really learn alot from William and was very excited to learn from him with all his expertise. I will recommend William to anyone wishing to take Photography lessons.
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Salma R.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
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Salma R.

29 Reviews
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In this class, you will learn the basics of photography, including posing, lighting, styling, and editing. Show off your beautiful models with either your phone camera or a DSLR. I will also teach you how to switch over from auto settings to achieving stunning images by going manual on your camera

About Salma

Hi, there! My name is Salma. I've been teaching lessons since 2016. I'm a loving and outgoing person and my teaching style is easy, simple, and effective. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Herman S.
Sis Salma,I think she has good knowled of photography,N you came learn from her,continue to teach this craft you are very good.As salaamu alaikum.
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Josiah J.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Associates in Applied Science (AAS) in Digital Arts from Mesa Community College
  • Awarded Honorable Mention from Mesa Community College
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Josiah J.

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As a college graduate with two Associates degrees in Fine Arts & Associates in Digital Arts, and a Certificate of Completion in Digital Photography, I've learned a tremendous amount about photography and operating the camera. I'm eager to share this knowledge and these skills with my photography students.

You'll learn the basic functions of your camera, how to compose a great photograph, and if you need help with editing and managing your photos I can help you with that as well. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help!

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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Keith Rivers
Josiah is an EXCELLENT teacher. I purchased WordPress early in 2021 in order to build a company website. After going through tons of YouTube and WordPress lessons for literally several months, I still had no idea what I was doing and my website was also going nowhere.

After choosing Josiah as my instructor, I had an immediate improvement of my website and also gained a wealth of knowledge about website design and building in a very short amount of time.

Josiah is very, very knowledgeable and patient. I never feel coerced. He listens to my questions and concerns and gives timely, reliable feedback. Most importantly, he genuinely wants his students to learn.

Additionally, I appreciate the fact that there are no assignments, no exams, I only have to learn what is important and what I want and need to know, and I can do all of this at my own pace with absolutely no obligations or constraints.

In addition to the website building, Josiah also unselfishly gives invaluable expert advice on other topics such as marketing and advertising. I am very grateful for his help.

I am happy he is my tutor. I don't think I could have chosen a better tutor. I strongly recommend him as the number one tutor for website building with WordPress.
Keith Rivers
Very knowledgeable teacher! I've learned more from Josiah than all of the Youtube and Wordpress tutorials combined. A+
Fletcher
First lesson. Awesome to work with. Very patient and understands his subject of expertise thoroughly. I had previously tried to start on my own without knowing anything and every time he ran into something that surprised him he was able to quickly diagnose, explain, and lead me to the solution. And I had done some weird stuff apparently. Very impressed so far. Cool guy.
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Joseph B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Ukranian, Russian, English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Awarded Ranlet Award First Prize Winner from Rochester Philharmonic Women's Legue
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Joseph B.

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I am a published photographer, a professional musician with an international acclaim and a published writer.

The reason all of these arts are synergistic together is because they are all about the inner vision and the capture of something magical. This magic is invisible to these who pass by in a rush.

Photography has been a love of mine since childhood as I took images with a fully manual camera in black and white without a range finder or auto focus lens. I still love the visceral experience.

My published photographs both on line as well as in galleries have been met with approval both in the media as well as by the established authorities. The director of Eastman House has picked one of my larger images of nature as one of his favorites. My specialty is street photography and the expressive moments of animals interacting with people. I do like portraiture which has been selected as an honorable win by photographic associations and printed in concert programs for ...

About Joseph

~ Teaching beginners to professional students and coaching professionals for over 30 years. All levels and ages are welcome! ~ Hello my friends! I am an internationally respected concert pianist and composer who comes from a family of renowned musicians. I earned my degrees from the Julli

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Jeff
Joseph has a wealth of knowledge about speaking, listening, vocals, etc.

He created a welcoming environment in our online lessons that made it easy to be vulnerable and get right to working on new skills.

I highly recommend for others looking to better understand their voice and communication style, and learn to hone them.
Catherine K.
Joseph put us at ease immediately. Our first lesson included valuable information on how to warm up our voices, increase our range and protect our voices. We look forward to our next lesson.
Donna
I have been studying piano with Joseph for nearly five years. In that time, I’ve learned more about the piano and musical interpretation than I ever thought possible.

Joseph’s technical ‘short cuts’ are amazing! He illustrates ways for your hands and your mind to work that are tailor made for you. Learning from him is so fun it seems almost effortless.

The way Joseph teaches allows you to develop at your own pace. The atmosphere is always relaxed yet everything moves along quickly.

At the open classes I attend, his other students are progressing very rapidly too. After each class, we share our impressions. The mood is elated because it feels like we stepped back in time and into history.

Joseph often quotes inspired wisdom of his historic teachers in our lessons. He is a great inspiration on his own with great musical insights.

I’m playing Beethoven and Chopin works I never thought I could approach at this stage of study, with great depth of understanding. I now play with greater passion and skill, get compliments from everyone I play for, and no longer worry about playing in public.

I look forward to each and every lesson with Joseph. His encouragement and support makes learning so rewarding! Anyone who finds this musical treasure is a lucky person and I cannot recommend him highly enough.

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The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons in New York is $87. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $87 and $87 per hour.
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"Emily enjoyed the lesson and learned a lot"
Emily
Took Photography lessons from Priscilla L.
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"Jonathan is a really good instructor. He has helped me out a lot so far with the different software applications to do with photography. I’m still learning, but every lesson I get more invaluable information from him.
I would highly recommend him."
Jeff
Took Photography lessons from Jonathan Y.
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"It was fantastic! My son really loved it and learned alot!"
Cash
Took Photography lessons from Joe B.
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"She was absolutely wonderful! She answered all of my questions, helped me figure out what my issues were, and made great suggestions for different settings I should explore. 100% would recommend her!"
Katie
Took Photography lessons from Sarah L.
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"Just had my first lesson with Guiseppe, and should a great experience bought a 5 pack!"
Eduardo
Took Photography lessons from Joe B.
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"very easy to follow and finally understand how things interact....looking forward to next lesson."
jen
Took Photography lessons from Joe B.
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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 Joe B.
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"Very informative and makes understanding easy"
Wanda
Took Photography lessons from Prophet C.
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"Sarah is a delightful, smart and talented photography teacher. She went to the trouble to read up on my particular kind of camera so she knew could tell me all the details. So helpful! Totally recommend her to anyone who wants to learn photography!"
Sue
Took Photography lessons from Sarah L.
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"Thank you for your patience!"
Beth Lamb
Took Photography lessons from Victoria J.
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