Over 100 tutoring hours

Juliana B.

Brooklyn, NY

$60/hr

Published Photographer and Author /Photoshop and Lightroom Specialist

In-person lessons
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Background check passed as of 12/19/13
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
14 Ratings
 
 
7hrs Response Time
Extremely patient and knowledgeable
— Susan, New York, NY on 5/7/15

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New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
Photography, Italian

Education

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (Photography, Italian)

About Juliana

I offer tutoring in seven subject areas: photography (technical strategies, editing, creative input and feedback, and history), Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, English, Grammar, Public Speaking and Writing. I have worked as a tutor for over three years and previously have taught photography portfolio workshops at various photo festivals around the world.

As a portrait and seasoned editorial photographer, I feel that I am an insightful communicator, possessing a special talent that makes a diverse group of individuals feel comfortable, not only in front of the lens, but also behind the lens. I have years of experience in the classroom and in the field with both groups and one on one. I have worked with students of all ages, and I enjoy inspiring my students with their own projects. Although, I specialize in portrait documentary photography, I have experience with and am always inspired with landscape, still life and studio photography.

Over the years, I have mentored many NYC students from schools such as New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, School of Visual Arts, Parsons and Pratt Institute. I have lectured about my published photography books and my working process at most of the NYC universities and colleges, including the International Center of Photography, as well as Yale University in Connecticut. I have exhibited and lectured about my work for over 10 years both here and internationally in museums, galleries and photo festivals. I am also the recipient of several grants and awards for my long term projects. Presently, my work is in two museum collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and in the largest contemporary photo collection at Le Musee de la Photographie in Charleroi, Belgium.

I am a graduate New York University with a BFA from the Tisch School of the Arts in Photography. Over the years, I have been published in The New York Times, The Courrier-International, The British Journal of Photography, Max Magazine and other magazines.

My nonfiction writing is a part of my creative process, and I am a highly skilled writing coach and editor. My writing has been published both online and in my photography books. I have worked for the last three years with a variety of students with different needs including: college students seeking help in grammar, vocabulary and academic writing skills, a screenplay writer, students needing assistance with college application essays and several artists working on personal statements. I am very versatile and I am just as passionate about teaching writing skills, as I am about teaching photography.

I am also highly skilled in both Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and am happy to teach beginners as well as intermediate students. I have been working with Photoshop for almost ten years and in Lightroom for about three years. I love to make both of these programs accessible and fun to learn for my students. I also work as a photo retoucher for private clients working in both analog and digital formats.

Feel free to look at my gallery of personal work, student reviews, and my blog.

Please, note that WyzAnt will only allow me to upload images to my profile gallery that are cropped to their specifications. Therefore, you are not seeing the whole photograph, but a cropped version. If you get in touch with me, I will be more than happy to send you the full framed versions of both my analog and digital photography.

Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to hearing from you!!
I offer tutoring in seven subject areas: photography (technical strategies, editing, creative input and feedback, and history), Adobe Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Enrolled students get a discount rate. All photo related work is $60 and other subjects are $50 an hour. I give a 1/2 hour free to all new students. Lightroom catalog problems TBD.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11225
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Extremely patient and knowledgeable"

- Susan, New York, NY on 5/7/15
Juliana replied on 5/12/2015

Hi Susan, I am happy to be working with you. Thank you for your kind review of my work with you. I hope to continue to get your hard drive and your LR catalog back in order and get you on to some fun skills in both editing and refining your development skills. You are doing a great job and I am always happy to work with clients who have great photography work. Thanks again!

"Knowledgeable, personable and clear in her instructions."

- Donna, New York, NY on 6/20/15

"Organized and helpful to get you working on Lightroom"

- Neil, Brooklyn, NY on 9/13/14
Juliana replied on 9/13/2014

Thanks so much Neil for a lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and I am really amazed with your skill set in LR. Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing you next time! Also, I can't wait to see your images once you get a chance to batch process! Have fun with it.

"Great tutor! Highly recommend!"

- Larissa, Brooklyn, NY on 1/22/14
Juliana replied on 1/22/2014

Thank you so much Larissa for just a generous recommendation. I really enjoyed working with you and can't wait to teach you more technical skills and give you creative support as you learn more about photography. Many thanks!

"Great Tutor"

- Dov, Flushing, NY on 1/14/14
Juliana replied on 1/15/2014

Hi Dov! I'm so happy that your son gave you Lightroom as a gift. You are going to love this program if you don't already. Thanks so much for giving me such a thoughtful recommendation and I look forward to seeing you learn more skills and to see you organize your amazing collection of photographs. You are going to be very organized and I hope I can make the process fun and interesting for you! Warm wishes, Juliana.

"Professional and Dedicated"

- Jeremy, Staten Island, NY on 1/13/14
Juliana replied on 1/15/2014

Thanks Jeremy for taking the time to give me a very generous and kind recommendation. You are right!! I do care about my students and I try to prepare myself and tailor each lesson to suit the needs of each student. It was really exciting working with you and I enjoyed the process. I look forward to continuing with you when you return in February!! Take care!!

"I think she's great!"

- John, Brooklyn, NY on 1/9/14
Juliana replied on 1/10/2014

Thank you so much John M. for a lovely review. It was a complete pleasure to work with you and I am excited to continue the process! I know that we can work together and give you the tools and skills which will improve your writing technique. I believe in you 100%. Keep up the good work and remember to write daily in your journal for 15 minutes. The more you write, the more comfortable you will become with the process. We will have no problem completing your admission essays for the colleges where you are applying. Many thanks!

"Great Tutor for Lightroom and Photoshop"

- Bonnie, Brooklyn, NY on 12/19/13
Juliana replied on 1/15/2014

Thanks Bonnie for taking the time to give me a recommendation for Lightrooom, Photoshop and Writing Skills. I really enjoy working with you and look forward to seeing you make progress!!

"Fantastic tutor! Highly recommended!"

- Erin, Brooklyn, NY on 10/24/13
Juliana replied on 10/28/2013

Thank you Erin! You have been an amazing student and have learned far more than I actually thought you would be able to do in a short time. I really have enjoyed working with you and will be sad when our time together is finished. You have taught me the importance of working on pronunciation and the simple importance of making a student grasp the phonetics of the Italian language. I wish you a very good trip to Italy!!

English:
ESL/ESOL, Public Speaking,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Art:
Adobe Photoshop,
Painting, Photography
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Public Speaking

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Adobe Lightroom

I have been working in Lightroom for over 5 years and I have been teaching it for over 2 years. I cannot stress enough the importance of learning this program for digital photographers. This is really your first stop before progressing on to Photoshop if you are mainly a digital photographer. This program will ultimately, help you organize your photographs, catalog them and make the edit and retouching process so much easier. It's an amazing and very fun program. My job is to show you how amazing it can be.

I come from a background of 15 years of color printing which means that I have an impeccable sense of how to make your images really shine in LR and I know how to teach my students how to be good at learning skills in both color correction and contrast controls. I also am familiar with all the other incredible developing features and other modules within the program.

I love teaching both LR and Photoshop because I have 25+ years working as a photographer and I can see how important it is to every photographer's work flow.

Please, check out my LR students recommendations.for both LR or Photoshop.

If you are in a panic because you cannot find your pictures or files, no, worries, I can help you create a clean archiving system and restore your catalog and fix your LR problems. Keep in mind that 100% of my LR, students come to me with a corrupt catalog and this is quite common. I have done many overhauls at this point as a tutor and teacher and can help you fix and stabilize your archiving system both on your hard drive and your catalog.

I do charge an extra fee for corrupt catalogs, retrieving lost files and folders and reorganizing a sound and functioning hard drive. I will charge you $75. dollars for the first 5 sessions that are used to fix your corrupt catalog and hard drive. Normally, it does not take more than 3 sessions to fix these problems. After the 5th session, I will reduce my rate back to the normal rate of $55. dollars. Also, if I am able to finish the clean up job prior to the 5th session, I will also revert my hourly rate to $55. dollars. I cannot reiterate enough how important it is to have a catalog and a hard drive with sound integrity and I can get you there. This is your first stop when working in LR.

My minimum session for LR and for all my subjects is 2 hours.

Adobe Photoshop

I have been working in Photoshop for 9 years after I changed over from being an analog to a digital photographer. I can't stress the importance of learning this program because it will ultimately, help you organize your photographs, catalog them and make the edit and retouching process so much easier.

I am working with Photoshop latest program which is Photoshop CC or Cloud. I am happy to teach you if you have a earlier version.

I presently am teaching two students how to use most of the features necessary to really make the most of this application. I love teaching both Photoshop and Lightroom because I have 25+ years working as a photographer and I can see how important it is to every photographer's work flow.

I am new to WyzAnt, but please, check out my student Bonnie's review of my work with her. I will make you enthusiastic to learn this program because I am enthusiastic. I will bring that energy to our sessions and always watch your back. I am not just a technician, but a photographer with a keen and experienced eye and this will help you when I teach you Photoshop or Lightroom.

Photography

I graduated from New York University at Tisch School of the Arts in 1990 with a BFA in Photography. I have worked as a freelance photographer and a fine art photographer for 25+ years. I have two books published of my photographer.

My work has been shown in galleries and festivals here and abroad. I presently am represented by Contact Press Images. As a teacher, I have taught several portfolio workshops and I have lectured many times. I am knowledgeable of both digital and analog cameras. And I am proficient in Photoshop and Lightroom.

Public Speaking

I graduated from New York University in 1990 with a BFA in photography. During my 4 years of university, I took one class in public speaking and prepared and delivered many lectures for my classes. After graduating university, I privately studied public speaking in NYC at the Public Speaking Center of NY with the director, Charles D. I completed the course and since then I am a confident, very experienced and engaging public speaker.

Over the years, I have not only done over a dozen public presentations and lectures about my personal work as an artist, but have spoken alone and on panels about various aspects of documentary and fine art photography.

As an artist, I have been asked to give public presentations about my photography and speak in front of large groups of people. I have given presentations at the following universities and colleges: New York University, School of Visual Arts, Yale University, Parsons, The New School and the International School of Photography. I have also given lectures and spoken on several panels about my work and on about photography at several festivals in Woodstock, Rome, Sete, France, and in Utrecht, Holland.

I have also held several workshops on photography and worked with large groups of students both in Italy and in Mexico City, Mexico. I am very comfortable in front of groups of students and I enjoy teaching others to overcome their basic fears of speaking publicly.

Writing

I am a published author and photographer. As a writer and artist, I have spent many years working on successful grant proposals that have captured the attention of several organizations that have funded my projects. My non fiction writing has also been featured in several national and international magazines and on the internet.

Over the last two years, I have worked as a private writing coach with several college students on their writing skills and helped them develop their ability to become better writers. I love to write and I absolutely love to teach young writers to overcome any challenges or writing blocks so, that they can become better communicators in the English language.

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
Photography, Italian

Education

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (Photography, Italian)

Extremely patient and knowledgeable — Juliana is a great tutor who really follows through beyond the call of duty. She walked into a mess of mistakes I had made in Lightroom and came up with several really smart solutions with great patience and fortitude. What could have been extremely stressful for both of us was ultimately a really good experience both during the process and the endgame. I would trust her implicitly to do the right ...

— Susan, New York, NY on 5/7/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Enrolled students get a discount rate. All photo related work is $60 and other subjects are $50 an hour. I give a 1/2 hour free to all new students. Lightroom catalog problems TBD.

Travel policy

Juliana will travel within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11225.

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