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David W.

Brooklyn, NY

$90/hr

(Adobe Certified Expert) Lightroom, Photoshop and Photography Coach

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Background check passed as of 11/8/11

(Adobe Certified Expert) Lightroom, Photoshop and Photography Coach

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From beginners to professional photographers and college students to retirees, you'll find David a mature, comfortable tutor with lots of patience, a sense of humor and complete dedication to your learning experience. It doesn’t matter if you have Macintosh computer skills or camera knowledge, David will listen to your expectations and create lessons based on your needs, not from a book, leapfrogging you to the other side of understanding your camera, computer or software.

And, since Aperture and iPhoto are being discontinued in the fall of 2014, he can also show you how to convert your libraries and import them into Lightroom.

About David:
David was an early 1980s pioneer in digital photography. He is a thoroughly experienced, working professional with 100’s of awards to his name, including those from the Art Directors Annual, Society of Publication Designers, Apple Computer and Nikon. His stock photography is represented by Corbis, Getty and Image Source, and he has work in the permanent collection of MoMA. He's been featured in HOW Magazine, Computer Graphics World and Advertising Age with guest speaking engagements at the Art Directors Club, Nikon House and PhotoExpo in NYC. He is an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom and a Photoshop retoucher for two decades. For ten years he was an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology known for his easygoing, yet in-depth approach to teaching matriculated and continuing education students. David especially enjoys working with mature adults looking to understand their cameras and learn to edit and process digital photographs.

Please feel free to contact David with any questions. He'll be glad to help answer them.

"Great tutor - great lesson"

- David, Roslyn, NY on 11/30/13

"David was great"

- Tracy, Weston, CT on 3/26/14

"A Terrific Tutor"

- Lynn, New York, NY on 12/9/13

"He knows what he's talking about."

- Mats, New York, NY on 10/15/13

"Amazing tutor!!!"

- Kris, New York, NY on 6/11/13

"Exceeded my expectations!"

- Neil, Brooklyn, NY on 5/20/13

"A Great Teacher (and Photographer)"

- George, New York, NY on 5/7/13

"Excellent instruction on taking, editing and processing photos."

- Shaula, New York, NY on 3/29/13

"Great Tutor! Knowledgable, Personable, Helpful and Goes the Extra Mile. "

- Randy, Brooklyn, NY on 3/3/13

"Knowledgeable "

- Jeffrey, Brooklyn, NY on 3/1/13

"Excellent Teacher - David W. is the absolute best in the business!"

- Linda, New York, NY on 10/5/12

"Great, very knowledgeable "

- Patrick, New York, NY on 10/5/12

"Creative and Technically Savvy Tutor"

- Jon, Brooklyn, NY on 2/14/12

"great tutor"

- Lauraine, New York, NY on 12/27/11

"Consummate professional"

- Moe, Staten Island, NY on 12/21/11

"great tutor"

- Glenn, New York, NY on 6/30/11

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe Lightroom

David teaches all versions up to the current version of Lightroom 5 and is certified by Adobe as an Expert in Lightroom (ACE Certification).

Adobe Lightroom is a simpler, less expensive alternative to Photoshop for photographers seeking to "develop," manage and edit their digital images and archives. You can burn, dodge, crop and color correct along with many other Lightroom creative enhancements.

And, since Aperture and iPhoto are being discontinued this fall of 2014, he can also show you how to convert your libraries and import them into Lightroom.

David can guide you through the basics and then into the advanced features where you can take your photography further than you ever imagined. You'll find Lightroom a welcome change if you've been frustrated with Photoshop and David will get you up and running with this program in almost no time at all.

Adobe Photoshop



David is highly experienced in digital image retouching. He has taught hundreds of Photoshop classes at FIT over 10 years and privately instructed professional photographers and beginners alike. He also recommends considering Adobe Lightroom as an alternative, should you be just starting out with digital image processing, as it is the perfect first step to retouching.


He attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYU Film School and has a B.A. from Empire State College, Metropolitan Center in Digital Photography.

Macintosh

Struggling with your Mac? Switching to Mac from PC?

I am a longtime Macintosh user who taught Mac skills, Photoshop and photography at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology for 10 years, in addition to being an award winning working professional and a popular WyzAnt tutor.

Whether you're learning, switching or upgrading, I can help.

Photography

Learn professional studio lighting for portraiture or hone your product photography skills for your small business website! David is a working commercial photographer and retoucher in New York City and experienced with all types of digital cameras including Nikon, Canon, Olympus and Medium format Leaf and PhaseOne.

Gain the skills required for enhanced RAW image file processing (Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and CaptureOne) that will make your images even better than you ever imagined.

Whether you are a casual shooter taking family photographs of your kids or a professional photographer in need of better digital photography & computer skills you'll find that he listens to your expectations and creates lessons based on your needs, not from a book.

He attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYU Film School and has a B.A. from Empire State College, Metropolitan Center in Digital Photography.

David’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by David. View all of David’s resources

If you've been wondering how you're going to move all your Aperture and/or iPhoto images into Lightroom without making a mess of your folders and work, here's the solution - Adobe has just launched the Aperture Import Plugin, a free download from the Adobe site. Click here to link to the Adobe Aperture Import Plugin   Just introduced yesterday (October 16, 2014), I have not... read more

SUNY Empire State College
Digital Photography

Education

SUNY Empire State College (Digital Photography)

Great tutor - great lesson — I spent a few hours with David both shooting and editing my photos and was extremely pleased. David carefully selected a location for our shoot that provided me with the opportunity to learn and employ different photographic techniques and to deal with different lighting problems. David is a working professional photographer and effectively passed along a slew of practical and theoretical tips abo ...

— David, Roslyn, NY on 11/30/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Please note that I have a 2 hour minimum on all tutoring sessions. I am also available for groups and corporate training. Prices are available upon request.

Travel policy

David will travel within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11201.


About David

From beginners to professional photographers and college students to retirees, you'll find David a mature, comfortable tutor with lots of patience, a sense of humor and complete dedication to your learning experience. It doesn’t matter if you have Macintosh computer skills or camera knowledge, David will listen to your expectations and create lessons based on your needs, not from a book, leapfrogging you to the other side of understanding your camera, computer or software.

And, since Aperture and iPhoto are being discontinued in the fall of 2014, he can also show you how to convert your libraries and import them into Lightroom.

About David:
David was an early 1980s pioneer in digital photography. He is a thoroughly experienced, working professional with 100’s of awards to his name, including those from the Art Directors Annual, Society of Publication Designers, Apple Computer and Nikon. His stock photography is represented by Corbis, Getty and Image Source, and he has work in the permanent collection of MoMA. He's been featured in HOW Magazine, Computer Graphics World and Advertising Age with guest speaking engagements at the Art Directors Club, Nikon House and PhotoExpo in NYC. He is an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom and a Photoshop retoucher for two decades. For ten years he was an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology known for his easygoing, yet in-depth approach to teaching matriculated and continuing education students. David especially enjoys working with mature adults looking to understand their cameras and learn to edit and process digital photographs.

Please feel free to contact David with any questions. He'll be glad to help answer them.

Testimonials

"Great tutor - great lesson"

- David, Roslyn, NY on 11/30/13

"David was great"

- Tracy, Weston, CT on 3/26/14

"A Terrific Tutor"

- Lynn, New York, NY on 12/9/13

"He knows what he's talking about."

- Mats, New York, NY on 10/15/13

"Amazing tutor!!!"

- Kris, New York, NY on 6/11/13

"Exceeded my expectations!"

- Neil, Brooklyn, NY on 5/20/13

"A Great Teacher (and Photographer)"

- George, New York, NY on 5/7/13

"Excellent instruction on taking, editing and processing photos."

- Shaula, New York, NY on 3/29/13

"Great Tutor! Knowledgable, Personable, Helpful and Goes the Extra Mile. "

- Randy, Brooklyn, NY on 3/3/13

"Knowledgeable "

- Jeffrey, Brooklyn, NY on 3/1/13

"Excellent Teacher - David W. is the absolute best in the business!"

- Linda, New York, NY on 10/5/12

"Great, very knowledgeable "

- Patrick, New York, NY on 10/5/12

"Creative and Technically Savvy Tutor"

- Jon, Brooklyn, NY on 2/14/12

"great tutor"

- Lauraine, New York, NY on 12/27/11

"Consummate professional"

- Moe, Staten Island, NY on 12/21/11

"great tutor"

- Glenn, New York, NY on 6/30/11

Education

SUNY Empire State College
Digital Photography

Education

SUNY Empire State College (Digital Photography)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Please note that I have a 2 hour minimum on all tutoring sessions. I am also available for groups and corporate training. Prices are available upon request.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11201

David’s Subjects

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.


David’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by David. View all of David’s resources

If you've been wondering how you're going to move all your Aperture and/or iPhoto images into Lightroom without making a mess of your folders and work, here's the solution - Adobe has just launched the Aperture Import Plugin, a free download from the Adobe site. Click here to link to the Adobe Aperture Import Plugin   Just introduced yesterday (October 16, 2014), I have not... read more


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