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Kelvin L.

157 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
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Kelvin L.

157 Reviews
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If you’re interested in learning photography – congratulations! Photography is a fun, practical hobby as well as an exciting career. Although learning photography does take a little patience, the rewards are certainly worth it. So, let’s start with the benefits of why you should learn photography.

- The ability to record special events like a child’s birthday, graduation or the family’s vacations with clear, focused well composed photographs.

- Never missing a picture of a special moment because you were searching for the right button or dial.

- Taking photos that you and your loved ones will enjoy displaying on your wall. By capturing your special memories in pictures, you can have a way to document and pass on these memories to future generations.

- Communicating through your photographs. A picture really is worth a thousand words! You can capture an expression that says it all. Or as we've seen in magazines like Time and National Geographic, you can shoot photographs ...

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects o

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Diego
This rating is based on just a single 30 minute lesson. We may try to make it longer for our next two lessons. Our grandson, 9, really enjoyed it.
Ryan J.
Sergiu
I enjoyed the lesson
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Sam H.

131 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sam H.

131 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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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!
Jill
Sam is not only knowledgeable about Photoshop...he's an EXPERT! What made my experience particularly pleasant is Sam's degree of patience with my learning speed and providing simple tips and insights on what certain functions "really" mean.
I was just not understanding some of the terms and functions...Sam broke it down in "beginner" terms for me. Which is what I needed.
Yup! I'll take more Photoshop lessons from Sam!
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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

Hi, I go by Ms. P and my purpose is 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. I am originally from Rio, Brazil and I was raised in a community infused with music, arts and other in

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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.

Meet Online Photography Teachers Serving Staten Island, NY

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Kelvin L.

157 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
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Kelvin L.

157 Reviews
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Online Photography Teacher

If you’re interested in learning photography – congratulations! Photography is a fun, practical hobby as well as an exciting career. Although learning photography does take a little patience, the rewards are certainly worth it. So, let’s start with the benefits of why you should learn photography.

- The ability to record special events like a child’s birthday, graduation or the family’s vacations with clear, focused well composed photographs.

- Never missing a picture of a special moment because you were searching for the right button or dial.

- Taking photos that you and your loved ones will enjoy displaying on your wall. By capturing your special memories in pictures, you can have a way to document and pass on these memories to future generations.

- Communicating through your photographs. A picture really is worth a thousand words! You can capture an expression that says it all. Or as we've seen in magazines like Time and National Geographic, you can shoot photographs ...

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects o

Recent Reviews
Diego
This rating is based on just a single 30 minute lesson. We may try to make it longer for our next two lessons. Our grandson, 9, really enjoyed it.
Ryan J.
Sergiu
I enjoyed the lesson
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Larianne T.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $150
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 13 to 75
  • Teaching since 2016
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Larianne T.

6 Reviews
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Online Photography Teacher

With almost 10 years of experience as a professional wedding & portrait photographer, I can help new photographers learn how to operate their camera, and I can help seasoned photographers improve their portfolio and online presence.

About Larianne

Hi! I'm Larianne! I'm a wedding & portraits photographer and crochet addict :) Both my love for crochet and photographer started when I was a child. Now I am a wife and mother of two, and I have a photography business and a crochet business. I would love to help you get started, or help you get even

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Maria
Larianne is a Great teacher and has a lot of patience.
I’ve been trying to learn how to crochet on my own and I wasn’t getting no where, so I got in contact with Larianne and she meet me at Barnes and Nobles for a crochet class. She showed me different crochet patterns and different crochet hooks. She showed me how to crochet. Thanks to her I can make different crochet items.
Larianne was very helpful and I can’t wait to see her again to see what else she can teach me.
Agnes
Larianne is a fantastic teacher. She started teaching me back in 2017, and because of her, I have my Etsy job. I make baby blankets, infinity scarfs and kids Hood Hats. My client loves the result. I had the chance to participate in many of her craft shows, and the experience was terrific. Her passion for crochet became an inspiration to me. Now I love to crochet and do many things for my daughter and me. Right now, I am working on a full-size blanket, and Larianne is helping me getting the pattern right. I wish I can show pictures. Thank you very much, Larianne.
Elise
I have purchased several crocheted items from Larianne for my family and fell in love with her vlog snippets on Instagram so when she mentioned that she’d be offering lessons, I didn’t hesitate to sign up! As a teacher, she has been incredibly patient and very supportive. In just a few lessons I was able to start a scarf for my sister’s baby girl. Thank you so much Larianne for sharing your gift with us. I’ve told all my friends that they need to sign up! :)

Brandie J.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English
  • Associates in Digital Photography from Harrington College of Design
  • Teaching since 2018
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Brandie J.

2 Reviews
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Online Photography Teacher

Hello, my name is Brandie and I specialize in teaching beginner/intermediate photography. I enjoy teaching this subject to those new to the field or those that want to further their hobby. My focus is on fine art photography so I am well rounded in the use of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for post-processing. Photography is an art form and can be utilized in countless ways. Once you master the basics, you can walk away with the confidence to photograph in any setting.

Color, composition, camera settings and of course post processing. I am also highly skilled in photomanipulation and composite work if that is an area you'd like to work on. Photography should be fun, challenging and rewarding, we can bring all three to the classroom to reach your full potential.

About Brandie

I have been a professional photographer for over 9 years and graduated with a degree in photography in 2012. I have a passion for what I do and love to share all the knowledge and experiences I've had over the years. I have a studio west of Chicago that can be used to demonstrate lighting and tec

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Gabrielle
Brandie is a great photographer and never fails to capture such beauty/realism in my photographs. I always recommend her when others are looking for a photographer and truly love her craft
Miranda
Brandie did a great job detailing all the steps I needed to shoot better real estate photos! I really liked how she gave me tips on how to deal with specific challenges in that field, I'd definitely recommend her!

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Average Cost of Photography Lessons in Staten Island, NY

The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons in Staten Island is $78. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $134 per hour.
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$48 average
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"Mrs. Julie is great at making sure I feel comfortable with the information taught!"
Amanda
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"I had a wonderful experience during my first lesson with Julie! She was easy to talk to and very informative."
Andi
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"My third lesson was all about drawing pictures and taking notes as Tony went through the exact steps I needed to edit my photos in Photoshop and PS Lightroom when I don't have Tony standing there guiding me. After explaining what I wanted to do, he was able to just show me the steps needed. In other words, he's a Pro at Photoshop. Like I said before, I can't ask for a better teacher and coach than Tony."
Rick Rushing
Took Photography lessons from Tony M.
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"I had a great time with Joe! He was very patient and informative. He knows how to work a camera inside and out and has a great way of teaching, where you can visualize what he is saying to make learning an enjoyable experience! A+ I recommend Joe completely!"
Giovanni B.
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Very personable and knowledgeable, having a conversation is easy as breathing."
Brandon Simms
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Great lesson! I feel prepared to start learning how to shoot in manual mode."
Stacy
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Julie is an Awesome instructor. She explains the subject in detail, shares all the materials, answers all the questions patiently. She will even go a step further to learn and help if we ask anything which is out of her scope in photography. I learnt a lot from her."
PB
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"giuseppe was the best teacher for this !! i really learned alot!! cant wait to use my new skills i learned !! thank you !!"
Jim
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Julie is a very great teacher! She has a depth of knowledge, and a constructive way of nudging you out of your comfort zone. I am so glad I found her!"
Julie
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Great first class. I'm looking forward to my next class."
Valerie
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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