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Scott B.

Lisle, IL

$50/hr

Highly Qualified Portrait & Sports Photographer

Background check passed as of 12/30/12
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Highly Qualified Portrait & Sports Photographer

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My name is Scott and I'm a soccer dad who has pursued my passion for photography well beyond taking pics of my three kids. One company I work for involves taking school portraits at grade schools, junior highs and high schools. I aslo shoot high school sports and activities about 2-3 times a week (concerts, plays, groups, assemblies, etc.). For a second company, I shoot graduation ceremonies at high school and college level. I also shoot marathons, senior portraits, First Communions and youth sporting events.

I love creating DVD slide shows and custom photo books of my images for my clients. I'm proficient in Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, ProShow Gold, FotoFusion and Picasa.

In my various jobs, I utilize Canon and Nikon equipment extensively as well as some gear from other manufacturers. I'm also well versed in PCs and Macs (including IOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and iTouches).

As a parent myself, I appreciate how important photos of their children are to parents. I enjoy helping parents learn about their photography gear and taking great shots of their kids.

Testimonials

"Great tutor"

- Shara, Darien, IL on 9/27/13

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe Lightroom

I use Lightroom for processing 100% of my RAW images. Only a small number require further tweaking in Photoshop. Lightroom is fast, robust and easy to use. The ability to recover blown highlights or underexposed shadows can be a true lifesaver. And all the edits are non-destructive which means you can easily make additional changes later on. I highly recommend this tool for making your images reach their full potential with minimal time spent at the computer.

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is an awesome tool to manipulate and improve photos. In portraits, you can enhance eyes, skin, hair, teeth, even slim down waistlines and other body parts. It's easy to move people and objects within an image or even to another image altogether. Adding text and borders in creative ways is no problem. This program offers an incredible amount of creative potential!

Photography

One company I work for involves taking school portraits at grade schools, junior highs and high schools. This involves setting up and metering the lighting and posing the subjects for formal portraits.

I also photograph high school sports and activities about 2-3 times a week. Sports include all high school games such as football, soccer, gymnastics, basketball, baseball, tennis, bowling, cross country, badminton, etc. And I photograph school plays, concerts, groups, assemblies, etc. I'm well versed in understanding appropriate equipment and settings for such events in many varied venues.

For a second company, I photograph graduation ceremonies at the high school and college level. I also photograph marathons, senior portraits, First Communions and youth sporting events. In my various jobs, I utilize Canon and Nikon equipment extensively as well as some gear from other manufacturers.

I love creating DVD slide shows and custom photo books of my images for my clients. I'm proficient in Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, ProShow Gold, FotoFusion and Picasa.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
B.A. - University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
MBA

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

B.A. - University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) (MBA)

Great tutor — Scott is a great tutor. Each lesson encourages me to go and practice what I learned about my camera and photography, instead of being uncertain which function and how I have to adjust. Starting to enjoy my Nikon! ...

— Shara, Darien, IL on 9/27/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Scott will travel within 25 miles of Lisle, IL 60532.


About Scott

My name is Scott and I'm a soccer dad who has pursued my passion for photography well beyond taking pics of my three kids. One company I work for involves taking school portraits at grade schools, junior highs and high schools. I aslo shoot high school sports and activities about 2-3 times a week (concerts, plays, groups, assemblies, etc.). For a second company, I shoot graduation ceremonies at high school and college level. I also shoot marathons, senior portraits, First Communions and youth sporting events.

I love creating DVD slide shows and custom photo books of my images for my clients. I'm proficient in Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, ProShow Gold, FotoFusion and Picasa.

In my various jobs, I utilize Canon and Nikon equipment extensively as well as some gear from other manufacturers. I'm also well versed in PCs and Macs (including IOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and iTouches).

As a parent myself, I appreciate how important photos of their children are to parents. I enjoy helping parents learn about their photography gear and taking great shots of their kids.

Testimonials

"Great tutor"

- Shara, Darien, IL on 9/27/13
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Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
B.A. - University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
MBA

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

B.A. - University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Lisle, IL 60532

Scott’s Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Background Check Status for Scott B.

Scott B. passed a background check on 12/30/12. The check was ordered by Scott through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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