I am a professional photographer and digital artist with twenty-two years experience in photography. I have been using Adobe Photoshop professionally since 1998, in various roles including catalog pre-press (film scanning, retouching, color correction, masking, layers) to creative web and print design roles. I currently work in the furniture industry and use professional Canon digital SLR’s for portrait and product photography. I also have an avid interest in fine art photography, particularly in digitally generated black and white gallery printing. I still occasionally return to the traditional darkroom to print large format film (4” x 5”) as well.
In my professional career, I have always had the pleasure and responsibility of teaching my craft. I really enjoy working with creative people from all walks of life, from aspiring graphic designers to serious photography enthusiasts. Photography is a wonderful medium, and there are more tools and materials to explore today than ever before. The digital world can be a little daunting at first, with such a wide array of digital cameras, printers and accessories. My goal with students is to encourage and nurture their creative passions while giving them a solid foundation in the principles and practices of photography and digital editing.
I am available most evenings and weekends, and will tailor lessons to suite the individual’s needs. Whether you want to learn how to clean up old damaged scans of family portraits to make great prints, or take on the world of digital photography.
My fees start at thirty dollars an hour for basic instruction in Adobe Photoshop. I provide a suggest reading list of books and online tutorials, as well as my own copies of quick cheat sheets and notes that I have collected over the years. I like to talk to prospective students over the phone before the first lesson to get a better understanding of their needs.
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