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PRIVATE  PHOTOGRAPHY   WORKSHOPS   &   CLASSES   IN   SARASOTA, FLORIDA. PHOTOGRAPHY  TOURS

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PHOTO  TOURS

PRIVATE  PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS

WITH ALEXANDER VASILJEV

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JOIN ALEXANDER ON HIS PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS TO COSTA RICA, NEPAL, MAIN (USA), ECUADOR AND LAOS

 

ONE-ON-ONE

ONE-ON-ONE

TUTORING

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ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA

Tuition: $80 per hour

 

Private photography lessons tailored to your individual interests and goals. I will customize lessons to fit your needs and schedule.

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ONE-ON-ONE  PHOTOGRAPHY   WORKSHOPS

INTRO  TO  DIGITAL

PHOTOGRAPHY

LEVEL  1

IPHONE / IPAD

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

LIGHTROOM

IN  DEPTH

 

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INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - LEVEL I

Tuition: $500 (3 sessions, 9 hrs total)

 

WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED: Those who have a digital camera and have never switched it from AUTO mode • Those who want to shoot with more freedom, using the manual settings of the camera • Those who seek more control of the camera, using it to its fullest potential.

 

DESCRIPTION: First and third sessions take place in a class setting. The second session is a field trip. This workshop will teach you the basics of digital photography and getting to know your camera. Through hands-on instruction you will learn about exposure, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, depth of field and exposure compensation. I will discuss necessary photo equipment, lens selection, filters and more. After completion of this workshop you will better understand your equipment and be able to take the photographs you desire with more confidence, precision and improved outcome.

 

WHAT TO BRING: DSLR camera or point-and-shoot camera with manual capabilities, memory card, charged battery, lenses, camera's instruction manual, pen, writing pad.

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iPHONE™/iPAD™ PHOTOGRAPHY

Tuition: $180 (3 hrs total)

 

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WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED: Those who want to go beyond iPhone’s™ or iPad's™ standard camera and editing apps to achieve amazing results • Those who seek more control of the iPhone™ or iPad™ camera and wish to take their photos to an advanced level of shooting as well as editing.

 

DESCRIPTION: This workshop will start with learning the basic principles of digital photography, choosing the right light, composition, and tips on improving your iPhone™ or iPad™ photography skills. You will learn about the best camera apps, their differences, applications and functions. In addition, you will learn which iPhone™/iPad™  photo editing apps work best to manipulate photos for the greatest final results. After completing this workshop you will have mastered the iPhone™ /iPad™ camera and will become an expert in editing your own photos, turning your iPhone™ or iPad™ into a supercharged photo studio on the go!

 

WHAT TO BRING: iPhone™ or iPad™ with charged battery, charger, pen, writing pad.

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LIGHTROOM IN DEPTH

Tuition: $660 (4 sessions, 12 hrs total)

 

AS A PART OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY  WORKFLOW, LEARNING LIGHTROOM IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP AFTER MASTERING YOUR CAMERA!

 

WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED: Those who want to advance their photography workflow using one of the industry's leading software • Those hobby and professional photographers who want to become better organized and more productive, with more options of sharing or outputting their photos.

 

DESCRIPTION: You will learn all seven modules of the Lightroom in detail. Through hands-on and demonstrations, you will learn how to organize your photos and create collections, as well as select, label, keyword and search your images. You will learn to fine-tune and edit your photos making them ready for output, as well as create slide shows and web galleries of your work, or publish your own book.

 

WHAT TO BRING: laptop loaded with Lightroom (30-day trial version can be uploaded from adobe.com), pen, writing pad.

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BEGINNER

INTERMEDIATE

PHOTOGRAPHY

LEVEL  2

EXTERNAL  FLASH

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

LIGHTROOM

MASTERING

LIBRARY  MODULE

LIGHTROOM

MASTERING

DEVELOP  MODULE

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INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY - LEVEL II

Tuition: $360 (2 sessions, 6 hrs total)

 

WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED: Those who want to take their photography skills to the next level • Those who want to learn the advanced features of their camera.

 

DESCRIPTION: This workshop will teach you the advanced features of your DSLR camera, such as using the built-in flash, reading a histogram and choosing a metering mode. Through hands-on instruction, you will learn your camera’s functions, such as advanced focusing, bracketing and white balance. You will learn how to avoid common mistakes and achieve excellent results every time.

 

WHAT TO BRING: DSLR camera, memory card, charged batteries, lenses, camera's instruction manual, pen, writing pad.

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EXTERNAL FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY

Tuition: $360 (2 sessions, 6 hrs total)

 

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WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED: Those who want to learn about the benefits and use of an external flash • Those who want to become more capable and creative in their use of flash and overall photography.

 

DESCRIPTION: Through instruction and practice with your own camera and external flash, this workshop is designed to teach the fundamentals of operating a flash. In this two-part workshop we will go over such important topics as: modifying flash output for more creative control, bouncing flash and fill-flash. You will learn about high and slow speed synchronizing and about different effects that you can achieve. After completing this workshop you will be able to broaden your capabilities and opportunities in taking photographs.

 

WHAT TO BRING: camera, external flash, camera and flash instruction manuals, pen, writing pad.

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LIGHTROOM - MASTERING "LIBRARY MODULE"

Tuition: $360 (2 sessions, 6 hrs total)

 

WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED: Those who want to learn to organize and effortlessly search their photo collections  • Those who want to learn how to manage and optimize their work by developing a photo library.

 

DESCRIPTION: In two sessions you will learn all components of the Library Module: from importing and organizing your photos to how to select your best shots and how to search effortlessly through your photos. We will discuss color spaces and file formats, including RAW and DNG, as well as different ways you can file your photos, creating an easy to use folder structure.

 

WHAT TO BRING: laptop loaded with Lightroom  (30-day trial version can be uploaded from adobe.com) and your choice of photos (RAW file format preferred), pen, writing pad.

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LIGHTROOM - MASTERING "DEVELOP MODULE"

Tuition: $180 (3 hrs total)

 

WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED: Those who want to gain a deeper knowledge of Lightroom's Develop Module • Those who want to advance their skills in editing and fine-tuning their photographs.

 

DESCRIPTION: You will revisit in greater detail all photo-developing tools of the Lightroom. Through hands-on and individual instruction you will learn the ‘tricks of the trade’ in editing and how to combine the tools of the Develop Module to achieve the best possible results. You will work on your own photos under personalized instruction to learn how to edit.

 

WHAT TO BRING: laptop loaded with Lightroom (30-day trial version can be uploaded from adobe.com) and your choice of photos (RAW file format preferred), pen, writing pad.

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INTERMEDIATE

HEADSHOTS

&  PORTRAITS

 

WILDLIFE

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

LANDSCAPE

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

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HEADSHOTS & PORTRAITS

Tuition: $420 (2 sessions, 6 hrs total)

 

 

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WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED: Those who would like to take successful portraits and headshots • Those who want to further advance their skills and add more tools to their arsenal.

 

DESCRIPTION: You will learn about two different and yet equally effective ways to light your portrait subjects: natural light and studio lighting. We will setup for a portrait session with studio lighting and then natural lighting. And most importantly, find out how to work with your subject, from building rapport to posing.

 

WHAT TO BRING: camera, lenses, charged battery, memory card, pen, writing pad. Studio lighting is provided

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WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

Tuition: $360 (2 sessions, 6 hrs total)

 

Tiger HeadshotGolden Pheasant Headshot

 

WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED: Those who want to learn to take stunning wildlife and nature photos • Those who want to find out more about techniques and equipment specific to this field of photography.

 

DESCRIPTION: First session is in a class setting and the second session is a field trip to the National Zoo. Through hands-on instruction, you will learn how to use your camera in a nature environment: from specific camera settings, depth of field and correct exposure to figuring ISO and metering modes. You will find out what essential equipment is needed for successful wildlife photography and how to use it. We will also discuss the ethics of wildlife photography.

 

WHAT TO BRING: camera, lenses, pen, writing pad, optional laptop or pad with some examples of your wildlife photos.

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LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

Tuition: $360 (2 sessions, 6 hrs total)

 

Block Island LandscapeAnnapurna Landscape

 

WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED: Those who want to learn to take breathtaking landscape photos • Those who want to learn landscape photography techniques and use of the right equipment.

 

DESCRIPTION: First session is in a class setting and the second session is a field trip. Through hands-on instruction, you will learn how to use your camera in regard to landscape: from setting the depth of field and hyperfocal distance, to correct exposure and composition. You will find out about filters and other equipment and how to use them to achieve beautiful landscape photographs.

 

WHAT TO BRING: camera, lenses, pen, writing pad, optional laptop or pad with some examples of your landscape photos. Tripod is recommended for the field trip.

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