Search 72,715 tutors
FIND TUTORS

Ken J.

Seekonk, MA

$60/hr

Picture taking made easy and understandable.

Picture taking made easy and understandable.

Message Ken

Send Ken a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Ken or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive responses from additional tutors

If you select this option, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

I started my interest in photography in high school when I realized that taking pictures was quicker than drawing or painting them. Since then I have been involved in the photography field in many aspects such as weddings, exotic locations, four color stripping, hand rolling, exposing, hand processing of film (both color and black and white), and color balancing photos. I have managed a one hour photo finishing lab for 5 years as well as being hired as a photographer and selling my shots.

Nowadays digital cameras take the guesswork out of making an exposure. Having a firm understanding of film, and the importance of exposure, I can teach you the principles of exposure with your digital camera that will help you take better pictures. I have instructed photography to all ages. I have even taught my 75 year-old mother-in-law to use her new digital camera and she has become quite adept with it.

Photography should be fun and not frustrating. I can help you achieve your goal of becoming a great photographer.


Computer:
Photography

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Photography

Hello, I've worked as a one hour lab technician for about six years. Most of that time I was the manager at a store located on Thayer Street in Providence RI. My duties were to help customers, color balance photos, keep the machine running, order materials to keep the store/equipment running, etc. At the time, film was the media most processed with digital images becoming more popular. Film gets processed into negatives that are used to expose photographic paper. These prints are looked at and reprinted if a correction is needed to make a better photo. One used the "color wheel" to do this balancing; i.e., if a photo was too red, cyan would be added to correct the redness. Too magenta, add green. Too blue, add yellow. Density is basically lightening or darkening of the image. There is also saturation, sharpness, and contrast that is available on some machines. Now the digital kiosks have all this and more to aid in photo adjustments. I've hand processed film, both color and B&W along with using an enlarger to make images."Dodging" and "burning" were skills used to lighten or darken specific parts of an image before putting the paper into the chemical developer. Nowadays this is all done with computers and "dry" printers that don't use the wet chemistry. I have professional grade 35mm equipment, both film and digital bodies, but use the digital almost all the time. The ease of getting an image without the need for a lab is wonderful. I have my "point and shoot" on my hip all the time, and am pleased to be able to whip it out and grab a shot almost anytime, anywhere. I use the exposure compensation feature quite frequently to achieve the image I want. This control, along with the flash, are the two most used tools by me with my point and shoot. I chose a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 for its ruggedness, wide angle lens, and its compact,self contained construction. I'm quite pleased with it and have recommended it to others (as well as similar models). I have taken it to Iceland and have shot in other exotic locations. Another wonderful thing about digital vs film is not having to worry about x-rayed film. I have shot weddings, events, but enjoy getting out and shooting whatever catches my eye the most. I have instructed countless numbers of people on how to take better pictures by giving them the knowledge to understand the process of what to do in certain situations. By understanding what one can do with the camera in hand helps people to compose a shot and not just take a picture. I've helped people of all ages from young to older and have great patience in their learning to grasp what knowledge they seek. It pleases me to have someone achieve a greater understanding of the craft of photography. Thank you for your time. Bye.

Keene State College: Keene, NH
no
Graduate Coursework
no
Graduate Coursework

Education

Keene State College: Keene, NH

no (Graduate Coursework)

no (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Under twenty miles travel: will reduce rate/hour to $45/hr.

Travel policy

Ken will travel within 40 miles of Seekonk, MA 02771.


About Ken

I started my interest in photography in high school when I realized that taking pictures was quicker than drawing or painting them. Since then I have been involved in the photography field in many aspects such as weddings, exotic locations, four color stripping, hand rolling, exposing, hand processing of film (both color and black and white), and color balancing photos. I have managed a one hour photo finishing lab for 5 years as well as being hired as a photographer and selling my shots.

Nowadays digital cameras take the guesswork out of making an exposure. Having a firm understanding of film, and the importance of exposure, I can teach you the principles of exposure with your digital camera that will help you take better pictures. I have instructed photography to all ages. I have even taught my 75 year-old mother-in-law to use her new digital camera and she has become quite adept with it.

Photography should be fun and not frustrating. I can help you achieve your goal of becoming a great photographer.



Education

Keene State College: Keene, NH
no
Graduate Coursework
no
Graduate Coursework

Education

Keene State College: Keene, NH

no (Graduate Coursework)

no (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Under twenty miles travel: will reduce rate/hour to $45/hr.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Seekonk, MA 02771

Ken’s Subjects

Computer:
Photography

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Ken J.

Ken J. has not yet had a background check. After sending a message to Ken, you will be able to order a background check for $7.99. The check will be processed by First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.