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Gail S.

Experienced, Patient Adobe Photoshop CC/Lightroom CC Classic Tutor

Experienced, Patient Adobe Photoshop CC/Lightroom CC Classic Tutor

$50/hour

About Gail


Bio

I'm an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CC and Adobe Lightroom Classic CC with over fifteen years of experience using Adobe Photoshop. Note: I am not expert with current (Fall 2018 and newer) Lightroom CC versions that store images in the cloud. Nor am I an expert with Photoshop Elements.
I've worked with many talented commercial photographers over my career. First as a custom darkroom printer and retoucher. I was fortunate to learn Photoshop as it came on the scene, and strive to keep up...

I'm an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CC and Adobe Lightroom Classic CC with over fifteen years of experience using Adobe Photoshop. Note: I am not expert with current (Fall 2018 and newer) Lightroom CC versions that store images in the cloud. Nor am I an expert with Photoshop Elements.
I've worked with many talented commercial photographers over my career. First as a custom darkroom printer and retoucher. I was fortunate to learn Photoshop as it came on the scene, and strive to keep up with the never ending updates. I love making photographic images look their best, and helping others learn how to do that. From exposure in the camera, to processing using Adobe software, I can help you do the same.
I enjoy helping individuals become more comfortable with both Photoshop and Lightroom software. My goal is to give students the tools they need to accomplish what they want to with their own images. In this sense, you help determine what it is you want to learn. It's essential to remember that Photoshop does not repair problems with the push of a button.

The best photographs begin in the camera, not after the fact. For this reason I also guide students in understanding principles of photographpy in order to create decent digital files before they try to improve them with software.

I value organization and have experience helping photographers of different abilities create naming systems and storage hierarchies for their collections of digital images. In addition to processing and output methods, Adobe Lightroom Classic CC is a valuable tool for ranking, keywording and sorting through your files.

I regularly attend the Seattle Area Photoshop Users Group (SEAPUG) and any workshops that Adobe brings to Seattle. I'm a long standing member of the National Association of Photoshop Users, now called Kelby One training.

Whether you need a thorough introduction to either of Adobe's powerful digital image processing softwares, or just want to learn how to do a few things more efficiently, I'd love to hear from you.


Education

Oregon State University
Liberal Studies

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Kindly give me twelve hours notice if you need to cancel a lesson, more if possible. I will gladly reschedule. Without twelve hours advance notice, I will charge one half hour for cancelled lessons.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/6/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Lightroom,

Adobe Lightroom

I've been using Adobe Lightroom since version 1 came out. My expertise is Certified by Adobe, and I have experience teaching Lightroom to individuals and small groups. My Lightroom catalog has over 20,000 images in it and I can find each and every one of them. I regularly work with a professional photographer in Seattle managing her catalog of more than 50,000 files.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I'm a "Certified Expert" in both Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. My career has involved retouching and preparing digital files for professional photographers and their clients. In the last six years I've added tutoring to my repertoire. While everyone is a photographer in the digital age, not everyone understands the myriad ways Photoshop can help improve images. My goal is to make sure my students can improve their images, while keeping track of them!
Photography

Photography

I have worked for numerous commercial, portrait and fine art photographers during my career as a custom black and white printer and a digital technician. I'm also a photographer in my own right, making portraits and fine art photographs. My Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies from Oregon State University combined Photography and Psychology. For over five years I've tutored individuals and taught classes at the Art Institute of Seattle and the Photographic Center Northwest.

Computer

Adobe Lightroom,

Adobe Lightroom

I've been using Adobe Lightroom since version 1 came out. My expertise is Certified by Adobe, and I have experience teaching Lightroom to individuals and small groups. My Lightroom catalog has over 20,000 images in it and I can find each and every one of them. I regularly work with a professional photographer in Seattle managing her catalog of more than 50,000 files.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I'm a "Certified Expert" in both Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. My career has involved retouching and preparing digital files for professional photographers and their clients. In the last six years I've added tutoring to my repertoire. While everyone is a photographer in the digital age, not everyone understands the myriad ways Photoshop can help improve images. My goal is to make sure my students can improve their images, while keeping track of them!
Photography

Photography

I have worked for numerous commercial, portrait and fine art photographers during my career as a custom black and white printer and a digital technician. I'm also a photographer in my own right, making portraits and fine art photographs. My Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies from Oregon State University combined Photography and Psychology. For over five years I've tutored individuals and taught classes at the Art Institute of Seattle and the Photographic Center Northwest.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (107 ratings)
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Reviews


Photoshop/ Lightroom Expert

Gail helped me solve for a project even she had never saw before. But she got it figured out! Nice lady too! She also helped me with my new camera. She has a wide range of knowledge.

Marc, 1 lesson with Gail

Knowledgeable and patient

Gail was very reassuring as she tackled the huge task of restoring thousands of images to my Lightroom. She was very skilled at correcting all the subsequent technical issues. I’m so thankful for all her help.

Nancee, 2 lessons with Gail

Knowledgable, relaxed and patient

Gail was very helpful in allowing me to express my weaknesses and goals dealing with Lightroom. She made me comfortable and eager to learn more. I want to go back, she makes learning fun!

Victoria, 4 lessons with Gail

Knowledgeable, excellent communication skills

Gail is help getting me organize my Lightroom Catalog, gain a better understanding of the LR system, and move forward toward a more efficient photography workflow.

Rebecca, 5 lessons with Gail

Perfect for me!

Gail and I had an in depth discussion answering my key questions and as a result, we have come up with a plan for managing my ever expanding collection of images. Gail answered all my questions effectively and professionally and I look forward to working with her next week to implement the plan. She has been a big help.

Ellen, 4 lessons with Gail

Gail was brilliant!

Gail was brilliant. She knew everything I asked her. She helped me learn Photoshop and she helped me with a specific project. She was kind and patient!!! I made a return appointment so I could learn more from her.

Jill, 3 lessons with Gail

Very knowledgeable and helpful

Gail is very knowledgeable and helpful in both Lightroom and Photoshop. I am a photographer and she has helped me with Lightroom file organization as well as efficient ways to do different tasks in photoshop. She also helped me get my Wacom tablet set up. I’ve used her twice already, and I will continue to use her in the future.

Jackie, 2 lessons with Gail

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

I should have been more clear that I not only needed editing help but help with Nik software. We were able to work on editing which was helpful. I would recommend Gail as a great tutor.

Suzy, 3 lessons with Gail

Excellent and perceptive teacher

Gail is thoughtful, patient and knowledgeable. She is very aware of what you are trying to accomplish and stays focused on that. I plan to work with her regularly in the future.

George, 4 lessons with Gail
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$50/hour

Gail S.

$50/hour

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Response time: 6 hours