“Will be Hiring David Again”
My two hour tutoring session with David was very insightful. We discussed outdoor portraiture using reflectors, a remote and tripod. I learned the basics of photography at ICP but was left with many holes which left me with a foggy understanding of what I am doing. I hope to have a follow up Lightroom class with David to help me better my skills in Lightroom.
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 m,y 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.
David is an outstanding teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable, not only about computers but also, cameras and photography. He is engaged fully in the lesson, is responsive to my concerns and questions, is good natured, patient and punctual.
“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.”
“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.”
“Great, Very Knowledgeable”
I really appreciated the lesson as it did answer my needs to the point. David knows a lot about both photography and the processing software. He is very generous with his knowledge and really wants you to learn something. I wish I had more time for more lessons. Highly recommended.