Sarah LeFeber

Sarah L.

San Bruno, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate
I got my first camera when I was 8 years old and have been a passionate shutterbug ever since. I can teach you how to use all of the manual features on your camera to get the effects you want to achieve, and I can help you to train your eye to see and capture memorable compositions.

Taking pictures is the first part of the journey - the second is editing them to adjust exposure, saturation, contrast, etc. I work with Photoshop and can teach you how to tune your images and fix problems like lens dust, harsh shadows, or face shine in flash pictures.

I encourage each student to find his or her personal style to express a unique vision. You don't need any experience to become an artist, just the desire to start noticing new things all around you and capturing moments to share with others!

About Sarah L.

*Please note: If you are interested in online classes they will take place over Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime, not TakeLessons Classroom (for technological reasons)*

Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativity with others. I earned an MFA in Costume Design from UCLA in 2007 and have been a freelance costume designer, college professor, photographer, illustrator, jewelry designer, and private fine arts instructor.

As much as I love to create, what I really love is to help somebody learn to do something they love and create something they can be proud of! I am happy teaching all ages, and I specialize in helping each student find his, her, or their unique vision.

I can teach sewing by hand and on a machine, including how to read and understand the instructions in commercial patterns. Bring your project and I'll help you make it happen! I am highly skilled at teaching life drawing, as well as marker rendering and watercolor fashion illustration. Photography is my other passion, and I look forward to helping you understand how to use a camera's many features, and your eye, to create art.

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Toby

excellent!

Posted Dec 31, 2019
Andy B
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Great instructor

Posted May 1, 2019
Miriam
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Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!

Posted Apr 15, 2019
Jeanine
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Sarah is great! Takes time for things I don’t know and has good materials to look over between lessons

Posted Apr 6, 2019
Sandy
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I had my first lesson with Sarah. She is teaching me embroidery. She is very skilled, and very patient. I found her to be a delight to work with. I am looking forward to my next lesson

Posted Mar 29, 2019
Jeff
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Sarah was a pleasure to spend time with. Her knowledge of both my new Nikon D500 camera as well as photography in general were exactly what I was looking for. I would recommend her to anyone looking for assistance in the photography field!

Posted Feb 2, 2019
Kristi F.
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The two hour lesson was perfect for me. I needed a refresher course and Sarah reviewed all the areas of concern. At this time I do not have a follow up appointment set. I want to take what was discussed today and apply it to my sewing projects. I would definitely recommend Sarah for any of your sewing needs.

Posted Nov 29, 2018
Krista
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Sarah was great! She was very patient & helped me with specific alterations I’ve been struggling with forever!

Posted Oct 15, 2018
Nasreen Z.
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The teacher was very good and so patient with my pace. The only problem I had was the distance with traffic it was almost 2 hours to go and return.

Posted Sep 8, 2018
Anjali
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Sarah is sweet, patient, incredibly knowledgeable and takes extreme pride in her craft - all things I appreciate. I HIGHLY recommend working with her.

Posted Jun 1, 2018
Thelma Armas
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Sarah is Exceptional ! She is knowledgable and knows how to impart her expertise.
Upfront ,focused and succinct.

Posted May 29, 2018
Ken
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Sarah was on time and she did her homework! She uses a Cannon and have have a Nikon, she read the owners manuel prior to the first lesson, very impressive. She answered all my questions and looking forward to the next lesson.

Posted May 27, 2017
Brandon
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Sarah is amazing, I truly enjoyed learning from her. She opened my eyes to the sewing world in general, and specifically to what I was interested in. I am grateful for the experience and am better because of it.

Posted Feb 10, 2017
Clifford
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Working with Sarah has been great! She has shared her knowledge freely, has a keen, artistic eye, and provides lots of creative solutions. I hope to enlist her services again in the future.

Posted Dec 17, 2016
Dana G.
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Best experience ever.

Posted Dec 16, 2016
Valeria
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Sarah was great! She was very clear and thorough in explaining how to operate and get familiarize with my new camera . She is knowledgeable and has a real passion for photography.Great experience and I am looking forward to my next class with Sarah.

Posted Sep 16, 2016
Rachel Hershberg
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Patient, clear, knowledgeable!

Posted Aug 18, 2016
Sue
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Sarah is a delightful, smart and talented photography teacher. She went to the trouble to read up on my particular kind of camera so she knew could tell me all the details. So helpful! Totally recommend her to anyone who wants to learn photography!

Posted Jul 30, 2016
Lydia
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Sarah is a great teacher! She is knowledgeable and patient. Even though I have enjoyed taking photos for years I just never knew much about my digital camera and what it could do. Sarah gave me "homework" to practice what she taught me and all around it was a positive learning experience!

Posted Jul 27, 2016
Sarah V.
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Well prepared, thorough, knowledgeable and patient. Good amount of knowledge and skills to digest in our 30 minute session. Looking forward to our next lesson.

Posted Mar 13, 2016
Lori
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Sarah is a very patient teacher who has great skills herself, but is not at all intimidating to learn from.

Posted Jan 25, 2016
Amanda
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Sarah was always an excellent instructor and I highly recommend her for any teaching job.

Posted Jan 14, 2016

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Experience

Adjunct Professor
Aug 2008 - Jun 2013

Concordia University Irvine

I designed courses and taught the following subjects: Introduction to Theatrical Design, Costume Design, and Period Styles of Design. I taught the elements of design for theater and film, drawing and rendering the human figure and clothing, and sewing costumes for the University's productions.

Education

MFA in Costume Design
Sep 2003 - Dec 2006

UCLA

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