Private Instruction

I offer private instruction on a range of subjects tailored to meet your needs.

PC Basic Training.

I'm proficient on Windows 98 thru the new version 7 and can teach you how master your computer too. To get the most from your pc and to avoid common frustrations, I'll help you establish good working habits for keeping your precious files organized and archived. If you’re new to computers I can quickly get you up to speed on e-mail and the internet. I can also advise you on various programs to meet your tasks.

More advanced users can learn how to configure their systems for greater speed or how to create a dual boot system to run older software.

Digital Photography:

I teach techniques and practices to help you realize the full potential of your digital camera. From the simplest point-and-shoot to the more advanced DSLR's, I can show you how to consistently take better pictures. This training is taylored to your present skill level and covers composition and lighting to advanced external lighting techniques.

After you've taken some great shots you'll probably want to improve them. Come learn a new skill that will take you on a fascinating journey into the world of digital image manuliptation. I've been a longtime user of Photoshop (since v2) and I'm up to speed on the latest version- pro photographers in the area rely on my knowledge of this popular tool to develop their photographs. Warning: Highly Addictive and Fun!

I'm also a user of Photoshop's latest tool: Lightroom. This amazing piece of software is a photographers dream, but it really does require training to avoid frustration and get the most out of.

Another important subject is printing. This requires a understanding of color management and the limitations imposed by today's printers.

Digital Video:

I was editing DV on a PC before the MAC crowd started crowing about it. I’m familiar with Vegas and Premier and also know how to get good results using Windows Movie Maker (free).

Word Processing:

The world’s primary tool for writing documents is MS Word. I’ve been using it since the windows 3.1 days and it’s only gotten better over time. This is a fairly simple title to learn and well worth knowing.

Outlook:

This versatile program acts as a contact manager, e-mail client, calendar and task manager rolled into one. It’s indispensable in my daily life and business and it might be just the answer to organizing yours.

Various others:

Microsoft Access, Dreamweaver, Soundbooth, Fireworks, Indesign and Flash.