Nick DePasquale Photography

Nick DePasquale Photography

4.9 (7)
12 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
17 years in business

About this pro

Experienced photographer that has worked professionally in many areas including travel, fine-art, news, and sports action. I have extensive darkroom experience in both B&W and color and have transitioned those skills to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop in the digital post-processing world. Many of my images have been printed in various publications, on many websites, and in art gallery exhibits. I teach beginner to advanced students on how to take and process great images in private tutor sessions, group lessons, and on workshop field trips. I also custom print images, and scan and retouch/restore old photographs and negatives.

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Credentials

Tyngsborough, MA 01879
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7 Reviews

4.9

  • Evelyn Reyes

    Very professional

  • Evelyn Reyes

    Very responsible and enthusiastic. Nick is always willing to help, he answers the email right away. Always looking for a way to help you.

  • Dennis Hobbs

    Love it!!! He is a very good teacher, and has helped me be more comfortable behind the camera. Look forward to next leason.

  • Sara Khan

    Nick is friendly and gave me very good tips on how to operate my camera.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I talk with them about their goals and objectives; design a solution that satisfies those goals and objectives; and then deliver a solution that far exceeds expectations. I then design pricing that is fair and reasonable.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have taken many courses, seminars, and workshops over the years. I currently study with a professional commercial photographer on a mentorship basis who has shot for many major magazines, news outlets, and corporations including National Geographic. I complete at least 3 intensive workshops per year designed on raising my work to new levels. I teach new to advanced students to keep myself sharp. I also subscribe to many online tools. One can never stop learning.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My pricing is very reasonable. I am quite flexible in putting together packages that work for my clients. I typically travel to my client's locations and remote work and sessions are available. The pricing that I quote is al inclusive. Not additional fees or surprises. I offer free services to not-for-profit organizations throughout the year.

Onsite lessons are $50/hour.  Remote lessons are $30/hour. 


How did you get started teaching?

I love sharing what I have learned over the years helping sudents raise the level of their work up a noth or two.  I got tired of the rat race of wedding and event photography and decided to take an artistic approach and help others to learn.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with absolute begginers to advanced photographers in the business.  I love working at all levels.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

There are several recent projects that I am fond of. First is a student that did not know how to use a camera and was going to Africa in about 10 days. She engaged me for 2 tutoring sessions to learn how to use a DSLR camera with long zoom lens to take photos of animals and birds. She came with fantastic shots that I am in envy of! Another recent project was for a local not-for-profit organization that needed a couple of images for their holiday solicitation material. They wanted a creative photo of a mother and 2 children, not showing their faces that communicated the essence of their organization. I created the concept for the image, staged and shot the images. Total process took less than a week from idea creation to final delivery of the images. The client was very happy. A third project is the restoration of a severely damaged photograph of 2 children that was the only image left. The photograph was torn folded and missing pieces. I was able restore and print the photo to look like an original. The customer was ecstatic and I was quite happy to be able to deliver the photo before the holidays so that it could be given as a surprise gift.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Check out their work, their references, and their artistic vision of the world through lens. A great photographer is passionate about their work while being sensitive to the needs and requests of their clients. They are willing to share their knowledge, experience, and lessons learned without holding back. They add to the overall experience positively with their clients. It should not be all about the $$$ for the photographer. It should be more about the images and the experience.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Prospective clients should think through their goals, objectives and expectations, and be as clear as possible. Then they should depend on the professional in helping to further define and refine them. Most professionals are great at what they do and achieving success is tied to great communication.


Lessons offered

Photography Classes Adobe Lightroom Classes Photoshop Classes