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D. J. H.

Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photography Tutor

Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photography Tutor

$50/hour

  • 426 hours tutoring

  • Flushing Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

About D. J.


Bio

I have been working in digital media and the arts since 1989, Photoshop since 1990, and Lightroom since 2006 (when it was in beta), and photography since 2005. My work has always comprised a balance of artistic and technical skills. Throughout my career, I have been responsible for bridging the gap between the two for the benefit of clients and associates; I can translate freely between the languages of both sides.

I can help you move from point-and-shoot to taking more creative and...

I have been working in digital media and the arts since 1989, Photoshop since 1990, and Lightroom since 2006 (when it was in beta), and photography since 2005. My work has always comprised a balance of artistic and technical skills. Throughout my career, I have been responsible for bridging the gap between the two for the benefit of clients and associates; I can translate freely between the languages of both sides.

I can help you move from point-and-shoot to taking more creative and exacting control with your camera, and move from simply auto-enhancing your photos to turning them into the the image you envisioned when you pressed the shutter, using Photoshop and Lightroom. I'll reduce the overwhelm associated with these applications, and help you focus on the tools you need to get the results you want.

I am a native user to both MacOS (since 1984) and Windows systems (since 1991).
Adobe Illustrator since 1987.
Adobe Lightroom since 2006.

I have been using Photoshop since 1990, when it was first released, as a tool for photographic enhancement and retouching, as a digital darkroom, for graphic design, interactive media design, web element creation, logo and brand design, compositing, special effects, presentation decks, and more.

I am available for most topics around photography, whether digital- or film-based, from how to use your SLR to lighting for a studio shoot, to processing and enhancing your photos. I will create a lesson based on the topics you wish to cover, focusing on exactly what you want to know. My style is direct, to the point, in a manner you can understand, and based on your experience. Please contact me to discuss your topics of interest. Thanks!


Education

University of Rochester
Film Studies

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Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have been working with Adobe Illustrator since 1986, from logo design to advertising layout. As part of the Adobe creative suite, this tool has been invaluable to the rest of my work in multimedia and graphic design. My tutoring covers many of the practical uses of these apps, working through typical tasks and projects the student will encounter.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

Graphic design has been an integral part of my work for over thirty years, having used Pagemaker, Quark Xpress, and now Adobe InDesign to create layouts for print and screen. I've produced books, promotional materials, web page designs, and UX wireframes within InDesign, and have experience satisfying a printers' exacting job specifications. I can help you gain confidence in using InDesign, learn how to integrate it into the rest of the Adobe Suite, and advise you on preflight preparation for submission to a printer.
Adobe Lightroom,

Adobe Lightroom

I've been working with Adobe Lightroom since 2006, using it to organize and manage my photographic library. More importantly, it has helped me to reduce my post-production time dramatically, improving turn-around times, and saving my clients money. In my tutoring sessions, I can help you realize all of these benefits, too! I recommend to anyone who is serious about their photography to add Lightroom skills to their repertoire.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have worked in Photoshop since 1990, and use it for a wide variety of applications, from photography to graphic design. I have tutored clients privately on a number of topics, most relevantly general computer usage, Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography.
Photography

Photography

I've been involved in photography since 2005, experienced in both film and digital techniques. I am quite comfortable in both the real darkroom and in Photoshop, and my Photoshop post-production flow reflects how I worked in film. I have experience with film and digital SLRs, medium format cameras, studio and natural lighting, and working with models. My goal is to get the shot before the shutter button is pressed, and I teach others to have patience and do the same. I've done fashion photography, portraiture, food photography, commercial projects, event coverage, weddings and engagements, figure studies, and art photography. In terms of post-production, I have extensive Photoshop and Lightroom experience, and know how to organize, adjust, and retouch a job quickly and effectively.

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have been working with Adobe Illustrator since 1986, from logo design to advertising layout. As part of the Adobe creative suite, this tool has been invaluable to the rest of my work in multimedia and graphic design. My tutoring covers many of the practical uses of these apps, working through typical tasks and projects the student will encounter.
Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

Graphic design has been an integral part of my work for over thirty years, having used Pagemaker, Quark Xpress, and now Adobe InDesign to create layouts for print and screen. I've produced books, promotional materials, web page designs, and UX wireframes within InDesign, and have experience satisfying a printers' exacting job specifications. I can help you gain confidence in using InDesign, learn how to integrate it into the rest of the Adobe Suite, and advise you on preflight preparation for submission to a printer.
Adobe Lightroom,

Adobe Lightroom

I've been working with Adobe Lightroom since 2006, using it to organize and manage my photographic library. More importantly, it has helped me to reduce my post-production time dramatically, improving turn-around times, and saving my clients money. In my tutoring sessions, I can help you realize all of these benefits, too! I recommend to anyone who is serious about their photography to add Lightroom skills to their repertoire.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have worked in Photoshop since 1990, and use it for a wide variety of applications, from photography to graphic design. I have tutored clients privately on a number of topics, most relevantly general computer usage, Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography.
General Computer,

General Computer

I have been working with personal computers since 1977. I am equally comfortable inside the Macintosh and Windows environments, have taught people how to use both, and help them make a painless transition from one to the other. I've studied computer science and worked in software development. I also done software training for the pharmaceutical industry for product rollouts.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I have been using Macintosh computers continuously since 1984 for all computing purposes. I have worked in Interactive media and creative fields since 1989, heavily dependent on Mac-only software, in the beginning, to run my business and provide services to my clients. I've set up local area networks for my own business, upgraded my Macs (RAM, hard drives, component replacements), and owned easily a dozen Macs over the years. I've tutored people on subjects from general Mac usage to specific applications (i.e., Photoshop). I have consulted on hardware issues, such as repairs, upgrades, and purchase advice. I was an officer of the New York Mac Users' Group from 1990-1992, and recognized as an expert in my field.
Photography

Photography

I've been involved in photography since 2005, experienced in both film and digital techniques. I am quite comfortable in both the real darkroom and in Photoshop, and my Photoshop post-production flow reflects how I worked in film. I have experience with film and digital SLRs, medium format cameras, studio and natural lighting, and working with models. My goal is to get the shot before the shutter button is pressed, and I teach others to have patience and do the same. I've done fashion photography, portraiture, food photography, commercial projects, event coverage, weddings and engagements, figure studies, and art photography. In terms of post-production, I have extensive Photoshop and Lightroom experience, and know how to organize, adjust, and retouch a job quickly and effectively.

Corporate Training

General Computer

General Computer

I have been working with personal computers since 1977. I am equally comfortable inside the Macintosh and Windows environments, have taught people how to use both, and help them make a painless transition from one to the other. I've studied computer science and worked in software development. I also done software training for the pharmaceutical industry for product rollouts.

Examples of Expertise


D. J. has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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D.J. was excellent & even helped me with a few extra things

I can now use the camera on my Tablet (the purpose of my request), and he is very easy to work with. I certainly would recommend him to anyone else. He also visited me in Philadelphia where I live

Ronald, 1 lesson with D. J.

Helped with Mac trouble

I called in a panic that my data was lost and he was able to help navigate where it went and why my Mac computers were mirroring each other. He also helped get rid of viruses and while waiting for things to load- didn’t waste time yet instead shared a bunch of useful tips for how to maintain a healthy computer and back up options. This guy is your guy! Don’t hesitate just reach out to him.

Cori, 1 lesson with D. J.

Very patient and knowledgeable tutor!

D.J. taught me the beginning basics of illustrator. He was very patient with me, as I am not very tech savvy. He took some interests that I have in my life and incorporated them into our lesson which was great. He was also very flexible with what we covered, as I wanted to jump around a bit and cover a variety of topics. Highly recommend him!

Caren, 1 lesson with D. J.

Knowledgeable and patient

D.J. advised so I could understand. He was very patient and I was able to take notes. He didn't move too fast and I'll be using him again. Thank you so much. I have a new hobby and he's affordable.

Melanie, 1 lesson with D. J.

Lightroom help

Excellent help from D. J. Helped me clean up my Lightroom problems and helped me start my cloud backup. Also spent some extra time with me over the phone. Would highly recommend.

Mike, 1 lesson with D. J.

Excellent tutor!

I came with a list of issues I wanted explained and he was methodical and clear in illustrating each one until I understood them. Plus we reviewed some issues that will be very helpful going forward, both to my editing and shooting process. I was very pleased with the lesson and can highly recommend him.

Robert, 1 lesson with D. J.

Very knowledgeable about my specific issues with Illustrator

DJ was patient and definitely understood my issue and taught me the best way to accomplish an excellent result. I'm very satisfied with the tutor experience and will likely contact DJ again as I move forward with Illustrator. It's great to know I have someone I can reach out to in the future. Highly recommend!

Julia, 2 lessons with D. J.

Flexible and personable

Each lesson we cover so many topics. He is happy to bounce around and meet you where you're at. I loved reviewing my photos with him and hearing how he would have done it differently. And after introducing me to LightRoom, he would review my edits and suggest options. Great long distance tutor.

Jennifer, 4 lessons with D. J.

Very helpful!

D.J.H. thoroughly answered not only all my Lightroom but also system operating questions and resolved all my issues. I only wish I contacted him sooner!

Kate, 2 lessons with D. J.
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$50/hour

D. J. H.

$50/hour

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Response time: 35 minutes