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Joseph J.

Fun and patient photography, Photoshop and Lightroom professional

Fun and patient photography, Photoshop and Lightroom professional

$60/hour

  • 51 hours tutoring

  • Westmont, IL 60559

"Outstanding Lightroom tutoring"

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About Joseph


Bio

*** I teach Photography and Photo editing software***
Whether it's your professional level camera or the camera on you mobile phone I can help you better understand what's working and what's Not!

*** If you are local to me we can have our session in my photo studio. It is formal retail/commercial studio in the downtown of Westmont, IL ***

I've been a working professional photographer for the last 20 years and enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with others. My path to a career in...

*** I teach Photography and Photo editing software***
Whether it's your professional level camera or the camera on you mobile phone I can help you better understand what's working and what's Not!

*** If you are local to me we can have our session in my photo studio. It is formal retail/commercial studio in the downtown of Westmont, IL ***

I've been a working professional photographer for the last 20 years and enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with others. My path to a career in photography introduced me to many wonderful teachers and mentors. I am now returning their patience and guidance by offering to help others. I look forward to finding out what your educational goals are and working with you to achieve them.

I have a BFA from a world renowned photographic institute and a long career in commercial advertising photography. Working in Adobe Photoshop since version 1.0 has given me an intimate knowledge of all the tools, tricks, and methods. I have had the great pleasure in teaching and tutoring beginners, novices, and professionals.
Please let me know how I can best assist you.
Sincerely,
Joe

• Please note I have a 2 hour minimum for my lessons - This isn't designed to make more money! There is a lot of technical information to digest and it is almost impossible to make much headway in an hour.


Education

Brooks Institute of Photographic Arts and Sciences
Photo Illustration

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: For most subjects I have a 2 hour minimum and I charge half my rate for travel time over 20 minutes. I'm happy to share more about myself and my tutoring style.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Westmont, IL 60559
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/8/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I currently work in Adobe Illustrator every day to produce retail packaging artwork, trade show graphics, signage, postcards, business cards and other print collateral materials. I've used this application to create logos, renderings, and graphics to place in Photoshop and InDesign. The updated tools have made huge advances in productivity. By understanding the core elements and the organizational system Illustrator is only limited by your imagination.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

While there are many applications for desktop publishing the key to Adobe InDesign is in understanding it's intended use. Although Adobe Illustrator can be used to create multipage documents they are best suited to be produced in InDesign. In my current position as art director for an international manufacturer I am using InDesign on a daily basis to produce instruction manuals and catalogs less often. I have also produced books and periodicals with page counts in the 100s.
Adobe Lightroom,

Adobe Lightroom

A complete and robust image organization and editing tool Adobe Lightroom has proven to be invaluable. My photo studio produces several thousand images monthly and Lightroom has the power and tool set to not only manage this easily, but also has the image editing capabilities to trim hours out of our post production process. By understanding its basic functions Lightroom can open up a world of possibilities while its more advanced tools can solve many digital asset management issues.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

Perhaps the most powerful imaging tool available Photoshop at first sight can be overwhelming. Clearly designed goals for an image are the key to finding the best path through the many options available in this application. A basic understanding of the Photoshop tool set will allow anyone to achieve impressive results. An understanding of the more advanced tools, features, and functions will give users an unlimited number of options for creating pixel based artwork.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I am a working graphic design professional well versed in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign as well as Photoshop. I have worked with and tutored many interns and staff members during my 20 year career in the graphic arts industry. I am currently a lead art director responsible for producing consumer packaging and marketing materials for a national brand home goods manufacturer.
Photography

Photography

My college degree and specialty is in photography. I attended Brooks Institute of Photographic Arts and Sciences and have worked with and tutored many interns and staff members during my 20 year career in the graphic arts industry. I currently own and operate a consumer and commercial photographic studio in the suburbs of Chicago. Well versed in portraiture, table-top, and digital photo imaging, I am continually learning and sharing my experience with others.

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I currently work in Adobe Illustrator every day to produce retail packaging artwork, trade show graphics, signage, postcards, business cards and other print collateral materials. I've used this application to create logos, renderings, and graphics to place in Photoshop and InDesign. The updated tools have made huge advances in productivity. By understanding the core elements and the organizational system Illustrator is only limited by your imagination.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

While there are many applications for desktop publishing the key to Adobe InDesign is in understanding it's intended use. Although Adobe Illustrator can be used to create multipage documents they are best suited to be produced in InDesign. In my current position as art director for an international manufacturer I am using InDesign on a daily basis to produce instruction manuals and catalogs less often. I have also produced books and periodicals with page counts in the 100s.
Adobe Lightroom,

Adobe Lightroom

A complete and robust image organization and editing tool Adobe Lightroom has proven to be invaluable. My photo studio produces several thousand images monthly and Lightroom has the power and tool set to not only manage this easily, but also has the image editing capabilities to trim hours out of our post production process. By understanding its basic functions Lightroom can open up a world of possibilities while its more advanced tools can solve many digital asset management issues.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

Perhaps the most powerful imaging tool available Photoshop at first sight can be overwhelming. Clearly designed goals for an image are the key to finding the best path through the many options available in this application. A basic understanding of the Photoshop tool set will allow anyone to achieve impressive results. An understanding of the more advanced tools, features, and functions will give users an unlimited number of options for creating pixel based artwork.
Desktop Publishing,

Desktop Publishing

As a working graphic design professional for the past 20 years I have worked on everything from newsletters, brochures, and business cards to catalogs, trade show graphics, and web sites. In my current position I execute and manage the electronic art files for all aspects of retail packaging for an international home goods manufacturer. My experience in both print and web covers color, graphics, photography, and digital file management.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I am a working graphic design professional well versed in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign as well as Photoshop. I have worked with and tutored many interns and staff members during my 20 year career in the graphic arts industry. I am currently a lead art director responsible for producing consumer packaging and marketing materials for a national brand home goods manufacturer.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I am a graphic design and photographic specialist. Having worked on the Macintosh platform for over 20 years. I currently work at an international home goods manufacturer and perform all of the routine updates, maintenance and training for the Mac users in our facilities. I am responsible for all of the consumer retail packaging, instruction sheets, and marketing materials. I produce instruction manuals in Adobe InDesign daily and have work on catalog and medical manuals with page counts in the 100s. All packaging and marketing is authored in Adobe Illustrator.
Photography

Photography

My college degree and specialty is in photography. I attended Brooks Institute of Photographic Arts and Sciences and have worked with and tutored many interns and staff members during my 20 year career in the graphic arts industry. I currently own and operate a consumer and commercial photographic studio in the suburbs of Chicago. Well versed in portraiture, table-top, and digital photo imaging, I am continually learning and sharing my experience with others.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Thoroughly Impressed

Joe thoroughly impressed me as a professional photographer and instructor. The two hours were filled with a lot of extremely well presented information about the art of photography and how to confidently and effectively work through the maze that is post-production. I look forward to my next session with Joe.

Gary, 1 lesson with Joseph

The Best Tutor I Could've Found

Joe is so good at what he does. Not only is his creativity and knowledge about Adobe programs through the roof, he is also incredible at explaining every detail - clear and concise. I provided a list of questions before the lesson and he made sure to address each one of them (and more). I still feel confident in what I learned from our lesson and I am excited to have found such a talented and sincere professional.

Tori, 1 lesson with Joseph

Lightroom Genius

Joe was great in helping me understand the issues I was having with my Lightroom catalog and was very patient. The lesson via Skype worked very well, and I look forward to our next session.

Tom, 1 lesson with Joseph

Wonderful

Joseph began teaching me about Lightroom. He is an excellent tutor because he fully understands both the practical and the technical structures of the software programs. Because I have used other photography software in the past - my questions are often not linear orderly and yet Joseph tracks easily and answers all my questions. I had purchased a software program to work in conjunction with Photoshop and it had 'issues' which Joseph identified quickly and fixed. I'm looking forward to continuing our work together in a variety of directions because his expertise has great depth.

Patricia, 4 lessons with Joseph

Very knowledgeable and patient

Joseph is very knowledgeable, and patient. He has the ability to go back to the basic if it help you understand the concept. He is able to share his wealth of experience to give you a better understanding what come with being a professional.

Brenda, 15 lessons with Joseph

$60/hour

Joseph J.

$60/hour

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