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Personal Digital Photography Lessons:
On your schedule at your home, my home or special location. I will teach you how to use your camera, software, lighting and accessory equipment. If you don't have a camera yet, then we will go to the store or online and I will show you what new camera I recommend for you to buy based on your budget & purpose. and then I'll show you how to use your camera and ways to keep expanding your knowledge. Camera Buying tips Photographer Check List
Photography Tour: I can teach you photography on your next vacation and guarantee you that will have incredible photos of your vacation.
Photo Editing: Learn photo editing techniques and software.
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Home Printing: Learn how to print great photos at home.
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Photography Equipment Buying Tips:
Learn what equipment to buy and why.
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Each $75.00 an hour lesson will have a written copy of the material and quick reference notes for you to keep on hand while you're learning your new craft. Plus I will always be a phone call away, or e-mail, to assist you as your personal photographer and teacher when ever you have a question.
How many hours you will need will depend on your experience. I will let you know how many hours I believe you will need in certain areas so that you will be able to budget the cost of my courses.
Being a Photographer & Video Production person for over 10 years I've gained extensive experience with Digital photography, computer photo editing software, commercial & home printing and 35mm photography. I have been doing portraits, Weddings, Events, Passport Photos, Custom Photo Shoots, Scenery, Products, Real Estate, Freelance Journalism, Macro Photography, Collages and
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I have several Camera's, Lenses, Studio Lights & Tripods. I'm always updating my equipment so that I can be prepared for most photography assignments and keep with the latest technology.
I also offer video services for taping events and other production projects. I own 3 movie camera's with one being the Canon GL2 Digital Movie Camera. I also edit and produce.
Working with digital media I've gained much needed experience with computer software & hardware. I do my own software and hardware upgrades, diagnostic and repair. My software of choice is Adobe but I work with other secondary software to allow for more creative choices. I also do Website Development and Website Management. I also do computer maintenance and repair so I can manage all aspects of my business.
After the Photo: About my photo editing: I do not edit all my photos but when I do I look at editing as a continuation of the photography process. Just like a painter, it takes more then one stroke to finish a Masterpiece. Just because I clicked the shutter release button doesn't mean that I was done with the process of creation. That's like telling a painter to stop painting before they're done.
Where does the creative process begin and where does it end? What defines good? As long as a person enjoys and appreciates what they're looking at then why should they be affected by someone else’s Critique or opinion? Of course when it comes to photography contest rules about unedited photos, then that's another story. There is a difference between what’s good and what is considered good quality. There is good technique and there is esthetics and something that is pleasing to the eye. I don't mind breaking things down to their technical aspects. Because the more you know about the creating process the better, whether it's good or not so good. If a contest has specific categories with clear specifications, that also defines the intentions of those specifications, then that's fine.
And as long as the contest judges shares their reasons and shares the guides that they used to measure the art, then that is also great because now people can learn why certain knowledge was used and why it affected someone else’s Perception. That is very educational for everyone especially the artist's. I feel that sometimes some contests seem to be more focused on the quality of the camera when they should be more focused on the quality of the photographer. What if I use the wrong camera settings or use filters or use extra lighting, is that cheating? What if I just got lucky, do I have to tell you? What if a photographer has a better camera, better equipment, better access, better software or just more time? Does that make it unfair? Where does the creative process begin and where does it end? So what's wrong with a before and after photo? What's wrong with the photographer telling the viewer what was done to the photo and why? Showing the before and after photo at the same time is a good idea because it lets the viewer decide if the Digitally Enhanced photo made a difference in what photo they actually preferred. So why does it matter?
If you have any interest in any of my services or need additional information please feel free to contact me anytime. Copyright & Photo Usage Agreement
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Thank you, Howard Polley Photos of Howie Photo Gallery