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Senta S.

Brooklyn, NY

$55/hr

Pressure free lessons from a fun and happy Photographer

Usually responds in about 20 hours

Pressure free lessons from a fun and happy Photographer

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I studied Photography and History at Empire State College (SUNY)Received a BA with high honors. I have extensive experience with medium format cameras, Rolleiflex and using a 35 mm Nikon camera shooting with black and white film. My focus is straight classical photography without the use of Photoshop and computer manipulation. I love to teach the joy and magic of using a manual camera. There are many lessons to learn including patience, composition, and waiting for that what Henri Cartier-Bresson called "The decisive moment."

I also have experience with digital SLR cameras and how to get beyond shooting on automatic. Learn how you can improve your technique and gain confidence.

I can show you the how to of cameras in a fun, hands on way, not sitting at a computer but getting out and making pictures. We can start at the very basics, from loading film (yes, they still make film) to how to select the right aperture and shutter speed.

I am now working on a long time project on the Fountains of Rome, and Sacred and Ancient Places of Southern Italy. I work freelance overseas and here in the States.

I would love to teach those who are interested in beautiful classical photography and I can help you with your digital cameras.

English:
English, Reading, TOEFL
Science:
Archaeology
Computer:
Photography
Language:
TOEFL
History:
Archaeology, Classics, World History
Art:
Art History, Photography
Elementary Education:
Reading
Homeschool:
English, Reading
Test Preparation:
TOEFL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Photography

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Photography from SUNY Empire State College, NYC. I have been a freelance photographer for over 7 years. I shoot mainly with a medium format Rolleiflex and a Nikon F2 with black and white film. I also use a Digital SLR Nikon for my work. I am familiar and work well in both. I have taught privately with young students and seniors from basic camera know how to making better photos. I can explain the workings of a camera, aperture, shutter speed etc.

I have appeared in numerous on-line publications, and in the art magazine MOMENTS. I will be showing my work at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists coalition "Celebrate" show from May 12-June 17. I am now working on a book of "Fountains of Rome".

I do not using digital manipulation programs such as Photoshop or Light Work. I prefer traditional darkroom techniques. However, I am knowledgeable with digital applications.

I believe that photography should be fun and exciting. I have lots of patience and would like to help you learn about the wonderful world of photography.

Senta’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 Senta. View all of Senta’s resources

We are all creatures of habit. We go out for a day of photography and we tend to make the kind of pictures day in and day out. Perhaps it is people on the street or beautiful landscapes or buildings and cities. We might have our own style to them, but we use the same aperture and shutter speed. We stand with our cameras up to our eye and press the shutter. Try going out and if you are right... read more

Using the your same old camera day in and day out can put you in a rut. You become so comfortable that you lose that excitement that you had when you first started. Suggestion: borrow another camera one that you have never used before, perhaps a Rangefinder if you always use a SLR camera, or try using a film camera when you always use a digital camera. You will find it sharpens your senses... read more

Went out on Monday to make some pictures of Coney Island for a freelance magazine article that I was submitting some of my photographs. Beautiful day, sunny clear not cold, I thought wow a great day for making pictures. The Cyclone and Wonderwheel were looking good. I developed the pictures myself after I returned using a changing bag (darkroom technique) and finally they were ready. I... read more

SUNY Empire State College, NY
Photography, BA

Education

SUNY Empire State College, NY (Photography, BA)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

$55 for the first hour. Discount rates on a case by case basis. group discounts also available. Special pricing for multiple lessons.

Travel policy

Senta will travel within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11218.


About Senta

I studied Photography and History at Empire State College (SUNY)Received a BA with high honors. I have extensive experience with medium format cameras, Rolleiflex and using a 35 mm Nikon camera shooting with black and white film. My focus is straight classical photography without the use of Photoshop and computer manipulation. I love to teach the joy and magic of using a manual camera. There are many lessons to learn including patience, composition, and waiting for that what Henri Cartier-Bresson called "The decisive moment."

I also have experience with digital SLR cameras and how to get beyond shooting on automatic. Learn how you can improve your technique and gain confidence.

I can show you the how to of cameras in a fun, hands on way, not sitting at a computer but getting out and making pictures. We can start at the very basics, from loading film (yes, they still make film) to how to select the right aperture and shutter speed.

I am now working on a long time project on the Fountains of Rome, and Sacred and Ancient Places of Southern Italy. I work freelance overseas and here in the States.

I would love to teach those who are interested in beautiful classical photography and I can help you with your digital cameras.

Education

SUNY Empire State College, NY
Photography, BA

Education

SUNY Empire State College, NY (Photography, BA)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
36 hours notice required

$55 for the first hour. Discount rates on a case by case basis. group discounts also available. Special pricing for multiple lessons.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11218

Senta’s Subjects

English:
English, Reading, TOEFL
Science:
Archaeology
Computer:
Photography
Language:
TOEFL
History:
Archaeology, Classics, World History
Art:
Art History, Photography
Elementary Education:
Reading
Homeschool:
English, Reading
Test Preparation:
TOEFL

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.


Senta’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 Senta. View all of Senta’s resources

We are all creatures of habit. We go out for a day of photography and we tend to make the kind of pictures day in and day out. Perhaps it is people on the street or beautiful landscapes or buildings and cities. We might have our own style to them, but we use the same aperture and shutter speed. We stand with our cameras up to our eye and press the shutter. Try going out and if you are right... read more

Using the your same old camera day in and day out can put you in a rut. You become so comfortable that you lose that excitement that you had when you first started. Suggestion: borrow another camera one that you have never used before, perhaps a Rangefinder if you always use a SLR camera, or try using a film camera when you always use a digital camera. You will find it sharpens your senses... read more

Went out on Monday to make some pictures of Coney Island for a freelance magazine article that I was submitting some of my photographs. Beautiful day, sunny clear not cold, I thought wow a great day for making pictures. The Cyclone and Wonderwheel were looking good. I developed the pictures myself after I returned using a changing bag (darkroom technique) and finally they were ready. I... read more


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