Over 5 tutoring hours

Daniel H.

Sykesville, MD

$45/hour

Professional Photographer - Photojournalist - Photography Instructor

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 3 ratings
He Comes Prepared!
— Steve, Columbia, MD on 8/28/14

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University of Pittsburgh

Education

University of Pittsburgh

About Daniel

I am "An old school photographer in the digital age."

We will work together to expand your photographic vision, to enhance your photography skills, and to realize your photography ambitions. I teach photography basics, basic camera operation, digital camera operation, the Zone System, digital photography, advanced photography, Adobe Photoshop and printing. I work in Microsoft Windows and Mac based environments.

I have worked professionally as a photographer and master printer for 40+ years. Clients have included Alcoa, CBS, Ford Motor Company, Gulf Oil, KDKA, Mellon Bank, PNC Bank, Toyota, United States Steel (USS), and Westinghouse. I worked as a photojournalist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Press. I have been a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) since 1999 and can teach you how to optimize your Windows based computer for applications such as Adobe Photoshop. For the last 8 years, I have been working in commercial and fine art photography. I am currently an Adjunct Faculty member at Carroll Community College and have previously taught at Loyola University and Geneva College.

In the beginning, it is all about the light; in the end, it is all about the print. Fundamentally, one photographs light. Photography is a process that begins with an exposure that captures the light seen in the viewfinder so that the viewer can see it in the print. George Eastman said, "Light makes photography. Know light ... and you will know the key to photography." I teach you how to shoot by available light; natural or artificial, as this is the light we live by.

Ansel Adams said, "To visualize an image is to see clearly in the mind prior to exposure, a continuous projection from composing the image through the final print"; I teach composition in the viewfinder so you can capture the scene as you saw it. I teach traditional printing techniques in a digital environment--contrast and color adjustment, dodging and burning, facial retouching, as well as the newer digital techniques such as red-eye removal.
I am "An old school photographer in the digital age."

We will work together to expand your photographic vision, to enhance your photography skills, and to realize your photography ambitions. I teach photography basics, basic camera operation, digital camera operation,
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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Sykesville, MD 21784
In-person lessons

"He Comes Prepared!"

- Steve, Columbia, MD on 8/28/14

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Adobe Illustrator

I am currently an adjunct faculty member at Carroll Community College and have previously taught at Loyola University and Geneva College. I have over 20 years experience in digital photography and graphic arts and over 20 years experience with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. I am a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

Adobe InDesign

I have worked as a publisher and publishing educator for over 25 years. I am currently an adjunct faculty member at Carroll Community College and have previously taught at Loyola University and Geneva College. I have worked with Adobe InDesign and its predecessor PageMaker for more than 25 years. My current work environment includes InDesign CC.

I can teach what you need to know; from the basics of desktop publishing such as layout of master pages, templates, page setup, styles, etc. to advanced topics such as books and building the Table of Contents.

I have published 9 books using InDesign and PageMaker including "The Fine Art of Porchsitting", Sharon Humphries-Brooks, 1995, Simple Gifts Press, now available at Google Books; "From Horses to Horsepower", Cynthia Metzger Mason, 1997, Simple Gifts Press; "The Face in the Dark", Harper Grant, 2009, Simple Gifts Press; and "Digital Photography--Art and Craft", 2016, Simple Gifts Press.

Adobe Photoshop

I have worked as a professional photographer and photography educator for over 40 years. I am currently an adjunct faculty member at Carroll Community College and have previously taught at Loyola University and Geneva College. I have over 20 years experience in digital photography and over 20 years experience with Adobe Photoshop. I am a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

Working with 24.2 megapixel original files, and processing them in Adobe Photoshop, I make original, limited-edition, digital fine art prints up to 40 in. x 60 in. in size.

Desktop Publishing

I have worked as a publisher and publishing educator for over 25 years. I am currently an adjunct faculty member at Carroll Community College and have previously taught at Loyola University and Geneva College. I have worked with Adobe InDesign and its predecessor PageMaker for more than 25 years. My current work environment includes InDesign CC.

I can teach you everything from the basics, such as page setup, layout of master pages, templates, styles, type selection, etc., to advanced topics such as book publishing and building the Table of Contents.

I have published 9 books using InDesign and PageMaker.

General Computer

From the desktop to the enterprise, I offer instruction in all AMD and Intel based consumer and business computers and all consumer and business versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.0, 8.1, and Windows 10. I teach installing, customizing, optimizing and troubleshooting Windows for any hardware environment.

I have been a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer since 1999, and my certifications include MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I and MCP.

I have worked with every version of Intel and AMD based computer systems and architectures since the 8086 processor. I have 25+ years experience with systems design, architecture, engineering and administration. I can teach all subsystem architectures such as video, networking, and storage, from RAIDs to SANs. I have worked with Windows since Windows 1.0 in 1987 and have 25 years experience with Windows from the desktop to the enterprise. I was Senior Systems Engineer at Loyola University for 5 years; as systems architect, senior engineer and administrator all Windows systems including web servers, SQL servers, messaging and email systems, Storage Area Networks (SANs) and network services.

I will tailor instruction to your personal needs and interests.

Microsoft Windows

I offer instruction in all consumer and business versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.0, 8.1 and Windows 10. I teach installing, customizing, optimizing and troubleshooting Windows for any hardware environment.

I have been a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer since 1999, and my certifications include MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I and MCP. My Microsoft ID number is 1690144.

I have worked with every version of Windows since Windows 1.0 in 1987 and have over 25 years experience with Windows from the desktop to the enterprise. I was Senior Systems Engineer at Loyola University for 5 years; as systems architect, senior engineer and administrator all Windows systems including web servers, SQL servers, messaging and email systems and network services.

I will tailor instruction to your personal needs and interests.

Photography

I have worked as a professional photographer and photography educator for over 40 years. I am currently an adjunct faculty member at Carroll Community College and have previously taught at Loyola University and Geneva College. I shot weddings and other events professionally for 10 years. As the darkroom manager and master printmaker for Allied Photo Industries, I produced annual reports and marketing materials for Fortune 500 companies including Alcoa, Ford Motor Company, Gulf Oil, Koppers, Mellon Bank, PNC Bank, Toyota, United State Steel (USS), Westinghouse and others. I worked as a photojournalist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Press. Since 2008 I have worked as a digital fine art photographer selling limited edition fine art prints. I have exhibited both regionally and nationally.

Web Design

I have been designing and building websites since 2000. I have engineered and built webhosting environments for both very large websites, 15,000,000 site visits a month, and for large hosting environments, 120 websites hosted in one environment. Design tools employed include, Dreamweaver, Cold Fusion and Microsoft SQL Server.

University of Pittsburgh

Education

University of Pittsburgh

He Comes Prepared! — This review of Daniel is long overdue. What impressed me the most is how Daniel researched my camera functions. He is great if you are new to photography, not a camera wiz, and want someone to help break the ice. I only had one session with Daniel, but it accomplished what I hoped. ...

— Steve, Columbia, MD on 8/28/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Daniel will travel within 20 miles of Sykesville, MD 21784.