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Lindsey M.

Seattle, WA

$55/hour

Learn Photography from a Professional

100+ Hours
4.9 average from 95 ratings
Extremely knowledgeable!
— Bill, Seattle, WA on 7/17/17

$55/Hour


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School of Visual Arts
Photography
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, using my Masters degree. 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 currently tutor at my office in Pioneer Square, at my home in Columbia City, or online. Due to traveling for shoots and running my own photography business, my schedule is limited, but please check with me to see if your location and schedule will work with mine. 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).
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, using my Masters degree. I posses both the knowledge of the field by practicing it everyday but also teach it at a near by university. I'm
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

I tutor at my office in Pioneer Square, at my community center in Columbia City, or online.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Seattle, WA 98104

"Extremely knowledgeable!"

- Bill, Seattle, WA on 7/17/17

"Great Tutor for Photoshop"

- Joanne, Stratford, CT on 9/1/17

"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

"Picture perfect"

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

"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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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.

Photography

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 secretary, Julian Castro, to a newly finished housing project. Normally I work with small businesses that need web content; product photography, headshots, interior images, and event photography.

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

Education

School of Visual Arts (Photography)

School of Visual Arts (Master's)

Extremely knowledgeable!

Lindsey really knows her craft and is strong in both Lightroom and Photoshop. She immediately helped me improve my photos and made great suggestions regarding lenses as well. Will definitely work with her again!

— Bill, Seattle, WA on 7/17/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

I tutor at my office in Pioneer Square, at my community center in Columbia City, or online.

Travel policy

Lindsey will travel within 5 miles of Seattle, WA 98104.