Over 200 tutoring hours

David W.

Brooklyn, NY

$125/hr

Photography Coach + Adobe Lightroom (Adobe Certified Expert)

In-person lessons
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Background check passed as of 11/8/11
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
70 Ratings
 
 
1hr Response Time
Great tutor - great lesson
— David, Roslyn, NY on 11/30/13

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SUNY Empire State College
Digital Photography

Education

SUNY Empire State College (Digital Photography)

About David

From beginners to professionals and college students to retirees, David is a mature, comfortable tutor with lots of patience, a sense of humor and a complete dedication to your learning experience. He backs this all up as an Adobe Certified Expert and 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 coach who listens carefully to your expectations and creates personalized lessons and solutions based on your needs - leapfrogging your camera, computer or software skills. And, since Aperture and iPhoto have been discontinued, he can also show you how to import your libraries into Lightroom or upgrade to the new Apple Photo. Please check out David's Lightroom Videos on WyzAnt. 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'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 my photos are in the permanent collection of MoMA. My Adobe Certified Expert certificate is in Lightroom and I have been a Photoshop retoucher for two decades. 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 am also the founder and co-organizer of the popular NYC Lightroom Meetup Group. 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.
From beginners to professionals and college students to retirees, David is a mature, comfortable tutor with lots of patience, a sense of humor and a complete dedication to your learning experience. He backs this all up as an Adobe Certified Expert and ten years teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology. It doesn't matter what level of 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
In-person lessons

"Great tutor - great lesson"

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

"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 12/9/13

"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 5/20/13

"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 10/5/12

"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 teaches all versions up to the current version of Lightroom CC (and 6) and is certified by Adobe as an Expert in Lightroom (ACE Certification).

Adobe Lightroom is a simpler, less expensive alternative to Photoshop for photographers seeking to "develop," manage and edit their digital images and archives. You can burn, dodge, crop and color correct along with many other Lightroom creative enhancements.

And, since Aperture and iPhoto have been discontinued, he can also show you how to convert your libraries and import them into Lightroom.

David can guide you through the basics and then into the advanced features where you can take your photography further than you ever imagined. You'll find Lightroom a welcome change if you've been frustrated with Photoshop and David will get you up and running with this program in almost no time at all.

Adobe Photoshop

David is highly experienced in digital image retouching. He has taught hundreds of Photoshop classes at FIT over 10 years and privately instructed professional photographers and beginners alike. He also recommends considering Adobe Lightroom CC (and 6) as an alternative, should you be just starting out with digital image processing, as it is the perfect first step to retouching.

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

Macintosh

Struggling with your Mac? Switching to Mac from PC?

I am a longtime Macintosh user who taught Mac skills, Photoshop and photography at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology for 10 years, in addition to being an award winning working professional and a popular WyzAnt tutor.

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

Photography

Learn professional studio lighting for portraiture or hone your product photography skills for your small business website! David is a working commercial photographer and retoucher in New York City and experienced with all types of digital cameras including Nikon, Canon, Olympus and Medium format Leaf and PhaseOne.

Gain the skills required for enhanced RAW image file processing (Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and CaptureOne) that will make your images even better than you ever imagined.

Whether you are a casual shooter taking family photographs of your kids (or grandkids!) or a professional photographer in need of better digital photography & computer skills you'll find that he listens to your expectations and creates lessons based on your needs, not from a book.

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

SUNY Empire State College
Digital Photography

Education

SUNY Empire State College (Digital Photography)

Great tutor - great lesson — I spent a few hours with David both shooting and editing my photos and was extremely pleased. David carefully selected a location for our shoot that provided me with the opportunity to learn and employ different photographic techniques and to deal with different lighting problems. David is a working professional photographer and effectively passed along a slew of practical and theoretical tips abo ...

— David, Roslyn, NY on 11/30/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $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.

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