Cindy Kringelis

Cindy K.

Alpharetta, GA

About Cindy K.

Cindy teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: November 2015
Last sign in: Yesterday


Photography is a passion of mine and I love sharing it with others. I enjoy helping others understand the art and science in photography and would be delighted to work with you.

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Prior students and clients have given me 5 of 5 stars in all 51 online ratings across various websites. Students have told me they appreciate the way I simplify complex topics, such as in these reviews from prior students:

Incredibly helpful
Cindy was incredibly helpful, and really went "above and beyond" in every way. She's extremely knowledgeable and did a tremendous amount of research in order to supplement her work on this job. Saved me many, many hours of potential aggravation — I will definitely continue to rely on her for expertise with all things Lightroom/Photoshop/PostProduction for photography. Highly recommended!
- Aaron S., New York, NY

Computer Challenged student gives her 5 stars plus!
Cindy was very patient and worked well with my low computer skill level. The class was very informative and fun. I believe we hit it off right away. I can't wait for my next class.
- Hope S., Snellville, GA

Very patient.
Cindy was able to untangle my Lightroom 6 update snarl with patience and humor. She has an excellent grip on the mechanics of Lightroom and communicates well. I recommend her highly.
- Elizabeth S., Middleton, MD

Contacted Cindy a few months ago to help me to put together a slide show, clean up my photos, To say that I'm technically inept would be a compliment. At my age (you don't want to know) just about all these new programs give me the shakes. I was using a rather basic photo program and she recommend I take a look at Adobe Lightroom. I was notified that it would look a bit intimidating and was pretty aggressive. That was an understatement. Well, it's been a couple months now and I think the Adobe LR program is absolutely terrific. I've become quite proficient and the program is so inclusive that I'm sure, despite how far I've come along, it will always be able to do what I need with the help of Cindy. She has been very responsive, knowledgeable, organized and very patient. My lessons will be ongoing (every two weeks) and will build upon a strong foundation. Highly recommend Cindy.
- Tom K., Marietta, GA

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I offer tutoring online via Skype and in person at the Alpharetta library.

My professional photography is focused on portraits, events, and architectural work.

I've had coursework in History of Design and History of Art at the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. I am a member of The Professional Photographers of America and KelbyOne (formerly the National Association of Photoshop Professionals) for continuing education. I'm certified as a professional photographer by Real Estate Photographers of America and International (REPAI).

Photos and Videos


May 2016 - Present
Alpharetta Photography, LLC

Alpharetta Photography, LLC provides customized photography services and training. Awarded "Best of 2016" by Thumbtack for client satisfaction.

Freelance Photographer and Instructor
Nov 2015 - Present
Independent Contractor

Mar 2015 - Present
Freelance Writer

Co-author of "Sounding Out the Sight Words: A Guide to Teaching the Dolch Words through Phonics" with Denise Eide.

Associate Director of Marketing
Aug 1996 - Dec 2015
Verizon Wireless


MS, Personal Financial Planning
May 2001 - Apr 2003
Georgia State University
May 1999 - May 2001
Georgia State University
BS, Management
Jun 1992 - Aug 1996
Georgia Institute of Technology

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Adobe Certified Expert
Oct 2016
Adobe Systems

Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Certified Professional Real Estate Photographer
Apr 2016
Real Estate Professionals of America and International

Passed CFP® Exam
Jul 2003
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards


Best of 2016
Mar 2016
Photo Contest Winner, Travel Photography
Feb 2015
Photo Contest Winner, Environmental Portraiture
Feb 2015


Association of Independent Architectural Photographers
Feb 2017

The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers is an internet-based trade association with one primary purpose:

To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers.

The AIAP is not a vehicle for social change, a bandwagon for political agenda or a soapbox for business reform.

The AIAP will strive continually to bring new and better clients to its members through innovative and aggressive marketing techniques. At the same time, the AIAP will make a constant effort to educate and inform the photography buying public as to the merits of hiring a qualified (AIAP) architectural photographer.

Real Estate Photographers of America and International
Apr 2016

The Real Estate Photographers of America and International will strive continually to bring new and better clients to its members through innovative and aggressive marketing techniques. At the same time, the REPAI will make a constant effort to educate and inform the photography buying public as to the merits of hiring a qualified real estate photographer.

To the professional real estate photographer, the REPAI is an invaluable resource for new business. Each REPAI member has the opportunity to draw on the knowledge and experience of other professional members through interaction on the REPAI LinkedIn Group and the REPAI Flickr Group.

Professional Photographers of America
Feb 2016

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world's largest non-profit photography association organized for professional photographers, by professional photographers…and with over 27,000 creative members in 50+ countries. Mission Statement: Creating a vibrant community of successful professional photographers by providing education, resources and industry standards of excellence.

National Association of Photoshop Professionals
May 2014

The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is a Kelby Media Group company founded by Scott Kelby and has more than 75,000 members worldwide. It is primarily for users of Adobe software including Photoshop as well as other programs like InDesign, Illustrator and Lightroom.

9 Reviews on Cindy K.

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Carnette Apr 19, 2017
· Microsoft Excel · In studio
Very personable and make me feel at ease. I look forward to more lessons.
Marc Mar 15, 2017
· Microsoft Excel · In studio
Great instructor. Answered all my questions and taught in an easy to understand manner.
Kara Allen Mar 12, 2017
· Photography · Online
I loved my lessons with Cindy! She was very knowledgeable and taught me a lot!
CE Feb 26, 2017
· Microsoft Excel · In studio
Cindy is not only technically skilled, she understands the ultimate goal of processing data in a manner that is critical to making decisions.
Kara Allen Feb 22, 2017
· Photography · Online
Cindy was awesome and very knowledgeable! I loved taking her class!
Jane Feb 6, 2017
· Adobe Lightroom · In studio
Cindy is extremely knowledgeable about Lightroom. I learned so much in one hour and will definitely schedule other lessons.
Jane Feb 6, 2017
· Adobe Lightroom · In studio
Cindy is extremely knowledgeable of Adobe Lightroom. She was very flexible in scheduling my lesson and provided all the answers I needed and extra tips. I will definitely schedule additional sessions for Lightroom updates.
Steven Mansell Feb 1, 2017
· Photography · Online
Had a great time with Cindy, she's easy to talk to and very personable so it makes for good teaching. She's very knowledgeable and eager to instruct. We went over general photography questions and did some light Lightroom work. I will definitely have more lessons with her in the future.
Teresa L. Aug 25, 2016
· Photography · Online
I really enjoyed my first lesson with Cindy. She gave some great tips and I am looking forward to continuing my learning experience with her!
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