ONE-ON-ONE, PRIVATE - Class, Lessons, Tutoring, Help
Dan in Field 2
LIGHTROOM CLASSIC HELP
LIGHTROOM CLASSIC TUTORING OR CLASS
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY LESSONS
PRIVATE CAMERA TUTORING OR CLASS
Over the Internet using screen sharing software
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>>> Low rates. As many people as can gather around your computer included at no extra cost
>>> In person sessions suspended until COVID-19 is over
Adobe Lightroom Classic Lessons
Washer 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.
Lightroom is a very powerful image management and editing tool that more and more professional, serious, and amateur, photographers are using it as their primary image management and editing tool. There is a vast amount you can do with it and I can show you how.
Learn how to manage and organize your images with the Library Module. Master the use of folders, collections and keywords to help keep track of your images and most importantly be able to find the ones you want when you need them.
Learn how to improve the look of your images in the Develop Module. Images right out of the camera may look good, but it takes post processing to move them to the next level of great.
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 CLICK HERE for more information.
Adobe Lightroom Classic Help
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Having problems with Adobe Lightroom Classic? I can help you.
No matter your problem, we can figure out how to solve it and prevent it in the future. Some typical problems I encounter are:
- Too many catalogs
- Haphazard image storage (image folders inconsistent or random)
- Backup strategy missing or incomplete
- Conversion from Apple Photos, iPhoto, or Aperture
- Dealing with LR on multiple computers (i.e., Desktop while at home and laptop when traveling)
- Multiple copies of the same image in different folders on multiple drives
- Multiple copies of the same image in LR
- Not able to find images in LR Catalog when needed
- Help upgrading to a new version
- Use of mobile or web based apps in your photo workflow
- Plus many others
Select "Lightroom Help" in the "Lessons" menu or CLICK HERE for more information.
Camera class, lessons, or tutoring
Multnomah 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, Mirrorless, or Interchangeable Lens Compact camera with all the bells and whistles and have no clue what to do with it. Or, you’ve had your camera 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 camera. 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 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 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 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 CLICK HERE for more information.
Rates and Schedules
My Rate is $80/hr for any of the above if booked directly through me. If, after the first hour you are not completely satisfied, we can stop there and there will be no charge.
Sessons can be arranged in blocks of 1 to 3 hours duration each (2 hr minimum on first session).
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