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August 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

LOCAL, IN PERSON, PRIVATE - Class, Lessons, Tutoring, Help

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  • DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY LESSONS

  • PRIVATE CAMERA TUTORING OR CLASS

  • ADOBE LIGHTROOM INSTRUCTION

  • Provided in Palo Alto, CA 94306 (and nearby)

 

 

>>> Why not get lessons on Digital Photography and how to use that new camera to make beautiful images

>>> Learn to use Adobe Lightroom

>>> Private, one-on-one, live and in person, Camera, Photography, and Lightroom Tutoring in Palo Alto, CA 94306

>>> Groups up to 3 people for same price as 1 person



DSLR Camera camera class, lessons, or tutoring


Multnomah FallsMultnomah FallsUpper and Lower Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, OR You’ve been taking snapshots for years with various point-and-shoot cameras or (shudder) even your cell phone. But now you have a great DSLR camera with all the bells and whistles and have no clue what to do with it. Or, you’ve had your DSLR for awhile and are less than satisfied with the results. You know how to set the dial to “Automatic” and push the button – just like you did with your point and shoot but that’s about it. Now what?

Reading the 200 page camera manual is of no help. It tells you what the buttons do, but not why you would want to do that or what benefits or detriments come along with those settings. It tells you how to display the menu, but not the meaning of the 80+ items in 3 levels of options or when one would want to use those options.

It doesn't matter if you have a Canon Camera, a Nikon Camera, or a Sony Camera, you want to move from just “Taking Pictures” to “Making Photographs” – which is why you got that camera in the first place. In other words you want to learn Digital Photography and how to use your camera.

I’m an award winning photographer with great teaching skills who can teach you how to “Escape the Green Box” (get off of the Auto setting) and really use your DSLR. My one-on-one lessons are tailored to your camera and your skill level. These are the highest quality. professional and in depth, lessons and should not be confused with quickie 2 hour overviews. I don't just tell you to "push that button" or "turn that dial", I teach you how the various camera settings impact your images. I give you the information required to fully understand, control and utilize your camera to make beautiful images matching your artistic vision.

If you take my structured course format I also provide, free of charge, PDF copies of the class presentation material (over 150 PowerPoint slides) we use during the class, including my instructor notes so you can refer back to them later. After you have finished my course, you should feel free to send me emails with questions, issues or problems that may come up or ask me to look over a few of your photos to offer suggestions - all at no charge.

Morning at the BendMorning at the BendColorado River through Canyonlands National Park from Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, By Dan Hartford. This landscape photo shows the classic carved canyon formations typical of red rock country in the American Southwest. I give my lessons at my place in Palo Alto (near San Antonio and El Camino) but can come to your place in nearby cities for an extra travel reimbursement fee depending on distance.

I tailor the Material to your needs based on how deep you want to go and even what things you want to concentrate on.

As a guide, for a novice covering all material to an in-depth level, will take about 6 to 8 total hours usually spread over several 2 hour sessions. However a light once over of the key points can be covered in 3 to 4 hours

Select "Camera Lessons" in the "Lessons" menu or use http://www.danhartfordphoto.com/blog/2016/8/camera-lessons-training-and-help for more information.

 


Adobe Lightroom Help, Tutoring, Lessons, Class

Washer Woman Arch after Dust StormWasher Woman Arch after Dust StormWasher Woman Arch behind Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, UT. Taken just after dawn the day after a dust storm. There was a Lot of dust still in the air which amplified the golden color of the sunrise sunlight. These arches are in the Island In The Sky section of Canyonlands NP which offers classic representations of the American Southwest. Having problems with Adobe Lightroom? I can help you. Lightroom is a very powerful image management and editing tool that more and more professional, as well as amateur, photographers are using as their primary image tool. There is a vast amount you can do with it and I can show you how.

I can also help with untangle your catalogs  give suggestions on image storage and offer suggestions on best practices.

Learn how to manage and organize your images with the Library Module and how to improve the look of your images in the Develop Module. We can also talk about the Map, Print, Slideshow, and Web modules if those are the areas that interest you.

 

Select "Lightroom Lessons" in the "Lessons" menu or use http://www.danhartfordphoto.com/blog/2016/8/lightroom-lessons-training-and-help for more information.

 

 

 

 



Rates and Schedules



My Rate is $50/hr of instruction and you can bring up to 2 friends at no additional cost. If, after the first hour you are not completely satisfied, we can stop there and there will be no charge.

Lessons can be arranged in sessions of 1 to 3 hours duration each (2 hr minimum on first lesson).

See either Camera Lessons or Lightroom Lessons (under "Lessons" menu) for more info and user reviews. Most of these can also be found on Yelp.
 
For more information and availability, use the "Contact+About" menu at the top left or email me directly at Dan@DanHartfordPhoto.com
 


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