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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 155 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 320 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!

WestBoundary Photography
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I hired WestBoundary Photography for taking pictures of my house for real estate listing. I must say the pictures came out amazing! Very professional quality, like the ones you see in magazines. Charles was very professional and came exactly on time. He also delivered the pictures very promptly. I would definitely recommend them for any photography projects.

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Larry Zhou Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 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!!

  • 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!

Lewis Giles Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 29 years in business
Justin D.
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Lewis helped my 2016 campaign for union vp by taking photos for my election pamphlets. To be honest my photos were the only professional part of my campaign. I recommend this guy, who shows up promptly with his own studio, to make an impression on people.

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!

FFQ Studio
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eric C.
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Felix Quintana is very professional and delivers his photography in a timely manner. He has photographed countless community events, and he is always dedicated to his craft, capturing the most raw and beautiful sides of people and spaces. Felix is great at communicating, meeting deadlines and he really values his craft and community.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chris A.
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Dan is a great photography and Adobe Lightroom instructor. I am a wildlife photographer in East Africa, and I wanted to improve my shooting skills out in the field. My other goal was to have a deeper understanding of editing in Lightroom. I have taken lessons with Dan for a year and a half, and my skills have greatly improved. He has the unique ability to explain highly technical photography techniques in a way that is clear, and concise. His vast photography experience is very apparent in his in-depth teaching style. Dan has helped me in improving my editing workflow, and I learned so much from him about Lightroom. Whether you are new to photography, or very experienced, I highly recommend Dan as an instructor. Whenever I visit the States, I plan on taking more lessons from him. ~Chris Austria www.ChrisAustria.com

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

K-Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Eugene K.
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    Great photos! Like it!

    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!

    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.

    • 7 years in business
    Lesley W.
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    Dan is an amazing instructor! We opted for the unstructured class, and the 2 hours flew by. We learned so much and will definitely be coming back for future lessons. The amount of content and attention is great!

    Odell Hussey Photography
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Curtis L.
    Verified review

    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!

    • 17 years in business
    About

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

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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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    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.

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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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    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.

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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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