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Melody R.

Learn digital photography with your DSLR and Photoshop

New York, NY (10012)

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NY College professor teaching photography and digital editing available to tutor you one to one. Learn how to maximize the use of your expensive cameras with the 'holy trinity' of photography. Learn the compositional skills that turn your pictures from snapshots to professional looking photographs. Afterwards bring your photographs into Photoshop and retouch them subtly, or create creative collages from your own pictures or get pictures from the web. Also learn the very important skill of digital file management. Be able to find any file in 5 minutes or less.
I have had many years of teaching as well as being a working photographer. If you are interested in learning any of the above skills, I can provide you with samples as well as posted testimonials. In an objective humble description of myself, I am creative, technical, experienced, reliable, patient and funny. Oh yes, and mature.

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Melody’s subjects

Adobe Photoshop, Photography
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Macintosh, Photography


I have been teaching and creating computer graphics on the Macintosh since it was first introduced, approximately 1986. Prior to that I used a PC.


I have been teaching photography, digital photography and digital dark room, (post processing) at Pratt Institute in New York and City Technical College, CUNY, for the last 15 years. I also work as a portrait photographer for Look Better on Line, the photographic arm of In addition, I work as a photographic tour guide, teaching composition and basic SLR operation on-location for the Digital Photo Academy, a workshop arm of the retail store B&H.

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CUNY (Photography)

A Passionate Photographer With only 3 lessons up my sleeve so far, Melody has given me the knowledge and confidence that I lacked prior to her tutoring lessons. Her invaluable skill, knowledge, and passion for photography shows in every lesson I've had with her. She's also a master at Photoshop. So if you're looking to understand or improve your Photoshop skills, then she's the go-to person. She's punctual and very res ...

— Patricia from Port Chester, NY on 4/24/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

$45 for each additional persons in the group.

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Melody will travel within 20 miles of New York, NY 10019.

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