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Mark M.

Professional Photographer | Photoshop User | Social Media Strategist

Professional Photographer | Photoshop User | Social Media Strategist

$75/hour

  • 7 hours tutoring

  • North Ridgeville, OH 44039

About Mark


Bio

As a professional photographer since 1980, I have been on the cutting edge of computers and digital photography being one of the first to go fully digital in Northeast Ohio in 2000.

I have created and presented Digital Photography 101, which has been well-received by students from seventeen to seventy years old.

I can help anyone who is eager to learn by using easy to understand explanations for photography, Photoshop and general computer use.

I also help individuals and businesses set-up...

As a professional photographer since 1980, I have been on the cutting edge of computers and digital photography being one of the first to go fully digital in Northeast Ohio in 2000.

I have created and presented Digital Photography 101, which has been well-received by students from seventeen to seventy years old.

I can help anyone who is eager to learn by using easy to understand explanations for photography, Photoshop and general computer use.

I also help individuals and businesses set-up their Social Media pages such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, etc. and provide tips on building a company's brand with these tools.


Education

Art Institute of Pittsburgh
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 9 miles of North Ridgeville, OH 44039
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/2/2010

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have been a full-time professional photographer since 1980. I have utilized Adobe Photoshop in my business since the introduction of version 3 in 1994. I have attended seminars and workshops in the use of Photoshop and have developed techniques to get the best possible reproduction out of digital files. Photos that are severely over exposed (prints appear too light) or under exposed (prints appear too dark) can be salvaged with some of the tips and tricks I've learned through the years. I am skilled at retouching acne, scars, droopy or closed eyes, removing objects from photos and even adding objects to a photo. If there is something you would like to learn that I haven't covered here, ask me and I'll let you know if it is a skill that I am qualified to teach.
Photography

Photography

I have been a full-time professional photographer since 1980. My experience is very broad - encompassing photojournalism with the Associated Press and United Press International, medical and public relations photography at Fairview Hospital, Ophthalmic photography at University Hospitals of Cleveland, wedding and portrait photography at my studio - SpectraLight Photography & Design and freelance assignments for the Saturday Evening Post, Cleveland Magazine, Vita-Mix Corporation, Richard Cordray - Ohio Attorney General and much more. With my diverse photography experiences and enjoyment in helping others learn and succeed in whatever I teach, you will find my instructional techniques both fun and educational.

Business

Business,

Business

I have owned and operated a successful portrait studio since 1986 and have managed every function of the business. Through my local Chamber of Commerce, I have advised "budding" entrepreneurs in pricing strategies to guarantee profitability, choosing the correct marketing channels for best prospect-to-client acquisition, and many other areas related to running a successful business.
Career Development,

Career Development

I have presented many valuable tips on LinkedIn at various career counseling organizations throughout Northeast Ohio and the 2013 COSE Small Business Convention in Sandusky, Ohio.
Marketing,

Marketing

As the owner of a successful portrait studio since 1986, I have handled all marketing functions including print advertising, direct mail, radio spots, sending out news releases, and design of our website. I have also created a smartphone app, YouTube channel, Facebook fan page, Twitter and Pinterest accounts to generate more business by engaging with prospects and clients. I have taught various marketing strategies to the Society of Northern Ohio Professional Photographers, Akron Society of Professional Photographers, North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce, Olmsted Chamber of Commerce, American Trade Exchange, Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) and more.
Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint

I create PowerPoint presentations for talks I give about photography, social media and marketing. Recently, I gave a presentation on the power of LinkedIn to build a network of people who can help you find your next job or leads for products or services that you offer. This presentation was well received by almost 100 attendees at the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) Annual Small Business Convention and 45 attendees at the Career Transition Center's weekly job seekers' meeting at the Westlake Porter Public Library.

Computer

Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have been a full-time professional photographer since 1980. I have utilized Adobe Photoshop in my business since the introduction of version 3 in 1994. I have attended seminars and workshops in the use of Photoshop and have developed techniques to get the best possible reproduction out of digital files. Photos that are severely over exposed (prints appear too light) or under exposed (prints appear too dark) can be salvaged with some of the tips and tricks I've learned through the years. I am skilled at retouching acne, scars, droopy or closed eyes, removing objects from photos and even adding objects to a photo. If there is something you would like to learn that I haven't covered here, ask me and I'll let you know if it is a skill that I am qualified to teach.
General Computer,

General Computer

I have utilized both personal computers and Apple Macs in my business since 1986. That was back in the days before the Windows operating system was utilized. I had to learn DOS (Disk Operating System) commands in order to use various programs. I was a beta tester for Eastman Kodak for a software program that allowed photographers to design wedding albums on the computer and post photos online for purchase. Although this is common now, Kodak was the first company to offer these services. I have learned many programs on my own and have the ability to teach others how to use programs they have never used before.
Microsoft PowerPoint,

Microsoft PowerPoint

I create PowerPoint presentations for talks I give about photography, social media and marketing. Recently, I gave a presentation on the power of LinkedIn to build a network of people who can help you find your next job or leads for products or services that you offer. This presentation was well received by almost 100 attendees at the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) Annual Small Business Convention and 45 attendees at the Career Transition Center's weekly job seekers' meeting at the Westlake Porter Public Library.
Photography

Photography

I have been a full-time professional photographer since 1980. My experience is very broad - encompassing photojournalism with the Associated Press and United Press International, medical and public relations photography at Fairview Hospital, Ophthalmic photography at University Hospitals of Cleveland, wedding and portrait photography at my studio - SpectraLight Photography & Design and freelance assignments for the Saturday Evening Post, Cleveland Magazine, Vita-Mix Corporation, Richard Cordray - Ohio Attorney General and much more. With my diverse photography experiences and enjoyment in helping others learn and succeed in whatever I teach, you will find my instructional techniques both fun and educational.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I have owned and operated a successful portrait studio since 1986 and have managed every function of the business. Through my local Chamber of Commerce, I have advised "budding" entrepreneurs in pricing strategies to guarantee profitability, choosing the correct marketing channels for best prospect-to-client acquisition, and many other areas related to running a successful business.
Career Development,

Career Development

I have presented many valuable tips on LinkedIn at various career counseling organizations throughout Northeast Ohio and the 2013 COSE Small Business Convention in Sandusky, Ohio.
General Computer,

General Computer

I have utilized both personal computers and Apple Macs in my business since 1986. That was back in the days before the Windows operating system was utilized. I had to learn DOS (Disk Operating System) commands in order to use various programs. I was a beta tester for Eastman Kodak for a software program that allowed photographers to design wedding albums on the computer and post photos online for purchase. Although this is common now, Kodak was the first company to offer these services. I have learned many programs on my own and have the ability to teach others how to use programs they have never used before.
Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint

I create PowerPoint presentations for talks I give about photography, social media and marketing. Recently, I gave a presentation on the power of LinkedIn to build a network of people who can help you find your next job or leads for products or services that you offer. This presentation was well received by almost 100 attendees at the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) Annual Small Business Convention and 45 attendees at the Career Transition Center's weekly job seekers' meeting at the Westlake Porter Public Library.

Other

Marketing

Marketing

As the owner of a successful portrait studio since 1986, I have handled all marketing functions including print advertising, direct mail, radio spots, sending out news releases, and design of our website. I have also created a smartphone app, YouTube channel, Facebook fan page, Twitter and Pinterest accounts to generate more business by engaging with prospects and clients. I have taught various marketing strategies to the Society of Northern Ohio Professional Photographers, Akron Society of Professional Photographers, North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce, Olmsted Chamber of Commerce, American Trade Exchange, Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) and more.

Test Preparation

Career Development

Career Development

I have presented many valuable tips on LinkedIn at various career counseling organizations throughout Northeast Ohio and the 2013 COSE Small Business Convention in Sandusky, Ohio.

Resources

Mark has shared 1 video on Wyzant Resources.

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Great tutor

Mark's teaching style was just what I needed as a photo shop newbie. He presented information clearly and was able to follow my flight of ideas and endless random questions very patiently. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn photoshop.

Joyce, 1 lesson with Mark
Tutor responded:

Joyce - it was a pleasure to "ride your roller coaster" of questions - zigzagging from one, sometimes unrelated, question to another! It was actually quite easy tutoring you in that fashion because many of my work days require my using a variety of computer programs to edit photos, create a video, update a PowerPoint presentation, etc. - often on a moment's notice. I'm glad my teaching approach aligned with your learning style.

$75/hour

Mark M.

$75/hour

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  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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