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Lindsey M.

Seattle, WA

$50/hour

Learn Photography from a Professional

100+ Hours
4.9 average from 84 ratings
Picture perfect
— Jonathan, Colleyville, TX on 12/29/14

$50/Hour


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School of Visual Arts
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School of Visual Arts
Master's

Education

School of Visual Arts (Photography)

School of Visual Arts (Master's)

About Lindsey

Digital Photography, Lightroom, and Photoshop Expert: classically trained with film in a dark room.

What makes me different:
I'm a professional photographer and a professional educator, I posses both the knowledge of the field by practicing it everyday but also teach it at a near by university. I'm available via email & text with my current students in between lessons. I can give assignments and look at them before our session, to help you practice and track your progress, which you'll notice after our first lesson. I also have ready to share equipment with you if you'd like to see what a different lens would look like or how strobes are set up.

My tips for you:
I recommend 1.5 hour sessions they are the perfect amount of time to fully understand the lesson and have time for practice and questions, but they are not too much time to overwhelm the brain. Plus I offer them at a discounted rate. It usually takes a total beginner 4 - 1.5 hour lessons to start seeing the bigger picture, pun intended. Always make sure you bring your lap top charger, your camera is fully charged, and you've got lots of space on your memory card to play and practice.

My background:
I have a Master's in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, New York and a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Photography. My specialty is in the Commercial (Portrait and Product) with a dash of experience in the Fine Arts field. My clients range from small business owners who need store front and product shots to large corporations with hundreds of employees that need head shots.

I am currently tutoring at my office/studio in Pioneer Square, Seattle WA or online. Due to traveling for shoots and running my own photography business, my schedule is limited. I tutor Monday - Thursday 2:00pm - 6:30pm, or Friday's almost anytime. Weekends can be arranged but require a 2 hour minimum. My office is perfectly equipped for learning, and easily accessible for mass transit riders (buss, LINK, sounder, ferry). Parking on street is limited but I know of a fair priced garage near by ($8/day). Pioneer Square is a fantastic neighborhood to visit before or after our lesson, fun and local, food, art, and shops.
Digital Photography, Lightroom, and Photoshop Expert: classically trained with film in a dark room.

What makes me different:
I'm a professional photographer and a professional educator, I posses both the knowledge of the field by practicing it everyday but also teach it at a near by university. I'm available via email & text with
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

I only tutor at my office/studio in Pioneer Square or online. $18 no show / cancellation fee.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98104

"Picture perfect"

- Jonathan, Colleyville, TX on 12/29/14

"Thoughtful and flexible puzzle solver"

- Alice, Seattle, WA on 5/21/16

"Got me where I needed to go ..."

- Robert, Austin, TX on 7/30/15

"Great pedagogical skills and infinite patience"

- Noelle, Cedar Hill, TX on 1/8/15

"My sessions with Lindsey are always great. She's so patient."

- Josie, Haltom City, TX on 7/26/13

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Amy, Grapevine, TX on 6/12/13

"Excellent Instructor"

- Natasha, Plano, TX on 4/9/13

"Great teacher, very patient."

- Esther, Arlington, TX on 11/17/11

"Excellent!!"

- Lynn, Dallas, TX on 10/19/11

"Detail oriented"

- Cheryl, Fort Worth, TX on 9/30/11

"I highly recommend Lindsey as a teacher and a tutor."

- Melody, Hurst, TX on 9/30/11

"Super Knowledgeable, Super Patient, Super Tutor and Teacher!"

- Melanie, Bedford, TX on 8/27/11

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Approved subjects

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Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator is for graphics. It's for designing simple logos, creating small promotional items, and laying out a postcard or business card. I use Illustrator whenever possible. I find it to be the easiest of the Adobe programs to use and navigate, as well as learn. In most cases Illustrator can get the job done, get it done well and with ease, which is important in all industries. I will not lie, there are times when Photoshop or InDesign will be needed, but if you're looking for a program that does most of your design needs, then Illustrator is the one. I personally use it for screen printing designs, business card designs, website graphics, promotional post cards and flyers.

Adobe Lightroom

I've been using LR since its launch. It is like no other software out there; understanding it in full will benefit you greatly. That's where I come in! Professionals use LR; it's an important part of our workflow. We stay organized with our thousands of images in Library, but we play and edit in Develop. There are many steps before importing and after exporting that you need to consider before using LR; I'll go through them all.

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is my go to for portrait retouching, compositing, graphic design, & video editing. While I use Lightroom for the organizing and global adjustments of my work, Photoshop is used quite often for more in depth editing. PS is particularly great for compositing with multiple layers, adding text, or integrating graphics. The one non-photo related skill I use PS for is the video editing timeline area. It's wonderful to use and blend video with all your other techniques in Photoshop that make creating digital art so versatile. I have a Master's in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, New York and a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Photography.

Film

If you're looking for a more therapeutic activity, shooting film will be a fantastic way to create, with out all the rush and bright screens. I've been shooting film since 2002, mostly black and white. I can help answer many of your questions about film. We can check out a local place to buy and develop film. There are many differences in film versus digital, we'll go over all of those ways of practice.

Photography

I've been photographing since 2001, and running my own photography business since 2009. Consider me your mini photo school/studio and your private guide to everything photography related; from cameras to software, new exhibits and culture, and even printing or putting together a portfolio. All levels, and all cameras, welcome.

I learned photography in 2001 in a black and white lab, picking up color photography in 2004. I went digital in 2008 when the cameras became so fantastic it was silly to refuse the update.

My two largest clients were shooting a food photography ad for Pizza Hut and for a visit from HUD, Julian Castro's, to a newly finished project. Normally I work with small businesses that need web content; product photography, headshots, interior images, and event photography.

Video Production

I shoot short video clips with my DSLR and I edit with Photoshop. I can show you the basics of video with a DSLR and how to finesse your video with tips in PS. We can stitch your video together with simple fades, or we can get more complex by adding music, recorded sound, text overlays, or even photographs and graphics.

School of Visual Arts
Photography
School of Visual Arts
Master's

Education

School of Visual Arts (Photography)

School of Visual Arts (Master's)

Picture perfect

Lindsey possesses the right combination of patience, communication skills, and industry knowledge, coupled with an easygoing demeanor, which make her an excellent tutor. I look forward to working with her again in the future.

— Jonathan, Colleyville, TX on 12/29/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

I only tutor at my office/studio in Pioneer Square or online. $18 no show / cancellation fee.

Travel policy

Lindsey will travel within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98104.