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Popular Photography Teachers

Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL
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Christopher S.

San Antonio, TX
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Layla M. H.

Reston, VA
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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 ...

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham. I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system. Throughout my teaching career, I have been ...


Benoit T. April 24, 2015
Photography · Online
Verified Student
Worse rip off, he booked my wife without her agreeing to it, then claimed that she wasn't there for her lesson... they already took 2 out of 5 lessons that we already paid for, with getting nothing... Good advice, get someone serious, that will take the time to talk to you, before booking you....

Again, get a real teacher, this take Lesson is a scam
heather R. April 15, 2015
Drawing · In home
Verified Student
Son very happy!
Anna S. March 24, 2015
Banjo · Online
Verified Student
Kelvin is so great at catering to each students needs and keeping the lessons light and fun. He is so full of fun stories and encouragement as well as being a magnificent teacher.
Christopher S. San Antonio, TX

Over 15 years.
Digital used mostly.

About Christopher

I have been playing percussion for over 24 years. Schooled in the performance art of symphonic percussion, marching/drum corp percussion & world percussion. Also I have been performing live on stage and studio work on drum set for the past 17 years. Toured across the states recorded many c.d.'s and have even had songs on movie soundtracks. The knowledge I have, about the many voices each percussion instrument has, benefits my students of the percussive arts. It is very important that percussionist are everywhere loving the UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE of MUSIC. Let's work together to achieve your GOALS and BEYOND. *** Lesson Details *** Students will learn READING & WRITING of MUSIC. Very Important and easy to learn. Stick control & Technique. As well as Timing & Tuning. The first ...


Katie S. September 4, 2014
Verified Student
very unprofessional. I was not late, but instead went to the wrong apartment. Instead of asking if I was running late or got lost, he sent me a riddle about being late: "To be early is to be one time. To be on time is to be late. To be late is to be in trouble." I'm an adult, I don't need to be told i'm in trouble. Rubbed me the wrong way.
Joanne S. November 29, 2012
Verified Student
Great with my son...

My son looks forward to his drum lessons. Christopher's approach to teaching skills are opening my son's eyes to techniques for proper drumming which my son is receptiv to. Christopher has great with keeping on track his lessons being scheduled and has been flexible to work around our schedules.
PaulC1 October 1, 2011
Monday drum lesson

We appreciate the work you've done with Jacob. He is practicing on his own which must mean he enjoys it. Jacob has one more week of drivers ed 10/3 and then we should be able to go back to 4:30. Thanks! Angie Collier
Layla M. H. Reston, VA

Dedicated artist with over a decade of experience. I enjoy working in a variety of mediums and in abstract styles. Also have experience with 3-D mediums such as ceramic sculpting and metal work. Experience teaching a range of ages.

About Layla M.

With a Masters in International Relations from NYU and over five years experience at the college and university levels, I am extremely passionate about education and am willing to help any student willing to accept the assistance. I am excited to begin learning with you! *** Lesson Details *** College professor available to tutor students in a variety of social science disciplines as well as basic math. Also available for music and dance lessons both online and in person.


Kathy S. January 30, 2015
Adobe Lightroom · Online
Verified Student
I tried to cancel my appointment for my daughter right before her lesson. It's my fault so technically Layla had every right to charge me even though she didn't meet with my daughter. We had a family issue and I didn't give her 24 hours notice. Most other instructors on this site would never have charged me. I tried to reach out to her afterwards and reschedule and she never got back to me. Therefore she made her one time hourly fee but I couldn't recommend her because customer service is important to me. So maybe she's a great instructor just don't cancel your appointment right before your scheduled time.
Ling Y. January 30, 2015
Essay Writing · Online
Verified Student
Layla is a great teacher. She has a lot of resources to help her student. It was a pleasure having her as my teacher.
carolina P. November 3, 2014
Language · In home
Verified Student
Layla has truly been a helpful tutor. I tend to struggle in classroom environments where the teacher can't always attend to my needs with so many students, so I decided to get a tutor. Layla has experience in teaching and so I decided to give her a try. Her methods are effective and have helped my improve already in such little time. She is not only helpful during our tutoring sessions, but also maintains dialogue in-between sessions, which is also very helpful. I would strongly recommend her as a tutor. She's amazing!

Larry P.

Haddonfield, NJ
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Justin P.

Bronx, NY
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Nathan H.

Xenia, OH
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Larry P. Haddonfield, NJ

If you want to learn the basics of photography, I can help you with this. As an novice photographer, I have the skills needed to get a good picture that includes subjects, objects, perspective, and background.

About Larry

Are you looking for a great tutor? I'm the one you've been looking for. I've had 3 years of tutoring experience in the following subjects: * Computers (Java, general topics, C++, C, HTML, application programming, and others) * Math (from elementary math to algebra) * Piano (from basic to more advanced) * Guitar (from theory to more advanced) I've had favorable reviews from my former clients, and I'll have competitive low rates as well. What are you waiting for?


David M. November 20, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Knowledgeable, helpful and genuinely cares about how my son is progressing in his lessons
Larry P. September 16, 2014
Web Design · In studio
Larry was very helpful with my web design needs.
Michelle C.
Larry P. September 16, 2014
Java · In studio
Larry, is an outstanding tutor. I have been tutored by Larry in several courses such as java, intro to graphics and Web technology just to name a few. He is very patient and willing to go the extra mile to get you to understand.
James F.
Justin P. Bronx, NY

I have been involved in photography for the last 20 years. I graduated college with a Bachelors of Fine Arts specializing in photography. I have a passion for nature/landscape photography and street photography but I am knowledgeable in all aspects of photography.
Based on what style(s) of photography you are interested in, I will create lessons that will help strengthen your photographic skills. Within the first few lessons, I will help you be confident in switching your camera from automatic to manual.

About Justin

I graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts specializing in photography. I also have a Masters of Science in middle school education from Mercy College. I have been a NYC public school teacher since 2006. I first fell in love with photography when I was in high school, and have been pursuing it ever since. My goal when working with students of any age is to make sure they fully comprehend the material being presented to them. I am understanding and flexible. I have been involved in photography since I was in high school and I am knowledgeable in darkroom techniques as well as digital editing.


Scott K. February 27, 2015
Photography · Online
Verified Student
I highly recommend Justin for learning how to use your camera. I knew nothing about taking pictures when I started and now I am taking awesome pictures that my wife and family love. Justin was very patient and covered the topics in an easy step by step process each week. He also provided notes to help reinforce the topics we just covered. If you're a newbie like me and you're looking for a great teacher Justin is your man!
Nickole S. November 4, 2014
Photography · Online
Verified Student
Justin is a great teacher, He is always prompt and very patient.
He is great at explaining things so a beginner can actually understand it and not feel overwhelmed. It is unreal how much I am learning for such a low cost. I would definitely recommend him to others.
Penny N. September 5, 2014
Adobe Lightroom · Online
Verified Student
Justin is about halfway through my lessons now and I have learned so much! He is patient and my notes are extensive so he lets me take notes along the way. He is outstanding in scheduling and always calls when he says he will call and bends over backwards in scheduling. He is on Eastern Time and I'm on Pacific time so my early afternoon is his evening.
Nathan H. Xenia, OH

I've been shooting photography for 6 years for weddings, films, and commercials in Dayton, Ohio and Los Angeles, California. Within the first few lessons you'll learn how to operate a DSLR camera and learn the very important fundamentals of exposure and lighting. By the end of the lessons you will understand the relationship between film speed (ISO), shutter speed, exposure and lens length--and why they're necessary to capturing a great final image! Our lessons will take us in and out of the studio as we go on hikes for photo shoots, and experiment with lighting and it's color effects on our images. This is a really fun class, and can be adapted based on your skill level!

About Nathan

Hey! Thanks for checking out my teacher profile page! I'm really excited to share my knowledge of all things film, acting, and photography with you. I'm a professional editor in Los Angeles, CA working on commercials, shorts films, and documentaries. I also shoot wedding and event photography. Essentially, I eat, sleep, and breath the creative world! I was trained as a film and television actor at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in New York City, and also got my B.F.A at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio for Motion Picture Production. I have an incredible knack for teaching anybody how to pick up post-production software from Photoshop and Lightroom CS6 to Microsoft Word, as well as how to start your photography hobby or career. I can simplify things ...


Anirays C. April 20, 2015
Adobe Creative Suite · Online
Verified Student
When I started classes, I wasn't even sure what i was going to learn, and if it was going to work online, but Nathan found the way to direct what i wanted to do in a very fun and interactive way. I never want to leave our online classes, and now i'm doing a video by myself with all the tools I've learn in only 4 classes... I'm really excited to keep learning more skills to use on my projects and work!
Dominic C. January 8, 2015
Adobe Photoshop · In studio
Verified Student
Great tutor, easy to get hold of. Highly recommended.

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