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Brian Hawkins
  • $30.00
    for 30 minutes
  • $1.50
    per minute

Photography Shooting & Editing

24 reviews

About this Helpout

There is no better 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)
  • Astrophotography and panoramas

About Brian

Years of Experience

  • 7 years of DSLR Photography
  • 3 years of Timelapse Video Photography


  • Photographer at Brian Hawkins Photography

Past Profession

  • Aerospace Engineer at Northrop Grumman

Other qualifications

Watch my intro video, 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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from 24 reviews
Oct 20, 2014

I got a lot out of my first Helpout with Brian. Very nice guy, and knowledgeable. We identified the areas of photography that I want to work on, and I will be following up with him for successive Helpouts.

Jason Fierstein

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Jul 31, 2014

Extremely helpful - Brian did an excellent job of hitting on the points that I was hoping to cover, and gave great advice for things that I can work on moving forward. I will definitely be looking forward to scheduling a second session in the future to review some of the things that I have learned.

I would recommend Brian's Helpout to any aspiring recreational or professional photographers out there that would like to get an opinion on how they can improve.

Justin Richmond

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Jun 26, 2014

Awesome helpouts with Brian! I learned quite a bit during our secession and look forward to implementing all of the tips and strategies suggested.

Robert Blaise

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