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My name is Whit. I've professionally been designing for over two decades, but I'm also good at a few other things that I like to offer to the world, see below. Rates, examples and more info about my expertise can be found at

Photography & Adobe Lightroom Lessons

Interested in learning the basics of photography? Or maybe you already have some photog chops and are ready to level up? I'm here to help!

I've been studying photography since I was a kid and have been expanding my knowledge and honing my craft intensively for the past decade. Hopefully the examples shown here speak for themselves.

I can teach you about:
  • aperture & shutter speed concepts
  • DSLR features and techniques
  • portraiture
  • wildlife
  • low-light/night shooting
  • landscapes/panoramas
  • macro photography
  • post-processing¬†(Lightroom, and Photoshop if you're interested)
  • photo library management
In-person lessons are preferable, but teleconferencing with Skype or another system is also feasible, and lessons can take as little as half an hour. For in-person lessons, we can meet at my home studio in SE Portland, my office on SE Grand near Morrison, or a coffee shop somewhere in between. I like to start with a free half-hour session so that I can get to know you, your goals, and your current level of expertise. We can work at your pace and meet as often as you'd like.

View photo examples, check out my rates, and learn more about my expertise here:

Adobe CC App Tutoring

Interested in learning to use Photoshop? Or maybe you're already strong with Illustrator but want to really level up? I am a bona fide Creative Cloud master and can help you become one.

I'm a professional designer who has been using the core Adobe design apps for over two decades, and I literally wrote the book (well, the online course - on graphic design efficiency. I am almost certainly the fastest designer you've ever met. I can teach you the ways of the force with the following apps:
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Audition
I'm also an expert in multiple design disciplines -- digital/web, print, and logo -- and am happy to help you in those areas as well.

Check out my rates and learn more about my expertise here:

Finger Style Guitar Lessons (Skype or in person)

Interested in learning to play the guitar? Or maybe you have the basics but would like to learn to fingerpick? I've been playing finger style acoustic guitar for 25 years and can help you get started on the right foot.

I always prefer to begin with a free half-hour session so that I can get to know you, your goals, and your current level of expertise. Subsequent lessons can be as short as a half an hour, and while we can meet in person if you prefer, I recommend opting for Skype-style lessons most of the time, since I find that to be more effective and economical in the long run.

Listen to samples of my playing and learn more about how I can help you here:

Voiceover Services (male bass)

In need of a resonant male voice for your brand, product or service? Or perhaps a character? My oaky vocals are here to help!

I have a 3-octave voice and enjoy doing character work as well as sophisticated or movie-style narration. I can potentially turn your VO project around in as little as 24 hours depending on the project scope and my schedule.

Listen to a sample of my abilities and check out my rates here:
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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