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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 97 ratings
Expert and patient tutor
— Mame, Baltimore, MD on 5/4/16

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SUNY Empire State College
Digital Photography

Education

SUNY Empire State College (Digital Photography)

About David

Bring your Lightroom, Photoshop and photography skills to the next level! Whether it’s family photos, travel photography or photographing your line of products, each lesson is full of techniques, tips and tricks to take your photography, Photoshop and Lightroom talents further. David is an experienced commercial digital photographer and one of only 35 Adobe Certified Photoshop Lightroom Instructors in the world. In Lightroom, he's an expert at restoring catalogs and relinking missing photos, organizing and merging multiple catalogs and can teach you how to stay organized.

From beginners to professionals and college students to retirees, David is a mature, comfortable tutor with extensive digital photography experience, patience, a sense of humor and complete dedication to your learning needs. He backs this up as an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Photoshop Lightroom Expert plus nearly ten years teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology. It doesn't matter what level of knowledge or experience you have, David is an approachable, down-to-earth guy who listens carefully to your expectations and creates personalized lessons and solutions.

For Lightroom tips, check out David's "Resources" tab at the top of this paragraph. If it's related to digital photography, he can help!

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 been a Photoshop retoucher for over two decades and for ten 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 Corbis, Getty and Image Source and I have photos in the permanent collection of MoMA. Along with Adobe Certified Photoshop Lightroom Expert, David E., David co-hosts the popular NYC Lightroom Meetup Group and is co-founder/instructor at 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, Photoshop and photography skills to the next level! Whether it’s family photos, travel photography or photographing your line of products, each lesson is full of techniques, tips and tricks to take 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

"Expert and patient tutor"

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

"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.

"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

David is one of one of only 35 Adobe Certified Lightroom Instructors worldwide.

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 also one of 80 Certified Photoshop Lightroom Experts worldwide.

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 needing better digital photography & computer 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 professional style studio lighting for portraiture or hone your product photography skills for your small business website. Gain expert skills for RAW image processing using Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop to transform your photos in ways you never imagined. And, David is one of only 250 Adobe Lightroom Certified Experts in the world.

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)

Expert and patient tutor — I contacted David after some struggles with a younger and less experienced tutor. He has sorted everything out in just two sessions. He keeps the sessions moving forward and has a great sense of humor and compassion. If you need any guidance in Lightroom, you'd be very happy and relieved to work with David. ...

— Mame, Baltimore, MD on 5/4/16

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.