Sherry Hochbaum

Sherry H.

Brooklyn, NY

Lesson Details



Sherry delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2001

Hi! My name is Sherry. I hold a BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute. I've been teaching since I was still in middle school, working as a counselor at computer and arts camps, and have worked as an intern, assistant teaching in a private middle/high school.

I freelance as a photographer and assistant, doing my own music photography and digital art on the side. I also work part time as a product photographer for a costume jewelry supply company. I have had photographs in Guitar World, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, mental_floss, Great Big Story, CNN, and Photos of Norway, among others.

I love working with people of all ages. I am thoroughly learned in film media, but also have a passion for digital techniques. I've been shooting traditionally for 17 years, and using Photoshop for 13.

I find it important to connect with my students to figure out what the different arts can do for them, and find interesting ways and assignments to teach them while utilizing their interests.

I look forward to working with you!

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Bachelor's of Fine Art in Photography
Jun 2010 - May 2015
Pratt Institute
High School Diploma
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
Ethical Culture Fieldston School


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Landscape of Sunnmøre, Western Norway

Photo by Sherry H.

Black Bear Tribe shot for Guitar World Magazine


Top of a cave in Sunnmøre, Western Norway.

Waterfall and house in Sunnmøre, Western Norway
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13 Reviews

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John C. Nov 4, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · In home

Sherry was an awesome instructor. She was very helpful explaining what i wanted to learn. Will take her again for future lessons.

Loren Oct 19, 2016
Photography · In home

Sherry is a great instructor. She catered our session based on my needs and level of expertise (beginner). She was able to walk me through everything step by step. I even took notes so I could practice on my own!

Elizabeth Sep 26, 2016
Photography · Online

A very good and informative lesson, thank you.
Sherry explained the content in an easy to understand manner, which I appreciated very much.
Looking forward to another lesson when I return from my trip.

Jill Sep 9, 2016
Photography · Online

Sherry explained things clearly and even had a visual graph which helped me understand the concepts. I highly recommend working with Sherry!

Heather S. Sep 7, 2016
· In home

Great instructor! Thank you!

Jill Jul 5, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Very knowledgeable and helpful

Michelle Wasik Mar 22, 2016
Photography · Online

Good start just focusing on the basics.

Gaynor B. Mar 15, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Sherry is a great instructor. She has lots of patience while covering this multi layered subject. No pun intended. Go ahead, jump in the deep end with Sherry. She will open a whole new world for you!

Ethan Mar 8, 2016
· Online

I was initially concerned about doing the lesson on-line, but it has worked out great. Sherry is a great teacher.

Laura Guernsey Jan 26, 2016
Photography · Online

Very good, did well explaining the camera and settings and gave easy to understand examples.

Demetrice Dec 22, 2015
Photography · Online

I learned a lot just in my first lesson!! Can't wait to put it to use!!!

Roy Spradlin Oct 17, 2015
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Sherry is very easy to communicate and puts you at ease regardless of the level of your experience session was extremely informative encourage further exploration of photography

Brian B. Jul 14, 2015
Photography · In studio

I wanted to give my 13 year old daughter an overview of photography before a family trip to Africa this summer and we signed up for 2 lessons with Sherry.

Sherry was an excellent instructor. She was knowledgable, punctual and was able to relate to a teenager really well.

My daughter learned a tremendous amount and Sherry made it fun for her too.

I would definitely recommend her as a teacher of photography.

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