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About Richard G.

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Las Vegas, NV
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About Richard
I can't wait to work with you! I am passionate about the subjects I teach, and find nothing can compare to seeing a student "get it", so they may too enjoy the passion that comes from learning and doing something they love.

Everything I teach I've learned most completely by doing as a Professional, and find great reward in sharing my experience and knowledge with my students.

When the "aha" light goes on, it's truly a wonderful moment for me, and encourages me to drive my students to build towards more of those moments as students, and then ultimately, for themselves as they learn to grow for themselves.
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Frankie L. October 27, 2016
· Photography · In studio
Hi Richard!

Thanks again for your time and info yesterday. I will email you soon, and we will figure out when we should meet for our next class.

Have a great day!

Frankie
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Rodney September 23, 2015
· Adobe Photoshop · In studio
Great very informative
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Richard G.

Richard G.

Online
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$30 / 30-min

About Sondra S.

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West Linn, OR
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About Sondra
Hello future student :) My name is Sondra and I would love to help you achieve your painting goals. I have a wide range of skills, from abstraction to realism and many hues in between. I received my Bachelor's in Fine Arts from The Oregon College of Art and Craft, a school that gave me background in modern, conceptual art. I also learned and revered techniques from the old Masters, such as Rembrandt, who have a classic, timeless perspective on painting. I've heard it said that it takes 10,000 hours to become a pro, which is why I give my students a painting assignment from our very first lesson. I will get you started wherever you are in your level of experience. I'll help you learn to paint what you're looking at as well as develop your own sense of style when painting expressively. I have a great eye for color and mixing and my students
have felt this was a particular advantage of learning from me. I'd love to meet you and help you on your painting journey. So sign up with me today!
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Lisa September 17, 2018
· Acrylic Painting · Online
Sondra is great. I loved my class with her. She's an amazing teacher! I'd so recommend her for anyone wanting to paint whether a beginner or more advanced. She knows her stuff!
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Richard Hackworth September 11, 2018
· Oil Painting · Online
Great artist with experience and can help beginners become much better painters. Would definitely recommend.
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Ernesto Gloria July 8, 2018
· Oil Painting · Online
Patient and knows what she's doing.
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Sondra S.

Sondra S.

West Linn, OR 97068
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$10 / 15-min

About Alessandro D.

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Portland, OR
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About Alessandro
Hi! My name is Alex, and I have a degree in Italian modern literature from the University of Turin. Apart from being a native Italian speaker, I am also fluent in English. I currently live in Portland, Oregon and I enjoy music, photography, hiking and food!

I am also a professional photographer with extensive experience in digital retouching and Lightroom editing. So if you are looking to improve your editing skills or understand how to use your camera in manual mode, feel free to get in touch!
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Elisabeth July 5, 2018
· Italian · Online
Super fun and inspiring first lesson! Really enjoyed it 👍
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Lauren June 14, 2018
· Italian · In studio
Alex is a great teacher!
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Art E. May 9, 2018
· Italian · Online
Alex was very patient and encouraging for my first lesson.
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Alessandro D.

Alessandro D.

Portland, OR 97209
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$40 / 30-min

About Jennifer W.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About Jennifer
Hello! I'm Jen and I've been a professional, photojournalistic-style wedding photographer for the past 11 years. I bring a lot of passion to my work, and I love teaching and mentoring photographers one-one-one at all different experience levels. Before I was a photographer, I taught undergraduate Sociology and have always loved teaching. I'm excited at the opportunity to teach something I'm so passionate about again!
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Jen G. September 7, 2018
· Photography · In studio
I liked Jennifer a lot. She is patient, friendly and a good instructor. While she was not familiar with my camera she was able to learn it quickly. I just wish she had brought visual references to illustrate what she was teaching me. I believe she will for our second class.
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Aaron July 1, 2018
· Photography · In home
Jen is simply fantastic. A few months ago, I hired her for private lessons to help break through some technical and artistic barriers in my photography. Essentially, I was getting inconsistent results and wasn't able to translate the observations about the good shots into techniques for learning from them and leveraging them in the future.

From the beginning, Jen was focused on my objectives and concerns, and was able to tailor a curriculum to focus on those aspects. She reviewed my existing work with a great mix of enthusiasm and constructive analysis, and the small amount of apprehension I had about having a professional critique my shots evaporated pretty quickly. Jen is very personable and clearly on your side, which makes the feedback cycle easy and light. With her help, we were able to break down some of the things I liked about my own photography, but wasn't making full or considered use of. We also identified a number of ways in which I could improve bringing my own style into more of the process, both behind the camera and in editing choices.

In the field, there's a lot of good dialogue about how to approach a given scene, how to efficiently explore it for non-obvious opportunities, and how to convey a sense of story (one of my particular weaknesses). As one would expect, she has solid technical skills and is able to quickly troubleshoot tricky lighting situations and make suggestions about how to approach exposure/DoF/focal length to align with the intended mood. The feedback is always friendly and typically very pragmatic. I've already found the number of shots making it past the initial cull increasing, at a time when I'm also becoming more critical about what makes for a good shot.

Overall, Jen's guidance has had a sizable impact to my photography in a relatively short time. One of the best parts about making it past some of those persistent stumbling blocks is how much more enjoyable my time behind the camera has become. Would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking to improve their own photography, or move into the world of professional photography.
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Brenda June 30, 2018
· Photography · In studio
I’ve had multiple opportunities to learn about wedding photography from Jen and every experience has been so positive and helpful. Not only does she help me with technical aspects of shooting but also provides me with any random tip or trick that might make shooting easier. Jen has so much knowledge when it comes to photography and she’s really an amazing teacher. It’s clear that she loves what she does and that she really enjoys teaching! I also want to add that she’s just a great person to be around as well. She’s awesome to just chat and hangout with. It’s always felt so relaxed and comfortable. I highly recommend learning from Jen at any opportunity. She truly is awesome!
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Jennifer W.

Jennifer W.

Online
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$90 / 60-min

About Gwynessa A.

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San Francisco, CA
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About Gwynessa
Hi, Practicing art has been a part of my life since the 5th grade. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and journey with others who choose to take or visit an artistic path. I received a BFA from UC Santa Cruz and my MFA from Mills College. I have received multiple awards and honors over the years as well as traveled and shown in other countries. I live and work out of San Francisco where I show regularly. Teaching is how I keep myself learning and how I give back.
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Gwynessa A.

Gwynessa A.

Online
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About Madeline C.

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Olympia, WA
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Hi there! I am super excited to meet you!
My name is Madeline, but Maddie for short, and I have been teaching the arts for a few years! I grew up dancing and painting and have fallen in love with teaching those skills to others! I love to watch the excitement my students have when they get to do what they’re passionate about and as they grow and develop with each lesson!
I am very proud to see my students excel their potential and to say that I helped them get there.
If I sound like a great fit for you, amazing! I’m stoked to learn more about your interest and help you grow in your passions!
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Madeline C.

Madeline C.

Online
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$67 / 30-min

About Scott D.

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Clackamas, OR
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About Scott
Hello I'm Scott,

As the son of a successful LA commercial photographer I grew up in the darkroom and assisted photographers in the studio. The industry was all film back then but it is still about the light, composition, execution and passion. I have been a professional photographer for 30 years.

Beginners will learn basics of the camera and light. How to correctly capture an image they see so it turns out how they expect. You will learn basic composition, some basic lighting, camera settings...what why and when they are most useful. Beginners may also learn some of the same things as intermediate and even advanced students learn but not as technical or as disciplined.

Custom lessons and curriculum to fit your current level and goals. You will learn to see and capture light on a variety of subjects, how to manage your equipment
and build your skill set to what ever your goals are. How to develop and optimize your images digitally or in a darkroom (actual darkroom time is for more advance students). You may also learn about different fields in photography and specialize in that skill set.

Advance students learn how to shoot for clients, execution of concepts, advanced lighting, prep for college photography, processing images, etc.

I am a dad of a 13 and 18 year old twins, one going to Lewis & Clark and the other attending the Univ of Or. I was a little league coach for 8 years and on the board for a few of those years. My 13 year old now plays JBA/O and hopes to play for Clackamas High.
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Scott D.

Scott D.

Clackamas, OR 97015
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$42 / 60-min

About Chelsea W.

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Portland, OR
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About Chelsea
I’m Chelsea! I’m an artist in Portland who works primarily in oil paint, but occasionally works with water based paints as well. I love painting portraits, figures, landscapes, and imaginative scenes. I studied fine arts at Florida State University, and I’m comfortable teaching all levels. We can do studio work, learn how to plan and execute large projects, or just have fun outside painting the sky or the trees. Whatever your goal is, I’ll help you succeed while having a lot of fun!
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Benny January 13, 2019
· Painting · Online
I found Chelsea online and loved her work. She helped me to better my technique with easy to digest assignment. Definitely study with Chelsea!
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Chelsea W.

Chelsea W.

Portland, OR 97215
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$50 / 30-min

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