Reid T. - Photography and Lightroom Educator

University of Illinois Reid T. Tutors University of Illinois Students in Champaign, IL
$80 / hr
San Anselmo, CA
20 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I teach photography at a variety of adult and children?s venues. From 2011 to the present, I?ve taught classes in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Photoshop, Macro, and Smartphone photography at the following venues: College of Marin, Santa Rosa Junior College, Samy?s Photo (San Francisco)
Looking Glass Photo (Berkeley), Keeble and Shuchat Photography (Palo Alto), Pt. Reyes National Seashore Association, Marin Filmworks, City of Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education Program, Seawood Photo (San Anselmo)...
My LR Classic's stored images were all over the place with hundreds of duplicates distributed on a desktop hard drive and external drives. So over nearly two hours of intense work, Reid got it all organized and the many dupes identified. In the process I also learned something about how LR Classic organizes its library. Thorough, willing to explain and re-explain, and effective.
- Russell W. from Stockton, CA
I totally recommend Reid for any and all Lightroom related needs! He completely changed me over from cc to desktop in the space of one day! Perfect! Do not hesitate!
- Gillian O. from South Webster, OH
So far I've only had 1 session with Reid. I just tried 2 other tutors. I liked Reid better. He didn't waste my time showing me all he knew. He listened. At times I didn't take his suggestions & he understood & went with it. It's about doing this in a way that makes sense to me. I didn't book a second session with the other 2 tutors, but I did with Reid.
- Ron T. from Kansas City, KS
Reid got me centered real quick, the way he taught was making learning easy, got me through all the things I was struggling with , and this afternoon I got a quick photo shoot used everything he taught me my clients were very happy with the quick service thanks to Reid. I just scheduled another session for next week. He is a true professional. Thanks again Reid you did a great job !
- Scott J. from Burlingame, CA
Reid helped set up syncing the camera in the LR phone app with LR Classic on my desktop. Yes it can be done! He also offered some helpful suggestions about organizing LR, sharpening and color calibration. Highly recommended.
- Bill R. from South Webster, OH
I was having difficult with the organization of my lighroom catalogue. He helped me straighten it out and also enhanced my understanding of the structure of the catalogue.
- Robert L. from San Francisco, CA
I was very pleased with my time with Reid. I had been quite upset with trying to set up Lightroom Classic and working with another version of Lightroom for a couple of years. Working with Adobe had not gotten me very far. Reid set up the system, got my pictures organized the way I wanted them, and went through the menu of preferences explaining what he was doing as he choose the options. He has a depth of experience in photography, photography editing and computers which he put to good use on my project. He also gave me a 21 page document covering the basics of Lightroom Classic which looks very useful. Yes- my expectations were definitely exceeded. I am looking forward to future lessons.
- Peter T. from El Cerrito, CA
Reid Thaler is the BEST LR tutor?if you are thinking about getting professional help to enhance your photography, Reid is the one!!! Reid?s knowledge and patient teaching has helped me organize my LR library, learn new ways to use the editing tools creatively, build a 273 image beautiful memorial slide show for my Mother?s life and offer tips on professional printing using LR printing function with my Epson 3880 color printer?let me take a breath here. He also has re ignited my passion and interest in shooting in general, sold 2 of my Nikon lenses I no longer use and find best options for me to purchase a upgrade to a more professional camera body. Reid goes way beyond LR if you want to be inspired in your interest and passion for photography?.Robert F
- Robert F. from Sausalito, CA
Photography/editing is strictly a serious hobby for me. I am less than an amateur with photography and Lightroom software and technically challenged. Although I've been working with LR for years and longer taking photos, I never took the time to learn from the experts to maximize my interest. Since retiring I made a commitment to become more proficient and efficient with both. I made an outline of topics before starting my session with Reid, number one was how the cloud storage (iCloud, Adobe CC) works and what I really needed. However, Reid in short order directed my thinking to workflow and in that process he explained and answered many of my questions in an understandable way. I also learned so many more features of LR and am excited about practicing and using LR more productively. I couldn't have asked for a more successful session and look forward to more, nor could I ask for a better instructor; very patient, articulate, considerate, pleasant and above all knowledgeable.
- Sally Q. from Vienna, VA
Reid solved all of my problems quickly. This included fixing mistakes made by Apple technicians in file transfers to my new computer. We had to work together to fix and organize the files. He works well in a collaborative basis.
- Richard P. from Glenview, IL
Was very helpful in cleaning up my mini catalog and putting my light room into a workable program. He also was able to show me many shortcuts in tricks to use in light room. I could not have been more please with my results.
- Chesley I. from San Antonio, TX
Reid is an excellent teacher. My first lesson in Light Room was amazing. I only wished I had recorded it, I?m sure I could listen to it a dozen times and learn something new each time.
- David S. from San Francisco, CA
Reid was so professional in the way he walked me through Adobe Lightroom, making sure I had the latest version, helping me with cataloging and importing, deleting duplicates, and touching up photos. He is so calm with his approach and even while waiting for a upload of photos was able to go on and help me with my email preferences! I have set up another appointment already with this wonderful tutor.
- Delisa M. from Denver, CO
Reid got me organized in Lightroom and this was a very big job. He gave me complete confidence in his skills and he was patient with the mess I had evolved into.
- Jack C. from Portsmouth, RI
He helped me edit photos using Lightroom. He also showed me how to manage my LR photos on my cell phone. He helped me understand where editing is needed and where the the photo is fine without and what kind of editing is needed.
- Erica B. from San Francisco, CA
Reid is an excellent tutor. He is very detailed and organized. He answered all questions and I was given a handout at the end of my first session. He also explained in detail how to use my mobile devices with Lightroom.
- Phil M. from San Francisco, CA
Reid was able to introduce functions on my camera that were not known to me. He gave me suggestions about focus and ISO. These were extremely beneficial as my photo shoot yesterday proved to be my best yet!
- Debra S. from Winchester, KY
Reid was extremely patient with me- a 66 year old who printed from negatives until recently, and is not tech savvy. He was responsive to what I wanted to learn, and I look forward to more lessons with him.
- Ava C. from Albany, CA
He was very patient and explained things simply so they could be understood. He also helped me whit my computer inadequacies. Great tutor. Also helped with albums and folders and emailing.
- Marty S. from Miami, FL
Reid was excellent in helping me reorganize many problems I had with my Lightroom program, and I would recommend his services to anybody who has issues with this program.
- Julius D. from Houston, TX
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