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Gary K.

Granada Hills, CA

$60/hour

Professional Photographer/Tutor over 30 years

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$60/Hour


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CSULA
Police Science

Education

CSULA (Police Science)

About Gary

I bought my first 35mm camera in 1965. I went full time Pro Photographer in 1983. I used and owned everything from a 110 spy camera to an 8x10 view camera. I started as we all do, an amateur, just having fun. I progressed to a semi-pro, selling a few large prints, worked over a year for a Pro doing OJT assisting and assignments. Those were wedding and portraits. I have made a living doing almost all forms of Photography, from wedding to products.
My parallel art endeavors were clay, metal and bronze sculptures. My drawing was pen and ink (limited edition prints) mechanical (aerospace) and architectural (general contractors) drafting. I found most took too long to complete and make a living, so I turned to photography.
In the past, I have taught dozens of people the art of Photography and how to make money doing it. I have also taught several people how to do Photo Styling. Most of my product photography the Photo Stylist was me.
Currently I am working in the Fine Art Field of Photography. I have spent the last 3 years scanning thousands of slides and developing a process of turning them into HDR images for the Wall Art Market. I have also been adding new digital HDR files to my image library.
I have been following, using, shooting and studying HDR photography and many of the programs to produce this art form.
I am set up to use Phase one capture one pro 8, Photoshop 6cc, and Lightroom 5. I have been using PS since PS 3. I do not consider myself a master in PS, but I know and use it all the time. If I need to use a process in PS, I learn it. To learn PS, go to someone that spends more time on it. However I will cover the basics and most of what you will need to know to work correctly.
I can teach you the use of film and digital Photography, however I really think film is a dead art. Digital today records much better than film. I spent 100s of hours in a Dark Room. I would never go there again and I sold my darkroom years ago. However if you want to go there I can take you there. I have cameras from 35mm to 8x10 and can teach them all. I also have a fairly large library of Photography books that can be loaned out. But still the internet is the best source of information.
I bought my first 35mm camera in 1965. I went full time Pro Photographer in 1983. I used and owned everything from a 110 spy camera to an 8x10 view camera. I started as we all do, an amateur, just having fun. I progressed to a semi-pro, selling a few large prints, worked over a year for a Pro doing OJT assisting and assignments. Those were wedding Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

2 hour minimum. Make up class will be available with cancellation of 24hr minimum.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Granada Hills, CA 91344
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Photography

I have had 32 years as a working full time Photographer. I trained under Pro Photographer, OJT for several years. I have attended numerous professional seminars and continual webinars.

CSULA
Police Science

Education

CSULA (Police Science)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

2 hour minimum. Make up class will be available with cancellation of 24hr minimum.

Travel policy

Gary will travel within 30 miles of Granada Hills, CA 91344.