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Lessons offered by Paula
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • Film photography
  • Wedding Photography
  • Social Photography
  • Photographic development
Levels
  • All Levels

Pro photographer in York, 20 years teaching experience, in photography, Lightroom, photoshop. Fun friendly lessons

Methodology

I hold a Further and Adult Education teaching certificate, I taught on the Access to Photography, at Newcastle College. I have continued to develop my teaching and training working with primary level children in Photography, web design, animation and multimedia. I also teach photography workshops to all levels and am currently teaching on a individual basis , one to one. My style of tutoring is to identify my students learning needs, then I deliver through presentations, activities, instruction and demonstrations. I design and develop training sessions, assess student performance, and evaluate training and development for students of all ages.

Experience

I am a passionate photographer and teacher with 25 years experience based in York, North Yorkshire. I specialise in portraits, documentary, editorial and event photography. I try to evoke and capture a mood within my pictures, a feeling a unique moment, creating images that have impact. I love to work with people, and I like to be able to build up a close rapport with all that I work with. I really value being able to pass on the knowledge that I have gained and thoroughly enjoy the challenges of teaching and the pleasure and joy that someone has when they have understood that knowledge and are able to then put that into practice. I like to be able to tear down the barriers that cause us to feel intimidated and take away those fears and insecurities that can make learning difficult.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £100
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £200
Lessons offered by Paula
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • Film photography
  • Wedding Photography
  • Social Photography
  • Photographic development
Levels
  • All Levels

Paula's CV

Paula J Duck


Career Summary

• Successful Photography and Mulitmedia lecturer and trainer to individuals with various learning capabilities
• A successful professional photographer with a large repertoire and extensive portfolio.
• Experience working as an independent, self-employed business manager as a freelance photographer.
• A highly skilled computer user with expertise in Photoshop, Lightroom, Stop motion animation, and various multimedia software design packages.
• Proven business skills including budgeting and finance, organisation and project management, including a number
of high-profile events.
• Coverage of a series of high profile events such as David Bowie, The V Festival, The Isle of Wight Festival, and The Big Chill.

Experience
May 2014 – Present Teacher Imaging Partnership Part-Time York/Harrogate
• Organisation and delivery of teaching on a wide variety of topics including: computer animation software, mulimedia software, including storyboarding, introduction to production and photography
• Use of demonstration style teaching methods to encourage learning and introduce technical aspects of software
• Development and preparation of activities and resources supportive of the learning process.
• Assessment and evaluation of candidate performance based upon interpretation of assignments, process and final product.
• Responsible for individual special learning support for all students
Jun 2006 - Present Freelance Photographer London/ York
• Experience ranging from high quality advertising to editorial features and poster campaigns.
• Wide range of shooting experience in Portraits, Documentary, Events and PR
• Liaison and negotiation with clients regarding their needs, vision and proposal.
• Organisation of image layout, with an eye to evolution of the client’s vision and identity.
• Development of processing and digital techniques, which emphasise strategic aspects of this identity.
• Presentation of photos sensitive to the creative interpretation of the clients needs.
• Client list includes: The Sunday Times, Blink TV, The Big Chill and Zappit Media
Jan 2003 – Mar 2008 Marketing/Design Consultant Part time, T4me London
Independent T-shirt and clothing shop

• Brand development, including consultation with designers to effectively reposition and build the concept
• Development ,design and maintenance of Website, including creation of all copy and visual assets, to successfully bring in new business.
• Implementing purchasing of new products to enhance the range and expand customer choice
• Merchandising including concept development, and creative design for window and front of house display
• IT training for all employees covering, how to use photoshop, illustrator and basic computer literacy.
Jan 2001 – Nov 2005 Marketing Co-ordinatior Blink TV Limited London
Music Video Production Specialist and Above the Line Advertising provider.

• Successfully managed the re-branding of the company, inline with new business strategy and NPD effectively overseeing
the launch of the service into new territories.
• Implementation,design and creation of commercial website, effectively repositioning the brand and successfully raising product in the market place, enabling showcasing of all events, driving traffic and increasing awareness in new markets.
• Day to day maintenance, production and editing of all content for the website, including full control of image creation.
• Development and implementation of bespoke research at events, thereby adding value for our advertisers enabling effective
measurements of advertising spend.
• Consultation and collaboration with designers and printers to generate creative solutions and expertly manage projects to
final delivery.
• PR activity in collaboration with our external agencies, creating database of key press contacts and gaining trade press
coverage and initiating new image library, significantly raising Blink’s profile and strategic vision.
Jan 1996 – Jun 1998 Lecturer in Photography Part-Time Newcastle College
• Organisation and delivery of lectures on a wide variety of topics including basic camera applications, development of
processes and camera techniques.
• Use of demonstration style lecture methods to encourage learning and introduce technical aspects of photography.
• Development and preparation of activities and resources supportive of the learning process.
• Assessment and evaluation of candidate performance based upon interpretation of assignments, process and final product.
• Responsible for individual special learning support for students with learning difficulties

Dec 1992 – Oct 2000 Freelance Photographer Newcastle/Toronto
• Experience ranging from high quality advertising to editorial features and poster campaigns.
• Wide range of shooting experience in Portraits, Fashion and PR
• Liaison and negotiation with clients regarding their needs, vision and proposal.
• Organisation of image layout, with an eye to evolution of the client’s vision and identity.
• Development of processing and digital techniques, which emphasise strategic aspects of this identity.
• Presentation of photos sensitive to the creative interpretation of the clients needs.
• Client list includes: The Sunday Times, Powergen, Sevcon, The British Fashion Council

Additional Information
• Computer literate with proficiency in: Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Zu 3D, 2DIY, Kahootz, Minecraft, HTML, Wordpress, Adobe Acrobat, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, and Media Encoder

• On going photography projects, currently working on Reflection, a project about urban street life using only Instagram


Academic Qualifications

BTEC HND in Design, Photography and Television, Salisbury College of Art, Salisbury Wiltshire, UK (1986-1988)

Licentiate, British Institute of Professional Photographers, Salisbury College of Art, Salisbury UK (1988-1989) A postgraduate qualification requiring the completion of a year of course work, project development, an exhibition and the successful completion of a final examination.

Art Director, Fuji film Scholarship, Salisbury College of Art, Salisbury, UK (1989)

Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate, National Vocational Qualification Level 3, with D32 and D33 assessor award. Newcastle College, Newcastle upon Tyne, (1996-1997) Including 30 hours of on the job teaching as a prerequisite for the award

Marketing and Promotion for small business, National vocational Qualification Level 3, Project North east, Newcastle Upon Tyne UK (1995-1996)

Royal society of Arts Business Skills certificate, Best Consortium, Newcastle Upon Tyne (1990)
Business enterprise course covering marketing, management and finance

BTEC Intercative Media, London course covering website design, marketing and promotion (2007)


References available on request

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