D. J. H. - Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photography Tutor

University of Illinois D. J. H. Tutors University of Illinois Students in Champaign, IL
$60 / hr
Fresh Meadows, NY
40 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I have been working in digital media and the arts since 1989, Photoshop since 1990, and Lightroom since 2006 (when it was in beta), and photography since 2005. My work has always comprised a balance of artistic and technical skills. Throughout my career, I have been responsible for bridging the gap between the two for the benefit of clients and associates; I can translate freely between the languages of both sides.

I can help you move from point-and-shoot to taking more creative and exacti...
DJ understood what I wanted to accomplish and went about assessing my systems and photo files. He was very helpful in locating the missing files. DJ outlined steps to follow so I would not have those issues the next time I imported the raw files. His style is easy-going and does not mix in a lot of jargon. I'm looking forward to the next session on Friday.
- John T. from Easton, PA
Went over some shortcuts on Photoshop, good little tricks, using the tools and what they all do (and how). Got a good basic understanding of where Photoshop can improve and add to my Lightroom skills. Very happy with how it started and I will do more homework to help me progress come lesson number 2!
- Charlotte C. from Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Excellent session. Showed great interest in identifying areas for improvement while reviewing a good number of my shots. Good discussion on improving focus as well as cropping of images.
- Kraig K. from Indianapolis, IN
D.J. is very knowledgeable and easy to work with and is great at explaining things. I learned a-lot in the time he tutored me and am in a much better place with my biz from a technical standpoint.
- Amy H. from Manhasset, NY
We discussed issues that surround downloading all photos from Lightroom (cloud) to Lightroom Classic and storing the original photo files on a network attached storage (NAS). He was helpful and answered questions that were provided. I recommend him as an exceptional tutor and I will engage his teaching services again!
- Chris B. from Colorado Springs, CO
D. J. Had restarted me on my quest to learn Photoshop (I, having started with a confusing and disorganized instructor. ) The way he explains steps is clear and his technique is so nicely structured. I am very sure he can communicate to me the parts of Photoshop that will support my specific project. D. J. is an excellent instructor. Thank you for leading me to him ... we will be meeting on a regular basis.
- Caroline B. from Garden City, NY
My first session with DJ was very informative and helpful. DJ was patient and understanding even when I asked the same question over and over and over. I'll be working with DJ soon. Thanks for your help ????
- Maurice P. from Brooklyn, NY
Has helped me so much with Lightroom.....amazing and patient. Makes things easy to understand. I've had several classes with him and he is always cheerful, fun to talk to, and really knows his stuff.
- Toni D. from Redwood City, CA
D.J. Is super helpful and patient! ??????? I used to always avoid using Adobe. After this class with him, I literally started to enjoy using Adobe programs now. If you know nothing about Adobe and you need an inspiring tutor, D.J. Is the one you need!!!!!????????????
- Yueyao L. from New York, NY
Dj helped me with Lightroom, photo organization, hard drive advice, and various other issues that I have had since information was transferred from a failing IMac to a new one.
- Terri D. from Des Moines, IA
Created new, clean Lightroom catalog. Did a sample import, copying files from a folder. Exported images from Apple Photos, importing them also into Lightroom. Demonstrated importing images directly from a connected camera. Clarified location of presets inside Lightroom. Discussed best practices for importing and organizing."
- Lorraine W. from Ocala, FL
D.J. helped me with Actions and Brushes in Photoshop. and other things. He was very up to date on the latest versions of Lightroom and Photoshop. I was happy to rebook with him and would recommend him to anyone.
- Carolyn R. from Los Gatos, CA
DJ helped me organize an awful mess of 15 years--40,000--photos in Lightroom. He is an excellent communicator, friendly and smart. He is mindful of the time and cost of tutoring and supported me off line in lengthy processes to move, copy or find photos. I hope/expect that I will consult him from time to time after this project is completed. I delighted I found him!
- Steve S. from Washington, DC
The basics of Lightroom....I have a lot to learn but look forward to doing many more sessions with D.J. Now I just have to spend the time and go through all of the things we discussed.
- Toni D. from Redwood City, CA
I have a massive Lightroom catalog spread amongst multiple 3T drives. Over the years lightroom data had become disorganized and in done cases misplaced. DJ brought his Lightroom expertise and was able to assess issue quickly. He taught me how to set up a new drive and to begin the process of moving photos to the new location. I appreciate his knowledge and his patience. I look forward to scheduling additional sessions to gain additional knowledge on Lightroom functionality. Thank you DJ!
- Miggy V. from Berkeley Heights, NJ
D.J. is a great, experienced, respectful and patient tutor who helped me a lot with my Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator online learning straggle! He knows HOW TO EXPLAIN things to you in a way so you will finally understand it and actually know how to use it! He has a tons of experience in his field and happy to share his knowledge with his students. He loves to teach people and it leads to really remarkable academic results.
- Maria A. from Ashburn, VA
I had my first two hour session with D.J today and I never used photoshop before! By the end I was creating the most amazing designs that I booked another 2 hours with him for the next day! Highly recommend!
- Kristen K. from Cedar Grove, NJ
D.J. is an excellent tutor and enables you to learn at your own pace. Excellent Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom skills. I highly recommend! Also, excellent for beginner learners as well for those that are new to the Photoshop and Adobe tools.
- Kimberly C. from Matteson, IL
D.J. was EXTREMELY patient and helped tremendously. He was always conscious about the time and wanted to use it as efficiently as possible. Highly recommend him!
- James K. from Honolulu, HI
DJ taught me how to work with Adobe Illustrator. He was extremely patient, to the point and informative. Will definitely use his help again. Would definitely recommend.
- Constantinos K. from Woodside, NY
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