"Great pedagogical skills and infinite patience! Lindsey is an excellent teacher who knows how to decompose the whole into manageable elements."
-Noelle R., Seattle, WA
I will resume lessons in the summer of 2024. Let's speak in May to schedule for June, July, and August.
I teach private photography lessons on weekends. You can reach me at [email protected]
Please do not reach out to me until you've read, at least, all the pink lines!
I've been helping amateur to professional photographers take better images and gain confidence for over a decade.
How to use your camera and lenses (modes, exposure, focus)
The art of photography (composition, storytelling, portfolio)
How to use flash, strobe, and continuous light sources
Editing your images with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
"Extremely knowledgeable! Lindsey really knows her craft and is strong in both Lightroom and Photoshop. She immediately helped me improve my photos and made great suggestions regarding lenses as well. I will definitely work with her again!"
-Bill W., Tacoma, WA
Email me at [email protected] and let me know:
When do you want to meet?
I teach on Saturdays and Sundays but not on holiday weekends.
9:00am - 10:15am, or 11:00am - 12:15pm, or 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Do you want to meet online or in person?
Online: I use Teams and will send you a calendar invite - you do not need a paid account to join it.
In-person: please let me know what public place you'd like to meet at, so I can map the drive and schedule my day.
$125/in-person lesson, 75-min ($100/online lesson, 75-min)
Payment 1: $25 booking fee, paid upfront, reserves your time slot (this is non-refundable upon a reschedule or cancel, unless I can fill the slot)
Payment 2: $100 lesson fee, paid at the end of our lesson (online lessons have a $75 lesson fee)
Option 1: $50 for a 30-minute add on to our lesson (there is a maximum of 3 additional addons for one lesson, totally 2 hours & 45 minutes)
Option 2: $1/mile travel fee for meeting outside my 25-mile round trip radius (my radius includes Woodinville, Redmond, Duvall, Bellevue, & Kirkland)
$50/consultation, 30-min (online, for questions & recommendations)
Venmo, Zelle, & Apple pay (no credit cards, checks, cash, or PayPal)
"Thoughtful and flexible puzzle solver. Lindsey gets the big picture and approaches issues systemically- not as a bunch of unrelated pieces. She listens well and is articulate and direct."
-Alice C., Bellevue, WA
First payment is $25 for booking and the second payment for the lesson is $75.
Due to the pandemic, inflation, unpredictable weather, or busy schedules, a lot of my lessons are online. Online is a safe, cost-effective way for us to meet. I use Teams because it's been the most reliable for most of my students. You do not need a paid account to join the Teams link I sent out.
Online lessons are very effective. They are one-on-one and more personal than watching YouTube videos. They require reliable internet, a computer with a camera, and comfort with online meeting platforms.
When inquiring about an in-person lesson please offer me where your preferred public meeting spot is.
I often meet at public parks, coffeeshops, museums, and libraries. I can recommend places for us if you have a neighborhood in mind. If the location has a fee, you will need to pay my fee.
I am based in Woodinville. I have a travel fee for in-person lessons outside of my 25-mile round trip radius. The fee is $1.00/mile (if you choose a location that is a 50-mile round trip for me, there is an additional fee of $25 as its outside my 25-mile radius included in the lesson price).
Individuals; mature pre-teens to adults
Small business owners
Artists; new and mature
PC and Mac users
Canon, Nikon, Sony, Leica, Olympus, Panasonic, Fuji, and more camera owners
I've been teaching photography since 2008 and have logged thousands of hours teaching. I started by teaching Young at Heart courses in NYC. Then, I taught at the University of Texas for 5 years. I've taught teenagers at Youth in Focus, a local nonprofit in Seattle, WA, since 2016. I've been teaching privately to individuals since the beginning.
When I was an active tutor for Wyzant, a nationwide tutoring platform, my rating was 4.9 out of 5 stars with over 100 reviews. I have completed Master of Communications courses at UW in WA, and I've earned Master in Professional Studies and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from the School of Visual Arts in NYC.
I recommend 75-minute lessons, for most people. That amount of time typically helps students fully understand the lesson and also have time for practice and questions, but it is not too much time to overwhelm the brain. It usually takes a total beginner in photography, Lightroom, or Photoshop, 4 - 75-minute lessons to start seeing the bigger picture - pun intended.
You will learn a lot, even with one lesson. It may seem overwhelming at the beginning to email back and forth about scheduling, sign on to Teams or meet in person, and remember to charge your camera for our lesson, but your hard work will pay off, and it gets easier. Even one lesson helps you understand photography more, learn a handful of skills to take better images, and gain a ton of confidence.
"Picture perfect. Lindsey possesses the right combination of patience, communication skills, and industry knowledge, coupled with an easygoing demeanor, making her an excellent tutor. I look forward to working with her again in the future."
- Jonathan D., Dallas, TX
Make sure your equipment is charged before a lesson!
All prices are subject to change, depending on your location and requests.
Let's get creative!