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Sara P.

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Starting at $45
  • Speaks American Sign Language, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sara P.

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Sara has been teaching various art courses for over 6 years. She has her Masters of Fine Arts in Photography, but also has experience teaching video, textiles and art history. In her classes there is a strong sense of individual growth through projects and critiques.

About Sara

I am a practicing artist who has shows regionally in the Midwest as well as throughout the US and abroad. I am a professor at a Big10 college in the Department of Art and Design. As a teacher I want to work with you and encourage you to develop your work further. I can teach skills, but the content

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Priscilla D.

51 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Corcoran College of Art + Design
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Priscilla D.

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First thing I do before first day of class is send out an enthusiastic email and call shortly after. Briefly discussing and establishing the learning goals for the course based on the visual literacy,technical,and intellectual competencies the students should achieve by the end of a period is ideal for me to design the course or update an existing course for the student's desired outcomes. The syllabus and the schedule are completed along with a comprehensive strategy for what will take place during class.

About Priscilla

Hello, I'm here to inspire creativity while guiding the students through interactive technique and skills so that they may find their own voice and be motivated to express it through the arts. I am originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and I was raised in a community here in the states infused wi

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Emily enjoyed the lesson and learned a lot
caroline
she always tries to help me improve while also encouraging me when I do something right and it makes me feel really good!
Kara W.
I’m having great time in my lessons with Ms. P. She makes it easy for me to follow along with the materials and I feel that I’m actually starting to sound like a proficient ukelele musician.
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Ariel K.

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  • Speaks hebrew, English
  • Teaches students 21 and up
  • Sociology & Anthropology from Kennesaw State University
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Ariel K.

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Fashion , commercial & landscape photography
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About Ariel

Hi! My name is Ariel- a meditation/spiritual coach with 30 years experience in meditation methods across various religions, in both theory and practice. After seeking for most of my life...there is a recognition. Recognizing the Self is never lost, and therefore - never found in that which is ine

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Stephen B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Piano and Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Stephen B.

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Want to know how to take great photos? I have been a photographer for nearly fifteen years creating mostly landscapes, macro, wildlife, night and architecture. My photos have been displayed at art shows and sold numerous times at the Mass. College of Art annual auction and give tours local to the Boston area. Boston Common, Arnold Arboretum Great Meadows in Concord, MA. I am knowledgeable with Nikon, Canon, and Sony cameras. Please tell me about your photography background, what you want to learn, what camera and lens you have, etc.

About Stephen

Hello, I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Piano and Film Scoring. I have been shifting some of my students to online classes but will come to your home or to me wearing a mask for now. I teach Piano, Film Scoring, Ear Training, Conducting and Photography. I

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Jake
Stephen's a great instructor both from a technical and personable perspective.

He's got a cornucopia of musical knowledge that's evident from how speaks to how he teaches. If you like any film score, chances are he knows how to play it.

Speaking as a beginner, I can say he's been very patient and knows a bunch of exercises and books to learn everything thing from theory to practical pieces to finger exercises.

He provides constructive guidance on what you're doing wrong, and I'm happy to see myself improve under his tutorage. (oh and if you're a sci-fi fan, you'll have a lot in common with him)
Saelle D.
Great ., very nice person
Rahul
Steve is an excellent teacher! I always look forward to my classes. I am a student in high school, and he fully understands my need to balance my school work with piano, and he makes sure that I am able to comfortably commit to both aspects of my life. Steve makes sure that I stay on task and that I am progressing with my piano skills all while making the lessons fun and enjoyable.
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Sara P.

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  • Speaks American Sign Language, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Photography from Purdue University
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Sara P.

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Sara has been teaching various art courses for over 6 years. She has her Masters of Fine Arts in Photography, but also has experience teaching video, textiles and art history. In her classes there is a strong sense of individual growth through projects and critiques.

About Sara

I am a practicing artist who has shows regionally in the Midwest as well as throughout the US and abroad. I am a professor at a Big10 college in the Department of Art and Design. As a teacher I want to work with you and encourage you to develop your work further. I can teach skills, but the content

Joy S.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Joy S.

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Hands on instruction on manual camera settings (ISO, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, etc.). Framing the subject from different angles. And most importantly, how to see light the way your camera sees it.

About Joy

I am a graduate of UC San Diego (bachelor of arts, sociology) and UCLA (master of public policy). As a child of immigrant parents, I value diversity and love learning languages. I read, write and speak Spanish fluently, and have intermediate command of both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese in reading

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Average Cost of Photography Lessons in Reston, VA

The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons in Reston is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $39 and $134 per hour.
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"Great lesson! I feel prepared to start learning how to shoot in manual mode."
Stacy
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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!"
Giovanni B.
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"FIRST LESSON, VERY GOOD. JULE IS ORGANIZED AND HAS A PLAN OF ACTION FOR ME BEING A FIRST TIME STUDENT"
Edwin
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Julie was very helpful in assisting me to organize my pictures and understanding how to use Lightroom.."
amanda
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Jonathan is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. I felt like I was in the driver's seat and could ask anything; I never felt rushed or intimidated. Looking forward to working with him again!"
Charlotte
Took Photography lessons from Jonathan Y.
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"I am learning so much in just my first session. My instructor Julie is amazing, very easy to follow and has a very upbeat and positive personality. I am very much enjoying this class!"
Ashley
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"I had the best experience ever. Pilar is amazing!"
Sumita
Took Photography lessons from Pilar V.
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"Easy to learn from and patient with inexperience. highly recommend Sarah!"
Tim
Took Photography lessons from Sarah L.
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"Irina is not just a high-end professional with passion about her work, but a person who is possessed with investing her time and sharing her energy, knowledge and even professional secrets about conducting photo business with you. Interesting, inspiring, positive. Strongly recommend."
Katya
Took Photography lessons from Irina L.
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"Julie is an excellent instructor! I am a beginner and knew nothing about my camera and she explained everything thoroughly. She is also teaching me how to take pictures manually instead of using my automatic button function. I am looking forward to my next lesson with her."
Christine
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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