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Donald A.

Castaic, CA

$45/hour

Professional Photographer and Photojournalist

In-person lessons

$45/Hour


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About Donald

I've worked as a professional photographer for 20 years with experience in the studio with models as well as product photography. For the past 10 years however I've traveled the world as a combat photojournalist. My experience lends itself well to teaching how to "be one" with your camera, always at the ready and able to adapt to any shooting situation you may find yourself in. I'm intimately familiar with any aspect of photography you may be interested in, and have instructed many up and coming photographers in the basics as well as advanced techniques. Lighting, composition, lens choice, macro to telephoto photography, etc., etc., I can provide whatever you need.

I also am experienced in the selection, captioning and digital editing of photographs. Once you shoot your photos, I can show you how to create a workflow that will ensure you select, and if necessary, digitally enhance to have the best of the best to show, print, or sell.

My one on one teaching lends itself perfectly to photography. Learning as craft such as this has it's limitations in group instruction. I'll take the time to show you what you need to know, using simple and practical methods that will enhance your skills whether you're a beginner or advanced.
I've worked as a professional photographer for 20 years with experience in the studio with models as well as product photography. For the past 10 years however I've traveled the world as a combat photojournalist. My experience lends itself well to teaching how to "be one" with your camera, always at the ready and able to adapt to any shooting Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Castaic, CA 91384
In-person lessons
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design,
Photography
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing, General Computer, Graphic Design,
Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography,
Web Design
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Graphic Design

I've worked as a graphic artist for 20 years. Previous employers have included the Las Vegas Press and it's publications, City Life, Business Journal doing graphic design and layout. I've worked for USA Today, and InterShow/MoneyShow doing graphic design and web design as well as mobile interface design. I have been responsible for teaching many new designers the ins and outs of the processes involved in design and pre-press environments.

Photography

I'm a graduate of the Defense Information School's Photography program. I've been a working combat photojournalist in the US Air Force for 10 years. I've also been a working photographer on my own time for 20 years. I have experience teaching photography as well in the US Air Force.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Donald will travel within 40 miles of Castaic, CA 91384.