Over 100 tutoring hours

Lindsey M.

Seattle, WA

$75/hour

Learn Photography from a Professional

In-person lessons
4.9 average from 72 ratings
Picture perfect
— Jonathan, Colleyville, TX on 12/29/14

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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

Photography, Lightroom, Photoshop, Studio, Printing, Portfolio ( ALL LEVELS )

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. I give assignments and look at them before our session, to help you practice and see your progress, which you'll see 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 (15% off) 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. It usually takes a total beginner 4 - 1.5 hour lessons to start seeing the bigger picture, pun intended. Always make sure your camera is fully charged and you've got lots of space on your memory card to play and practice. Don't stress out, have fun, I'm here for you!

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.
Photography, Lightroom, Photoshop, Studio, Printing, Portfolio ( ALL LEVELS )

What makes me different:
I'm a professional photographer and a professional educator, I posses both the knowledge of the
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Discount (about 15% off) for 1.5 hour lessons - $100 Group Rates can be custom created

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Seattle, WA 98119
In-person lessons

"Picture perfect"

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

"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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Adobe Lightroom

LR is like no other software out there, don't feel silly if you don't understand it in full, 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 a wonderful program that can take your images to higher levels of altering and composting or Photoshop can be a very useful tool for straight photographers, those just looking for color, exposure, or other slight changes in their images. Reducing red in skin tone, whitening teeth, or any beautification technique can be mastered using Photoshop. If you're a more abstract artists looking for ways to combine cool effects with vector art and text, this program is also for you. I happen to enjoy all forms of that arts with Photoshop. Sometimes I fix wedding images, sprucing up the bride a bit, sometimes I'm taking out objects that wont sell a house well, or fixing the lighting situation to help out those family photos. But I also love to work with the effects, making things look brighter, color penciled in, written on, distressed, old timey, etc. We can composite several photos together, fix a closed eye or simply make the grass greener. Whatever your need, Photoshop is capable and I can make sure that you are too. Not only can you learn how to do all these things, but I'll teach you how to non-destructively and show you many ways to go about it - either with the menu bar or through short cuts. We can learn as much as you want, at the pace you are comfortable with.

Photography

Consider me your mini photo school/studio, 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've been photographing for over ten years, and running my own photography business for over 5. I learned photography in 2002 in a black and white lab, picking up color photography in 2004. I went digital in 2008 when the cameras became so good it was hard to refuse!

My specialty is marketing/commercial photography: products, head shots, events, and store front photography for small businesses. I photograph lifestyle work for families as well, but always innovative sessions, never cookie cutter work.

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 fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Discount (about 15% off) for 1.5 hour lessons - $100 Group Rates can be custom created

Travel policy

Lindsey will travel within 15 miles of Seattle, WA 98119.