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Michael R.

Los Angeles, CA

$50/hour

UCLA MFA Photography, Photoshop, Fine Art

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UCBerkeley, UCLA
Psychology, Photo
UCLA
Master's

Education

UCBerkeley, UCLA (Psychology, Photo)

UCLA (Master's)

About Michael

I received my MFA from the UCLA Department of Fine Art, with an emphasis in Photography, in 2004. Since then I have exhibited in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, London, Beijing, and Berlin. I also began teaching just after graduate School. I have taught both Graduate and Undergraduate Fine Art courses at UC Irvine, Art Center College of Design|Pasadena, and UCLA Extension. The majority of these have been Photo classes that include both film and digital processes. I have taught many different age groups at all levels of ability. My teaching ideology is process based; helping my students to acquire technical proficiency and simultaneously develop a theoretical approach to making images.

I began working with Photography over 20 years ago as an assistant to commercial fashion, celebrity, and architectural photographers. While the majority of photo work back then was analog, I began working with Photoshop as a retoucher at its inception. My technique has been cultivated over 20 years of professional work. I am highly skilled with all different camera formats, lighting, analog and digital darkroom, including work flow and batch processing.

I think the most effective way for a young student to learn and evolve is through extensive practice. With photography doing is the greater part of becoming proficient. With Photoshop and photo there are many different ways to get similar results. I am there to guide, encourage, instruct, and as a resource or tool along the path to the individual finding their own methodology. This discovery is a magical experience and it brings me great satisfaction to help my students mature and produce the sort of results that they thought were unattainable.
I received my MFA from the UCLA Department of Fine Art, with an emphasis in Photography, in 2004. Since then I have exhibited in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, London, Beijing, and Berlin. I also began teaching just after graduate School. I have taught both Graduate and Undergraduate Fine Art courses at UC Irvine, Art Center College of Read more

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Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90034
In-person lessons
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Art Theory, Photography
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography

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Photography

I have an MFA and BFA in photography from UCLA. I have taught photography on the university level at schools such as UC Irvine, Art Center College of Design, and UCLA extension. I have exhibited internationally and shot commercially. I began by assisting commercial fashion photographers in 1994. I am versed in all camera formats, digital and analog, and darkroom technique, both digital and analog. I am also skilled in handling issues of workflow and batch processing, along with high end retouching.

UCBerkeley, UCLA
Psychology, Photo
UCLA
Master's

Education

UCBerkeley, UCLA (Psychology, Photo)

UCLA (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90034.