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!
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
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.
Tara very patiently explained getting started in Lightroom. She helped me to download my pictures and taught me some basic, helpful maneuvers for organizing and editing. I really appreciated her help getting me started!
It is a great pleasure to write a feedback about the work I did with Tara.
Tara and I worked on a video project illustrating the challenges in the health care environment and how to transform the environment into a healing environment. A picture is worth a thousand words, and one could imagine the impact a multimedia presentation might have which appeals to us even at a deeper level.
Tara demonstrated great skills in understanding the project, the audience and the theme, in a very short time. She did a lot of ground work gathering relevant documentaries, photography, video clips, quotations and music. She could collate the resources and put them together into a coherent story which had a great impact.
The video was very well received by colleagues, including doctors from all over the world and health care workers in US and UK.
Above all, Tara was always responsible, reliable, trustworthy, respected confidences, and professional. It was really refreshing and fun to work with her. I would highly recommend her for any multimedia/ video project in which a strong message needs to be conveyed and for an everlasting impact.
I had some unusual things I wanted to do with PhotoShop. Tara quickly helped figure them out as well as introducing me to Lightroom and Bridge.
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I took 2 semesters of Illustrator while obtaining my degree in Digital Media Design.
I use it daily.
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.
I have been using Photoshop since 2003.
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.
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.
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.