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Robert P.

Fairfax, VA

$65/hr

Rob, Photography Tutor

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Rob, Photography Tutor

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I love teaching people how to be good photographers. I have nearly 30 years experience as a full time photographer, photo coach, director of photography and photo editor. I have worked for local newspapers and for nine years was a photo editor for the world's largest wire service. I have run intern programs at newspapers and until recently taught interns for the country's largest wedding photography studio. I have won more than 25 state and national awards for my photography.

I like to take a very simple approach to teaching. With me, you will concentrate on how you see the things you are photographing and learn what is the best way to shoot a well composed and well lit image that you will be proud of. I believe you can also learn a great deal by reviewing your work after you shoot it. As part of my tutoring package I will review your work and give you constructive suggestions, pointing out what you did well and what you need to work on next time out. Learning how to take pictures should be fun, not tedious and weighed down by talking in overly technical terms.

English:
Public Speaking
Business:
Public Speaking
Corporate Training:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe Photoshop

I have worked in digital photography since 1993. Photoshop has always been my primary software in post processing. In addition to using Photoshop work photos, I have also used Photoshop as a graphics tool when putting together slide shows, Powerpoint presentations and Web graphics. During 9 of the past 20 years, I used Photoshop 8-10 hours a day as a photo editor for the Associated Press.

Macintosh

I have used Apple computers and products almost exclusively for the past 20 years. I am very fluent in the iPad and Mac systems Apples run on. I am particularly well versed in Apple's creative apps that run on both iPads and Macs.

Photography

I am an award winning photographer who has worked full time in the field for nearly 30 years. I have run several intern programs, both at newspapers and for what was the country's largest wedding photography studio. I have been a professional photo coach and a director of photography at two different newspapers chains where I was responsible for hiring, mentoring and developing new talent.

Public Speaking

I have spoken publicly for business and for civic causes for close to 20 years. I am an officer with my local Toastmasters club, and give speeches to that group 1-2 times a month. My background in Toastmasters, a public speaking club, has not only improved my speaking skills but also developed my ability to evaluate and coach others. Outside of speaking, I have been a professional coach in photography for five years, where I worked one on one and with groups coaching people to be better photographers and better business people, which of course is heavily dependent on being a competent communicator

Lynchburg College
Journalism

Education

Lynchburg College (Journalism)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Two Hour Minimum for first lesson 10% discount on Rate for 3 Hour long classes!

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 20 miles of Fairfax, VA 22030.


About Robert

I love teaching people how to be good photographers. I have nearly 30 years experience as a full time photographer, photo coach, director of photography and photo editor. I have worked for local newspapers and for nine years was a photo editor for the world's largest wire service. I have run intern programs at newspapers and until recently taught interns for the country's largest wedding photography studio. I have won more than 25 state and national awards for my photography.

I like to take a very simple approach to teaching. With me, you will concentrate on how you see the things you are photographing and learn what is the best way to shoot a well composed and well lit image that you will be proud of. I believe you can also learn a great deal by reviewing your work after you shoot it. As part of my tutoring package I will review your work and give you constructive suggestions, pointing out what you did well and what you need to work on next time out. Learning how to take pictures should be fun, not tedious and weighed down by talking in overly technical terms.

Education

Lynchburg College
Journalism

Education

Lynchburg College (Journalism)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Two Hour Minimum for first lesson 10% discount on Rate for 3 Hour long classes!

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Fairfax, VA 22030

Robert’s Subjects

English:
Public Speaking
Business:
Public Speaking
Corporate Training:
Public Speaking

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.


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