Whether you're a beginner or a professional photographer, a college student or retiree, bring your photography, Lightroom or Photoshop skills to the next level! Every lesson is full of techniques, tips and tricks to take your skills further. I am commercial digital photographer with deep knowledge of studio lighting in portraiture, still life and interiors. I have also acquired both an Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Instructor and Expert certifications. Those certifications are hard to come by, so... [more]
With hard earned certifications from Adobe for his knowledge and teaching experience, David teaches LR like no one else. He simplifies the complex, demonstrates effective techniques designed around your needs and he does it all with lots of patience and a little humor. Whether in-person or online, your lessons with David are guaranteed to be focused on exactly what you want to accomplish. And, whether you are a professional or a beginner, David is one of only 10 Adobe Certified Lightroom Instructors worldwide.
David is highly experienced in digital retouching with Adobe Photoshop CC, has taught hundreds of hours of Photoshop classes at FIT & has privately instructed beginners & professional photographers. He also recommends considering Lightroom as an alternative; it is the perfect software for "developing" photos & less complicated than Photoshop for "developing" digital photos. He is both an Adobe Certified Photoshop Lightroom Expert & a Certified Photoshop Lightroom Instructor, a combination rarely found in an individual tutor. In Photoshop, he can teach you to use layers & adjustment layers, selections & masking, layer styles, & create multi-element photo compositing to name just of few of the features of this deep and powerful retouching application. He attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYU Film School & has a B.A. from Empire State College, Metropolitan Center in Digital Photography.
Over the course of over 30 years I grew my award-winning, NYC based advertising and interactive photography business to 18 employees with 2M in billing. I can help you, too, with my unique approaches to organize your current photography business and, to have less overhead with higher profitability through marketing - direct mail, email, magazine advertising and Public Relations. I can help you with portfolio concepts, layout and design that will make the most of your presentation and make it competitive in this highly challenging marketplace. With my experience, I can help you grow your photo business to reach new levels of success.
Struggling with your Mac? Switching to Mac from PC? Whether you're learning, switching or upgrading, I can help. I have been a Macintosh user for over 20 years and taught Mac skills at New York?s Fashion Institute of Technology for nearly 10. Learn to update your Mac OS, troubleshoot & resolve Mac issues, learn to use software or simply gain some mastery over your Mac in general to make life easier. As an an award winning working professional photographer, Certified Adobe Expert and a popular, top rated Wyzant tutor, you'll find that I am a patient and thorough coach.
Planning on taking your photography hobby into a career as a professional photographer? Over the course of over 30 years I grew my award-winning, NYC based advertising and interactive photography business to 18 employees with 2M in billing, using direct mail, email, magazine advertising and Public Relations. I can help you with portfolio concepts, layout and design that will make the most of your presentation and make it competitive in this highly challenging marketplace. With my experience, I can help you launch or grow your photo business to reach new levels of success.