Giuseppe Benenati
Ridgewood, NY
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Giuseppe Benenati

Giuseppe B.

Ridgewood, NY
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This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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 B.

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 Image Retouching/ Manipulation. My forte' are Drawings, Acrylic Paintings, Charcoal Drawings, Photography and Digital image manipulation. I have been published in Art and Fashion magazines for my art. My goal is to teach you how to see the world around us as a canvas and cull your visions from it and recreate it to your desires. My goal is to have you gain a deep understanding of yourself as an artist and how to translate that onto/into your media of choice.

I have experience working with Children ages 3 and up, as well as Adults looking to improve their skill sets or to learn a new way of self expression!

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Sabeen
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Loved my lesson! Helped me clear my doubts about fundamentals basics of photography. Great teacher and caters to students need.

Posted Sep 20, 2020
Richard S.
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My first session with Giuseppe covered various aspects of composition and white balance. Both topics were explained clearly and reinforced with graphics.
He addressed all of my questions.

Posted Sep 17, 2020
Audra Delfosse
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Giuseppe is knowledgeable and exceptional at teaching his craft. His style of teaching helps you to learn the program quickly without feeling overwhelmed. Highly recommend!

Posted Aug 26, 2020
Audra D.
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Giuseppe was phenomenal!!! I had my first lesson and I he helped me to grasp Photoshop much easier than all other tutorials I've tried on my own. I highly recommend!!

Posted Aug 9, 2020
Riley
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Posted Jul 6, 2020
Sjakon
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Giuseppe is an excellent teacher. I am starting to understand the mysteries of photoshop. By the way I am a 67 year old ophthalmologist, so if he can teach me he can teach anyone :-) I am going to continue having lessons. I am actually quite excited. Something totally new for me.

Posted May 30, 2020
Loryn C.
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Giuseppe received great feedback from my 16 year old daughter after the first lesson, and she wants to continue learning from him.
She is a tough critic, so this is high praise for Giuseppe. :)

Posted May 22, 2020
JUSTIN
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Posted Oct 19, 2019
Paul
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Explained what I needed to know very nicely and kept his teaching at a level very suitable for my current skill level. Will work a bit on the stuff we went through and do another follow-up lesson. Thanks

Posted Jul 20, 2019
YUSI Z.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Guiseppe is great! He explained basic techniques very well and make sure I understand all before we move on the next.

Posted Jun 1, 2019
Deborah
Profile-location-online Online

Great at making what seems hard become easy!!!

Posted May 27, 2019
zinaldo wisinceky C.
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help me

Posted Apr 13, 2019
Michelle M.
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Posted Feb 14, 2019
allison
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Posted Jan 22, 2019
Sofia
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Guiseppe was excellent, thorough, patient and personable. Highly recommended!

Posted Jan 13, 2019
Jim
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Cool guy who knows his stuff and fixed all of my problems. :)

Posted Jan 4, 2019
Plamen
Profile-location-online Online

very fun and taught a lot of new stuff I didn't know even though it was only the first lesson!

Posted Dec 29, 2018
Joseph R.
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Really informative and knowledgeable. Down to earth and generally nice, making the student the priority and helping him out even if it’s a bit overtime.

Posted Dec 22, 2018
Cash S.
Profile-location-online Online

It was fantastic! My son really loved it and learned alot!

Posted Dec 6, 2018
Eliza M.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Giuseppe is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. Because much of this is new to me there was an overwhelming element to the lesson but he’s aware of that and flows well with my learning style.

Posted Nov 25, 2018
Tyler
Profile-location-online Online

Definitely knows what he's talking about!

Posted Oct 11, 2018
Rodrigo Cortez
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I had the crazy idea of gifting to the girl I like a painting of her favorite flower. She lives in Shanghai and I was flying to over from New York. The problem was that I did not know how to paint. Because I had been so busy with work, I waited until last week before my flight to take lessons. Guiseppe guided me on how to approach my project and how to mix colors. Could not have done it without his instruction. Thank you.

Posted Sep 1, 2018
Joey
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This was my first time taking any kind of private art lesson and I am really glad to have gotten Giuseppe. He explains things in a very easy to understand way, and has no problem fielding questions, even if they stray from the immediate topic, which is great for my learning style. I will definitely book more lessons with Joe.

Posted Jun 12, 2018
Loran V.
Profile-location-online Online

Awesome lesson I really loved using stencils.

Posted Apr 12, 2018
Loran V.
Profile-location-online Online

Awesome lesson. I love the throwup design.

Posted Mar 1, 2018
Loran V.
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Thank you. I had a lot of fun working on the morphing method:]

Posted Feb 15, 2018
Loran V.
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Great lesson. I had fun working on the box method:)

Posted Feb 5, 2018
Loran V.
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Thank you. I had I a lot of fun working on schematics:]

Posted Jan 29, 2018
Loran V.
Profile-location-online Online

Awesome lesson. Thanks for teaching me brick wall and paint dripping.

Posted Jan 25, 2018
Loran V.
Profile-location-online Online

I had a great time in this lesson. I loved working on 3-D art. Joe rocks!

Posted Jan 8, 2018
Loran V.
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great 2nd lesson. love the use of color

Posted Dec 18, 2017
Jack B.
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Jack loved his first lesson. Joe did a super job showing him the basics of graffiti art. He was both patient and encouraging. Off to a great start! Thank you

Posted Dec 13, 2017
Loran V.
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Posted Dec 11, 2017
Phaedra
Profile-location-home Student's Home

He teaches my daughter, but I was listening to him during the lesson, he kept explaining everything to her, exactly what we wanted, a good foundation, finally!

Posted Apr 18, 2017
Chris
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Joe was very thorough in his explanations on the Hittite and art of graffiti! Had a great time during the session!

Posted Mar 22, 2017
deborra-lee
Profile-location-home Student's Home

LOVE the way he jumped straight in and hit all the basics ... covering paintbrushes and the COLOR WHEEL,

Posted Oct 18, 2016
Jason Lord
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Joe couldn't have been better. He was super knowledgeable about drawing and was able to focus on the areas I wanted to improve on and explain things in a really helpful way!! Would highly recommend.

Posted Sep 8, 2016
Xiaoliang
Profile-location-home Student's Home

He was an all-right teacher and a decent guy.
Thanks!

Posted Apr 20, 2016
Xiaoliang
Profile-location-home Student's Home

He was an all-right teacher and a decent guy.
Thanks!

Posted Apr 20, 2016
Chris
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Our son is enjoying drawings lesson with Joe very much. Joe explains concepts very clearly and in an age appropriate manner. He is also great at applying our son's strong interest in video game characters to learning different aspects of drawing.

Posted Jan 4, 2016
Rachel
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Joe is an awesome instructor. He let me take my time and had a tremendous amount of patience. He was very easy to work with and very detailed. I can't wait for my next class!

Posted Dec 3, 2015
James
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What a brilliant artist! Joe went over everything an artist needs to know about color. He took the time to explain color psychology, pigment, characteristics, color schemes, color mixing, shadows, highlights, ect! He provided a solid understanding of color knowledge that I can put to effective use. Thank you Joe!!!!!!!!!!

Posted Dec 2, 2015
Shina
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Joe explains very well, is easy-going and kept the whole lesson fun with his sense of humor! Also generous with his time. Would highly recommend.

Posted Nov 12, 2015
Ann
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Just doing one lesson with lines has increased the wealth of my skill quite a bit. I love how Joe gave direct instructions, yet room for creativity. The lesson was great fun and I realized that I CAN actually draw!

Posted Oct 22, 2015
Jay
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By far, the best instruction I ever had in acrylic painting!! Joe is so talented and easy to follow. He gave precise directions and took the time to explain every little step. I highly recommend Joe as he provides wonderful lessons for the artist in anyone :)

Posted Oct 22, 2015
Giovanni B.
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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!

Posted Oct 22, 2015
Karen
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I paid 170 dollar for two lessons with him and since I knew it was a busy week and I could not make it to the first class, I cancelled the lesson a week the lesson. We talked about the cancellation over the phone and everything sound good until this point. Then I received a message from the site saying that I missed a scheduled class and the teacher marked the class as a MISS and its not refundable if it is marked miss. I was confused at the moment and one of the customer service reached out to me saying that the teacher couldn't reach me. He has both my phone number and Email, and in fact I did not receive anything from him! So I complained about he marking my class as a miss, the customer service guy was very rude over phone and asked me to provide he recorded phone call in order to prove I cancelled it 24 hrs before the class. I don't believe that it is just a coincidence that this teacher choose to contact through a phone call instead of Email so that I do not have a record of the cancellation. This is all non sense. NEVER TAKE CLASS WITH THIS GUY ONLY IF YOU WANT TO THROUGH YOUR MONEY AWAY FOR NOTHING! There is no miscommunication between us and there is no misunderstanding. All he did for getting 85 dollar is making a unrecorded phone call. He lied to the costumer service and he was ridiculously irresponsible. NEVER BOOK CLASS WITH THIS GUY!!!!!!

Posted Oct 22, 2015
Steve L.

Joe is very knowledgeable and very patient. I scheduled another lesson with him. I would highly recommend Joe.

Posted Oct 1, 2015
Daniela
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I had no idea how fun and easy it was to stretch my own canvases. Joe showed me many time saving techniques and cost effective tools to start makingg my own canvases!

Posted Sep 27, 2015
Maria
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Joe is very patient and passionate about art. He explained everything I needed to know. He showed me how to use the right paint brushes and the right colors. Thank you Joe!

Posted Jul 18, 2015

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Experience

Lead Event, Portrait, Product & Advertising Photographer & Retouch Artist
May 2005 - Present

Pixel Frame Studios

Education

Bachelors of Fine Arts
Sep 2017 - Present

Academy Of Art Universty

Digital Media Arts
Jan 2011 - Present

TCI The College Of Technology

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Italian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Colour Theory for Artists and Designers
Mar 2018

Alison.com

Associates Degree
Aug 2015

TCI College of Technology

Tattoo License
May 2013

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH)

I am a Licensed tattoo Artist with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH)

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