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D. J. H.

Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photography Tutor

Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photography Tutor

$50/hour

  • 777 hours tutoring

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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Subjects

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 have helped students with their publications, from posters to coloring books, to text books. 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 have helped students with their publications, from posters to coloring books, to text books. 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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Reviews


Knowledgable and easy to enjoy learning with

We discussed issues that surround downloading all photos from Lightroom (cloud) to Lightroom Classic and storing the original photo files on a network attached storage (NAS). He was helpful and answered questions that were provided. I recommend him as an exceptional tutor and I will engage his teaching services again!

Chris, 1 lesson with D. J.

Photoshop

D. J. Had restarted me on my quest to learn Photoshop (I, having started with a confusing and disorganized instructor. ) The way he explains steps is clear and his technique is so nicely structured. I am very sure he can communicate to me the parts of Photoshop that will support my specific project. D. J. is an excellent instructor. Thank you for leading me to him ... we will be meeting on a regular basis.

Caroline, 11 lessons with D. J.

Photography Lessons

My first session with DJ was very informative and helpful. DJ was patient and understanding even when I asked the same question over and over and over. I'll be working with DJ soon. Thanks for your help πŸ‘πŸΎ

Maurice, 1 lesson with D. J.

Great instructor

Has helped me so much with Lightroom.....amazing and patient. Makes things easy to understand. I've had several classes with him and he is always cheerful, fun to talk to, and really knows his stuff.

Toni, 1 lesson with D. J.

The best Indesign lesson I ever had

D.J. Is super helpful and patient! πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I used to always avoid using Adobe. After this class with him, I literally started to enjoy using Adobe programs now. If you know nothing about Adobe and you need an inspiring tutor, D.J. Is the one you need!!!!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŒ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŒ»

Yueyao, 1 lesson with D. J.

Awesome tutor!

Dj helped me with Lightroom, photo organization, hard drive advice, and various other issues that I have had since information was transferred from a failing IMac to a new one.

Terri, 6 lessons with D. J.

Loghtroom Tutoring

Created new, clean Lightroom catalog. Did a sample import, copying files from a folder. Exported images from Apple Photos, importing them also into Lightroom. Demonstrated importing images directly from a connected camera. Clarified location of presets inside Lightroom. Discussed best practices for importing and organizing."

Lorraine, 1 lesson with D. J.

Knowledgable and patient tutor.

D.J. helped me with Actions and Brushes in Photoshop. and other things. He was very up to date on the latest versions of Lightroom and Photoshop. I was happy to rebook with him and would recommend him to anyone.

Carolyn, 5 lessons with D. J.

DJ is a perfect Lightroom tutor/ coach

DJ helped me organize an awful mess of 15 years--40,000--photos in Lightroom. He is an excellent communicator, friendly and smart. He is mindful of the time and cost of tutoring and supported me off line in lengthy processes to move, copy or find photos. I hope/expect that I will consult him from time to time after this project is completed. I delighted I found him!

Steve, 9 lessons with D. J.
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