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Ken C.

South Plainfield, NJ

$55/hr

Digital Photography Tutor

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Digital Photography Tutor

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I’ve been involved in photography professionally for over twenty years. I started as freelance photographer and later became staff photographer for McGraw-Hill Companies. I produced and photographed the majority of McGraw-Hill's image needs for their Education Division. I photographed a variety of subjects from kids, portraits, still-life, events and special effects in the studio and on location.

I now run my own photography business focusing on environmental portraits as well as still-life, product, real estate and event photography.

I love to share my knowledge about photography and have an approach that breaks down the technical aspect of photography into easy to understand language. My teaching is designed to familiarize you with the technical as well as aesthetic aspects of photography using your digital camera. Controls such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, flash and automatic settings and how they relate to light, exposure and their effects on the image will be explored.

After a lesson or two, we can apply what you have learned on a photographic field trip where I will be your technical photographic muse, guiding you to express yourself photographically.

If you would like to continue the lessons we can then expand your skills using Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom. You will learn the methods of organizing and editing your digital images as well as enhancing, color correcting, create unique effects and printing your photographs.

Whether you use a digital SLR or pocket-sized point and shoot digital camera, you will acquire skills to create photographic images that convey your own unique and artistic ideas.

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor"

- Peter, Westfield, NJ on 1/17/12
Computer:
Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop,
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.

Adobe Photoshop

Digital photography has given us many options for control and creativity with our images. Adobe Photoshop is the most popular image editing program for digital photography. Whether you are a beginner or advanced photographer, I will help you navigate the myriad choices the program has to offer.

We will concentrate on creating a workflow that is efficient and serves your needs while giving you an understanding of all the tools available for enhancement and creativity.

I have been using Photoshop in my work for 15 years since version 3 and now use CS3 in combination with Lightroom.

Photography

I currently teach Introductory Digital Photography at the South Plainfield, NJ Adult School. I was a photography instructor at the Camera Club of NY, conducted training at McGraw-Hill and have been a guest speaker at the School of Visual Arts.

City University of New York, Hunter College

Education

City University of New York, Hunter College

Excellent tutor — I strongly recommend Ken for photography tutoring. Ken tailored his session to my questions and points of interest. This allowed me to get all of my questions answered and maximize the value of the session. I found the session to be a great balance between instruction of the fundamentals of photography and practical tips on enhancing photographic skill. We will use Ken's services again. ...

— Peter, Westfield, NJ on 1/17/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

There is a two hour minimum for lessons.

Travel policy

Ken will travel within 15 miles of South Plainfield, NJ 07080.


About Ken

I’ve been involved in photography professionally for over twenty years. I started as freelance photographer and later became staff photographer for McGraw-Hill Companies. I produced and photographed the majority of McGraw-Hill's image needs for their Education Division. I photographed a variety of subjects from kids, portraits, still-life, events and special effects in the studio and on location.

I now run my own photography business focusing on environmental portraits as well as still-life, product, real estate and event photography.

I love to share my knowledge about photography and have an approach that breaks down the technical aspect of photography into easy to understand language. My teaching is designed to familiarize you with the technical as well as aesthetic aspects of photography using your digital camera. Controls such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, flash and automatic settings and how they relate to light, exposure and their effects on the image will be explored.

After a lesson or two, we can apply what you have learned on a photographic field trip where I will be your technical photographic muse, guiding you to express yourself photographically.

If you would like to continue the lessons we can then expand your skills using Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom. You will learn the methods of organizing and editing your digital images as well as enhancing, color correcting, create unique effects and printing your photographs.

Whether you use a digital SLR or pocket-sized point and shoot digital camera, you will acquire skills to create photographic images that convey your own unique and artistic ideas.

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor"

- Peter, Westfield, NJ on 1/17/12
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Education

City University of New York, Hunter College

Education

City University of New York, Hunter College


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

There is a two hour minimum for lessons.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Ken’s Subjects

Computer:
Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop,
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 C.

Ken C. passed a background check on 2/9/11. The check was ordered by Ken through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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