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Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photography Tutor
D. J. H.

1,063 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $55

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D. J. H.'s Photo

Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photography Tutor
Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photography Tutor
D. J. H.

1,063 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,063 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

I am impressed by his technical knowledge. We worked on shutter and aperture and he explained what kind of tools I would need on my safari to Botswana next year. And said he would teach me Lightroom to "develop" my digital photos. I'm looking forward to more lessons. DJ also responded to my email questions which is very helpful.

Alexandra, 2 lessons with D. J.

Good instructor. Easy to learn from

D.J. helped me a lot with Lightroom and external drive file structuring and workflow setup. He’s very knowledgeable. I learned a lot and enjoyed our lesson together. I wouldn’t hesitate to use his services again.

Art, 1 lesson with D. J.

First lesson invaluable

Before beginning to learn photoshop, DJ taught me to organize my photo files using Light Room Classic. I was totally unfamiliar with LRC and did not know that LRC was the best program to use -- and he showed me the ropes of this program. ALL of my first lesson was a necessary prerequisite for me so that I can locate photos easily and not forget where I have filed them. This will serve me well as I proceed and gives me confidence that I have filed in ways that are most practical and well-organized. Granted -- I need to practice how to do this alot!! DJ is patient, clear, responds to questions, offers his extensive knowledge without hesitation and focuses in on where I am at.

Howard, 5 lessons with D. J.

Incredibly knowledgable

D.J. Answered all my questions….and more. I’ve always been bad at organizing my photos and after several years it became unmanageable. He showed me how to clean it up and re-organize.

Dave, 4 lessons with D. J.

Patient!

DJ answered all my questions and did it patiently. I asked the same questions several times and he was happy to go over everything with me in a very understanding way. He couldn’t have been friendlier!

Pyul, 1 lesson with D. J.

Very tech savvy. Extremely knowledgable in Windows/Adobe interface.

DJ was extremely helpful in giving me the initial overview on how LIghtroom works in Windows. He was also helpful in navigating the set-up in my new computer. I am looking forward to setting up our next tutoring session.

Liz, 7 lessons with D. J.

Was very informative and resolved my issue quickly . I will utilize DJ again and recommend him.

He showed my workarounds to my problem that has been an issue for months. Very satisfied with his guidance and the way he explained the process in rectifying the problems.

Howard, 1 lesson with D. J.

Very knowledgeable and helpful

D. J. was very helpful in assisting me with basic Illustrator skills, some advanced techniques and tricks, and also PC performance suggestions. He's a pleasure to work with!

Norm, 2 lessons with D. J.

D. J. got me started with what I wanted to know in a bussiness and pleasent way.

D. J. set up the information, while showing me the steps needed, so that We can continue the lessons. I have scheduled another lesson, and am sure there will be more. Thank you, & D. J.

MARK, 3 lessons with D. J.
Hourly Rate: $55
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