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About this pro

I've been teaching photography for 50 years, starting with film, then digital, and now I use my iPhone for most of my work. I love introducing students to creative tools.

My teaching is characterized by patience and humor. I have illustrated handouts for each session.

• Photoshop, Adobe Certified Expert
• InDesign
• iPhone photography

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Portland, OR 97232
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4 Reviews


  • Kathryn Hess

    Susan is both creative and professional. She is an intuitive teacher. —Always quick and ready to explain both the basics and the nitty gritty. She has been instrumental in improving my skill set in the Adobe Suite, including Photoshop and Indesign. From image editing and manipulation, to print production projects, short cuts, tricks of the trade, as well as teaching effective work flow and image organization within the Creative Suite, Susan is a pro. I have worked with her on personal and professional projects for more than a decade and she never disappoints!! To top it off, she is personable and witty. A winning combination!

  • Margot Voorhies Thompson

    I like the measured way in which I was introduced to InDesign and its comprehensive possibilities. Given the amount of information there is to learn about InDesign, I felt that Susan was patient and understood where I was at that moment in the learning process. I look forward to continuing my tutoring with her!

  • Carol Isaak

    Susan is clear and thoughtful. She addresses students where they are at, rather than where she decides to teach. She is smart and sensitive, understanding that we all have our strengths and our roadblocks. I have learned many things from her, from how to organize to how to process an images. You will not go wrong hiring her!

  • Norman Sade

    She has a wonderfully extensive knowledge of Photoshop and a keen ability to teach. As a long time student, I think she's just terrific !


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

I've taught photography for over 50 years. I took workshops with Ansel Adams. I majored in photography in college. I've taught design and photography at the college level, in high schools, at community colleges and at local photography centers. In Portland, I've taught at Newspace Center for Photography, PNCA and OCAC. I have many private students as well. I'm a natural teacher, good at explaining things clearly and extremely patient. I have fun with my students and love giving them creative tools. 

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