"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 teach private photography lessons on Saturdays to individuals.
You can reach me at [email protected]
Please read all the pink lines below before reaching out!
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:
~$10 for Woodinville-Redmond
~$15 for Bothel-Kenmore-Juanita-Kirkland-Redmond
~$30 for Bellevue-Mercer Island or Edmonds-Lynwood
~$45+ for Seattle or White Center-Burien-Tukwila-Renton
Venmo or Zelle only. I do not take checks, credit cards, or cash.
"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
Due to the pandemic, inflation, and busy schedules, most 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 send out.
Online lessons are effective:
They are one-on-one and more personal than watching YouTube videos
They happen in real-time so we can have a real conversation and you can get real feedback
I am based in Woodinville. I have a travel fee for any in-person lesson which is $1.00/mile (if you choose a location that is a 24-mile round trip for me, the fee is $24). The expected travel fees for each neighborhood are laid out above in the pricing area.
When inquiring about an in-person lesson please offer me an address or the name of your preferred public spot (park, library, coffee house), so I can map out the route and inform you of the travel fee that the location would incur.
I schedule outdoor lessons only during the late spring to early fall months for predictable weather - I often meet at public parks around King County, we live in a gorgeous area, let's take advantage
I do not host lessons at my residence and I do not meet you at your residence - if you want to meet at your residence, I suggest an online lesson
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 of 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, and I've earned a Master in Professional Studies degree and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts.
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. Make sure your equipment is charged before a lesson.
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
These boundaries help keep my small service running smoothly.
Zelle or Venmo only.
I take payment right before our lesson or at the end of the lesson.
I schedule recuring lessons after we've had our first lesson and only if we both agree to continue. There is no shame in trying something new and finding out it just didn't work out; there are other photography teachers and classes out there that might be a better fit for you.
If we are within 6 days of your scheduled lesson, I reserve the right to charge a $25 reschedule or cancelation fee. I have never charged a student who became ill and could not make our lesson. I typically use this charge for students who are repeatedly rescheduling and cancelling. The fee would be due at the time of rescheduling and cancelation. My chances of filling that spot within a week are small, but I will try so that I can refund this fee to you.
I build in 5-minute buffers. I can't stay more than 5 minutes after our lesson, so you will forfeit the amount of time that you were late after 5 minutes. There is no discount for a shorter lesson if you were late to our agreed upon time. If I am late, I will discount the lesson.
Rarely, a student will send me payment the morning of their lesson, and then need to cancel at the last minute. I have always refunded the payment of the lesson minus the $25 cancellation/rescheduling/no-show fee.
All prices are subject to change, depending on your location and requests.
Let's get creative!