Private Lightroom & Photography Coaching from beginners to professional photographers and college students to retirees.
It doesn’t matter if you have computer skills or digital camera knowledge, D.A. and David listen to your expectations and create lessons and find solutions based on your needs. They help you to deepen your understanding and proficiency with Lightroom and photography. And, you can’t help but become a better photographer when learning Lightroom, the two go hand-in-hand.
With lots of patience, a sense of humor and thousands of hours of Lightroom coaching, they have complete dedication to your learning experience. And, in addition to their Adobe Certifications, both are 5-star-rated WyzAnt tutors.
Here are a few client testimonials for both online and in-person coaching.
“You are now my go to for any Lightroom or Photoshop issues”
Just wanted to thank you again for the work you did on my computer. I really thought the mess of catalogs and all the “lost” photos in Lightroom were beyond fixing. It was like a sign from heaven when I saw your link that said “I fix catalogs!” In a very quick 2 hours you cleaned everything up, got rid of all the conflicting catalogs and showed me how to retrieve all my missing photos. I’m not sure what I would have done if I had not found you. You exceeded my expectations and best of all, your price was very reasonable. Frankly, I would have paid twice as much for what you did!
(D.A.Wagner) — Gail G., Baltimore, MD
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!
(David Mark Erickson) — Fiona, Hastings On Hudson, NY
“There may only be a handful of individuals in this city with D.A.’s knowledge and experience. He’s an excellent tutor: patient, relaxed, and flexible with lesson plans covering whatever I’m curious about as opposed to being fixed on a particular lesson structure. The learning is fun and efficient and I feel very comfortable asking questions. We’ve worked on Lightroom, Photoshop, and studio lighting techniques- I’m confident that with D.A.’s help, I’ll be able to reach my goals much sooner that I originally anticipated.”
(D.A.Wagner) — Gaurav K, Brooklyn, NY
“Gets right down to work!”
“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.
(David Mark Erickson) — Barb, NY, NY
“I’m an old film photographer who recently switched to digital … D.A. brought my questions down to simple explanations that made perfect sense. He’s a natural teacher in the best sense. It’s great that DA learned Lightroom as a photographer. That enabled him to speak to me Photographer to Photographer.”
(D.A.Wagner) — David Alexander, Washington State – Photographer, Hotel California Album Cover
“On top of the game”
“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.”
“In one session D.A. was able to review my existing lightroom library and back ups. He suggested changes that will make my workflow process much more efficient and my photo library more secure. Not a minute was wasted during the session – I feel like I got more out of this two hour session than I ever could have gotten from a group workshop since it was specifically tailored to my needs. I would highly recommend D.A. and will use him again in the future as needed. Thank You!”
(D.A.Wagner) — Kathleen J, Las Vegas, NV
“The Right Tutor for Me”
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.
“I really needed the skills that David was able to bring to this task. I had been using Lightroom for a while, but never really grasped the organisational complexities. I think it would have been impossible for me to get it all sorted out on my own. David is a master, showed me exactly how to set it up, sorted out all my old setups, and now I’m all set. Next lesson will be to start improving my LR techniques, looking forward to it. Bottom line, incredibly grateful to find somebody with David’s depth of knowledge who could work with me on my setup in a custom way.”
(D.A.Wagner) — Clifford P, NY, 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!
“Expert and Patient Tutor”
I contacted David after some struggles with a younger and less experienced tutor. He has sorted everything out in just two sessions. He keeps the sessions moving forward and has a great sense of humor and compassion. If you need any guidance in Lightroom, you’d be very happy and relieved to work with David.
(D.A.Wagner) — Mame H, Cleveland, OH
In over three years of studying with David, I have learned a tremendous amount about every aspect of photography: I’ve learned to take better photos, organize my photo library with Lightroom, to select my best photos from the thousands I take, develop them using Lightroom’s vast and ever-increasing set of tools, and create beautiful photo books. David is not only extremely knowledgeable, but also an excellent teacher who is a pleasure to study with.
(D.A.Wagner) — Dr. Shaula Yemini Alexander, NY, NY – Ph.D., Entrepreneur
“Definitely worth the money! Life saver for my catalog issue! Saved my week!”
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!
D.A. was very helpful in that he was able to cut to the quick in helping me learn the Lightroom and printing skills I needed. He also recommended some very helpful books so I can read more. Like most I learn by gathering information in different ways: lessons, reading, experimenting, repeat. After some reading and experimenting I will no doubt be working with D.A. for another lesson.
(D.A.Wagner) — Kent P, East Hampton, NY