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One-on-One Teaching, Coaching and Mentoring
  Many of us now have a lot more time on our hands. Why not put this time to good use by honing your photography skills, learn something new, expand your post processing skills, or just learn something new. I am now offering one-on-one sessions via online video conferencing.  
  • I use Zoom video conferencing with excellent online collaboration tools.
  • Affordable pricing.
  • Every session is custom tailored to your specific needs.
  • Flexible scheduling. I'll work with you to find a day/time that fits your schedule.
  • Contact me for more information.
What's included with every session:
  1. Focused instruction based on your needs.
  2. A PDF document with detailed reference information from your session.
  3. Post-session email support for your questions.
 
  To sign up for a one or two hour session:
  1. Click one of the "Pay Now" buttons to the right
  2. Once I receive your payment, I will contact you via email to find out what subject(s) you're interested in (see list of subjects below).
  3. We will then schedule a time and date that fits your schedule.
1 hour session ($25)

2 hour session (ONLY $35)

 
  Photography Post Processing
Click here to see before and after examples
 
  Basic Photography
  • Understanding exposure
  • How to achieve sharp focus
  • Composition basics
  • Choosing the right gear
Introduction to Lightroom
  • Importing and file organization
  • Develop Module basics
  • Exporting your images
 
  Advanced Photography
  • Mastering long exposures
  • Understanding depth of field
  • Advanced focus techniques
  • Using filters
  • Exposure setting for high dynamic scenes
  • Using aperture, shutter speed, manual, and bulb modes
Introduction to Photoshop
  • Integration with Lightroom
  • Creating and using layers, masks and selections
  • Custom workspaces
 
  Night Photography
  • Getting exposure right
  • Understanding the histogram
  • Focus techniques
  • Light trails
  • Zoom blur
  • Gear (tripods, lenses, etc.)
Advanced Lightroom
  • Keywording
  • Using presets to save time (import, develop and export presets)
  • The power of local adjustments
  • Sharpening and noise reduction
  • Lens corrections
  • Targeted Adjustment Tool
  • Color and luminance range masks
 
  The Photographer's Ephemeris
  • Powerful app for planning sun and moon light and direction
  • Using TPE maps
  • Finding and saving locations
  • Using Geodesics (line of sight)
  • Using Night Mode to plan Milky Way shoots
  • Much more
Advanced Photoshop
  • Creating, modifying and using selections
  • Non-destructive editing using layers
  • The immense power of luminosity masks
  • Paint with light and color
  • Smart objects
  • Channels - what are they used for?
 
  Photographing the Milky Way
  • Choosing the right gear (cameras, lenses, tripods, other)
  • Getting exposure right
  • How to set focus for tack sharp images
  • Composition
  • Post processing
Mastering the TK7 Panels in Photoshop
  • Luminosity masks
  • Zone masks
  • Rapid masks
  • Color masks
  • Infinity masks
  • Rapid mask modification tools
  • Actions
  • Creative actions
  • Using layer mask mode
  • Dodging and burning
  • Sharpening
 
  Your Choice
  • A subject not listed here
  • A combination of items listed here
  • You decide!
Exposure Blending in Photoshop
  • Exposure blending with one or two photos
  • Effective use of selections and masks
  • Use the Select and Mask tools to get your selections right
  • Blending modes
  • Smart Objects
  • Dodging and Burning
  • Luminosity masks
 
Why is one-on-one instruction better than classroom instruction?
  • The focus is entirely on you and your individual needs
  • You get to work on your own computer in a familiar setting
  • Less time is required than in a classroom setting
  • You receive training based on your schedule and needs...not someone else's

Lightroom - Transform your vision into art

I have been using Lightroom since 2007 and have been teaching Lightroom in class settings and private instruction since 2008.
Are you:
  • New to Lightroom and want to start off on the right foot?
  • Currently using Lightroom and it's proving to be a challenge?
  • Having trouble finding photos in Lightroom?
  • Wanting to take Lightroom to another level?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, one-on-one Lightroom training may be just what you're looking for.

Photoshop - Take your photos to the next level

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Photoshop integrates seamlessly with Lightroom. Photoshop can do many things Lightroom simply can't. Using layers, masking, adjustment layers, and luminosity masks can take your images to another level.
Are you:
  • Intimidated by Photoshop?
  • Currently using Photoshop and it's proving to be a challenge?
  • Wanting to get that little "extra" out of your images?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, one-on-one Photoshop training may be just what you're looking for.

Private workshops - One-on-one guided tours and instruction

Workshops are one of the best ways to learn photography. Private workshops takes this to another level by focusing the instruction entirely on you.
My rates for private workshops are:
  • $65/hour - 2 hour minimum (within 50 miles of Portland, OR)
  • $95/hour - 2 hour minimum (50-100 miles from Portland, OR)
  • $TBD - longer distance or multi-day workshops
I DO NOT charge for travel time - just instruction time.
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