I have worked in various aspects of the photography and computer businesses since 1980. I have worked as a commercial photographer, event videographer, fine art photographer and a teacher.
Over the past 20 years, I have been teaching SLR & DSLR Fundamentals, Photoshop and Lightroom at the Rye Art Center, Westchester Day School, and Mamaroneck High School Continuing Ed.
In addition, I've been helping people manage family photo archives - organizing, archival storage, digitization and restoration of old photographs.
Recently, I have expanded my services to include screen sharing and remote lessons.
I love so many things about photography, and I am trying to "spread the word", Whether that be mastering the skills of picture taking with a particular camera, organizing photos into a coherent sequence in an exhibition or a photo book, or restoring wonderful old family photos, giving them a new life and distributing them to family members and potentially to the the public.
I have worked with Charlie since 2010 on the many pictures I have taken in each and every one of my trips. I have found him to be extremely knowledgeable, professional and dependable. Charlie has the ability to teach and transmit a sense of beauty and esthetics which have resulted in creating an exceedingly beautiful collection of books which have resulted in my ability to relive every one of my travel experiences over and over again.
Very competent and reassuring in his instructions. Taught me all sorts of things to make my computer work easier and more efficient. I highly recommend Charlie for anyone who needs to be taught the workings of any computer and any platform.
Charlie has been coming to my home studio to help with my photography related projects every week for over fifteen years. This has included helping me with Photoshop, exhibition printing, digitizing, and restoring and printing my old negatives. He has helped me edit and organize a very large extended family archive. We have also worked together on the design and production of several self published photo books. Charlie has a remarkable breadth of technical knowledge and considerable esthetic judgement combined with an unending well of patience and good humor. He is an excellent explainer. He is a pleasure to be with, easygoing, his ego never gets in the way. If he doesn't know something he readily admits it and finds an appropriate resource. I can't recommend him highly enough.
More than 40 years interest in photography including shooting, darkroom and digital printing, mounting exhibitions, creating online photo books and helping others to do these things.
$75/hr. Lessons tend to be two or three hours according to the desires of the client. Online lessons are charged at the same rate. If a client is more than 20 minutes drive from Mamaroneck, there will be a charge for travel time.
as a photographer, people were always asking me questions, and complementing me on my patience, and how good I was at explaining things.
On my business card, it says "from 8 to 88" I have worked with primary school student working people and seniors and enjoy working with them all. My clients have included everyone from absolute beginners to professional photographers who needed help in the digital realm.
Look for someone who has a broad base of experience, and someone who will not become impatient if it's necessary to go over material multiple times.