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Helen Saunders Photoshop/ Illustrator Tutor (South East London)

Helen Saunders Silver Member

  • Tulse Hill (SE21) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 27 Dec 2014
  • Sex: Female
  • Can Travel To: Bromley, Croydon, Merton, Southwark, Wandsworth, Westminster
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I like to tailor my teaching to what you want to get out of learning the software or the camera, whether its just for fun or for professional reasons.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Photoshop- Editing photographs, creating photo-collages, creating layouts, retouching images (including skin retouching)

Areas you may wish to learn about could include:-
-Working in layers
-Batch processing
-Image Adjustments
-Colour correction
-Masking
-Preparing images for print
-Cropping and Resizing
-Sharpening and softening
-Photoshop for design
-Making gifs

Retouching CGI.

Digital photography.

Art and Design - Composition, narrative, context, art history.
Tell me about your qualifications.
Loughborough University, 2008 BA Fine Art (Hons) First Class.
Central Saint Martins, 2011-2013 MA fine Art.
What kind of experience do you have?
Teaching:-
Currently I teach fashion and beauty retouching courses for groups at Photography Course London and photography courses at Platform 39. I also teach several students regularly on a one to one basis.

Commercial:-
I work for a London based company as a creative retoucher, producing images for architecture practices, advertising and fashion. I also freelance as a wedding and event photographer.
How much do you charge?
£45 an hour for one to one tuition. For groups and business bookings please enquire for a quote.
Where do you teach?
I am based in South East London but I'm happy to travel within zones 1-3 in London.
When are you available?
Changes from week to week, please enquire.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I've taught all ages from 7 upwards, and levels from the very basics of getting to grips with Photoshop to using it at an advanced level often required for professional tasks.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I have guided students through portfolio preparation, both in making the aesthetic decisions and in using photoshop to finish it to a professional level.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
My CRB is dated from August 2011.
Tell me about some of your current students.
Currently:- I run courses at London College of Communication on using Photoshop for Compositing. I also teach courses in Retouching for Fashion and Beauty at Photography Course London, and Photoshop courses for all levels at Platform 39, where I also teach a street photography course.

Some of my recent students include a fashion photographer, wishing to learn retouching skills, a print/textile designer and a film production company.

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