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Tara G.

Fremont, CA

$65/hour

Photography, Photoshop & Lightroom, Consultant & Tutor

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
4.7 average from 19 ratings
Knowledgeable and VERY patient.
— Lucy, Los Angeles, CA on 1/3/17

$65/Hour


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chabot college
Digital Media Design

Education

chabot college (Digital Media Design)

About Tara

Hello Students.

Here we are in Silicon Valley, a place alive with technology and natural beauty. I have almost 20 years experience as a photographer and visual artist. I've worked in the traditional darkroom and now the digital darkroom using Lightroom and Photoshop as my primary tools. I own a freelance photography business and photograph people and create fine art with digital photographs and Photoshop. I have a certificate in Digital Media Design and have received awards for my work. I have experience teaching photography to children and adults.

Whether you want to learn about how to work a camera, a computer program, or complete a creative project, I can help. I will always listen to your goals and advise a workflow that will fit you best. Let's start right where you are and see where we can go together.

When I am not photographing people or making new designs I can be found hiking with my dog and young son, working in the garden, or learning something new!

Hello Students.

Here we are in Silicon Valley, a place alive with technology and natural beauty. I have almost 20 years experience as a photographer and visual artist. I've worked in the traditional darkroom and now the digital darkroom using Lightroom and Photoshop as my primary tools. I own a freelance photography business and
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Fremont, CA 94536
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and VERY patient."

- Lucy, Los Angeles, CA on 1/3/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Lynn, San Carlos, CA on 4/1/17

"Very empathetic and kind tutor, Great listener"

- Ashish, San Jose, CA on 7/9/16

"Knowledgeable and flexible tutor."

- Ben, New York, NY on 10/23/15

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Approved subjects

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Adobe Illustrator

I took 2 semesters of Illustrator while obtaining my degree in Digital Media Design.

I use it daily.

Adobe Lightroom

I am a professional photographer and use Lightroom often to edit large bodies of images.

I use it daily and understand the functions and power of the program.

Adobe Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop since 2003.

Graphic Design

I received my certificate in Digital Media Design from Chabot College in 2009.

Areas of study included Digital Media Design, Graphic Design, and Web Design. Completed this certificate program with a 4.0 GPA. Received the 2009 Digital Media Award for demonstrating exceptional creativity, curiosity, dedication, and skill in computer-based creative arts.

Macintosh

I have been using a Mac since I attended Chabot College in 2009 and got my certificate in Digital Design.

I have navigated the OS and troubleshooted my own problems for all of this time.

I have installed memory myself.

Photography

I have taught camera basics, and making and printing (traditional darkroom) with a pinhole camera. Adults & children.

I have owned a freelance portrait photography business since 1998.

I have been a working artist with photography as my medium since 1997.

I received my Digital Media Design certificate in 2009.

chabot college
Digital Media Design

Education

chabot college (Digital Media Design)

Knowledgeable and VERY patient.

Tara helped me achieve the impossible with Adobe Lightroom - she is wonderful, kind, not condescending about my lack of knowledge and didnt mind repeating instruction many times as I am a slow computer learner.

— Lucy, Los Angeles, CA on 1/3/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tara will travel within 20 miles of Fremont, CA 94536.