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About Angela Theresa E.

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Queens Village, NY
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About Angela Theresa
Fluent in American Sign Language.
Graduate of “The American Academy of Dramatic Arts”.
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Angela Theresa E.

Queens Village, NY 11428
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$60 / 30-min

About Joy S.

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Upper Darby, PA
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Hands on instruction on manual camera settings (ISO, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, etc.). Framing the subject from different angles. And most importantly, how to see light the way your camera sees it.

About Joy
I am a graduate of UC San Diego (bachelor of arts, sociology) and UCLA (master of public policy). As a child of immigrant parents, I value diversity and love learning languages. I read, write and speak Spanish fluently, and have intermediate command of both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese in reading, writing, and speech.

Photography has been one of my main areas of focus for over ten years. I am trained in both film and digital formats and specialize in demystifying the DSLR so that you gain a good understanding of manual settings and how to use each to improve your photos.

Caring, compassion, and understanding are essential for learning and I strive to do my best in these areas.
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Jamie March 6, 2019
· Mandarin · Online
First lesson went very well. She is patient and very helpful. I know exactly how to prepare for the next lesson!
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Trina Marie February 12, 2019
· Mandarin · Online
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Claire January 18, 2019
· Photography · Online
I had a wonderful first lesson with Joy and learned so much. Thank you!
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About Giuseppe B.

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Ridgewood, NY
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We go in an in-depth journey of light and shadows. I can teach in digital and Film photography. I am very knowledgeable in lighting techniques for portrait photography, fashion photography, outdoor, event and artistic expressionistic photography. My students will learn composition, lighting and artistic forms of photography

About Giuseppe
Hello, my name is Joe. I am excited when I learn of new potential artists. My skills are well rounded and focused. I can teach you in many media applications and art forms. I am able to teach from basic drawing techniques to full Portrait art, Film & Digital Portrait / Fashion Photography and Image Retouching/ Manipulation. My forte' are Drawings, Acrylic Paintings, Charcoal Drawings, Photography and Digital image manipulation. I have been published in Art and Fashion magazines for my art. My goal is to teach you how to see the world around us as a canvas and cull your visions from it and recreate it to your desires. My goal is to have you gain a deep understanding of yourself as an artist and how to translate that onto/into your media of choice.
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Michelle M. February 14, 2019
· Photography · Online
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allison January 22, 2019
· Painting · Online
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Sofia January 13, 2019
· Photography · In home
Guiseppe was excellent, thorough, patient and personable. Highly recommended!
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Giuseppe B.

Ridgewood, NY 11385
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$80 / 60-min

About Sergey K.

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Schenectady, NY
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I been taking pictures for a very long time I also have my own photography business set up at www.photosbysergey.com and I can teach you hands on lessons how to take amazing pictures.

About Sergey
I am multitalented. At a young age I mastered the Art of Photography that was taught to me by my grandpa and Chess. I was born in Belarus and I am a native Russian Speaker.

After substitute teaching then getting my first teacher job in NY I have started to work on my business and been very successful at it. I teach nearly 150,000 students on Udemy.com and do free lance photography for pay part time.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Education
B.A in History Major & Political Science Minor at Siena College
Master Degree in Education from College of St Rose

Teaching Certification
NYS certified Social Studies & Special Education Teacher.

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Special Ed Teacher, Tutoring and Substitute teacher

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Photography self taught and experienced event photographer. Online tutorials business teacher that teachers oth
ers how to start your own business and be an entrepreneur.

Specialties
Event Photography, Chess, Tae Kwon Do, eBay, Etsy and Fiverr
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Patti C. September 30, 2018
· Photography · Online
Terrible experience. Couldn't connect online, 20 minutes after start time called him and he tried to assist, but ended up doing a "phone lesson" which consisted of a question and answer time where I had to come up with my own questions. To conclude we were told to go out and take some pictures on our own and learn from experimenting on our own taking pictures of all kinds of things. We could then download them, send to him, and he could critique.
Not what I expected. Not necessarily his fault, but Going to ask for refund
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Janet T. May 25, 2018
· Photography · In home
when I made an appointment, I asked if Sergey was familiar with my camera and they said yes. It seemed new to him. But after talking about my fijifilm x100F, I am returning the camera. So overall I did like Sergey and look forward to my next Hour
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McKenna August 27, 2017
· Photography · In studio
Very helpful!!
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About Mark Y.

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Greenwich, CT
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Photography is a big part of our lives these days. It's a modern way of storytelling. Let me help you tell your story better. From Beginner to Advance, I cater the lessons to your needs.

A lifelong student of Photography myself, I have made my living as a professional Photographer for nearly 10 years. In addition to Shooting I have been teaching and helping others hone their craft for the past 4 years.

Many people want instant results but photography is a process. Despite the experience level of the photographer my goal is teach something new. Be it a concept or technique at the end of the session you will be one step closer to your goals.

The session doesn't end at the end of the hour. I provide e-mail support for questions pertaining to the discussed subject matter. I do assign homework and or conduct practical lessons so I also provide feedback and critique for photographs.

I use Lightroom and Photoshop for post processing and I am able to provide ...

About Mark Onewolf
I began photographing family events at the age of 8 years old. I was always fascinated with how things work and the camera was no exception.

I learned to shoot with Film cameras. First with my Dad's Pentax and when I was employed I purchased my own. During my time in the Navy and Army I became good friends with a combat photographer who mentored me in photography. Long deployments were perfect to cultivate my skills and there was no shortage of people places and things to photograph.

So what makes me a good Instructor? My education background is Avionics and Electronics Engineering. I am a math and logic minded person which enables me to reverse engineer processes and break them down. I have experience teaching ESL to foreign exchange students which often requires me to understand the task from the perspective of the client
so that I am able to help them understand in the way they learn.

I come from a Artistic family, Music, Art, Dance, Singing etc and being a musician myself I am not just a 1's and 0 person. Photography is a very logical subject not unlike music. There are rules to bent and offers structure yet has a creative release for those of us seeking that.
My clients find that I am patient and laid back and able to explain things in multiple ways until they get that ah ha moment. I am passionate about photography and I hope my enthusiasm is contagious.

As a Professional photographer I see so many bad photos from family and friends and others posting on social media and in forums. Someone took the time to show me and feed my passion so I want to do the same and help to create better photographers and hopefully better photographs.

Mark
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Jess May 7, 2018
· Photography · In studio
Mark has taught me a lot of lessons in photography. Very knowledgeable in a broad range of disciplines (i.e. long exposures, head shots, weddings, street, editing, portraiture, product, and more). Covering so many categories of photography I feel gives him the ability to answer many questions that a specialized niche photographer would lack. I am a photographer and I get paid gigs, that's how good Mark is. I received my ROI 100x over. Highly recommended.
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Dan January 10, 2018
· Photography · In studio
Just had a photography lesson with Mark last night. He was great. He explained everything in a clear and concise manner that I could easily understand. He also listened to what I wanted to topics that I wanted to learn and tailored his presentation to cover those topics. Thanks, Dan.
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Robert A. December 15, 2017
· Photography · In studio
Mark was great. Articulate, clear, and made everything easily understandable. A first lesson should definitely be two hours and I look forward to many more lessons.
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Greenwich, CT 06830
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About Nanette M.

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New York, NY
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Photography is the art of painting with light - and is a joy every moment. Want just to do better photos of your family or trips to post on social media - or discover how your camera really works - or do high-end 'art' photography? You will 'develop an eye' in no time! I am always eager to work together and share my enthusiasm to improve your photo-taking! I have been taking photographs since childhood (well before mobile phones) - and have been a professional photographer and videographer for over 30 years. Lessons are 'hands on' and geared to the needs and abilities of the student. Lessons may involve 'field trips' for great practical experience. My ability as a performing arts photographer has allowed me the privilege of freelancing for The New York Times, Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Carnegie Hall -- among many. My love of travel landed me first prize in a significant international Travel Photography competition. (I can teach traditional 'film' photography as well.) All

About Nanette
I enjoy people! I come from South Africa where I taught English and Speech & Drama - high school level and produced plays and shows for schools and dramatic societies for several years. I started and ran a photographic club at school. My passion and ability for photography landed me a job at a large Performing Arts Council where I covered dance of all kinds, drama, opera and music and beyond! Since working in the US. as a photographer and videographer, I have among my clients The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center, The New York Times, Carnegie Hall and many more... I have traveled all over the world and have a deep appreciation of and interest in the culture of all peoples.
I love spontaneity and open to different ways of learning.
My work has been widely published in books and other - and online.
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Nanette M.

New York, NY 10025
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$92 / 60-min

About Eduardo C.

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New York, NY
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Every level of student is welcome and we can approach the lessons in 2 ways:
- Starting from the basis and making our way up working on different levels of project so to understand and be able to use a range of tools in Lightroom and Photoshop.
- Working on a project together that the student brings to me from his school or from his work.

About Eduardo
I am a 28 years old professional photographer based in New York City.
I studied in Milan, Italy and moved here in the city 5 years ago. I have deep knowledge in Photoshop and Lightroom, which I studied in school and then practice during my career as a photographer.
I work in different fields in photography such as: "Travel and Lifestyle", Fashion and food.
I had the opportunity to work with magazines and brands such as: Cereal Magazine, H&M, ecc.
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Eduardo C.

New York, NY 10014
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$100 / 60-min

About Maya B.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Teaching photography and image editing is in my soul. I am an active photographer and film Director with over 10 years of teaching experience. I will make sure to get you to your best technical ability while also exposing you to the art that is photography, by demonstrating how each technique you will learn was used throughout photography history. I hope to open your mind and share with you the knowledge and unique experiences I have gathered as a photographer over seas. My strong roots in art and art history promise a different experience then most solely technical lessons. There are plenty of references upon request as well. Looking forward to meet you!

About Maya
I am Maya. A photographer and film director. I started out as a teenager with a camera, and then became a military photographer when I finished high school. During my service I have gathered plenty of experience in very technically challenging situations. After my service I proceeded to a BFA in photography and art and I’m about to start my MFA in photography in Hunter’s studio MFA program in NYC. I’ve been teaching my craft since 2008 in various facilities abroad and recently moved to NYC permanently. I love teaching photography. It is in my heart and soul, and I am known as a very devoted teacher by my students. My camera has taken me very far, All the way up to the frozen lake Baikal in Siberia for my recent project. I will cover all technical needs and subjects, and I can guarantee you will know everything there is to know about your
camera and how to achieve your best results. In addition- I can also promise to enrich you with art and photography history, to whichever extent you’ll want. Let’s have fun together and begin your exciting journey!
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Maya B.

Brooklyn, NY 11210
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$125 / 60-min

About Jon S.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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Going at your I pace, I’ll make sure this is understandable, not intimidating and enjoyable. I’ll get an understanding of your goals and current skill set and we’ll go from there!

About Jon
Very focused on making sure you get something out of our sessions. For me, that starts with knowing your goal(s) and current skill set. Also, I’ll check in along the way to ensure I’m relating concepts in an understandable way. After all... goal is for you to leave having gained new knowledge. Let’s see if we are a good fit!
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Jon S.

Online
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$34 / 30-min

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Average Cost of Photography Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons in New York is $109. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $92 and $135 per hour.

30-min $60
 
$72 average
$85
45-min $75
 
$87 average
$100
60-min $92
 
$109 average
$135

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute photography lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute photography lessons are 21% less expensive at $87, and 30-minute lessons cost 34% less at $72.

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