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Melody R.

New York, NY

$75/hour

Learn digital photography with your DSLR and Photoshop

50+ Hours
4.9 average from 19 ratings
By George, I think I'm getting it !!! .... Really!!
— Claire, Yonkers, NY on 6/10/17

$75/Hour


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CUNY
Photography

Education

CUNY (Photography)

About Melody

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.
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

$45 for each additional persons in the group.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of New York, NY 10019
Background Check: Passed

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

- Claire, Yonkers, NY on 6/10/17

"Terrific teacher who makes all the boring stuff fun"

- Edwin, New York, NY on 5/10/17

"Excellent teacher!"

- Charles, Hot Springs National Park, AR on 4/29/15

"A Passionate Photographer"

- Patricia, Port Chester, NY on 4/24/14

"Knowledgeable, experienced, and tuned into the students interests"

- Tim, Staten Island, NY on 3/8/14
Melody replied on 3/10/2014

Thank you so much Tim. It is my pleasure to open the magical doors of Photoshop to people like yourself who are open and interested. Looking forward to continuing our journey of discovery

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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

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

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

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.

CUNY
Photography

Education

CUNY (Photography)

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! Ph

— Claire, Yonkers, NY on 6/10/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

$45 for each additional persons in the group.

Travel policy

Melody will travel within 20 miles of New York, NY 10019.