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In-Person Tutoring & Consultation

Individualized tutoring is available for those wishing to learn outside of a structured class or workshop. Topics may include instruction in darkroom technique, matting & framing, printing with a color-managed workflow, and other photography-related subjects. We can also offer location consultation on darkroom and studio setup as well as guidance on optimizing your scanners and printers for best output.

Hourly: One hour of tutoring or consultation. Materials and travel additional. $150/$100 members
Discounted 20% for 4 or more hours.

Live One-on-One Online Tutoring with Jessica Somers

We’ve partnered with photo instructor and artist Jessica Somers to bring you one-on-one instruction and guidance with our individual photography tutoring sessions. Our tutoring sessions are customizable to your interests and are offered entirely online so you can attend from anywhere in the world at times that are convenient for you.

Possible tutoring session topics include but are not limited to:

  • Image processing with Adobe Lightroom
  • Image editing and manipulation using Adobe Photoshop
  • Basic alternative processes such as Cyanotype, Lumen Printing, or Chemigrams
  • Creating and printing digital negatives for use with alternative photographic
  • Portfolio and/or photo project development
  • Portfolio review

Workshops take place online via Zoom. Depending on your topic of choice, you will be
required to provide supplies and/or software. We provide the instruction which includes
live directions and guidance, supplemental documents, and a supply list including
information on where to buy the materials related to your tutoring session when
applicable. Additionally, you will need a webcam and microphone. These can be
external or built into your device.

Typically, technique-based tutoring sessions run between 2-4 hours depending on the
topic with additional sessions available if you feel you would like to explore your topic

Jessica Somers is a photographer specializing in historic photographic techniques and self-portraiture.

Jessica has been in love with photography for most of her life. She was exposed to the act of picture making through her grandfather, an avid amateur photographer, and in the family bathroom-turned-darkroom after sunset. Here, she witnessed actual magic standing over the chemical trays watching an image appear where only a simple white sheet of paper was before. As a kid she received a Kodak disc camera and fell in love with the act of expressing her individual view of the world from the 4 foot high perspective of a seven year old. Her height has since increased but her love affair with photography continues.

Jessica’s work has been exhibited nationally and has been published in various periodicals. Her research on alternative processes and select photographs are published in the 3rd edition of The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes by Christopher James. Jessica is a 2022 Denis Roussel Award, Work of Merit recipient. She currently teaches photography at colleges and universities throughout Connecticut.

Hourly: One hour of one-one-one online tutoring for technique-based topics (2-hour minimum) $100 ($200 minimum)
Portfolio Development & Review: One-hour session $125 (follow-up sessions are discounted)

Tutoring Request Form

Please fill out the following form if you are interested in scheduling a tutoring session and we will be in touch soon.

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