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Michael P.

A professional photographer and teacher for over 25 years.

A professional photographer and teacher for over 25 years.

$45/hour

  • 95 hours tutoring

  • Norristown, PA 19403


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About Michael


Bio

As a professional photographer and teacher for over 25 years, I look forward to helping my students. One of my teaching goals is to flush out individual styles, and creativity is an important factor. I encourage my students to go outside their own learning parameters and challenge themselves to create something unique. Photography has changed since the long ago traditional days, and I encourage students to approach their work in non-traditional ways, like tilting their cameras, blurring...

As a professional photographer and teacher for over 25 years, I look forward to helping my students. One of my teaching goals is to flush out individual styles, and creativity is an important factor. I encourage my students to go outside their own learning parameters and challenge themselves to create something unique. Photography has changed since the long ago traditional days, and I encourage students to approach their work in non-traditional ways, like tilting their cameras, blurring parts of an image, using selective focus, cropping, and editing all on purpose just so they can see what happens. My students come up with very unique ways to interpret what they see and create a wide range of amazing results.

Every student comes into my photography classes at different skill levels. Since most students are starting from scratch, I point out that we are not trying to achieve perfection. Teaching is more craft than science and flaws are acceptable given that much of the medium is based on experimenting with creativity and technology.

I enjoy helping students of all levels to create better photographs in fun hands-on classes. Even though we can cover basic camera operation, creative techniques, principles of exposure, composition, selective focus, editing, and cropping, my classes are structured for individual students based on their skill level and what they want to achieve. One of my students commented that my teaching style is relaxed but structured.

Here are some basic learning objectives:
•Develop a basic knowledge of the mechanics and operation of a digital or film camera
•Achieve an understanding of the basic principles of composition, subject content, and photographic purpose
•Apply the fundamentals of lighting 2-D and 3-D objects
•Prepare work for albums and web display


Education

Antonelli Institute
Photography

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Norristown, PA 19403
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I teach Photoshop at a community college and many students need help organizing, editing and printing digital images. I teach students how to use Photoshop for image optimization, experimenting, organizing and retouching digital files and I guide students in using advanced Photoshop tools, layers, masking, and creative experimenting. Over the years I’ve written dozens of step-by-step tutorials that guide students through basic and advanced Photoshop techniques.
Photography

Photography

I am a Professional Photographer and Imaging Specialist with more than 30+ years of experience producing high quality images for clients in the Corporate, Healthcare, Technology, Education, Industrial and Scientific and have been published in magazines, advertisements, annual reports, brochures, and marketing pieces. In addition to teaching photography at Montgomery County Community College since 1997 and currently teaching digital and B+W photography there, I taught photography at the Antonelli Institute, and conducted photography workshops at the Pennsylvania Department of Education and The Learning Studio.

Computer

Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I teach Photoshop at a community college and many students need help organizing, editing and printing digital images. I teach students how to use Photoshop for image optimization, experimenting, organizing and retouching digital files and I guide students in using advanced Photoshop tools, layers, masking, and creative experimenting. Over the years I’ve written dozens of step-by-step tutorials that guide students through basic and advanced Photoshop techniques.
Photography

Photography

I am a Professional Photographer and Imaging Specialist with more than 30+ years of experience producing high quality images for clients in the Corporate, Healthcare, Technology, Education, Industrial and Scientific and have been published in magazines, advertisements, annual reports, brochures, and marketing pieces. In addition to teaching photography at Montgomery County Community College since 1997 and currently teaching digital and B+W photography there, I taught photography at the Antonelli Institute, and conducted photography workshops at the Pennsylvania Department of Education and The Learning Studio.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (42 ratings)
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Reviews

Mike was great! Very patient

Michael taught me how to use my own Nikon D40 camera that I had for years.. He should me dials and buttons I never even knew about.. Then Michael helped me with my studio lights which I never used and I literally had to blow the dust of them.. I felt so much more educated and confident.. I can't wait for our next lesson!

Dean, 2 lessons with Michael

Exactly what I was looking for

Michael was extremely knowledgeable, and we worked on exactly what I wanted to learn. He was very nice and easy to work with. It was very worth it to hire him to help me learn Photoshop; I learned so much in a short time. I would definitely work with him again and highly recommend him.

Amanda, 1 lesson with Michael

Listened attentively to my needs and structured our work session accordingly

Michael answered my questions and provided a simplified workflow for managing my images. He is patient and very knowledgeable. We are just getting started on learning Photoshop. I'm looking forward to many more sessions.

Lin, 3 lessons with Michael

Great lesson customized to my needs

Michael had me download Adobe Bridge and use it to organize and view image details for my pics. I love Bridge! Bridge solved all my Mac Finder problems with picture files. And we began Photoshop by picking a tough vacation picture and working on it. I'm excited about my photography and photo books again. Michael is great.

Barbara, 1 lesson with Michael

Great tutor with good patience and knowledge

I have taken my first photography class with Michael. He has patiently listened to all my questions and clarified all with his in depth knowledge.

Parthiban, 1 lesson with Michael

Customized to your needs

I was a little skeptical about getting an instructor through online but you won't be disappointed when you get Michael! He is very patient, knowledgeable and really good in customizing his teaching tactics. I will definitely be getting him for many more classes and strongly recommend to anyone who wants to get better in photography.

Lana, 3 lessons with Michael

Responsive, professional, and knowledgeable tutor

I had the pleasure of working with Michael on a challenging Photoshop project. I found him to be extremely responsive and professional in our interactions. He asked thoughtful questions in advance and came to our meeting prepared, having already thought-through many of the details of the project. He is knowledgeable about various Photoshop applications and is creative in his approach. Likewise, I found him to be extremely thoughtful and patient. I've learned a great deal already and I look forward to continuing to advance my Photoshop skills. I highly recommend Michael. He's a skilled tutor who obviously takes pride in his work.

Renee, 2 lessons with Michael

Michael is very professional and easy to work with

Our first lesson was incredibly informative and I learned so much in a very short time. Michael is very knowledgeable and patient. I am so looking forward to continuing to work with him to fully enjoy getting creative with my camera as I continue to learn with Michael's guidance.

JoAnn, 2 lessons with Michael

Great Tutor

Michael was so great to work with. He is very patient and answered all my questions thoroughly. Looking forward to working with him again!

Kris, 5 lessons with Michael

Great Tutor

Michael is extremely knowledgeable in Photoshop and on the Mac. He is completely organized in his teaching style, knows where to start and how to proceed and covers a great deal in one session. Lessons flow smoothly, and Michael knows how to convey knowledge. Lessons are relaxed yet thorough. I learned much more in one or two lessons than I had expected. Great tutor!

Joan, 5 lessons with Michael

$45/hour

Michael P.

$45/hour

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