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Jim N.

Patient, friendly, highly experienced photography and Lightroom expert

Patient, friendly, highly experienced photography and Lightroom expert

$50/hour

  • 24 hours tutoring

  • Mount Washington Los Angeles, CA 90042

About Jim


Bio

My interest in photography began as a young child, when my father---James Newberry, who founded the photography department at Columbia College Chicago---taught me how to use a camera and darkroom. That childhood hobby became a lifelong career, when, after graduating from Columbia (where I studied photography and filmmaking), I began shooting portraits for magazines, record labels, and other commercial clients.

I continue to work as a freelance photographer, but several years ago I began...

My interest in photography began as a young child, when my father---James Newberry, who founded the photography department at Columbia College Chicago---taught me how to use a camera and darkroom. That childhood hobby became a lifelong career, when, after graduating from Columbia (where I studied photography and filmmaking), I began shooting portraits for magazines, record labels, and other commercial clients.

I continue to work as a freelance photographer, but several years ago I began conducting my own photo workshops, and providing one-to-one photography training. With over 20 years of professional experience, shooting both with film and digital, I have a lot of skills, techniques, and other insights to share. I can help with all aspects of photography: technical, aesthetic, and business. I've been told by students that my approach is friendly and patient, and that I made complicated issues easy to understand.

Tutoring topics include:

- how to use your camera, including advanced controls
- how to make flash look great, on or off-camera
- how to get natural, authentic expressions from portrait subjects
- post-processing: Photoshop, Lightroom, and other photo editors
- photo business issues: setting up a website, self-promotion, how much to charge, etc.


Education

Columbia College, Chicago
Photography

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: $30/hour for online lessons.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90042
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/4/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Lightroom,

Adobe Lightroom

I've been using Lightroom since 2008, with version 2. I use Lightroom almost every day to manage my large (300,000 +) archive of photographs. So I have plenty of experience using Lightroom for ingesting, developing, organizing, printing, and exporting images; as well as printing books and producing slideshows using the application. Also, I have extensive experience as a tutor, teaching Lightroom skills.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

As a commercial and fine art photographer, I've been shooting digital photographs for more than 10 years. Photoshop is an integral part of my process; I regularly use the application for many purposes, including retouching, color-correcting, making collages, designing promotional materials, and more. Photoshop is a powerful, full-featured application that can be daunting to learn, but I've had great results with students learning it quickly, via direct tutoring.
Photography,

Photography

I have a BFA degree from Columbia College, Chicago, with main concentration in photography. For over 20 years I've worked professionally as a photographer, shooting assignments for clients around the world, including: Atlantic Records, Esquire, The Guardian, Interview, LA Weekly, London Times, Mojo, New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin and Sub-Pop. I have won awards from APA (American Photographic Artists), Chicago International Film Festival, Communication Arts, and others.
Video Production

Video Production

I've been shooting film and video projects at a professional level for more than 20 years. When I began, I was shooting with 16mm film cameras, and now I shoot with DSLRs and other digital motion cameras. I have won awards for documentary films and music videos that I directed and photographed. I'm highly skilled with lighting, using tungsten, LED, and fluorescent lighting fixtures.

Computer

Adobe Lightroom,

Adobe Lightroom

I've been using Lightroom since 2008, with version 2. I use Lightroom almost every day to manage my large (300,000 +) archive of photographs. So I have plenty of experience using Lightroom for ingesting, developing, organizing, printing, and exporting images; as well as printing books and producing slideshows using the application. Also, I have extensive experience as a tutor, teaching Lightroom skills.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

As a commercial and fine art photographer, I've been shooting digital photographs for more than 10 years. Photoshop is an integral part of my process; I regularly use the application for many purposes, including retouching, color-correcting, making collages, designing promotional materials, and more. Photoshop is a powerful, full-featured application that can be daunting to learn, but I've had great results with students learning it quickly, via direct tutoring.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

For more than 20 years I've been using Macs to help run my freelance photography business. I've used them for photography post-processing, video editing, accounting, for designing promo materials, and creating web sites. In that time I've learned a lot of shortcuts and tricks to keep my workflow speedy. I've also become adept at hardware and software troubleshooting and problem-solving, and how to keep Mac systems running smoothly.
Photography,

Photography

I have a BFA degree from Columbia College, Chicago, with main concentration in photography. For over 20 years I've worked professionally as a photographer, shooting assignments for clients around the world, including: Atlantic Records, Esquire, The Guardian, Interview, LA Weekly, London Times, Mojo, New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin and Sub-Pop. I have won awards from APA (American Photographic Artists), Chicago International Film Festival, Communication Arts, and others.
Video Production

Video Production

I've been shooting film and video projects at a professional level for more than 20 years. When I began, I was shooting with 16mm film cameras, and now I shoot with DSLRs and other digital motion cameras. I have won awards for documentary films and music videos that I directed and photographed. I'm highly skilled with lighting, using tungsten, LED, and fluorescent lighting fixtures.

Ratings and Reviews


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Super tutor

Jim really, I mean really, knows his stuff. Very thorough and to the point. He seems sincerely to want you to learn/work in a way that's suited to you as an individual. Excellent listener too.

Al, 1 lesson with Jim

Knowledgable and flexible

Jim seemed to know everything there is to know about Lightroom and was a great help. Pleasure to be around. I hope to have the opportunity to work with him again soon.

Tom, 1 lesson with Jim

Great Tutor

Jim was very knowledgeable and I found him very easy to understand. He is a great teacher. I can highly recommend him.

Ryan, 1 lesson with Jim

Great session

He helped me with how to deal with harsh lighting environments and best light-weight methods to illuminate specific areas. We went over the best methods to move photos in and out of Lightroom and Photoshop. I would highly recommend him as a tutor.

Margaret, 1 lesson with Jim

Photography and Lightroom Expert

Jim did a great job determining the problems I was having and devising an appropriate solution for my skill level. He clearly understands digital photo storage and workflow. Thank you, Jim...

Stuart, 1 lesson with Jim

Jim was a great help!

Jim had background in Lightroom and straightened out my duplicate files and folders that were created when a customer support person from India messed up everything. He gave me many suggestions on the best way to use and organize Lightroom. I hired him to straighten out the files and catalogs and he did that very well. Very satisfied and would recommend him highly.

Mary Ann, 1 lesson with Jim
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$50/hour

Jim N.

$50/hour

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