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Josiah J.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Associates in Applied Science (AAS) in Digital Arts from Mesa Community College
  • Teaches students 18 to 65
  • Awarded Honorable Mention from Mesa Community College
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Josiah J.

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As a student on track towards my Associates in Applied science for Digital Photography, I've learned a tremendous amount of knowledge and skills that I'm eager to share with my own photography students.

From learning the basic functions of your camera, to composing a great photograph, to managing and editing your photographs, I'm happy to share my knowledge with you.

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. Wi

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Lucas
Had my first lesson. Great teacher, very informative on the subject, and very easy to talk with. Left the lesson feeling I learned more than before the lesson. Now I'm even more excited to work with my camera he helped me understand more. Definitely would recommend him as a teacher. If I decide to take another lesson, I will request him as my teacher. Thanks for the lesson.
Paul Sherwood
Awesome!! We really connected and he was able to determine my skill set and already helped me in my PS learning.
Kristi
Josiah gave clear explanations. He was well-organized and knowledgeable. I will schedule more sessions with him in the future.
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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
  • Teaching since 2005
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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.

Joy S.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • BA Sociology from University of California, San Diego
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Joy S.

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Hands on instruction on manual camera settings (ISO, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, etc.). Framing the subject from different angles. And most importantly, how to see light the way your camera sees it.

About Joy

I am a graduate of UC San Diego (bachelor of arts, sociology) and UCLA (master of public policy). As a child of immigrant parents, I value diversity and love learning languages. I read, write and speak Spanish fluently, and have intermediate command of both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese in reading

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Joseph B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Ukranian, Russian, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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 Jull

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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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Alicia H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Museum Studies from Tufts University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
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Alicia H.

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Capture images in artful and creative ways with unique perspectives and filters. Use a simple digital camera, smart phone, or tablet. No prior experience necessary. Learn techniques and create art. See patterns of heat signatures with a simulated infrared lens. Create kaleidoscopic pictures in a stylistic cubistic form. See how far the sky can reach!
Personalized photographs also serve as inspiration to create artworks with colored pencils, pen, ink, and watercolor painting.

About Alicia

Learning ART at home can be fun, stress free, and exciting. Learn how to create images in photorealism and/or with creative interpretation and expression. I can work with all ages from preschool to life-long-learners in retirement. Find your creative outlet and connect with the vitality of the wo

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Sam H.

132 Reviews
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Starting at $48
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Sam H.

132 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 Ma

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I couldn't ask for a more experienced, helpful instructor. Thank you, Sam!
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!

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Average Cost of Photography Lessons in Pittsburgh, PA

The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons in Pittsburgh 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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"Julie was great. I really felt a connection with her as my instructor and look forward to our next lessons. Having had no photography experience I really feel she’s going to help me learn everything I need to know to really enjoy photography."
Barbara
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"My daughter loves these lessons!"
Amy
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"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!"
Miranda
Took Photography lessons from Brandie J.
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"Great class. Julie took her time and explained everything in detail. No question was left unanswered. Would highly recommend this class and any additional classes she teaches."
Joe
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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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 informative. I enjoyed the lesson very much."
Julie
Took Photography lessons from Joy S.
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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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"Julie is a fantastic teacher! She is very organized, patient, and sweet."
Amy
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"I took two classes with Julie, business and digital photography. Both were very well prepared, planned out and taught. For each of the classes Julie prepared her own text books that outlined the curriculum and were very helpful for later reviews. In class she used slides with more information and examples of work, which were very helpful especially in the photography class. With her background in business and photography, we benefitted from her first hand experiences and recommendations regarding best photography equipment to invest in. Classes were not only informative but also fun and hands on. Her passion for photography is highly contagious ! I started from being intimidated by my camera but ended up enjoying and recognising the fun behind taking photos. I highly recommend Julie and hope to continue my own photography journey with her as my teacher."
Gosia
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Kelvin is knowledgeable, patient, and has a good grasp of the subject. He communicates well and generates enthusiasm. His style motivates a great deal of interest. We developed a very good rap-ore"
Karl
Took Photography lessons from Kelvin L.
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