Cindy Kringelis

Cindy K.

Alpharetta, GA

About Cindy K.

Cindy teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: November 2015
Last sign in: 3 days ago


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

Residential real estate video of luxury home in Milton, GA, photographed by Cindy K.



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

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


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.

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1 Review on Cindy K.

Teresa L. Aug 25, 2016
Photography · Online
Verified Student
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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