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Wes C.

Photography - Lightroom - Photoshop, Patient and Knowledgeable Teacher

Photography - Lightroom - Photoshop, Patient and Knowledgeable Teacher

$62/hour

  • 331 hours tutoring

About Wes


Bio

My work on Wyzant specializes in teaching adult learners digital photography and Apple products. I also teach graduate and undergraduate students at the college level and mentor high school students preparing for university programs in the arts.

Among my areas of expertise are Mac Computers & Software, iPads, iPhones, Digital & Analog Photography, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Nik software, Art History & History of Photography.

I have been a...

My work on Wyzant specializes in teaching adult learners digital photography and Apple products. I also teach graduate and undergraduate students at the college level and mentor high school students preparing for university programs in the arts.

Among my areas of expertise are Mac Computers & Software, iPads, iPhones, Digital & Analog Photography, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Nik software, Art History & History of Photography.

I have been a professional photographer for over 30 years and teaching for the past 15. In my career, I have been a commercial photographer, professional artist, college professor, and I am a former assistant to world-renown photographer Irving Penn.

I have extensive knowledge of photo editing, photo management and organization, Mac productivity software, scanning, and fine art printing. These skills are used every day in my artistic practice.

I hold a BA from the Brooks Institute of Photography and an MFA in Art from the University of Miami. A master in all aspects of film and digital photography, I am available for portfolio reviews, artist consultations, technical and academic training. If you are taking a high school or college class, I can help you with your studies. If you want to buy a digital camera and learn how to use it, I can advise and instruct. If you need to study or do research for an Art History class or need advice on collecting photography as a hobby or investment, I can help you.

Since 2005, students of all ages and backgrounds have had training with me. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, I have the experience and knowledge to take your photography and computer skills to the next level.

Contact me with your questions, requests and to schedule an appointment. I am available for online training for your safety and convenience.


Education

Brooks Institute of Photography
Photography
University of Miami
Masters

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Lightroom,

Adobe Lightroom

I have been using Adobe Lightroom since 2012. It is the main tool I use for digital asset management for my professional photography career. As an editing tool, I use Lightroom as a standalone application for my work as well as a point of departure for working in Photoshop. This is the best tool for introducing beginning students to digital photographic post-production.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have taught Adobe Photoshop techniques at the university level since 2006. My area of expertise ranges from image adjustments for photographers to image manipulation and collage techniques for digital artists.
Art History,

Art History

I have a Master of Fine Arts degree in Art and have taught both studio art and art history at the graduate and undergraduate levels. I am an avid reader and lover of history particularly art history. My expertise is the History of Photography and Contemporary Art but I am knowledgable and studied in a variety of areas of Art History.
Photography

Photography

I have worked as a professional commercial and fine art photographer since 1994. I am formally trained and practiced in traditional film photography as well as digital imaging. I hold a BA from the Brooks Institute of Photography and an MFA in Art from the University of Miami. In the early 1990s, I was an assistant to photographer Irving Penn.

Computer

Adobe Lightroom,

Adobe Lightroom

I have been using Adobe Lightroom since 2012. It is the main tool I use for digital asset management for my professional photography career. As an editing tool, I use Lightroom as a standalone application for my work as well as a point of departure for working in Photoshop. This is the best tool for introducing beginning students to digital photographic post-production.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have taught Adobe Photoshop techniques at the university level since 2006. My area of expertise ranges from image adjustments for photographers to image manipulation and collage techniques for digital artists.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I have been working professionally with Macintosh computers since 1995. My MFA in Art with a concentration in Photography and Digital Imaging was based exclusively on the Macintosh platform. I have taught the use of Macintosh computers and software at the university level since 2006.
Photography

Photography

I have worked as a professional commercial and fine art photographer since 1994. I am formally trained and practiced in traditional film photography as well as digital imaging. I hold a BA from the Brooks Institute of Photography and an MFA in Art from the University of Miami. In the early 1990s, I was an assistant to photographer Irving Penn.

History

Art History

Art History

I have a Master of Fine Arts degree in Art and have taught both studio art and art history at the graduate and undergraduate levels. I am an avid reader and lover of history particularly art history. My expertise is the History of Photography and Contemporary Art but I am knowledgable and studied in a variety of areas of Art History.

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Knows Adobe Lightroom inside and out and very good at problem solving

Helping me unscramble years of tangled catalogs in my Lightroom program. Very good about taking me through the process step by step and then giving me homework to do so that I can do some of it on my mind.

Judy, 2 lessons with Wes

Outstanding!

Not only is Wes extremely knowledgable on all the nuances of Photoshop, but he is also an excellent teacher - having both of these skill sets has helped me learn fast and efficiently. He also tailors his sessions to meet the individual's specific needs. I would rate him more than 5 stars if I could!

Amanda, 4 lessons with Wes

GREAT

Wes was an excellent teacher. Was basic enough when needed to be and could go to the races with me when I understood. Showed me short cut keys. We have always loved to work smarter and faster and he understood this. Was patient and tried to learn our system. Highly recommend

Steve, 1 lesson with Wes

Knowledgeable and patient tutor!

I have had two sessions with Wes and I will need more! Wes is kind and gentle in his explanations. I always feel supported during my mistakes as I am learning. He knows his material and is willing to do extra research if my PC isn't responding quickly - as to whether it is the program or my computer. Would recommend Wes!

Jennifer, 4 lessons with Wes

Wes makes it easy to learn.

He is very good about understanding exactly what you would like to accomplish. He is easy to talk to and is very invested in your particular project and will help in any way he can. He was great and makes leaning fun! Jill

Jill, 1 lesson with Wes

Good listener and provides easy to follow guidance on scope and next steps

Wes breaks down the multiple aspects of the primary challenges facing the student and then provides a detailed plan to move forward. He demonstrates an easy but effectively detailed approach to responding to the student's needs.

Jim, 2 lessons with Wes

knowledgable tutor

I've been struggling with masking backgrounds in Photoshop. Wes was very helpful in helping me to understand the concept and execute the process, with diagrams.

Mark, 2 lessons with Wes

Organized, efficient and Knowledgable

I had some experience in earlier versions of PS, pre Creative Cloud. I wanted someone to help me set up the integration between PS, my external storage drive, Lightroom and Bridge. Wes has been great. We accomplished bu initial goals in the first couple of sessions. The next session will be be a review of my first project and the difficulties, if any, I had with the PS software. There are a number of things that have made these sessions so helpful. Wes is a very patient teacher and has the ability to take a very complex subject like PS and make it easily understandable to the student. Also, he has a great memory and organizational skills. For example, a number of times something has come up in the middle of a lesson, that is important that I understand. He has never forgotten to come back to it and make it clear to me.He has given me many shortcuts and nifty tricks for a better work flow. I couldn't be happier with the experience. I recommend Wes as a very knowledgable and patient teacher.

Danielle, 4 lessons with Wes

Lightroom and Photoshop Help for Open Studios

Wes taught me how to export edited images following detailed criteria. I am applying for Open Studios for my art. I was having a hard time and couldn’t do it on my own. I reached out to Wes. He showed me how to fulfill each requirement with ease. He explained what we were doing, why and what that will do to the photo. I learned more about the photo editing process. I really recommend Wes for all your computer needs. Wes is great to work with. I can’t wait to learn more from him! Sara

Sara, 2 lessons with Wes
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Wes C.'s Photo

Wes C.

$62/hour

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Response time: 45 minutes