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Joseph J.

Westmont, IL

$60/hour

Fun and patient photography, Photoshop and Lightroom professional

50+ Hours
4.7 average from 19 ratings
Outstanding Lightroom tutoring
— Mike, Westchester, IL on 11/6/15

$60/Hour


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Brooks Institute of Photographic Arts and Sciences
Photo Illustration

Education

Brooks Institute of Photographic Arts and Sciences (Photo Illustration)

About Joseph

*** 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.
*** 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
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Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

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.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Westmont, IL 60559
Background Check: Passed

"Outstanding Lightroom tutoring"

- Mike, Westchester, IL on 11/6/15

"Thoroughly Impressed"

- Gary, Lisle, IL on 10/19/16

"The Best Tutor I Could've Found"

- Tori, Chicago, IL on 8/13/16

"Lightroom Genius"

- Tom, Allen, TX on 6/13/16

"Wonderful"

- Patricia, Glenview, IL on 5/22/16

"Very knowledgeable and patient"

- Brenda, Crete, IL on 11/4/15

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Brooks Institute of Photographic Arts and Sciences
Photo Illustration

Education

Brooks Institute of Photographic Arts and Sciences (Photo Illustration)

Outstanding Lightroom tutoring

Joe took the time and explained Lightroom in a way that really made a complex subject easy to understand....outstanding! He was great with our dogs too!

— Mike, Westchester, IL on 11/6/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

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.

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 40 miles of Westmont, IL 60559.