Ana Zivick

Ana Z.

Gordonsville, VA
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Lesson Details

Photography

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
These lessons will address principals of composition in photography, as well as learning the correct camera settings.

At the end of the lesson, student will receive a camera settings sheet. The list can be stored on a smart phone and consulted any time anywhere.

Minimum requirements for enrolling in this class: A desktop computer with a camera and a microphone. Good internet connection.

Students will be asked to provide information on which camera they will be using PRIOR to the 1st scheduled lesson date.
All lessons are customized to address each student's unique circumstances, therefore failing to provide this information, might result in lesson content preparation delays, and lead to lesson rescheduling.
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About

Ana delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 16 to 75

Teaching since:
2015

I am a Graphic Designer with a full time job teaching Photoshop and Photography in high school.
After receiving many requests from amateur and professional photographers, as well as aspiring graphic designers, willing to learn the unlimited creative possibilities that Photoshop has to offer, I decided to join Takelessons and become a weekend teacher here.
If you would like to learn how to create literally anything your imagination leads you to, or just use techniques to obtain an effect you have seen somewhere, you came to the right place.
You can discover the secrets of professional photo retouching or dive in the surrealism of advanced photo manipulation, Each lesson will be customized to your specific needs.
On the other hand, if you are just getting started in Photography, Photoshop or Graphic Design, you have likely tried those You Tube videos and gave up in frustration, as most of these videos are too fast or too advanced.
No worries, we can go through the basic at your own pace, until you feel comfortable with using the tools on your own.
The sky is the limit.

Note: in order to book classes for advanced techniques, students must have the necessary basic and intermediate proficiency levels.
If you are not sure what your level of proficiency is, please check with me and we can figure it out together.

Attention: many hours of extensive work go into creating comprehensive student-specific learning content for each individual student at beginner level.
When booking a lesson, bear in mind that your teacher will be working on developing these materials after the lesson has ended.
I will do everything in my power to develop, complete and send them out to you during the same weekend.
With that in mind, please plan for taking lessons on a Saturday.
Sunday students will most likely not be able to benefit from same-weekend newly developed learning content.

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Experience

Student Support Specialist
Aug 2015 - Present
Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, VA

Helping and empowering the next generation of amazing creatives in visual arts:
Adobe Photoshop tutorials, Adobe Illustrator tutorials.
Exercise of Elements and Principals of Art in Photography, Graphic Design, and Digital Painting.

Languages

Dutch (Netherlands)
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Portuguese
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Branding
Dec 2016
Sebastiany Branding

Synopsis:
- why traditional branding differentials no longer apply
- concepts of corporate identity versus corporate image
- what is and what is not Branding
- the process of building a brand image
- Branding tools
- when is Branding a good investment

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Photos & Videos

Pop Art created in Adobe illustrator with customized comic books brush for inking, and halftone techniques for coloring and texturing.

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Professional skin and makeup retouching techniques in Photoshop. 
Example of Before & After

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4 Reviews

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CanDee Oct 27, 2017
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Great start and I'm looking forward to the next lesson tomorrow. Thank you!

Kayla Oct 21, 2017
Photography · In studio

Another great lesson, Ana is a very good teacher!

Tomas F. Oct 7, 2017
Photography · In studio

I can't imagine a better lesson for my daughter. Ana is encouraging, knowledgeable and personable. My daughter was beaming. Thank you, Ana, and Take Lessons for making this possible. Sincerely, Tomas

Matthew D. Jun 29, 2017
Adobe Photoshop · Online

The lesson start off like every other lesson I had before. We start to get to know one another. What I want to learn and how I can improve. Like most teachers I fined things I don't like. After 15mins of lesson I start seeing how much Ana really care about the lesson. How she create new ways of teaching me on the spot. Every word was filled with new encouragement. I learn a lot in the lesson. Thank you Ana for help me learn new things in Adobe Photoshop.

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