the possibility to consult in real time, one-on-one with a noted digital darkroom expert, all in the comfort of your own home or studio.
Using secure web conferencing technology we can share views of our computer screens. I can see the view of Photoshop or Lightroom on your computer to consult on specific imaging questions. You can also see a live view of my screen as I demonstrate specific digital darkroom techniques or suggest new ways to improve or enhance your images. You can also email or upload images before our session so I can provide solutions for specific photographs and projects you are working on.
How do I set up an appointment?
What software do you offer training for?
How does the online connection work?
Do I have to sign up for an account to attend a consulting session?
Do I have to purchase or install special software?
Is the connection secure?
Can I send you copies of my image files for our consultation?
How much does it cost?
How do I pay?
Can I order consulting time as a gift for someone else?
Are there specific hours that this service is available?
A: Go to the Online Consulting Reservations page and fill out the session request form. I will get back to you so we can discuss what you would like to learn and set up an appointment. Or you can also call my office at 530-477-8494 (Pacific Standard Time).
A: Adobe Photoshop CS6, CS5, and CS4, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 and 3; Camera Raw; Adobe Bridge CS5, CS5, and CS4 . I also can provide digital photography instruction and creative mentoring to help you with your imaging projects.Additionally, if you are interested in creative processing on the iPhone, I also offer instruction in a wide variety of photo apps, including the process of "app stacking", where an image is processed through several different apps in order to achieve a specific effect.
A: Our online connection will be via a web conferencing program called Adobe Connect that is secure, fast and easy to use. The voice connection will be via telephone. Skype screen-sharing is also a possibility.
A: No, you do not need to sign up for an account. You can attend the consultation by signing in as a guest.
A: No, the conferencing software is web-based and there is no cost to you. As long as you have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (Flash is installed in most browsers worldwide.) you can see my screen without downloading any software. In order for you to share the view of your screen, you will be prompted to install the ConnectNow Add-in. This is fast and automatic once you approve it.
A: Yes. Adobe Connect uses some of the latest technology available for Internet security. When you access Acrobat.com, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology protects your information using both server authentication and data encryption. For screen sharing, you can also limit the applications that can be seen (for example, only Photoshop and Lightroom) and control the accessibility of your content.
A: Yes. We can arrange to have certain files you want to work on transferred to me prior to the session. Using your own photos is a very effective way to explore the possibilities of an image or demostrate specific techniques.
A: Custom Online Consulting is $80.00 an hour billed in quarter hour increments. The minimum time for a consultation is 30 minutes. Time spent establishing the conection and getting set up in the online meeting room is not considered part of the official session.Depending on where you are calling from and your phone plan, long distance phone charges may apply to your call.
A: Payment can be made through PayPal via a credit card or your PayPal acccount. I will communicate with you on payment method once the appointment has been made.
A: Yes, you can! See the Online Consulting Reservations page.
A: My schedule is flexiable so appointments can be made that fall outside of normal business hours. Depending on whether or not I am traveling, appointments can be made between 7am to 10pm Pacific Standard Time.
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