“Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor”
It’s a tough learning curve, adapting from a previous method of handling my photos, but we were able to make a great start.
“David is Awesome!”
“David is awesome! Taught me in two hours what I would have spent 10+ hours figuring out independently on youtube tutorials and lightroom books. Learning to use lightroom has really improved my skills and I’m editing much more conscientiously — working within parts of the photo as opposed to editing the photo in overall broad brush strokes. I can definitely see a difference. Money well spent!”
“Patience and focus on my project’s objectives and time frame”
Helped organize my photos –15k!!– with steps for future maintenance. Helped created the project’s library in Lightroom CC . Wow !! I’m a happy camper! Can’t wait for my next session. David is a godsend and well worth his fees when you have hit the wall. I look forward to sharing the fruits of my labor with David, my go to guy!!!
“I highly recommend David Erickson.”
“David Erickson guided me through a huge project with his expertise, research and patience. I wanted to consolidate all of my 100,000+ digital photos on Lightroom and then upload them to the cloud so that my family would have access to our growing archive of family photos.
I had years of digital photos stored on various hard drives. I had also used Aperture, which was discontinued in 2014, to organize my photos. Once Aperture became obsolete, I began using Lightroom, but the two programs were incompatible. I had ended up with photos on hard drives, photos in Aperture and photos in Lightroom, which meant that my archive was unwieldy and discouraging to use.
David gradually transferred my photos stored on Aperture into Lightroom, and then he consolidated the hodgepodge of additional older photos stored on hard drives into Lightroom. He helped me consolidate all of my personal family photos as well as work-related photos into an orderly organizational structure on Lightroom that is very easy for me to access and use. Next, he researched which photo sharing service would be most compatible with Lightroom, so that my family could also have access to our growing family photo archive, and installed it. Finally, he rationalized backup and storage for my desktop.
The end result is incredibly satisfying. I can easily access photos for fun (here’s what you looked like on your first day of school) or for more serious work-related projects. I highly recommend David Erickson. He helped me develop a method to preserve, access and share my family’s digital photo history.”
“He knows what he’s talking about.”
I had a great 3 hour lesson with David and based on my photos we discussed my questions regarding color management, white balance and some other situations in which a have experienced problems. David can see the overall picture at the same time as he can talk about fine variations and small details, a combination which was very helpful for me. Then we looked at Lightroom 5 and he showed me how it can help me when working with raw files.
Step by step he went trough the different parts of the programme, making sure that I saw the changes in the picture before and after his adjustment. His tutoring is done in a relaxed way and there is always room for questions. This programme could be a useful tool for me so I will definitely try it out. David is easy to talk to and he explains in a very easy way, so I’m happy that I decided to contact him.
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 anticipate.