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PHOTOGRAPHY • VIDEO • PODCASTING MEDIA SKILLS
Many people, companies and schools offer “media classes” … but few have the real skills to perform at 1:1 private custom education. Jared Brick has spent the last 15 years refining his photographic, video, and media teaching style to fit all levels to fit in a ton of useful info into each private lesson!
LEARN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Learn your camera with private 1:1 lessons on the core foundations of photography: Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, White Balance, useful settings, lenses, pro tips, best practices and great secrets!
EVOLVE YOUR CAMERA SKILLS
Photography and video is a bold creative art form and blends visual composition with skills. Jared teaches you the core basics, you will need to control light and movement captured by you camera!
& MEDIA BASICS
Digital video captures the moving image with sound and action. Most DLSRs camera include video mode, so we can work with you on learning how to best capture your moments with live video and media!
PHOTOGRAPHY LESSON OVERVIEWS
FOUNDATION LESSON #1
Your first 2-hour lesson covers the following foundational aspects of digital photography:
Getting to know your camera and relevant photo gear with an overview of the features you will use the most!
Learn the finer details about ISO, White Balance (WB), optimal color settings, using flash, maximizing focus and nailing your exposure settings.
Demystify Aperture (A or AV mode for f/stops) to learn how each camera and each of your lens control for light and depth.
Learn about about life in motion with Shutter Speed (S or TV mode) as you discover the rules around movement with photography.
Discover Pro photo secrets and tips that Jared will share with you to truly get most out of your camera shots!
ON-LOCATION LESSON #2
Your second 2-hour lesson often covers on-location shooting practices for increasing your innate abilities:
Learn to control any DSLR camera in a diverse set of lighting scenarios and conditions, interior and exterior light.
Get comfortable shooting in Shutter Speed (S or TV modes) on your camera, controlling shutter speeds for time, motion and blurring special effects.
Learn about why to shoot in aperture (A or AV modes) on your camera, controlling aperture and f/stops for depth, light and forcing viewers attention.
Dive into Manual (M mode) and shoot like a PRO! Learn how to fully control your camera with help from your light meter and juggling all the impactful settings on your camera!
All on-location lessons use your camera with you holding the reigns, we also practice backlighting, fill-flash and speed/motion examples.
Custom needs: learn to shoot on-location, in a studio, with lighting, models and more, just ask Jared!
EDITING & CUSTOM LESSON #3
Your third 2-hour lesson often covers a variety of topics from advanced techniques to photo editing on your computer:
Learn the PRO way to download, import and archive your digital images to the computer and onto external hard-drives to archive and protect your images. Organization for future retrieval is a key to digital media.
Gain instruction on top photo editing software including: Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom, iPhoto and also via Picasa/Flickr/Smugmug/Google Photos.
Cover editing basics of cropping, color-balancing, saturation, contrast, composition, noise reduction, issues for finer edit adjustments to go from 50/50 good photos to over 90% great images!
Learn to convert your RAW or JPG color images to black & white, and many other great image effects, such as HDR photography.
Review exporting, online sharing to easily build photo galleries, burn to backup archival discs, upload or simply back-up your media. Again digital media requires us to be photographer, editor and archivist all in one!
Custom + Advanced Lessons
Are you an experienced photographer simply looking to increase skills in one area. Check out the below areas we can work with you on to leap you into new skills fast and effectively!
Learn iPhoto Photoshop Elements editing
Website and product photography techniques
Real-estate photography, custom white balance
Fine-art and other photography specialities
Complex photographic or video situations + scenes
HD Video and new DSLR video recordings
Advanced lighting + flash techniques
Professional portraiture for kids, adults, animals
Off-camera sync flash techniques (gear-required)
Computer editing on Adobe’s Photoshop/Lightroom
All lessons will meet with 1:1 with Jared Brick at the following locations around the Bay:
Santa Cruz - Meet up at local parks, the redwoods, local beaches or a location of your choice for private lessons!
East Bay*- Oakland, Berkeley, UC Berkeley campus, Alameda, Montclair or other great local photography spots
San Francisco*- Ferry Building, Union Square, Presidio, Golden Gate Park, other parks, cafes and public areas
Bay Area Locations* - Are you located outside Santa Cruz or SF? If so, contact us for a lesson quote to meet you
Privates - Need Jared to come to your home/neighborhood to learn more about photography, contact us!
*Some lesson locations require an additional travel fee to meet you, contact us for more info
Prices + Payments
Rates: $60-100* per hour, avg. 2-hour sessions, prices may not include travel time. (*Based on availability/locations)
Packages: Save some money and speed up your learning curve with these packages, lessons paid in-advance
2 hours for Session #1 = $120*
4 hours for 2 Sessions = $220* (saves -$20)
6 hours for 3 Session = $320* (saves -$40)
Payments: We accept cash, credit cards online via PayPal, Stripe, Square and Venmo. Packages are all paid in-advance in advance of your first lesson, or due at the end of the first lesson. Cash or checks are payable contact us for mailing address. (*pricing based on availability/locations, prices subject to change)
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE
Gift someone custom private lessons, simply email us with their full name and the email of that person, and pay-in-advance (above payment options). You or they can receive a printed gift voucher for their lessons in the mail or via email (pdf).
Simple right… get started today!
Meet your guide: Jared Brick
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my private lessons. I started this work back in 2005, and I love the personal interaction of working with all types of creative people. I'm passionate about 1:1 and small group teaching, building skills, and helping others to gain true inspiration!
My students mention I possess an easy-going style of teaching, and when instructing I relate challenging and complex details in a simple to remember method. My lessons, multimedia marketing, photography and video services, provide people with a creative, professional and efficient way to grow! Please contact me to see how I can help you!
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