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Oakland Photography Instructors

Browse these photography teachers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oakland.

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Michael Keel Photography
4.9
from 150 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 314 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hannah S.
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Loved Michael's work! Requested a non-intrusive journatlistc photography approach (candid shots) for a small wedding and that is exactly what we got. Michael was polished and un-assuming -- he blended in with the guests and captured the wedding and reception without interrupting the flow. Though the bride was afraid staged pictures would appear cheese-ball, Michael had the bride and groom pose in areas of the venue that he selected for a few photos- and they turned out to be the most beautiful photos of the collection. The only slip up we did not account for was finding parking in downtown San Francisco...On account of this Michael ran a tad late to the ceremony and reception venues. But his process, style & photographs made up for it!

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Larry Zhou Photography
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nellie M.
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Larry is amazing to work with! He knows his stuff and couldn't be a better teacher for someone who is just learning photography or for someone who has been practicing for years. We spent time reviewing the fundamentals and then went to go put what I had learned into practice by taking some shots. Highly recommend!!

ChristopherChe Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Savannah P.
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Chris got to know my story before he shot photos of my boyfriend and I for our first shoot together. I felt like he really understood the look and feel I was going for. He makes us look great (I've hired him more than once) and also authentic. Chris is also versatile. I've used him for professional product shots, lifestyle work, artistic installations, personal use, and corporate events. Most importantly, he's a total blast to work with. I couldn't recommend ChristopherChe Photography more.

  • 9 years in business
Brian R.
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Kayleigh is extraordinarily gifted in photography. She is equally gifted in working with children. We've been so fortunate to have her capture stunningly beautiful moments of our daughter and our family on two separate occasions. Simply the best! If I could capture in a review what she captures on film, you'd be calling her now!

Icarian Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie A.
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Melissa did a great job capturing our family during our twin newborns' first days. We love our photos and can't wait to work with her again.

Sean P Walker Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mouctar D.
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Sean is one AMAZING photographer! I found Sean through Thumbtack and could not be happier! Sean’s professionalism is unlike any other - prompt with responses, super creative. He was friendly, the nicest guy to work with, and yes he price was the most affordable in the San Francisco Bay area. Sean has an incredible eye for the "right" shot, he made sure to get every shot right. You will NOT be disappointed in his work, my photos are simply amazing and I couldn't have asked for a better photographer. By the way his dogs were very friendly too!

Manol Manolov Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Marie T.
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It was really great working with Manol. He is easy to work with and very knowledgeable. He really understands lighting and composition and how important these are to the whole process. He's willing to travel to different locations for your shoot and comes prepared for that. I'm also very happy with the final product. The pictures are great!

RAR Pictures
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Usman S.
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Robert did a great job on scenery and the photographs looked great

Lisa Sze Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Cossette D.
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Lisa has photographed me and my family for over 15 years. She is a blast to work with, makes kids and adults laugh and feel comfortable in front of the camera. Her photographs are artistic and beautiful. She is highly professional and extremely talented.

Odell Hussey Photography
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Curtis L.
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Odell was a professional through and through. Arrived on time, took amazing photos and had them uploaded and sent to us the same day. Definitely recommend!

Susie B.
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Taking Holman Turner's class helped jump start me into creating a viable business for my photography. His detailed explanation of what goes into a billable hour painted a true picture of what is needed to succeed. An added benefit to the class was listening to Holman's stories, based on his experiences - both professional and personal. He is a true gift to the art of photography.

Shanice Xaili Photography
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Tyler B.
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My photos turned out even better than I could have hoped for, a fantastic experience all around!

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I have been a photographer and photography instructor going back to the 1980s, with professional experience - portraiture, nature, abstract, film (multiple formats), digital. My portraiture preference these days is on simplicity, with available lighting situations. I know what to do in a studio environment, I choose not to work there. As instructor, I have helped students across a range of backgrounds and skills levels. I am comfortable in classroom settings, as well as in field situations.

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With over 30 years of experience, our photography portfolio consists of many beautiful people and moments. We are experts in shooting weddings, family portraits, and live events. We also have a studio in Los Gatos complete with lighting and digital processing.

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I am a lifestyle portrait photographer for modern families. I create custom photographic art for your home, with an emphasis on relationships, love and connections unique to your family. My strength is capturing real, authentic moments between family members.

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I strive to bring a personal touch to wedding photography. I pride myself in becoming friends with my clients and love to follow up on them after the wedding to see where life has taken them. I shoot in a photojournalism style.

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I am a professional photographer and educator. I have been teaching digital art and design for about a decade to youth and adults as well. My own artwork entails an interdisciplinary approach to multimedia and I have just received my MFA from John F. Kennedy University. Whether you are an experienced, traditional photographer or a novice, a technophobe or technophile, I can help you to achieve your desired creative results. I am an advanced user of Adobe Photoshop and have extensive experience in Dreamweaver and Flash.

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My passion is photographing people whether it's capturing a special time in their lives or creating imagery that promotes professionals toward meeting their personal goals. Helping people through photography is my business. What life event may I capture or which personal goals may I help you reach.

  • 17 years in business
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Kristin Nelder is a leading Bay Area photographer with over 15 years of commercial, event, headshots, and corporate photography experience.

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After over 35 years in the photography industry, including 25 years at George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic, I am eventually rising to become their senior visual effects photographer. I now have the opportunity to follow the loves of my professional photography career in architectural photography, feature film production photography and my love of teaching. My career spans from the days as an eager college student, learning how to process a roll of black and white film, then eventually on to traveling the globe, photographing all of A-list actors in Hollywood. I feel that I have a lot to offer to the photographic community. I feel the need to give something back but at the same time, continue to learn. The wonderful thing about photography is that you never stop learning, teaching or sharing; there is always something new. It is a wonderful combination of art, science and experience.

  • 9 years in business
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Jikaiah Ayla Photography is not just photos it's a experience. Highly intuitive and instructions on how to pose and physical help w body composition. The approach is very natural and comfortable with guidance while using a high level of professional professional skill. Jikaiah has worked in the fashion and art community for over 14 years which gives her a specialized edge when it comes to esthetics. And will let the client know when a hair is out of place or a angle won't work. With her passion of everything photography related, it shows in her volunteer mentoring at a photography youth program in San Francisco called First Exposures, being published in American Salon magazine and working as a advocate with her photography for Walk San Francisco. Events, portraits,weddings,families,resume or website photos, artistic and creative her experience and eye will stand out leaving you with what you need in the best quality and with a unique flare.

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