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Photography Shooting & Editing

There is no faster or more effective way to boost your photography skills than personal instruction from an experienced professional.  From DSLR cameras to smartphones, I can help you quickly eliminate the roadblocks keeping you from achieving your vision.  We will work together to identify the look you want for your photos and I can critique samples of your work to tell you what you need to do differently in both shooting and editing.  

I'm available to help with:
  • Critiquing your images to identify strengths and weaknesses
  • On-screen guidance for image editing software such as Lightroom & Photoshop
  • Equipment selection and optimal settings
  • Landscape photography shooting and editing
  • Wedding and portrait photography shooting, editing, and business management
  • Off-camera (strobist) lighting techniques
  • Timelapse video and raw processing with After Effects and LRTimelapse
  • Portrait Retouching
  • Smartphone photography apps (emphasis on iOS)

About Brian

Watch my intro video and check out the links below to see what I can do, then let's talk about what I can do for you!

Photo and timelapse video work featured by:
  • National Geographic
  • Huffington Post
  • Gizmodo
  • CBS News
  • Fox News
  • Fstoppers
  • PetaPixel
  • Vimeo Staff Pick

Other Qualifications
  • Full-time professional photographer, shooting since 2007
  • Teaching photography since 2010
  • Five-star Yelp rating

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Manley Walker

Apr 13, 2014

Brian is very approachable and easygoing. He gave me some great ideas for directions to take my photography in. I enjoyed this Helpout and found it to be well worth the money.

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Arián Krakov

Apr 1, 2014

He is super friendly, has practical experience and goes to the point of what you need. Web links included.

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Geoffrey Upton

Mar 23, 2014

Very helpful and knowledgeable. Gave me useful information about using the settings on my camera, software for editing, resources to consult, etc. Highly recommend!

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Brian Hawkins

  • $15.00
    30 minutes
  • $0.75
    per minute
Next available time
Apr 24, 2014 at 1:00 AM