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David W.

Brooklyn, NY

$125/hour

Adobe Lightroom (Adobe Certified Expert + Adobe Certified Instructor)

Background check passed as of 11/8/11
5.0 average from 101 ratings
Excellent tutor!
— Kathleen, Las Vegas, NV on 8/15/16

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SUNY Empire State College
Digital Photography

Education

SUNY Empire State College (Digital Photography)

About David

Bring your Lightroom and photography skills to the next level! Every lesson is full of techniques, tips and tricks to take your Lightroom & photography further. I am a commercial digital photographer with decades of digital experience and have acquired both an Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Instructor and Expert certification. Those certifications are hard to come by, so I’m not just good at Lightroom, I’m great at teaching it. As an expert at restoring LR catalogs, relinking missing photos, organizing and merging multiple catalogs, I can show you how to stay organized and create exciting new results with your photos. Corporate inquiries are welcome; I am one of only two Adobe Training Partners in NYC.

From beginners to professionals and college students to retirees, I’m a mature, comfortable tutor with extensive digital photography experience, patience, a sense of humor and complete dedication to your learning needs. All this is backed up Adobe Certifications and nearly ten years as an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. It doesn't matter what level of knowledge or experience you have, you’ll find me an approachable, down-to-earth guy who listens carefully to your expectations, solves your Lightroom issues and creates personalized lessons exactly to your needs.

About Me:
As an early 1980s pioneer in digital photography, I am a thoroughly experienced, working digital professional with 100s of awards including: Art Directors Annual, Rx Club, Apple Computer and Nikon in addition to being a 2012 Hasselblad Masters Finalist. I have worked with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for 10 years and have been a Photoshop retoucher for over two decades. For nearly 10 years I was an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology known for my easygoing, in-depth approach to teaching matriculated and continuing ed students of all ages from around the world. I've been featured in HOW Magazine, Computer Graphics World and Advertising Age with guest speaking engagements at the Art Directors Club, Nikon House and PhotoExpo in NYC. My stock photography is represented by Getty and I have photos in the permanent collection of MoMA.

Along with fellow WyzAnt tutor and Adobe Certified Photoshop Lightroom Expert, David E., I co-host the popular NYC Lightroom Meetup Group and we are co-founders of LightroomNYC workshops. I find great satisfaction sharing my broad range knowledge and skills with busy adults who wish to better to understand their digital cameras and computers, and learn processing and editing of their digital travel and family photos.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I'll be glad to help answer them.
Bring your Lightroom and photography skills to the next level! Every lesson is full of techniques, tips and tricks to take your Lightroom & photography further. I am a commercial digital photographer with decades of digital experience and have acquired both an Adobe Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Please note that I have a 2 hour minimum on all tutoring sessions. I am also available for groups and corporate training. Prices are available upon request.

Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11201
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent tutor!"

- Kathleen, Las Vegas, NV on 8/15/16

"EXCELLENT tutor."

- Gaurav, Brooklyn, NY on 9/9/16

"David is a clear and careful teacher"

- Amy, New York, NY on 8/4/16

"Lifesaver!"

- Clifford, New York, NY on 8/3/16

"Will be hiring David again"

- Nechama, Brooklyn, NY on 7/4/16

"Patience and focus on my project's objectives and time frame ."

- Jan, New York, NY on 7/1/16
David replied on 7/3/2016

Thank you for those very kind words!

"Spot On."

- Kent, East Hampton, NY on 6/13/16
David replied on 6/15/2016

Thanks for those kind comments, Kent.

"Expert and patient tutor"

- Mame, Baltimore, MD on 5/4/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Coty, New York, NY on 4/22/16

"A great help"

- Susan, New York, NY on 11/6/15

"Knowledgeable, patient, pleasant and very easy to work with"

- Richard, Closter, NJ on 7/29/15

"David was great"

- Tracy, Weston, CT on 3/26/14

"A Terrific Tutor"

- Lynn, New York, NY on 12/10/13

"Great tutor - great lesson"

- David, Roslyn, NY on 11/30/13

"He knows what he's talking about."

- Mats, New York, NY on 10/15/13

"Amazing tutor!!!"

- Kris, New York, NY on 6/11/13

"Exceeded my expectations!"

- Neil, Brooklyn, NY on 5/21/13

"A Great Teacher (and Photographer)"

- George, New York, NY on 5/7/13

"Excellent instruction on taking, editing and processing photos."

- Shaula, New York, NY on 3/29/13

"Great Tutor! Knowledgable, Personable, Helpful and Goes the Extra Mile."

- Randy, Brooklyn, NY on 3/3/13

"Knowledgeable"

- Jeffrey, Brooklyn, NY on 3/1/13

"Excellent Teacher - David W. is the absolute best in the business!"

- Linda, New York, NY on 10/6/12

"Great, very knowledgeable"

- Patrick, New York, NY on 10/5/12

"Creative and Technically Savvy Tutor"

- Jon, Brooklyn, NY on 2/14/12

"great tutor"

- Lauraine, New York, NY on 12/27/11

"Consummate professional"

- Moe, Staten Island, NY on 12/21/11

"great tutor"

- Glenn, New York, NY on 6/30/11

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Adobe Lightroom

Learn to find your missing images & develop your photos for remarkable results. Whether you are a professional or a beginner, David is one of only 35 Adobe Certified Lightroom Instructors & teaches LR like no one else.

Import your iPhotos, Photos or Aperture library or bring your Lightroom skills to the next level. With hard earned certifications from Adobe for his knowledge and teaching experience, David simplifies the complex, demonstrates effective techniques designed around your needs and he does it all with lots of patience and a little humor.

Whether in-person or online, your lessons with David are guaranteed to be focused on exactly what you want to accomplish.

Adobe Photoshop

David is highly experienced in digital retouching with Adobe Photoshop CC & has taught hundreds of hours of Photoshop classes at FIT & has privately instructed beginners & professional photographers. He also recommends considering Lightroom as an alternative; it is the perfect software for "developing" photos & far less complicated than Photoshop. He is both an Adobe Certified Photoshop Lightroom Expert & a Certified Photoshop Lightroom Instructor, a combination rarely found in an individual tutor.

In Photoshop, he can teach you to use layers & adjustment layers, selections & masking, layer styles, & create multi-element photo compositing to name just of few of the features of this deep and powerful retouching application.

He attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYU Film School & has a B.A. from Empire State College, Metropolitan Center in Digital Photography.

Macintosh

Struggling with your Mac? Switching to Mac from PC?

I have been a Macintosh user for over 20 years and taught Mac skills, Photoshop and photography at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology for 10 years. As an an award winning working professional and a popular WyzAnt tutor, you'll find that I am a patient and thorough tutor.

Whether you're learning, switching or upgrading, I can help.

Photography

Whether you’re a casual photographer taking family or travel photos, or a professional looking to increase your lighting skills, David listens to your expectations and creates lessons specifically to your needs.

He’s highly experienced in digital retouching up to the current version of Photoshop CC & Lightroom and, in addition to successfully coaching dozens of Wyzant students over the last 6 years, he’s worked with professional photographers & taught hundreds of hours of Photoshop and photography classes at FIT.

David is award-winning commercial photographer, retoucher & educator in New York City experienced with all types of digital cameras including Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Sony & Medium format Leaf, Hasselblad & PhaseOne. Learn about landscape photography, exceptional studio lighting techniques for portraiture or hone your product photography skills for your small business website. Whether it's lighting, composition, special effects or still life, David will help you grow.

Gain expert skills for RAW image processing using Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop to transform your photos in ways you never imagined. And, David is Certified by Adobe as a Lightroom Expert and a Lightroom Instructor, a rare combination.

He attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYU Film School & has a B.A. from Empire State College, Metropolitan Center in Digital Photography. He's also a 2012 Hasselblad Masters Finalist & the founder and host of the NYC Lightroom Meetup Group and LightroomNYC workshops.

SUNY Empire State College
Digital Photography

Education

SUNY Empire State College (Digital Photography)

Excellent tutor! — In one session David was able to review my existing lightroom library and back ups. He suggested changes that will make my workflow process much more efficient and my photo library more secure. Not a minute was wasted during the session - I feel like I got more out of this two hour session than I ever could have gotten from a group workshop since it was specifically tailored to my needs. I would ...

— Kathleen, Las Vegas, NV on 8/15/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $125.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Please note that I have a 2 hour minimum on all tutoring sessions. I am also available for groups and corporate training. Prices are available upon request.

Travel policy

David will travel within 6 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11201.