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Nathan L.

Seattle, WA

$40/hr

Photographer/Athlete/Nurse

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I am a Canon shooter. Always have been and probably always will be, but the fact is that all DSLRs have the same basic functionality. Learning basic photography and the skills associated with it really have nothing to do with who made your camera. Even the differences between film and digital are minimal when you are learning the very basics.

After a quick evaluation of your level of knowledge, we can jump right in. We can use whatever camera you have or I can bring a few for you to learn with. If you are comfortable with your camera, have solid photography skills,, and are looking to utilize the advanced features of your camera, we probably should stick with Canon. Someone else would better serve you if you are a Nikon, Sony, or Pentax shooter.

While much of my life is devoted to photography, I have a wide variety of other talents, experience and skills. My background includes commercial diving, 25 years an an RN, professional adventure racing, and software designer. In addition to my professional photography, I am working as a consultant to companies creating electronic health records.

My photographic specialties are large animals (horse, alpaca, etc) and travel photography/writing. I have just stared a new project with a friend of mine to photograph the street performers of Seattle.

I have business experience as well, so if you are looking to turn your photography from hobby into business, I can help with that.

Something every photographer needs is computer experience. Not only do I have more than 10 years experience in software design, and 5 years experience with Photoshop and Lightroom, I have built all my own computers for the past 15 years. Building PCs is much easier than you might think and I can teach you how to do it in less than a day. Kids as young as 10 years old can accomplish it with a little guidance.

Computer:
Photography
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Photography

Following many years of photography as a hobby, I have been working as a professional photographer for the past 5 years. While I can teach basic photography skills with any camera, I am a Canon shooter and am most experienced with their DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras. I have a large collection of Canon bodies and lenses for my students to use during class time.

I am also experienced with Photoshop, Lightroom, and Canon's Digital Photo Professional.

Swimming

I spent ten years as a competitive swimmer and three years as a professional adventure racer.

Nathan’s Resources

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I have just returned from a trip to Sri Lanka. The photo opportunities were endless and the people so photogenic. I had hoped to stay longer, but life is always calling me to move on to the next adventure. Later this year, after the rainy season has ended, I will be headed for northern Laos. Nathan

This past weekend I was in Pasco photographing the Northwest Alpaca Showcase. This is two 10 hours days shooting (not literally) alpacas and their owners. This is as very photography-aware crowd. They are used to having their pictures taken and can be very picky. This becomes a balancing act for the photographer. Do you show only your best work or do you show everything except your very worst... read more

I am photographing an alpaca show on April 2-3 and have lost my assistant. Anyone interested. The event is in Ridgefield, WA at the Clark County Event Center. Be a great chance to get some OJT.

Oregon Institute of Technology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's
University of Washington
Graduate Coursework

Education

Oregon Institute of Technology

Virginia Commonwealth University (Master's)

University of Washington (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nathan will travel within 25 miles of Seattle, WA 98101.


About Nathan

I am a Canon shooter. Always have been and probably always will be, but the fact is that all DSLRs have the same basic functionality. Learning basic photography and the skills associated with it really have nothing to do with who made your camera. Even the differences between film and digital are minimal when you are learning the very basics.

After a quick evaluation of your level of knowledge, we can jump right in. We can use whatever camera you have or I can bring a few for you to learn with. If you are comfortable with your camera, have solid photography skills,, and are looking to utilize the advanced features of your camera, we probably should stick with Canon. Someone else would better serve you if you are a Nikon, Sony, or Pentax shooter.

While much of my life is devoted to photography, I have a wide variety of other talents, experience and skills. My background includes commercial diving, 25 years an an RN, professional adventure racing, and software designer. In addition to my professional photography, I am working as a consultant to companies creating electronic health records.

My photographic specialties are large animals (horse, alpaca, etc) and travel photography/writing. I have just stared a new project with a friend of mine to photograph the street performers of Seattle.

I have business experience as well, so if you are looking to turn your photography from hobby into business, I can help with that.

Something every photographer needs is computer experience. Not only do I have more than 10 years experience in software design, and 5 years experience with Photoshop and Lightroom, I have built all my own computers for the past 15 years. Building PCs is much easier than you might think and I can teach you how to do it in less than a day. Kids as young as 10 years old can accomplish it with a little guidance.

Education

Oregon Institute of Technology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's
University of Washington
Graduate Coursework

Education

Oregon Institute of Technology

Virginia Commonwealth University (Master's)

University of Washington (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Seattle, WA 98101

Nathan’s Subjects

Computer:
Photography
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming

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.


Nathan’s Resources

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I have just returned from a trip to Sri Lanka. The photo opportunities were endless and the people so photogenic. I had hoped to stay longer, but life is always calling me to move on to the next adventure. Later this year, after the rainy season has ended, I will be headed for northern Laos. Nathan

This past weekend I was in Pasco photographing the Northwest Alpaca Showcase. This is two 10 hours days shooting (not literally) alpacas and their owners. This is as very photography-aware crowd. They are used to having their pictures taken and can be very picky. This becomes a balancing act for the photographer. Do you show only your best work or do you show everything except your very worst... read more

I am photographing an alpaca show on April 2-3 and have lost my assistant. Anyone interested. The event is in Ridgefield, WA at the Clark County Event Center. Be a great chance to get some OJT.


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