Personalized One-on-One Training
for you or your group!

  We offer one-on-one and Group training to help you get to where you want to be with your photography.

  • Affordable
  • Professional
  • Down-to-earth
  • Practical
  • Personalized

Whether you're just starting out in Photography or would like to take your photography to the "Next" level, we can help!

 

We've been training people to take better pictures for over 30 years!  Bert Sirkin (PhotoBert) has been a professional photographer for over 30 years and is the originator of PhotoBert CheatSheets - helping people understand their cameras in no-nonsense English.  And as a computer instructor for over 20 years and NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) member and Photoshop Instructor, Bert Sirkin can help you maximize your  time on the computer with programs like Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Our sessions are designed for YOU and nobody else. A brief interview a week or so prior to the training session helps assure that we cover what you want to know.  We can utilize any of the following environments to help you achieve your goals (see below for definitions):
  • Classroom;
  • Field work - taking outdoor or Indoor pictures; and
  • Computer work.
 
  • Learn how to use best your camera
  • Learn what to do so your pictures aren't too dark or too light.
  • Learn what causes blurry pictures - and how to avoid the "blurs"
  • Learn how to use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to "fix" bad images.
  • Learn the tricks of taking sharp pictures.
  • Learn how to take better images for display on the web or for print
  • Learn how to use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to "improve" good images.
  • Learn how to use get great prints from your images.
  • Learn how to easily take panorama images.
  • Learn how to take close-up pictures
  • Learn how to great flash pictures
  • Learn how to effectively use Telephoto and Wide angle lenses
  • Learn how to best compose your pictures
  • Learn when and how to use Aperture and Shutter Priority
  • Learn what your camera's White Balance controls are and how to use them effectively.
  • The sky's the limit - Where do you want to go with your photgraphy??


If you're looking to put a spark in your photography, this will do it!

 


 
Classes can be split up between: (see below for the definition of each)
  • Class Room Style training
  • Computer Training (min 2 hrs)
  • and/or Field Photography

Our On-Site (West Hartford, CT) rates are:

On-Site Training (West Hartford, CT)
Group Size Total Hours Total Price Cost Per Person
1 person 2 hours $100 $100
3 hours $140 $140
4 hours $175 $175
6 hours $245 $245
2-3 people 2 hours $150 $50 (3 people)
$75 (2 people)
3 hours $210 $70 (3 people)
$105 (2 people)
4 hours $260 $87 (3 people)
$130 (2 people)
6 hours $375 $125 (3 people)
$188 (2 people)
4-6 people 4 hours $340 $57 (6 people)
$85 (4 people)
6 hours $495 $83 (6 people)
$124 (4 people)
7-10 people 4 hours $360 $36 (10 people)
$52 (7 people)
6 hours $525 $53 (10 people)
$75 (7 people)

 

Off-Site Training (your choice of location)
Group
Size
Total
Hours
Total Price not including travel expenses Cost Per Person
1-3 people 4 hours $350 $117 (3 people)
$350 (1 person)
6 hours $500 $167 (3 people)
$500 (1 person)
4-6 people 4 hours $450 $75 (6 people)
$113 (4 people)
6 hours $650 $108 (6 people)
$163 (4 people)
7-10 people 4 hours $480 $48 (10 people)
$69 (7 people)
6 hours $700 $70 (10 people)
$100 (7 people)
Multiple Day
up to 10 people
per day $595 $60/day
(10 people)

We will also meet your group at most National Parks.

Call for details: 860-656-7446


Definitions:  
  Classroom Style Sitting at a table and explaining how your camera works, how to use your camera's features, how to take better pictures, the ins-and outs of exposure, and/or general photography topics. (minimum 1 hour)  
  Computer Use Sitting at a computer and going over basic or advanced Photoshop or Photoshop Elements techniques and/or printing and/or color management. (minimum 2 hours)  
  Field Photography Actively taking pictures of indoor or outdoor subjects. (minimum 1 hour)  

Contact Us  
  email: Bert@Photobert.com  
  Phone: 860-656-7446  
  Located in West Hartford, CT

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