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Edward G.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

$50/hour

Photography / Photoshop / Lightroom

In-person lessons
5+ Hours
5.0 average from 2 ratings
Very pleased.
— Jane, Ladera Ranch, CA on 8/20/16

$50/Hour


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Orange Coast College, Calif
Photography

Education

Orange Coast College, Calif (Photography)

About Edward

As a professional photographer I use Photoshop and Lightroom on a daily basis. I truly enjoy teaching others how to use the multitude of tools within each program. Knowledge of all tools and proper use will help to unleash your boundless creativity. Both programs even have methods that can take complex tasks and automate the procedure. After just a few short lessons you will be ready to unleash your creativity and improve your productivity.

When teaching I always tailor the lesson to each individual - my instruction is based on the specific task or project that you wish to learn. You will find my style to quite informative but it will require you to work through the process. As a Merit Badge counselor for the Boy Scouts of America, I have adopted their EDGE method as my teaching philosophy. EDGE stands for; Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable. You are guaranteed to learn because we work through the coursework together and then you tackle the tasks on your own. Afterwards we review, critique and explain again.

All the while it will be fun and enjoyable because ultimately our goal is to create artwork that you can proudly display.
As a professional photographer I use Photoshop and Lightroom on a daily basis. I truly enjoy teaching others how to use the multitude of tools within each program. Knowledge of all tools and proper use will help to unleash your boundless creativity. Both programs even have methods that can take complex tasks and automate the procedure. After just Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
In-person lessons

"Very pleased."

- Jane, Ladera Ranch, CA on 8/20/16

"Great Tutoring Session"

- Emily, Trabuco Canyon, CA on 3/21/16
English:
Public Speaking
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Lightroom,
Adobe Photoshop,
Desktop Publishing, General Computer, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Photography,
QuickBooks
Business:
Marketing, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
QuickBooks

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Adobe InDesign

As a Graphic Designer and Photographer, I use InDesign on a regular basis. Primarily for projects such as multi page booklets. It is an invaluable tool and the interface is similar to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for which I am already approved. In addition, I have taken college level courses and attended seminars on the use of this specific program. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Adobe Lightroom

As a professional photographer I use Lightroom on a daily basis. Lightroom is a terrific program that has many features which enable you to quickly apply corrections across multiple images. In addition, other feathers help you to catalog, metatag, and organize your image database in a manner that allows for quick retrieval of any image. Allow me to help you learn this program and improve your photography.

Adobe Photoshop

As a professional photographer / graphics designer, I use Photoshop on a daily basis. My experience with Photoshop dates back to the introduction of the program and I would consider myself an advanced to expert level user. I have previously taught classes in both small group and one on one environments and can quickly convey proper techniques for most tools.

Microsoft Excel

I have ten plus years as a user of the program - thoroughly proficient in most aspects of the software.

Photography

I have earned my living as a professional photographer for the past 25 years. Over the course of that time I have photographed countless assignments ranging from tabletop product photographs, executive portraits, families, weddings, corporate events, proms and dances. My business has operated primarily from a retail storefront and as an employer of photographers I have extensive experience teaching the fundamentals of photography. During college my course work was related to photography. My highest level of college education is an Associates Arts Degree with an emphasis in photography and business management. Throughout my career I have continued my education by attending numerous seminars and workshops on the subjects of photography and graphic design.

Public Speaking

As a past member of Toastmasters International, I learned techniques to improve confidence in Public Speaking and develop enhanced leadership skills.

Most people have a fear of public speaking, due in large part to the fear of fumbling words or not sounding very eloquent. There are some people that have an inherit talent which enables them to address an audience. However, have no fear if speaking to an audience is outside your comfort zone. Techniques of effective public speaking can be learned and fear can be easily overcome if you practice.

Knowledge of your material, preparation, and enthusiasm will get you off to a good start. Once you learn other important factors your presentations are sure to improve and audiences will be captivated by your every word. Good luck - you can do it. The first step towards the goal of becoming a public speaker is confidently believing that you can do it.

QuickBooks

As a business owner I use Quickbooks on a daily basis. My depth of experience with Quickbooks dates back to the introduction of the program. I am familiar with most all aspects of the program and can help set up a user from the beginning of establishing their accounts to a complete restructure of an existing database.

Quickbooks has many features that can help streamline the process of data entry and when set up properly can quickly generate detailed reports about everything from inventory and time allocations to sales records by customer or specific job.

Save valuable time and allow me to help set up your Quickbooks accounts in a manner that provides you the information needed. With proper set up and familiarity of the program, a wealth of data can be quickly cataloged and then recalled in various reports with just a few clicks.

Orange Coast College, Calif
Photography

Education

Orange Coast College, Calif (Photography)

Very pleased.

Trying to learn photoshop is such an overwhelming task, especially being an advanced senior. However, Ed made me feel comfortable. Knowing the material throughly is one thing and teaching is another kind of art. He has both skills. I was so pleased meeting him and looking forward for more lessons.

— Jane, Ladera Ranch, CA on 8/20/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Edward will travel within 35 miles of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688.