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Photography Lesson Reviews from Students

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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL
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Bradley H.

Medina, WA
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Lorenzo D.

Miami, FL
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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL

If you’re interested in learning photography – congratulations! Photography is a fun, practical hobby as well as an exciting career. Although learning photography does take a little patience, the rewards are certainly worth it. So, let’s start with the benefits of why you should learn photography.

- The ability to record special events like a child’s birthday, graduation or the family’s vacations with clear, focused well composed photographs.

- Never missing a picture of a special moment because you were searching for the right button or dial.

- Taking photos that you and your loved ones will enjoy displaying on your wall. By capturing your special memories in pictures, you can have a way to document and pass on these memories to future generations.

- Communicating through your photographs. A picture really is worth a thousand words! You can capture an expression that says it all. Or as we've seen in magazines like Time and National Geographic, you can shoot photographs ...

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Kevin O. July 11, 2016
SEO · Online
Verified Student
Kelvin was a nice guy but not very good at listening. You can tell he is probably good at SEO, but is more geared towards giving multiple lessons, because he will not answer any questions if its not in the order he is teaching. Being a teacher myself, you have to LISTEN to the person paying for the lesson. You should not tell a paying customer that you wont answer a question because you will get to that at a later time in a different lesson. Some people, like myself understand many aspects of SEO already, and just need to ask some questions to learn new things to try.

Kelvin did give me a couple very good tips I will implement.

You could be a very good teacher my friend, just listen more
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Jason May 12, 2016
Composition · In studio
Verified Student
Kelvin is an extremely knowledgeable musician with a great teaching style.
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Susan G. April 9, 2016
Mandolin · Online
Verified Student
Kelvin is a very patient teacher! I knew absolutely nothing about mandolin or music and Kelvin has helped with that. I have a long way to go but, with Kelvins help I believe I can get there!
I highly recommend Kelvin!!!!!
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Bradley H.

Medina, WA

I'm a published pro photographer teaching all levels of photography and photo processing and printing. My focus is making it fun to get up to speed quickly.

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Bonnie June 24, 2016
Photography · Online
Verified Student
Brad was an amazing instructor for myself and 10 and 11 year old daughters. His communication skills are impeccible and his approach spot on. After only one lesson, I have learned more about my camera and photography than in my whole life! We are so excited to continue our lessons with Brad!
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Emily L. April 4, 2016
Photography · Online
Verified Student
Bradley is so patient and helpful. I'm learning so much and looking forward to learning so much more from him.
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Peter November 25, 2015
Adobe Lightroom · Online
After two one-hour lessons with Brad (a creative birthday gift from my wife), I already feel very comfortable with Adobe Lightroom (my original goal) and much more aware of how I'm composing my photographs to boot (a big bonus!). Brad has been highly sensitive to my needs/interests. I've just been tremendously impressed with how acurately he's been able to read my "rate of information absorption" via the real-time/on-line remote interface. This completely eradicates any hestitation about this method of instruction. I look forward to more lessons once I've done some experimentation. Thanks Brad for such a terrific experience!
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Lorenzo D.

Miami, FL

I have taken various courses in photography and film in college, but nothing has been more instructional to my heart like my own imaginative experimentation. I teach the basics of frame and composition, using focus, depth of field, and other fundamentals that apply to basic photography. Having made several short films, I can add some basic teaching on the artistic side of motion picture making for those who are experimenting in beginning film-making. I will not be teaching digital film-making. You must have your own equipment and be familiar with the operation of your equipment.

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Hasel March 30, 2016
Calligraphy · In home
Verified Student
Great experience!
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Cristina G. April 24, 2015
Calligraphy · In studio
Verified Student
Lorenzo has been extremely patient and very helpful with my calligraphy lessons.

Blake M.

Chicago, IL
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Joe S.

Ridgewood, NY
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Sarah L.

San Mateo, CA
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Blake M.

Chicago, IL

I have shot corporate and actor headshots for over seven years. I look for eager students to understand what they're doing as oppose to just memorizing. I will listen to your goals and adjust the curriculum to your needs. Whether it's working with Cannon, Nikon or whatever brand of camera for the first time, I can assist you with your needs. I have lots of energy and love students with a sense of humor! Let's start having fun!

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Steven H. June 29, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online
Verified Student
Patient. Knowledgeable.
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LeiChandra T. June 10, 2016
Adobe Illustrator · Online
Verified Student
Blake was very clear, thorough, and patient during the lesson. I had a lot of anxiety about my Illustrator class, but he made it look easy, and now it doesn't seem so bad after all. I look forward to learning more about graphics. Thanks Blake!
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Sean April 21, 2016
Adobe Illustrator · Online
Verified Student
Did a great job teaching me the basics of Illustrator so I can start to explore on my own.
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Joe S.

Ridgewood, NY

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

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Xiaoliang April 20, 2016
Photography · In home
Verified Student
He was an all-right teacher and a decent guy.
Thanks!
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Xiaoliang April 20, 2016
Photography · In home
Verified Student
He was an all-right teacher and a decent guy.
Thanks!
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Chris January 4, 2016
Drawing · In 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.
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Sarah L.

San Mateo, CA

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!

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Sarah V. March 13, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
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.
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Lori January 25, 2016
Drawing · In studio
Sarah is a very patient teacher who has great skills herself, but is not at all intimidating to learn from.
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Amanda January 14, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Sarah was always an excellent instructor and I highly recommend her for any teaching job.

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