- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With custom photography tutoring, lessons are tailored to your needs and interests. Maybe you would like to learn the basics of composition to take better pictures with any camera, whether a smartphone, point and shoot camera or DSLR.
Ever wonder why a picture didn't turn out? Bring it to your lesson and learn solutions.
Confused by aperture, ISO, shutter speed and the exposure triangle? Get to know them and know just what you'll need for any situation.
Does your flash intimidate you? Learn to how to harness it.
Who or what inspires you? Chart your course to creating the style of photography you love and study the masters who have led the way.
Need help organizing your digital photos or sharing them in photo books or online? I've taught photography software to students from pre-teens to seniors and would love to help you.
Students appreciate the way that I can simplify subjects with fun, memorable and relevant lessons, carefully structured to support long-term growth without overwhelming content.
Photography is all about light, so with more advanced students, we'll go deeper into controlling, creating and leveraging the direction and quality of light.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 18+
- Teaching since:
- November 2015
Students have told me they appreciate the way I make learning fun and effective. Lessons are focused on practical applications for immediate use, while layering in essential fundamentals for solid long-term growth. I teach both soft skills and technical skills, bridging art and science. It’s a very pragmatic approach, filled with patience and good humor. Lessons are customized to your learning style, pace, and goals.
My professional experience includes a 20-year career leading customer loyalty and retention efforts at a Fortune 20 company. With that background, and as a business owner today, I am passionate about delighting clients and ensuring students get the most for their time and money.
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Data Mining & SQL
Forecasting & Financial Business Cases
Customer Relationship Marketing (CRM)
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Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE)
Adobe Education Trainer (AET)
Adobe Campus Leader (ACL)
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Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Abode Photoshop Lightroom
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in InDesign
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Association of Independent Architectural Photographers (AIAP)
Real Estate Photographers of America and International (REPAI)
My company provides one-to-one training and consulting services for business analytics, visual arts, and literacy. Lessons are designed for immediate applicability and solid, long term growth, leveraging best practices in education. Awarded "Best of 2016" for client satisfaction.+ Read More
Specializing in commercial architecture, interior design, and luxury real estate photography.
Co-author of "Sounding Out the Sight Words: A Guide to Teaching the Dolch Words through Phonics" with Denise Eide.
Adobe Campus Leaders are educators who are recognized for fostering creativity their classrooms and curriculum.
Adobe Certified Associate: Print & Digital Media Publications Using Adobe InDesign CC
Adobe Education Trainer is Adobe's credential for trainers of teachers in K-12 and higher ed, requiring skills across the Creative Cloud apps and effective adult education techniques.
Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
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.
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 (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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation was established in 1951 as a public, charitable and educational foundation. Its mission is "Providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of future business leaders." Currently, the foundation distributes more than 130 grants and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. It also supports educational programs that develop leadership and professional development skills.+ Read More
Great personality and clearly knows the photography ins and outs. I am rescheduling more lessons now.
Great teacher makes learning pleasant and enjoyable. Taking more.
I enjoyed working with Cindy. This is the right person to take me, to the next level in Photography. I look forward to my lesson with Cindy. If you have not tired TakeLessons.com you should do so right now. Cindy is very knowledgeable in Photography. Go ahead give it a try, you will be glad you did. See you next week Cindy, I cann't wait. Thanks alot for your help.
Cindy always provides helpful tips and tricks. Most of all she is very patient!!!!
I have only had one lesson, but it was great. Cindy is very nice and easy to follow. Very detailed. Looking forward to the next one!
Learned a lot and lesson exceeded expectations
Cindy always is prepared to answer my issues. The best part is that she always has several new suggestions and ideas.
I really lucked out when I found Cindy on line. I bought a new camera for a trip and was looking for someone who could help me understand the basics of shooting with my camera. Cindy was great - very knowledgeable and showed me exactly what I needed to know. Highly recommend her!+ Read More
We covered what I needed to in Photoshop. And she found time to cover related topics that has added greatly to my understanding and use of my computer.
Very personable and make me feel at ease. I look forward to more lessons.
Great instructor. Answered all my questions and taught in an easy to understand manner.
I loved my lessons with Cindy! She was very knowledgeable and taught me a lot!
Cindy is not only technically skilled, she understands the ultimate goal of processing data in a manner that is critical to making decisions.
Cindy was awesome and very knowledgeable! I loved taking her class!
Cindy is extremely knowledgeable about Lightroom. I learned so much in one hour and will definitely schedule other lessons.
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.
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.+ Read More
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!