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Jon S.

Seattle, WA

$65/hour

Photography and post-processing tutor

$65/Hour


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Michigan State University
Journalism
Brooks Institute of Photography
Other

Education

Michigan State University (Journalism)

Brooks Institute of Photography (Other)

About Jon

I'm a photographer based out of Seattle by way of Michigan and California. I specialize in shooting weddings, however I have training in all aspects of the craft and started out thinking I'd be a journalist. I am endlessly fascinated by the ability of a photography to trap time and place and preserve moments as they are and as they are seen by the photographer. Before getting serious about pursuing photography on my own, I worked as a camera salesman in New England, teaching customers how to use their new gear to realize their vision. In photography school, we learned that if you saw a moment on the street that caught your eye, it would likely happen again if you had the patience. Taking this to heart, I can exercise patience and work at your pace. To compliment that quality, excellent listening and communication skills will help us reach your goals together.

LIghtroom is like the swiss army knife of image management - it is a complete package that can do almost everything you would need for photo management. I have utilized lightroom since it was released and have pushed all types of image catalogs through the program. I am familiar with ingest, metadata tagging and sorting, adding and removing plugins, and the simple editing allowed through the interface. I can also help you set up your presets for exporting for all types of applications in print and on the web.

For me, the camera is a tool to illuminate the viewer. I have used all types of cameras from rangefinders to point and shoot to full frame DSLRs and will be able to help you master the controls to get the pictures you want. Most of my experience is in weddings, which combines many aspects of shooting into one event. I can show you how to get effective results with flash and specialty lenses like a tilt shift. In addition to capture work, extensive Photoshop skills have helped me time and again with image editing. Masking, advanced selection, and cloning are just a few aspects of my toolbox that are in regular play. I have been part of a stock photography editing team that handled thousands of photos daily, and part of an asset management business that digitized film and slide archives. I can help you on any step of your photographic journey - from making the pictures you want to preserving and sharing them for future generations.

I don't have any outstanding qualifications for soccer or table tennis, just an intense passion for each game and many years of experience!

As a creative, I have a flexible schedule, so please reach out to see if we can work together! I'd love to help you realize your vision through the lens or help it come to life in post!
I'm a photographer based out of Seattle by way of Michigan and California. I specialize in shooting weddings, however I have training in all aspects of the craft and started out thinking I'd be a journalist. I am endlessly fascinated by the ability of a photography to trap time Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98144
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Photography
Computer:
Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Photography
Sports/Recreation:
Soccer, Table Tennis

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Michigan State University
Journalism
Brooks Institute of Photography
Other

Education

Michigan State University (Journalism)

Brooks Institute of Photography (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jon will travel within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98144.