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Melody R.

Learn digital photography with your DSLR and Photoshop photo editing

Learn digital photography with your DSLR and Photoshop photo editing

$125/hour

About Melody


Bio

NY College professor teaching photography and digital editing available to tutor you one to one. Learn how to maximize the use of your expensive cameras with the 'holy trinity' of photography. Learn the compositional skills that turn your pictures from snapshots to professional looking photographs. Afterwards bring your photographs into Photoshop and retouch them subtly, or create creative collages from your own pictures or get pictures from the web. Also learn the very important skill of...

NY College professor teaching photography and digital editing available to tutor you one to one. Learn how to maximize the use of your expensive cameras with the 'holy trinity' of photography. Learn the compositional skills that turn your pictures from snapshots to professional looking photographs. Afterwards bring your photographs into Photoshop and retouch them subtly, or create creative collages from your own pictures or get pictures from the web. Also learn the very important skill of digital file management. Be able to find any file in 5 minutes or less.
I have had many years of teaching as well as being a working photographer. If you are interested in learning any of the above skills, I can provide you with samples as well as posted testimonials. In an objective humble description of myself, I am creative, technical, experienced, reliable, patient and funny. Oh yes, and mature.


Education

CUNY
Photography

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $125
  • Rate details: $45 for each additional persons in the group.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/3/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have been teaching Adobe programs for over 29 years at Columbia College, Pratt Institute and currently CUNY. I have been a professional photographer for an equal amount of time. Of course I started in film but embraced the digital world as soon as it was developed, exchanging the darkroom for my developing for the digital equivalent, Photoshop... And never looked back . :-)
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I am a professional photographer in New York City and I have been teaching at Pratt and CUNY for the last 20 years in Digital graphics. I can help you with any problems or interests you may have in going forward.
Photography

Photography

I have been teaching photography, digital photography and digital dark room, (post processing) at Pratt Institute in New York and City Technical College, CUNY, for the last 15 years. I also work as a portrait photographer for Look Better on Line, the photographic arm of Match.com. In addition, I work as a photographic tour guide, teaching composition and basic SLR operation on-location for the Digital Photo Academy, a workshop arm of the retail store B&H.

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been a professor of digital photography, computer graphics and social media for over 20 years. During this time I have researched, prepared and deliver thousands of lectures in all sorts of venues. In addition to this I volunteer at a midtown Manhattan cultural center, where I teach and coach non-English speaking professionals the art of fluent conversation, including the ability to articulate English grammar concepts. I am patient, creative and passionate in helping people to achieve their goals. References are available upon request.

Computer

Adobe Illustrator,

Adobe Illustrator

I have been teaching Adobe programs for over 29 years at Columbia College, Pratt Institute and currently CUNY. I have been a professional photographer for an equal amount of time. Of course I started in film but embraced the digital world as soon as it was developed, exchanging the darkroom for my developing for the digital equivalent, Photoshop... And never looked back . :-)
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I am a professional photographer in New York City and I have been teaching at Pratt and CUNY for the last 20 years in Digital graphics. I can help you with any problems or interests you may have in going forward.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I have been teaching and creating computer graphics on the Macintosh since it was first introduced, approximately 1986. Prior to that I used a PC.
Photography

Photography

I have been teaching photography, digital photography and digital dark room, (post processing) at Pratt Institute in New York and City Technical College, CUNY, for the last 15 years. I also work as a portrait photographer for Look Better on Line, the photographic arm of Match.com. In addition, I work as a photographic tour guide, teaching composition and basic SLR operation on-location for the Digital Photo Academy, a workshop arm of the retail store B&H.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When it was determined that our advanced-level English learners were particularly interested in more conversation-style classroom lessons, Melody was instrumental in broadening programs specifically designed for those students. This initiative has proven so successful that, at the present time, our Advanced English Conversation classes have the highest enrollment amongst our nine classes offered to ESOL students.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been a professor of digital photography, computer graphics and social media for over 20 years. During this time I have researched, prepared and deliver thousands of lectures in all sorts of venues. In addition to this I volunteer at a midtown Manhattan cultural center, where I teach and coach non-English speaking professionals the art of fluent conversation, including the ability to articulate English grammar concepts. I am patient, creative and passionate in helping people to achieve their goals. References are available upon request.

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When it was determined that our advanced-level English learners were particularly interested in more conversation-style classroom lessons, Melody was instrumental in broadening programs specifically designed for those students. This initiative has proven so successful that, at the present time, our Advanced English Conversation classes have the highest enrollment amongst our nine classes offered to ESOL students.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have been a professor of digital photography, computer graphics and social media for over 20 years. During this time I have researched, prepared and deliver thousands of lectures in all sorts of venues. In addition to this I volunteer at a midtown Manhattan cultural center, where I teach and coach non-English speaking professionals the art of fluent conversation, including the ability to articulate English grammar concepts. I am patient, creative and passionate in helping people to achieve their goals. References are available upon request.
Vocabulary

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

When it was determined that our advanced-level English learners were particularly interested in more conversation-style classroom lessons, Melody was instrumental in broadening programs specifically designed for those students. This initiative has proven so successful that, at the present time, our Advanced English Conversation classes have the highest enrollment amongst our nine classes offered to ESOL students.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

When it was determined that our advanced-level English learners were particularly interested in more conversation-style classroom lessons, Melody was instrumental in broadening programs specifically designed for those students. This initiative has proven so successful that, at the present time, our Advanced English Conversation classes have the highest enrollment amongst our nine classes offered to ESOL students.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

When it was determined that our advanced-level English learners were particularly interested in more conversation-style classroom lessons, Melody was instrumental in broadening programs specifically designed for those students. This initiative has proven so successful that, at the present time, our Advanced English Conversation classes have the highest enrollment amongst our nine classes offered to ESOL students.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

When it was determined that our advanced-level English learners were particularly interested in more conversation-style classroom lessons, Melody was instrumental in broadening programs specifically designed for those students. This initiative has proven so successful that, at the present time, our Advanced English Conversation classes have the highest enrollment amongst our nine classes offered to ESOL students.

Special Needs

Speech

Speech

As a professor at Pratt and CUNY, I have been preparing and presenting lectures for over 20 years and coaching students to do the same by example. For the last three years I been a volunteer teacher with a neighborhood settlement house, with duties including the ability to articulate English grammar concepts, proper spoken English, and accent correction/reduction. My initiative has proven so successful that, at the present time, our advanced conversation groups (which I have created and teach) have the highest enrollment amongst our nine classes offered to students.

Summer

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

When it was determined that our advanced-level English learners were particularly interested in more conversation-style classroom lessons, Melody was instrumental in broadening programs specifically designed for those students. This initiative has proven so successful that, at the present time, our Advanced English Conversation classes have the highest enrollment amongst our nine classes offered to ESOL students.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Highly Recommend

In only a few classes Melody gave me very powerful tools to work on my accent reduction and conversational confidence. She specializes in accents and has a variety of efficient techniques for working with them. I highly recommend Melody. She is patient, has a good sense of humor and speaks very clearly.

Yana, 4 lessons with Melody

Melody is Fantastic.

Melody helped me complete an important Photoshop project. She is patient, great at explaining and very knowledgeable. I can’t say enough great things about her. Awesome!

Holly, 2 lessons with Melody

Really sweet, and great instructor

She answered all my questions. She has a good knowledge about photography. On side, I had a great time with her, as she is really patient and had a gread energy. We even mentioned and discussed the old days of photography when there was nothing else but darkroom. I also learned that you can create (almost) magic with Photoshop. She is a master in that area, too. The time I spent with her was informative, fun, and me being an old school and took only film photos, she knew how to introduce me. Thanks for everything again, Melody.

Tayyar, 1 lesson with Melody

Excellent teacher

Melody is a phenomenal tutor that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in learning all or any aspects of the camera, Photography, and Photoshop. Melody was able to break down complex concepts with ease; she is extremely knowledgeable, and has a true gift for teaching. After each of our sessions, I feel I come away with a significantly higher level of confidence in my abilities and understanding of the subjects we have focused in on. Through Melody's guidance, I am becoming the Photographer I had always hoped to one day become.

jill, 2 lessons with Melody

Learn from knowledgeable and enthusiasm for teaching

Since I was a totally beginner, Melody taught me how to install and start to use photo shop and bridge at first. She also made a file for me before the first meeting , which was like a starter pack including basic information about camera. She showed me her precious cameras and lenses and allowed me to take photographs with them so that I could understand the different image created by different lenses. She is a truly artist so her tutoring does not stay only technical guidance and she is exciting how I can create some art using photoshop and painting and drawing. I believe that she can help me to crack my current barrier and go further. She has a sense of humor and I can have her lesson with very relax atmosphere. In her class, I am looking forward to taking photographs some location in Manhattan with her crucial advices.

Aomi, 4 lessons with Melody

Excellent Tutor

I highly recommend taking lessons with Melody. I live roughly 2 hours away from NYC, but she is worth the drive. In-fact, I'm planning on taking more lessons with her in the near future. THANKS MELODY FOR A GREAT LESSON

Matthew, 1 lesson with Melody

By George, I think I'm getting it !!! .... Really!!

Just finished second lesson with Melody. I have always struggled with shooting in AV and TV and end up reverting to Auto. After two sessions with Melody, I am seeing the light ... Literally!!! I'm so excited! Melody has amazing patience and is the only person who has ever been able to explain the mechanics in a way that makes sense to me. I think I might actually be able to get this thing! Photography is my passion and I was feeling very down about not "getting it", but I know I will get there with Melody's help. Sometimes you just meet that one person who can get you there. We also have a lot of fun out there ... Melody is great fun!! I look forward to Saturday mornings!

Claire, 2 lessons with Melody

Terrific teacher who makes all the boring stuff fun

I had spent many hours listening to online videos from highly qualified experts, and couldn't grasp the basics of my new Sony digital camera. Melody figured it all out on her own and made virtually all of it clear to me in a couple of lessons. Now we can focus on taking some great photos.

Edwin, 7 lessons with Melody

Excellent teacher!

I could tell that she had an excellent understanding of Photoshop, because she presented it in a way that helped me understand the program. Some teachers just give you the steps, Melody explained how the program works and made using it much more intuitive than prior teachers. She also allowed me the time to take meaningful notes, so that I have something to refer to in my own words in case I don't remember something about the program. She has a background in photography and education, so if you are a photographer, she is the teacher you need in NYC!

Charles, 5 lessons with Melody

A Passionate Photographer

With only 3 lessons up my sleeve so far, Melody has given me the knowledge and confidence that I lacked prior to her tutoring lessons. Her invaluable skill, knowledge, and passion for photography shows in every lesson I've had with her. She's also a master at Photoshop. So if you're looking to understand or improve your Photoshop skills, then she's the go-to person. She's punctual and very responsive with email. I look forward to continuing photography lessons with Melody and also look forward to sharing and showing her my improved photos every week.

Patricia, 3 lessons with Melody
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Melody R.

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