Valentina Copeland

Valentina C.

Chesapeake, VA
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Photography is my passion. I have completed the course of Professional Photography from New York Institute of Photography. I will teach you about composition, exposure, equipment to start with, travel, macro, child photography, landscape,photojournalism and give you a great tips and inspiration.
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Valentina teaches



Valentina delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 3 to 90

Teaching since:

Accomplished watercolor artist and a photographer, who is able to create individualized lesson plans to focus on the students' needs, to inspire and to provide positive encouragement.
Native Russian, fluent English

*BA in Linguistics and Multicultural Communication, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 2010
*New York Institute of Photography, New York, USA—Professional Photography, 2016
*Proud member of Chesapeake Bay Art Association, Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists Association
*WPC Photographer
*Current VA substitute teaching certification


Substitute Teacher (all grades)
Aug 2012 - Present
Chesapeake Public Schools


Professional Photography Course
Sep 2012 - Aug 2016
New York Institute of Photography
BA in Linguistics and Multicultural Communications
Sep 2006 - Jul 2010
Moscow State University


Limited Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Photo by Valentina C.

Photo by Valentina C.

Photo by Valentina C.

Photo by Valentina C.

Photo by Valentina C.

Photo by Valentina C.


1 Review

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Maria Bulannikova Jan 6, 2017
Photography · Online

I had a great lesson with Valentina. She is a professional and a pleasant personality and gave me a very informative session on photography. As a beginner I feel very motivated to continue to study photography and highly recommend this teacher.

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