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Experienced, Patient Adobe Photoshop CC/Lightroom Classic Tutor
Gail S.

368 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Hourly Rate: $60

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Gail S.'s Photo

Experienced, Patient Adobe Photoshop CC/Lightroom Classic Tutor
Experienced, Patient Adobe Photoshop CC/Lightroom Classic Tutor
Gail S.

368 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

368 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Gail


Bio

I love helping students of all ages get the best possible prints from their digital files! From learning principles of photography to using layers and masks with Photoshop, I can get you started with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic. In addition to working with professional photographers, I’ve taught traditional and digital processing to students at the college level.
Since the stay-at-home orders were initiated in March of 2020, I tutor 100% online. Using the Wyzant classroom we can...

I love helping students of all ages get the best possible prints from their digital files! From learning principles of photography to using layers and masks with Photoshop, I can get you started with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic. In addition to working with professional photographers, I’ve taught traditional and digital processing to students at the college level.
Since the stay-at-home orders were initiated in March of 2020, I tutor 100% online. Using the Wyzant classroom we can converse, look at one or the others screen, and share a whiteboard. Using Zoom I can gain control of your computer to demonstrate use of either software. I use the most current subscription based versions of Adobe Lightroom Classic (LrC) and Photoshop that work with my iMac. If you use an older version of Photoshop, or use PC’s, I can still demonstrate on your computer using the software you are familiar with.
I become more adept using the current mobile version of Lightroom (LR) the more I use it. I synch some LR Classic collections with LR Mobile, and use LR mobile for simple editing when away from my Desktop. I cannot guarantee I will be able to answer all questions about online uploading and sharing of photos, but I can find answers and share resources with you to help you with your work.
Organization of your digital files is important. I am happy to make recommendations for storage and backup, and share my own system of organization. However, I expect students to have a folder hierarchy and storage system (with backup) in use before we begin so that we can focus on processing digital work, rather than locating it!
Printing for professional photographers over the years, in the darkroom and using digital printers, I've learned how to get the best print from a negative or digital file. I can help you master photographic concepts like exposure, color theory and sharpness, while helping you gain confidence with the myriad of digital tools available for editing.


Education

Oregon State University
Liberal Studies

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Kindly give me twenty-four hours notice if you need to cancel a lesson, more if possible. I will gladly reschedule. Without advance notice, I will charge one half hour for cancelled lessons.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 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.

Examples of Expertise


Gail has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 14 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (159 ratings)
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Reviews

Easy to work with

Still have some issues to sort out as I learn but making great progress. Why do I have to write 160 characters. My first sentence pretty much says what I'd like to say.

Bill, 3 lessons with Gail

Knows a lot about LR and PS and workflow

Getting oriented in LR catalog setup, file transfer, backups, and potential use of CC for mobile work with synch to Classic desktop catalog and files. Technical know-how to help me with various edits on photos. Gail is clear and focused.

Donald, 1 lesson with Gail

Very helpful.

Provided some feedback on using layers and brushes in Adobe Photoshop. The information was very helpful and gave me some additional ideas. I will practice and refine in my photography development and refinement.

Richard, 1 lesson with Gail

She knows Lightroom Classic and HOW to teach it to this OLD Lady!!!!!

I had a Lightroom dumpster fire. What a mess. She took me back to the beginnings and taught me how to load photos from my cards. She is VERY patient. She gave me just enough to do and now I have 6 days before my next lesson to practice downloading my pictures and then she will make sure I am on the right track before we go to the next step. I am a very happy camper

Jennifer, 7 lessons with Gail

Great tutor

She is a good listener and problem solver. She was very patient and fun to work with. Gail definitely knew her way around in Light Room.

Warren, 6 lessons with Gail

Lr Guide

Gail is a kind and patient instructor. I have been struggling with how to reorganize my catalog in Lr which had become a total mess. She was able to help begin the process and I now feel some relief and confidence in being able to accomplish it. I felt quite comfortable in rescheduling in order to continue to process.

Janis, 5 lessons with Gail

Patient and expert tutor

Gail was knowledgeable and patient with teaching me editing tools I'd forgotten about on Lightroom CC and even simple features for collections. I look forward to moving onto Photoshop next.

Alison, 1 lesson with Gail

Knowledgeable and patient teacher.

Gail successfully walked me through the process of setting up two separate hard drives (both main drive and backup) and helped me transfer over 25,000 images from my failing drive. She also introduced me to the Chronosync software for copying files safely and reliably. While doing this, she patiently answered many questions that I had about Adobe Lightroom Classic. I very much enjoyed working with her and will do so again when I have Lightroom and/or file storage issues.

Kevin, 2 lessons with Gail

Knows her stuff!

I had forgotten a great deal I once knew about Lightroom after being away from it for over a year. Gail patiently walked me through resurrecting my Lightroom catalog from a clone of my old computer and getting it installed and fully functional on my current machine. Patient, peasant and knowledgeable--and it was apparent to me that her grasp of Lightroom far exceeded the tasks I needed her to guide me through.

Jim, 1 lesson with Gail
Hourly Rate: $60
Response time: 1 hour
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