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Paul L.

Professional Photography Lessons Help You Master The Shot

Professional Photography Lessons Help You Master The Shot

$45/hour

  • 63 hours tutoring

  • Herndon, VA 20171

"An experienced tutor who really loves to share his knowledge"

Sourin, 4 lessons with Paul

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About Paul


Bio

I'm a life-long photographer that is skilled in fashion, portraiture and editorial photography both on location and in studio. Since I edit everything that is released to clients, I am skilled in Photoshop as well.

I am a member of Professional Photographers of America, and I love sharing what I have learned over the years.

My tutoring approach includes light study before our meeting, and then 1-on-1, hands-on moments to bring those aspects to life in real-world settings. Digital...

I'm a life-long photographer that is skilled in fashion, portraiture and editorial photography both on location and in studio. Since I edit everything that is released to clients, I am skilled in Photoshop as well.

I am a member of Professional Photographers of America, and I love sharing what I have learned over the years.

My tutoring approach includes light study before our meeting, and then 1-on-1, hands-on moments to bring those aspects to life in real-world settings. Digital Photography affords an incredible experience to document the world while interacting with a wide variety of people and companies. Let me teach you how to create engaging images.

Paul L.


Education

Angelo State University
Theater

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Herndon, VA 20171
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/10/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I am quite proficient on Photoshop as it pertains to photography. I can teach you about levels, curves, layers, and how best to perform blemish touch-ups and make the eyes sparkle. Let me maximize your time by helping me understanding what your Photoshop goals are.
Photography

Photography

I am a life-long photographer (since age 6), that loves sharing what I know as much as I love shooting, editing and delivering compelling images to my clients. My studio experience affords a great opportunity to mentor aspiring photographers in portraiture, interacting with subjects, and most especially studio lighting. While there is an abundance of information available on the Internet for curious photogs, I can customize their learning to specific applications, such as landscape photography and location portraiture. My desire to share brought me to teaching in classrooms and trade-shows, but the greatest learning experience is always 1-on-1.

Computer

Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I am quite proficient on Photoshop as it pertains to photography. I can teach you about levels, curves, layers, and how best to perform blemish touch-ups and make the eyes sparkle. Let me maximize your time by helping me understanding what your Photoshop goals are.
General Computer,

General Computer

I'm a long-time computer trainer including basic skills and how to optimize your system for the best performance possible. If you want to become a PC power-user, the first step is yours - let's get started!
Photography

Photography

I am a life-long photographer (since age 6), that loves sharing what I know as much as I love shooting, editing and delivering compelling images to my clients. My studio experience affords a great opportunity to mentor aspiring photographers in portraiture, interacting with subjects, and most especially studio lighting. While there is an abundance of information available on the Internet for curious photogs, I can customize their learning to specific applications, such as landscape photography and location portraiture. My desire to share brought me to teaching in classrooms and trade-shows, but the greatest learning experience is always 1-on-1.

Corporate Training

General Computer

General Computer

I'm a long-time computer trainer including basic skills and how to optimize your system for the best performance possible. If you want to become a PC power-user, the first step is yours - let's get started!

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (24 ratings)
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Reviews


Great Lesson

I spent two hours reviewing some very specific and technical issues related to focal points on my Canon 5d. Paul is a great tutor and easy to work with. I am looking forward to more lessons.

Natasha, 2 lessons with Paul

Good tutor but can be unreliable

Paul is quite a good tutor. However, I learned he is not reliable and can no longer recommend him. After 2 successful 2-hour sessions, we had mutually arranged our next session a week or so in advance, and had both re-confirmed a couple days in advance. However, on the day of the appointment, as I was leaving my house, I received a text from him cancelling the session. Our appt was for 3 o'clock about 45 minutes away. I got this message at 2:06 pm: "I'm so sorry but I got called out on an assignment and cannot make today's 3 pm meeting." That was it. No offer to make it up to me, no warning the day before, nothing. This was a waste of my time preparing, and tangled up my plans for the day, because he got work elsewhere at teh last minute. Furthermore, there were things I needed to learn from him on that day, and so I had to scramble to find other resources. I don't think that working free-lance photographers necessarily can't honor their tutoring appointments, but I will certainly be more careful to check on that issue when selecting tutors in future.

Ann, 2 lessons with Paul
Tutor responded:

I am very sorry for the inconvenience I caused you, Ann. I was going to offer a free class to make it up to you, but you immediately replied with, "End of tutoring. Sorry." My offer stands, if you wish: I will provide two free hours of tutoring for your inconvenience. ~Paul

Enthusiastic & immensely knowledgeable

Knowing I had been under-utilizing my camera I was astounded to learn of it's functionality and the breadth of menu guidance and meaning. Paul built upon the learning experience of the camera's hardware and menu options with understandable examples answering the many 'how' and 'why' reflexive questions. Paul's an engaging teacher and you come away eager to experiment.

Marshall, 1 lesson with Paul

Great Tutor

Paul is a an excellent tutor. Great communicator. An expert at his craft. Able to translate and share his knowledge of Photo editing so it is easy to understand and remember.

Richard, 2 lessons with Paul

E-Mail

Paul is a knowledgeable tutor. We concentrated on e-mail and various fonts, high lighting etc. My experience was very good and we are scheduled for another lesson!

Michael, 4 lessons with Paul

Very knowledgeable

I had been looking to learn photography for some time and came across Paul on WyzAnt. He is very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and full of great advice.

Candice, 4 lessons with Paul

A Gentle, Well Balanced Photography Tutor

There's many things I could say about Paul as a tutor, but the one thing that has struck me the most is that this guy is sweet. He makes you feel good about yourself and he has a balance in sharing his knowledge and his inspiration. He's refreshingly empowering. The first time I met him, it was like meeting an old friend and the second time our meeting was a bright spot in an otherwise stressful week. This is the joy of photography. Paul knows the tricks of photography, he has the knowledge, yet I love how he still radiates such joy about the subject. He's also generous minded. His rate per hour is in line with many, less experienced photography tutors. He had to drive an hour to meet with me, and he didn't hesitate to do this. Everything is a matter of timing, and it is cheery that I was ready to meet Paul as my photography tutor.

Steve, 2 lessons with Paul

Engaging and Dedicated to Someone Learning New Information and Skills!

Paul's knowledge and dedication to teaching far exceeded my expectations! I am a novice with computer skills and even timid about declaring how little I know. THIS gentleman allowed me to ask my very elementary questions, and he patiently taught me new skills. Paul arrived with a syllabus. There was no rigidity in our use of it, yet it proved to be a great impetus for addressing specific, needed skills. If any of the materials you're wanting to cover are listed in Mr. L's tutoring subjects, don't dare hesitate to contact him! ENJOY learning; I did!

Ann, 2 lessons with Paul

$45/hour

Paul L.

$45/hour

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