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Glenn W.

San Diego, CA

$45/hour

Photographer and Graphic Designer with Strong Photoshop Skills

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University of California, San Diego
Literature

Education

University of California, San Diego (Literature)

About Glenn

I have an innate drive to succeed and to help others succeed as well. My love of learning translates into a love of teaching. I have been inspired by some great teachers in my time and I wish to follow their example. As I learn, I feel a responsibility to pass on that knowledge to help others grow along with me. I am patient and an excellent choice for new students while also possessing the knowledge to help intermediate students grow to an advanced level.

With over 17 years experience in advertising, with an emphasis on photography, graphic design, and photo corrections using Adobe Photoshop, I bring practical, real-world knowledge to my lessons.

I can explain not only "how" to make adjustments in Photoshop, but also "why" to do it a certain way. I go beyond the basics of levels and paths and take you into the heart of Photoshop to show you the flexibility and power of this amazing application. I will open the toolbox and show you how and when to use each of the many options available.

I can help beginning photographers become comfortable with the camera and have them shooting professional quality photos in no time. With me, you'll learn the meaning of mysterious terms like f-stop and ISO. You'll also learn the basic principals of lighting and how to get the best shot under difficult conditions.

For beginning graphic designers, I can take you beyond the theories and teach you to apply those theories in a work environment. Learn principals like balanced design, font selection, and application for everything from web and print to point-of-purchase signs and billboards.

As I am a working professional, most of my availability is in the evenings and on weekends, however I am willing to discuss special time requests. Because my time is limited, I do ask for a 24-hour cancellation on any scheduled lessons. I am willing to travel to you as I find students learn better in familiar environments.

I look forward to hearing from you. I hope we can work together to help you achieve your goals and experience the rush of not only learning a new skill, but truly mastering an art form.
I have an innate drive to succeed and to help others succeed as well. My love of learning translates into a love of teaching. I have been inspired by some great teachers in my time and I wish to follow their example. As I learn, I feel a responsibility to pass on that knowledge to help others grow along with me. I am patient and an excellent Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of San Diego, CA 92128
Elementary Education:
Reading

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Adobe Photoshop

I have nearly 20 years of on-the-job experience with Photoshop in a fast-paced environment. This has taught me how to be efficient and effective with my work and I can help you learn those techniques as well. Working in advertising has taught me everything from the basic skills to more advanced techniques of color correcting and photo manipulation. I'm also experienced with preparing images for a variety of uses from print to online.

Graphic Design

As one of three graphic designers working in-house for a major retail chain, I was responsible for designing elements from point of purchase signs and fliers to online ads and billboards. I am familiar with design theory and practice as required in a real-world work environment. I can teach layout, balancing elements, incorporating type, color theory, and more. I also understand how to work within brand guidelines to achieve a consistent look, which is an important requirement in any design job.

Literature

I was a Literature & Creative Writing major in college. I have written several winning stories in various short-story contests and am currently at work on my first novel. Literature has been my passion from an early age and I love to share the love of great books with others.

Photography

I have over 17 years of practical, work-based experience as a photographer. My photos have been used in print, web, and outdoor advertising campaigns for a local retail company. As the in-house photographer, I was solely responsible for the quality of the photos used in all areas of the business. I was also tasked with giving instruction and training to new assistant photographers and am well versed in how to explain complex subjects in a clear and understandable fashion.

Reading

I was a Literature & Creative Writing major in college. I have written several short stories and am working on my first novel. I enjoy reading and writing and love to share those subjects with everyone I meet.

Writing

I was a Literature & Creative Writing major in college and graduated with a degree in that subject. I have written several short stories and am currently at work on my first novel. I believe writing not only allows us to express our ideas, but gives us the means to clarify those ideas for ourselves and others. When we write, we discover who we truly are.

University of California, San Diego
Literature

Education

University of California, San Diego (Literature)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Glenn will travel within 30 miles of San Diego, CA 92128.