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About Bradley H.

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Medina, WA

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About Bradley
Hello from Seattle! I love teaching! For more than 40 years and I have been a professional photographer. I was the Team Photographer for the Washington Stealth pro indoor lacrosse team for three years, and teach photography at the Pacific Science Center, the Bellevue Club, The Leica Store, Glazer's Camera, Omega Photo and other locations. I have shot professionally since I was 15. My photos have been published in several magazines and I have three photos published in the New York Times. I was the mission photographer for the first private spaceflight - Space Ship One, and the first ocean plastic cleanup system. I have experience shooting dozens of cameras from nearly every manufacturer. I often write camera, software and lens reviews for online sites. I am also a former employee of Apple in their advertising department.

I love teachin
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~ Photography 101, Basic Photography How To's
~ Learning How to Really Use Your Camera (Nikon, Canon, Sony, Leica, Panasonic, Olympus and more)
~ How to pick and use the right lenses for the task
~ Photos for your Online Store: Table Top Photography
~ Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop
~ Photo Processing, Editing, Storage
~ Basic Portrait Lighting
~ Travel Photography including making travel books
~ Black & White Photos from your Color Photos
~ Sports Photography
~ Printing Fine Art Photos
~ Color Management
~ Mac computer setup and optimization for photography

and other topics that may be of interest to you. I especially love doing a portfolio review with you where I give you honest critique and suggestions on how to improve your existing photos and think about elevating your new photos.

I like to start with new students by talking on the phone or emailing before our first lesson to get a good sense of your experience and your goals in getting more instruction in photography. I do not charge for this initial conversation once you have registered and scheduled your first lesson package.

Three of my students have gone from amateur to professional and are selling their work.

I am married (28 years!) and I have two boys - one in high school and one graduating college. I have several students in their early teens - I love teaching them because they're so motivated and unafraid of the technology.

We can do lessons together online using Zoom - we can see each other, hear each other, share screens and I can show you step by step how to do everything we cover! Zoom conferencing is free, there's nothing to buy, so it's included in my lesson prices. My students love our online sessions - we go at your pace and answer all the questions you have. My students range in age from 11 to 80.

I am most proud of this comment from one of my students:
"There is a difference between teaching and mentoring. While the terms seem similar they are distinct in their approach to the recipient. Brad is innately both with the lessons I participated in. He is a teacher and a mentor.

He taught me but he also "brought me along". On one hand, he gave me excellent raw knowledge and technique but still, on the opposite side of the coin, gave constant reality-based feedback and pushed me without hurting my enthusiasm. He told me about his successes and shortcomings "once upon a time ago" and I didn't see him as infallible as many instructors want you to, I saw him as having lived a path, scouted it, and coming back to help show me the way. He didn't just tell me where I was going wrong, he showed me, then showed me how to correct it, then guided me through the process of correcting it, then followed up. Who could ask for more than that?

Brad is the total package when it comes to instruction. I am a better photographer for having studied with him. I am also making my dreams come true as a businessman. I owe most of that to him. I look forward to my next lessons, but honestly I more so look forward to what is behind the doors he will inevitably open up for me."
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Lauren Krupp May 20, 2017
· Photography · Online
Superb teacher. Extremely patient, explains things extremely clearly, and gives great advice and guidance.
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Jeffrey April 26, 2017
· Adobe Lightroom · In home
Super helpful 2 hour session. Very much worth the time and money. Looking forward to future lessons.
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Bill April 12, 2017
· Photography · Online
Brad is an excellent instructor. He's very knowledgeable, clear, thorough and a pleasure to work with.
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Bradley H.

Medina, WA 98039
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About Judi D.

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Burbank, CA
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Hi everyone! I've been teaching in a variety of areas for many years in many different respects. I teach voice lessons, and audition coaching. I've been doing that for a long time! During my "day-job" years, I was an analyst, and I'm especially skilled with Microsoft Excel. And I LOVE teaching people how to make magic on that program. I have done projects that included creating databases, training departments on the use of said databases, taught entire departments at Jet Propulsion Laboratory how to migrate to Microsoft Outlook from (the archaic) Eudora.

My musical talents run parallel with my affinity for numbers. In my life, it has manifested in music composition, arranging, and musical direction. And, of course, PERFORMANCE! I've performed in and around the Los Angeles area for many years. I own a professional Christmas Caroling co
mpany that I direct and sing in as well. So I'm a performer, and a small business owner! So come see what I can offer!
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Carol P. January 5, 2019
· Microsoft Excel · In studio
Very helpful. Informative with little tricks of the trade. Thank you for all your help!
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Neal S. July 12, 2018
· Bodhran · In studio
Judi is very supportive and encouraging. She genuinely enjoys teaching. The best thing you can say about any instructor is that they take pleasure in the progress of their students. This is definitely true of Judi.
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Gabrielle June 13, 2016
· Microsoft Excel · Online
I thought I was pretty good at excel! Well, Judi was able to show me that I was only using 10% of my Excel brain. I had NO idea what I could do with Excel to make my life easier until I learned from Judi. I'm sure I will be using her again! Thanks!!!
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Judi D.

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$55 / 30-min

About Tony W.

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Seattle, WA

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Do you love to draw? Do you want to be an expert character animator? Do you know and want to apply the core, essential principles of movement to whatever animation style that most interests you? If so, I'm probably the perfect teacher for you! (Note, I DO NOT teach animation software. Instead I use simple drawing techniques to teach everything that underpins ALL forms of animation - whether they be traditionally hand-drawn, stop-frame, claymation or state-of-the-art computer approaches.) Perfect for the raw beginner, or even an ambitious professional who simply wants to take their work to the very next level! So let me introduce myself...

I am a British Academy Award winning animator who has made over 200 TV Commercials, 2 TV Specials, several Short Films, and ‘The Pink Panther Strikes Again’ movie titles at the beginning of my career
. From the outset I was personally taught by some of the most amazing master animators ever - Ken Harris ('Bugs Bunny' and 'Roadrunner' for Warner Brothers), Art Babbit ('Pinocchio' and 'Fantasia' for Disney) and Richard Williams (3 times Oscar winner). I later successfully ran my own award-winning London animation studio for 20 years, before moving to the States in 1998 to live and teach. In the USA I have taught at the highest college level for over 14 years, when I also became author of several respected books on animation, including - 'Animation from Pencils to Pixels', 'How To Make Animated Films', 'The Animator's Notebook' and 'The Animator's Sketchbook'. Animation schools and colleges around the world use my books. My own master animator reputation & expertise has been developed through traditional, hand-drawn (2D) animation for the film industry. However, I have since developed a whole range of teaching techniques that will help students of ALL forms of animation, whether its for the Film, Games, TV or the Web industries. The ‘core principles of movement’ are essential for all kinds of animation, whether it be 2D, 3D, Claymation, Stop-frame or any other kind. So I now focus less on technology and software, and more on the core principles of movement through ‘gesture drawing from observation’ and other means. In this way my students do not need to purchase extremely expensive equipment or software, they often need little more than a pencil, eraser and a sketchbook – with a lot of their own dedication they need to bring to the party. I am also insistent that students of animation also learn about fundamental design, layout, film structure and storyboarding - as all these are all essential to all great, animation. So I hope you will join me and become yet another of my successful students who are currently working in the animated film and/or video game fields today.
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Timothy March 14, 2018
· Animation · Online
Tony is a skilled animator and a fantastic teacher. His course breaks down all of the necessary fundamentals and he is a patient and willing mentor for what is obviously his passion. if you want to learn to animate, look no further.
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Cynthia Hoffstrom March 1, 2018
· Animation · In studio
Tony White has the patience to watch inspired animators grow. His ideas feed into our concepts we have and he is the adviser that guides us to how our ideas become a reality on paper or on a monitor. He has assisted me to where I am today.

If I could be instructed by Tony White again and again, I'd never say no.
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Kenny March 1, 2018
· Animation · In studio
He was the first person who told me that I could make it, achieving my dream in animation industry. He is a very passionate person, and will give his best support towards those who shares the same passion. One of the best teacher I've ever met.
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Tony W.

Seattle, WA 98166
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$45 / 30-min

About Kris J.

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About Kris
I'm a pretty laid back easy going guy. If you want to learn a variety of things, check out my subjects and I'd be happy to help you.

I have quite a bit of life knowledge and experience that I'm willing to share. I see myself as more of a tutor, helping students along the path to get better grades and understand their subject material better.

Some things to expect during a lesson: We will go over the material and find any areas you are struggling with. We will hone in on those areas and get to the root of the issue, then build you up so that you have a solid base of understanding and can grow from there.

I hope we can partner to enhance your education and knowledge.
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Kris J.

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$20 / 30-min

About Simba M.

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Dallas, TX

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About Simba
I am a professional web developer and currently employed as a teaching assistant at Southern Methodist University Coding Boot Camp class where i teach several students web programming for both front-end and back-end development for approx 24 weeks.

I first began writing code in 2003 when i graduated from Belgium I.T. Varsity and have worked at several companies doing web design, development ,search engine optimizations and also some online marketing / data analytics.

I have taught a lot of people how to code,some who never had any hope and thought that it was something too difficult for them to learn.Once we learn the fundamentals ,and after a few weeks of taking lessons together, students begin to realize how approachable and fun coding can be.This is the moment where i smile and be glad that i have been able to give my students th
e confidence they need in order to unleash their potential and create amazing things!.

The industry is fast paced and there is a lot of things that may change fast.My job is to make sure that all my students are learning the most relevant and in-demand skills that can help them to achieve their goals.Whether you are interested in learning to code in order to get employment, start a business, or just as a hobby, the skills that we will learn together are applicable and i bring a lot of experience as teaching is what i do for a living ,so you can be assured that you are getting some solid material with every lesson we go through.

My teaching style involves focusing on my individual students needs and then working on the areas that i find need more practice to make sure they grasp those concepts.I am able to teach students of all different ages, backgrounds and experience levels because patience is the key and once we establish a rhythm that we both like, the lessons get easier and much more fun as we get along.

Many people have a misconception that coding is for very smart individuals who are mathematics geniuses and love working with numbers or complex algorithms and the like.This couldn't be more further from the truth,and anyone can learn how to write elegant code once they are taught how to do it steadily i.e step by step

I encourage you to take a few lessons with me and i promise i will teach you the skills you need to become a great programmer.We will face some challenges and we will learn how to overcome them together,and this is how everyone learns to be a master at coding.Thank you for reading and see you in our first lesson together!
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Simba M.

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About Eric A.

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Bothell, WA

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Hi, my name is Eric. I am a web developer with just under 10 years of professional experience in the industry. My top 3 languages are HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I love learning, teaching, writing code, and building web sites! I'm constantly learning and striving to improve on my skills so that I can be both a better teacher and better developer.

My goal is to make each lesson both fun and educational for you. You should come away from the lessons having learned something new and useful in web development. I will cover the importance of each topic and explain how it fits into the bigger picture of web development as a whole.

Though learning to code definitely does take hard work, it doesn't have to be a boring "repeat it until you learn it" type of thing. It can also be interactive and fun.

A little more about me - when I'm
not behind my computer writing code, I'm often up in the mountains snowboarding, climbing or hiking, or playing with my dog.

Allow me help you on your journey to become a web developer.
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Eric A.

Bothell, WA 98021
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$65 / 30-min

About Eugenio M.

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Orlando, FL

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About Eugenio
I am a micro-electronics engineer and entrepreneur graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Science.

Students can expect to make significant progress in a week. Every student has different challenges; I focus on trying to find the roadblocks and enabling the student to move past them in in order to unlock their own individual potential for self-learning. I can help any student to learn with freedom, confidence, and purpose.

As an educational entrepreneur I have spent a lot of time learning from educators and students and learning about the challenges that cause students to get stuck during the learning process. I am part of an educational AR/VR company that develops educational games for children in elementary and middle school. I seek to empower children through the power of learning.

My personal passion is learning and
I firmly believe that patient education is the solution to the world's biggest problems. Good educations teaches a subject, great education enables students to teach themselves for the rest of their lives. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better programmer, mathematician and learner!
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Eugenio M.

Online
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$34 / 30-min

About Piyush Z.

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Newark, DE
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MBA, MIS, MCP BI, CSM
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Piyush Z.

Online
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$17 / 30-min

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