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Larianne T.

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Starting at $150
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 13 to 75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Larianne T.

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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 eve

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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! :)
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Giuseppe B.

65 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Digital Media Arts from TCI The College Of Technology
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Giuseppe B.

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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 Giuseppe

Hello, my name is Giuseppe. 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

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jen
very easy to follow and finally understand how things interact....looking forward to next lesson.
Lisa
As expected another awesome course and experience. Thanks for helping me stretch my brain, and i look forward to continuing this journey with an excellent instructor.
Jessica M.
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Sergio M.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Sergio M.

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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 u

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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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Priscilla D.

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

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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 wi

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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.
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Salma R.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Arabic, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Salma R.

27 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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Kayode *.
Excellent!
Jamil
Thank you Salma for giving me a great introduction to photography! I am looking forward to trying all the concepts we discussed out via lightroom
Josie

Sarah L.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2008
  • MFA in Costume Design from UCLA
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Sarah L.

24 Reviews
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I got my first camera when I was 8 years old and have been a passionate shutterbug ever since. I can teach you how to use all of the manual features on your camera to get the effects you want to achieve, and I can help you to train your eye to see and capture memorable compositions.

Taking pictures is the first part of the journey - the second is editing them to adjust exposure, saturation, contrast, etc. I work with Photoshop and can teach you how to tune your images and fix problems like lens dust, harsh shadows, or face shine in flash pictures.

I encourage each student to find his or her personal style to express a unique vision. You don't need any experience to become an artist, just the desire to start noticing new things all around you and capturing moments to share with others!

About Sarah

*Please note: If you are interested in online classes they will take place over Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime, not TakeLessons Classroom (for technological reasons)* Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativit

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Katie
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!
Tim B.
Easy to learn from and patient with inexperience. highly recommend Sarah!
Toby
excellent!

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing photography teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream photography teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Online Photography Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons 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.
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"I took an online course with Julie last week. Her passion for her craft is truly evident in her teaching. The first part of the course she taught me how to use my extended flash and explained how to compensate for lighting.
In the second part of the lesson, Julie went over my best work and explained how to crop, take the picture better the first time, and how I could improve each shot. Her comments were extremely helpful.
I left the session knowing exactly what I had to do to improve my photograpy. I feel more motivated to be better.
I have taken her classes at SCC, and learned different types of photography such as motion shots, shooting fireworks at night, ocean photography and more.
Thank you Julie for your assistance."
Vivi
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Pilar, is a very talented and accomplished photographer, as a teacher she is capable of give you the capacity to read the space, the environment and how to approach people with respect and emphatically.
At the same time giving you all the technical knowledge to get your dream pictures"
Miroslava
Took Photography lessons from Pilar V.
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"Julie is a phenomenal teacher. She is extremely kind, patient and informative on the subject of photography. I love our lessons and can't wait to learn more!"
Kelly
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"I learned a lot from our first lesson and Irina explained every single thing very well!"
Ashley Hadinata
Took Photography lessons from Irina L.
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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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"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"
Gabrielle
Took Photography lessons from Brandie J.
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"Richard got me off to a great start with my new camera."
Rick
Took Photography lessons from Richard G.
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"I have taken about six classes so far from Julie and each time I go away with better knowledge of working my camera and processing photo's. Julie always takes the time to help each individual during class so they understand the concept. She always comes prepared for class and she always asked the students for their input on how to improve the class for the next group of students."
John "JJ" Jones
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Very thorough and smart..loved my lesson"
Margot
Took Photography lessons from Jonathan Y.
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"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."
Donnette Davis
Took Photography lessons from William L.
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Online Photography Classes

There is something so magical about capturing the perfect photography shot. Maybe you snapped a photo of the sunset with the ideal amount of light reflecting off the ocean. Or perhaps you caught your nephew diving into a plate of birthday cake at just the right moment. Whether you are an amateur photo-taker or a more advanced photographer, there is always room to expand your skills. If you’re looking to expand and reach your photography goals, it might be time to sign up with our online photography classes.

Here at TakeLessons, we offer online photography classes with private teachers who can help you improve your photography skills. With one-on-one instruction, you’ll be well on your way to becoming the next Ansel Adams.

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Sure, anyone can point and shoot a camera, but if you want to take your skills to the next level, then sign up for our photography lessons online here at TakeLessons. Whether you want to focus on online digital photography classes or prefer to learn your way around the darkroom, you’ll come across just the kind of instruction you had in mind. Find out the difference between Photoshop and Lightroom for time-lapse editing or discover how to master focusing on your subject. Your photography instructor will assess your skill set and listen to your goals to determine the best plan of action. No matter where you are in your photography journey, your private teacher will help you master the art of photography.

The Benefits of Photography Lessons Online

If you’ve looked into taking any kind of class lately, you’ve probably noticed the plethora of online options. These days, it seems nearly any kind of class is available online, from university-level courses and art classes to elementary school curriculum and tutoring sessions. Students are turning to virtual classrooms for instruction, as these online platforms offer them more convenience and flexibility than ever.

Here at TakeLessons, we realize the appeal of taking online courses, and that’s why we offer a wide range of virtual lessons. With our online photography classes, you can find an instructor who will accommodate your schedule. Whether you want to take lessons day or night, weekend or weekday, your instructor will be ready when you are. As long as you have internet access, you can log on using your computer and web camera, smartphone, or laptop. And because our lessons take place entirely online, you don’t have to drive to a classroom setting or meet with your instructor in person. Now that's what we call convenient!

Find an Online Photography Instructor Today

Ready to learn your way around a camera? Allow our instructors to help. When you sort through our listing, you’ll find talented, professional, and experienced photography teachers. Read their profiles and review their feedback to help you find the perfect one. You can even check out their availability.

Sign up for your online photography lessons with us today. You will soon find yourself snapping masterpieces left and right!

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