David E. - Certified Lightroom Expert & Photography Coach

Cal Tech David E. Tutors California Institute of Technology Students in Pasadena, CA
$135 / hr
Brooklyn, NY
15 miles Travel Radius
David is a professional photographer, photojournalist, and photo instructor, with over a decade of national and international experience. He is uniquely qualified to help you achieve your goals and solve your problems.

David is an instructor with an extensive professional background and has an in-depth knowledge of digital photography, from your lens to your hard drive. He is certified by Adobe as an Expert in Lightroom and has been teaching others for many years, and he can help you get the...
Careful as I am, and after receiving Adobe Forum support to transition from a desktop PC and LR 5.0 to using the Adobe Photography Plan and Lightroom Classic (LRC) on my desktop and a new laptop, I had a seemingly unsolvable mess on my hands, and was dead in the water - until I found and engaged with David! In just a couple of hours, I was up and running and learned quite a bit about how to improve my file and folder organization, find missing files, and more. David is a good guy, fun to work with, and a lifesaver if you are in a LR jam or want to develop a deeper understanding of LRC infrastructure and function.
- Larry S. from Chicago, IL
David was an excellent source for Adobe Lightroom, including recovering files, cleaning up duplicates, and pointing out new features. He is a patient teacher and very easy to work with. It was clear that he had a thorough knowledge of the program. David responded to my inquiry within minutes and was flexible and accommodating with his schedule. I will be coordinating another session soon!
- Liz V. from Miami Beach, FL
We went over Lightroom. How to import photos, retouch photos, caption, FTP. The information was tailored to my needs. We were able to cover key areas. I would recommend highly.
- Robert M. from New York, NY
David did everything that I needed to get my Lightroom back up and running properly. We talked before our session so that he understood my goals and what I wanted to accomplish. Before diving in at our session, we reviewed the goals/objectives, so that there was a clear understanding of what needed to done. David identified the issues, helped clean up my catalog, and then provided me with the knowledge of what to and not to do to manage my files properly. David also provided me with great guidance on managing workflow, and back ups, both local and cloud based. And finally, as the system was updating my records, he took my into the most current version of Lightroom to show me some of his favorite new editing processes. At the end, I got what I needed and more. Couldn?t ask for a better experience. David is HIGHLY recommended.
- Andrew R. from New York, NY
David is awesome! Taught me in two hours what I would have spent 10+ hours figuring out independently on youtube tutorials and lightroom books. Money well spent. Will work with him again!
- Jessica F. from New York, NY
Just wrapped up a session with David and he was so incredibly helpful. We spoke on the phone before the session so he understood what I needed help with beforehand - and as a result, we were able to hit the ground running at the session and get the most out of our time together. I'm a professional photographer and needed some help fine tuning my workflow and archiving process. He answered all of my questions, helped me improve my current workflow, and gave me a number of tips to make my work easier going forward. I'm so impressed with his level of expertise and I also found him to be incredibly kind, professional and welcoming (we did the session at his home). Couldn't recommend him more highly! Only regret is that I didn't meet with David sooner.
- Sai M. from Brooklyn, NY
I am a novice with digital photography and Light Room Creative Cloud. David patiently helped me understand the basics, downloading and importing images, saving to my new hard drive (which he set up), and preliminary editing features. I look forward to meeting again with him to learn more editing features and expanding my photo files in an organized manner. The session was very helpful and David was thorough, patient, and skilled at teaching without making it overwhelming. Highly recommended!
- Robert G. from New York, NY
Good start and great valuable info. The mix of theoretical and practical info is what exactly I want. Will have more lesson in the future.
- Saba A. from Brooklyn, NY
David saved me. In migrating my files into Lightroom, I thought that I had lost many of my photo. Magically, David was able to locate them and assist me in getting my files organized.
- Bill J. from Duluth, GA
David quickly and effectively helped me identify and resolve multiple issues with my Lightroom setup (including a corrupted catalog). As a new Lightroom user, this was a godsend. Panic over. . . now I can get on with using Lightroom, which David has reconfigured in a logical, easy-to-use manner for a Lightroom beginner. Thanks David!
- Fiona N. from Hastings On Hudson, NY
David taught me about creating a catalig abd how ro repair a messy catalog. He quickly got to work creating a new workflow, create presets and expedite my importing. I have more confidence moving and renaming files, understanding ratings, keywords and collections. I will be able to utilize what David offered me for years. David was prompt, professional and courteous. He is extremely experienced, knowledgable and quick to know what was needed. Getting help from David is what I needed and will use him again and again!
- Neil O. from Brooklyn, NY
David is thoughtful, professional and thorough. I learned more in one session with David than in multiple sessions with less experienced tutors. Could not recommend David more highly.
- Ellen B. from New York, NY
David is experienced and had my goals in mind. He was quick to grasp the full "picture" , and was able to correct the issue and suggest ways to prevent me from making similar mistakes in the future. I highly recommend him.
- Barb C. from Brooklyn, NY
I am transitioning from Aperture to Lightroom. My photo library was in a state of chaos and I was overwhelmed. David began setting up a good workflow system tailored to my needs. He was clear, patient, and kind.
- Carol W. from New York, NY
David is really top-notch. Took a very complicated and unexplainable mess in my Lightroom and straightened out things. Instructed as to how to avoid this in the future. Not condescending or patronizing in any respect. Just a great and patient teacher.
- Marianne R. from New York, NY
David was/is terrific. He untangled my catalog and in the process gave me clear instructions on how to go forward and avoid mistakes and confusion in the future. I look forward to further tutoring from him!
- Susana M. from Jackson Heights, NY
David was fantastic, highly recommend!! David helped me with learning some basics in Lightroom (Lightroom is extremely confusing to me however David made it very easy for me and explained it very clearly). He most importantly solved the most mysterious issue with a catalog that a client sent me through dropbox so I can get back to working. Yay!!! Seriously saved my week!!! He also helped organize my folders on my computer desktop to create a better workflow and keep everything in chronological order etc. David also taught me a few shortcuts to help speed up my retouching work in Lightroom, which is huge for me. Again, he explained everything really well and was extremely patient. There are some more advanced tricks I still want to learn with editing photos in Lightroom so I will definitely be in touch with him for more future lessons! Thanks again, I will be in touch!
- Erica M. from Edgewater, NJ
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