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I AM TEACHING LIVE ONLINE ONE-ONE-ONE PERSONALIZED LESSONS
IN PHOTOGRAPHY, ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC & LIGHTROOM CLASSIC CC
& ALL MEDIUMS OF PAINTING
& DRAWING
PLEASE CLICK HERE OR CALL 949.371.3375 FOR INFO,
SUGGESTED TOPICS AND TO SCHEDULE LESSONS

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GET ORGANIZED!!

ORGANIZATION IS A WONDERFUL THING AND HELPS CLEAR YOUR MIND OF ALL OF THE CLUTTER!
LET ME HELP YOU GET YOUR PHOTOS ORGANIZED ON YOUR COMPUTER AND HARD DRIVES
AND MAKE FUTURE ORGANIZATION MUCH EASIER AND MORE AUTOMATED.
CALL OR TEXT 949.371.3375 TO SCHEDULE TIME TO WORK TOGETHER LIVE ONLINE 1-ON-1
WHERE I CAN DO ALL OF THE WORK FOR YOU OR TEACH YOU HOW TO DO IT.

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*** WEEKLY ONLINE WORKSHOPS ***
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* ONLINE ZOOM CLASS * STARTS TUESDAY 8/4 2-4PM

6-WEEK *BEGINNING* ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC & LIGHTROOM CLASSIC CC WORKSHOP

LEARN THE BASICS OF HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY ORGANIZE AND CREATIVELY EDIT YOUR PHOTOS IN ADOBE LIGHTROOM CLASSIC CC AND PHOTOSHOP CC. BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIRED.
CLASS DATES: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8
CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO ONLY 6 STUDENTS | SPECIAL PRICE $199.99

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* ONLINE ZOOM CLASS * STARTED TUESDAY 6/30 10AM-12PM

6-WEEK *ADVANCED* ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC & LIGHTROOM CLASSIC CC WORKSHOP

STUDENTS WITH BASIC WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF PHOTOSHOP, LIGHTROOM AND GOOD COMPUTER SKILLS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US IN THIS ON-GOING CLASS WHERE WE EXPLORE MORE ADVANCED AND CREATIVE EDITING TECHNIQUES IN BOTH
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC AND ADOBE LIGHTROOM CLASSIC CC.

CLASS DATES: 6/30, 7/7, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11 (NO CLASS 7/14)
CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO ONLY 6 STUDENTS | SPECIAL PRICE $199.99

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* NEW DATES!!! * ONLINE ZOOM CLASS * STARTS TUESDAY EVENING 7/7 6-8PM

6-WEEK EVENING *BEGINNING* DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

In this class, we will cover the basic camera settings, including f-stops/aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, light metering, focus areas, focus modes and white balance. Discussion on the various elements of design and composition in order to focus on a more artistic exploration of photography.
CLASS DATES:
7/7, 7/21, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1 (NO CLASS 7/14, 7/28 OR 8/4)
CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO ONLY 6 STUDENTS | SPECIAL PRICE $199.99

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* ONLINE ZOOM * CLASS DATES TBA

4-WEEK 3-HOUR ONLINE WATERCOLOR & INK TRAVEL JOURNAL WORKSHOP

JOIN US FOR 4 WEEKS OF PURE JOY SKETCHING, PAINTING AND INKING DIFFERENT SCENES IN OUR TRAVEL JOURNALS. WE WILL JOURNEY VIRTUALLY TO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHS. LEARN THE FINER TECHNIQUES OF HOW TO ASSESS A SCENE AND CREATE A QUICK SKETCH, CONTROL PAINT FLOW AND TRANSPARENCY WITH WASHES, ELEMENTS OF COMPOSITION AND DESIGN, HOW TO CREATE BALANCE AND UNITY AND HOW COLORS INTERACT TO CREATE DEPTH IN A SCENE. FINALLY, WE WILL BRING LIFE TO EACH PAINTING WITH INKING WITH SUPERFINE PERMANENT TECHNICAL PENS, LEARNING OUTLINING AND DIFFERENT TEXTURING AND SHADING TECHNIQUES. ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS WELCOME!
CLASS DATES: 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19
CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO ONLY 6 STUDENTS | SPECIAL PRICE $199.99

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6-WEEK MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
CLASS DATES: TBA
CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO ONLY 6 STUDENTS | SPECIAL PRICE $199.99

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*** ONLINE ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS ***
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CLASS DATE: SUNDAY 7/19 1-4PM

ONE-DAY BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY * LIVE ONLINE ZOOM WORKSHOP *

TIRED OF SHOOTING ON AUTO? THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO BEGIN YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEY LEARNING ABOUT CAMERA SETTINGS, COMPOSITION & LIGHTING TECHNIQUES, TIPS & TRICKS
CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO ONLY 8 STUDENTS | SPECIAL PRICE $99.99

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ADOBE LIGHTROOM CLASSIC CC WORKSHOP II: EXPEDITING YOUR SORTING & EDITING WORKFLOW
* LIVE ONLINE ZOOM WORKSHOP *

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC is one of the industry-standard premiere organizing and photo-editing softwares available today. In this class we will explore the Library module to sort and the Develop module where all of the magic happens in Lightroom.
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO ONLY 6 STUDENTS | SPECIAL PRICE $99.99

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ADOBE LIGHTROOM CLASSIC CC WORKSHOP III: ADVANCED EDITING TECHNIQUES
* LIVE ONLINE ZOOM WORKSHOP *

Dive deeper into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and learn some advanced editing techniques like understanding the Auto Mask, Range Mask and Luminosity features in the Develop Module, as well as creating Presets and understanding Previous, Sync and Auto Sync for group editing of photos.
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO ONLY 6 STUDENTS | SPECIAL PRICE $99.99

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ADOBE LIGHTROOM CLASSIC CC WORKSHOP I: IMPORTING & ORGANIZING YOUR PHOTOS
* LIVE ONLINE ZOOM WORKSHOP *

ARE YOUR PHOTOS A MESS ON YOUR COMPUTER? ARE THEY STILL IN YOUR CAMERA WAITING TO BE IMPORTED? Adobe Lightroom Classic CC is one of the industry-standard premiere organizing and photo-editing softwares available today. In this class, learn how to do custom importing of your photos into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and organize them in a way that will make future organizing much easier. We will discuss creating Collections, Collection Sets, Smart Collections and rule setting options, Keywording, Labeling, Starring and Flagging.
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO ONLY 6 STUDENTS | SPECIAL PRICE $99.99

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UPCOMING PHOTO FIELD TRIPS
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*** NEW DATES IN OCTOBER!!! ***

5-DAY CALIFORNIA COAST PHOTO FIELD TRIP PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
FRIDAY 10/2 THROUGH WEDNESDAY 10/7


MOONSTONE BEACH IN CAMBRIA, BIG SUR, CARMEL/CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA & MONTEREY, CA
Join us for our first ever California Coast Photo Field Trip Photography Workshop to Moonstone Beach in Cambria, up the coast through Big Sur and on to Carmel/Carmel-By-The-Sea and Monterey. The month of October has been known to be one of the best times of the year to visit these areas as the weather is typically beautiful with clear skies, sunny days and lovely sunsets. I would love to share this artistic, creative experience with all of you!
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO ONLY 8 STUDENTS
DISCOUNTED PRICE OF $749.99 IF PAID BY CHECK, CASH, ZELLE OR VENMO
($775 IF PAID BY PAYPAL)
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8-WK *3-HOUR* ALL MEDIUM PAINTING WORKSHOP | SATURDAYS * 9AM-12PM
CHOOSE TO WORK WITH ANY MEDIUM YOU'D LIKE INCLUDING
OIL, WATERBASED OIL, ACRYLIC, OPEN ACRYLIC, WATERCOLOR, PASTEL, CHARCOAL, PENCIL, PEN & INK, WATERCOLOR & INK TRAVEL JOURNAL
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CLASS IS ONGOING(dates are subject to change - please contact me for up-to-date info)
$299.99 for any consecutive 8 classes or $65 drop-in/class
| CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 6 STUDENTS

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OOM

Art & Photography instructor Mary Gulino offers workshops & one-on-one personalized instruction in all levels of digital photography, Photoshop, Lightroom & all mediums of painting & drawing.

STUDENT REVIEWS & COMMENTS

"Our first class was amazing! I was so impressed by your knowledge, professionalism and patience you exhibited with our barrage of questions! Can't wait for the next class! The world should know there is someone like you working at their trade and TEACHING." ~ Nan Cuccia, Laguna Niguel, CA

"Thank you for the wonderful class! It was exactly what I was hoping it would be and I especially appreciated the focusing (maybe a bad pun) on the few things that really mattered. It was also amazing how you knew so much about so many different cameras. The more I have had time to explore things, the more I realize how much I learned from your short course! I really hope I can take some more of your classes!" ~ Nancy Fitch, Brea, CA

I have studied with Mary since early 2017.  At first I took all levels of group photography lessons.  Then I moved on to Lightroom and Photoshop classes as well. I have built a successful photography business, thanks to her help.  Now I have transitioned into one-on-one private lessons to fine-tune and improve my editing and organizing skills.  I enjoy working with Mary because she is patient and extremely knowledgeable. I strongly recommend her.
~ Pilar R., Laguna Beach, CA

Finding Mary Gulino, at My Artist Loft on the Internet, has been the stepping stone and now.....huge foundation to starting my own photography business. Whether you have just an interest, want to explore a hobby, or desire your own photography dreams, Mary is the teacher, motivator, and phenomenon you need to see. Her endless vault of knowledge on all camera packages and corresponding computer accompaniment, never ceases to amaze me! As a beginner, she showed me the way. As a professional, she is my right arm, friend, and inspiration! Beginners, novices, experts, professionals,.......DO NOT look any further! Mary is your gal to success, enjoyment, and discovery in the beautiful world of photography! ~ Anthony K., Laguna Beach, CA

"Thank you again so much for all of your hard work to share your vast knowledge! Both my mom and I greatly enjoyed your beginner photography class. Not only did we learn photo techniques, composition strategies, and ideal camera settings, but we can now read the camera manual with understanding! Your knowledge of every camera model represented in class is astounding. We enjoyed the relaxed, fun-filled environment and appreciated your patience in explaining concepts and showing us hands-on application that have opened up a whole new world of photographic options." ~ Michele M., Orange, CA

"Thank you for leading such a wonderful class today! I really enjoyed it. Your expertise was so apparent, and your patience as you guided all of us was greatly appreciated. I am interested in furthering my knowledge and experience through one of your six-week courses. I am most interested in hearing about opportunities for future classes."
~ Katherine D., Costa Mesa, CA

"Around a month ago I did a 4 hour walking photography class with Mary at Laguna Beach. It was a lot of fun so when I was deciding who to work with for my new headshots, I knew exactly who to call. The shoot was a lot of fun (at the beach again) and the scenery/lighting were perfect for what I wanted to achieve. Mary knew what to do to get the best out of me and the shots she got are stunning. I am so happy with them. I can't recommend Mary enough!" ~ Jenny S., Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

"I have taken both photography and photoshop classes with Mary for  the past year. I have a  nice camera but didn't know how to use it. Mary has helped me tremendously with every aspect of photography and photoshop, (which I thought I would never understand). . Her classes are relaxed and informative. I also have hired Mary for many private sessions for both photography and photoshop. Mary is truly patient and a great teacher!"
~ Lori Z., Laguna Beach, CA

"I had the great fortune of hearing about Mary from my son.  First I checked out her web-page which I might add is beautiful and user friendly.  I contacted  Mary via her web-site.  Mary contacted me in less then 24 hours at this point I signed up personalized lessons.  These lessons are an amazing deal.  Mary opened my eyes to photography, because of who Mary is she taught me how to create beautiful memories through the lens.
I still have close contact with Mary and I am looking forward to working with her to further my adventures with my Nikon. Mary the best." ~ Kathy Jurgensen, Huntington Beach, CA

"I have taken four classes with Mary and have been very happy with all of them!  Mary is truly a gifted teacher who is both patient and encouraging.  Her critiques of my photography were instrumental in improving my skill level to what it is today.  She really pushed me in a supportive way to grow and stretch and I cannot recommend her classes highly enough!" ~ Brian S., Gilbert, AZ

"I loved Mary's photography classes in Scottsdale so much that I signed up over and over again. Her personality and her talent will keep you wanting more. Now that she has moved to Laguna Beach, I am sure her creativity will fluorish more, given the beautiful surroundings. I suggest signing up and experiencing an informative class that will keep you wanting more!" ~ Christine E., Scottsdale, AZ

"I have taken many digital photography classes with Mary. What amazes me is her extensive knowledge of photography, composition, all types of digital cameras and accessories, and Photoshop. Along with her expertise, Mary brings to the classroom patience, professionalism, a sense of humor, and an ability to create a comfortable relaxing atmosphere where it is fun to learn. You will find yourself anxiously looking forward to each class as I did. Mary encouraged me and gave me confidence to pursue my  passion and for that I am truly grateful."
~ Marijane Troche, Scottsdale, AZ

"I have taken several photography classes from Mary.  Her knowledge of photography is immense, her teaching techniques are solid.  Mary has made my photography skills grow by leaps and bounds. I highly recommend her classes no matter what your skill level is currently." ~ Tom P., Scottsdale, AZ

"I sure am enjoying the class Mary! It seems to be so important to keep taking classes and hearing over and over the things you teach. I learned so much tonight just doing exactly what you said we should do over and over again! You are a GREAT teacher and I'm looking forward to taking more classes with you in the fall!! See you Monday!
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Susie Campbell, Laguna Beach, CA

"I took Mary's 4-hour "Walking Photography Class" at Laguna Beach today and I really enjoyed it. I walked away with learning how to take great close up shots with a blurred background and understand the White Balance and technical aspect of manual photography. The location was breath taking too!! Considering we had a large class, Mary did a great job being able to answer all our questions and still give the one-to-one attention. She is also very patient. Thanks Mary for a fun and educational class!!!!"
Yelp Review ~ Carolina L., Fullerton, CA

"I just wanted to compliment you on the excellent technical workshop you did a couple of weeks ago! I was so happy that you knew the specifics of my camera so I could look up the correct terminology in my manual. You gave me enough to get comfortable with some key manual features and the confidence to explore more! You also reminded me of the basics which was a great refresher. I look forward to taking more classes with you as my baby permits. :)"~ Michelle Cornell, Laguna Beach, CA

"I have been taking photography classes and Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom classes from Mary for a few years.  I love these classes and have learned so much.  I highly recommend these classes.  It is money and time well spent.  Thank you Mary!!!" ~ Donna C., Newport Beach, CA

"I started taking painting classes with Mary Gulino one year ago. Not only have my painting skills improved, but I've had the opportunity to be taught by someone who truly knows the art of taking what she has mastered and tailoring for my specific way of learning. She does with every student. To me, an extraordinary teacher is one who can show what they know in a language that an amateur can understand and apply. There is nothing more fulfilling than feeling mastery over a hobby. Also, she is one of the nicest, understanding, warm and patient people that I've had the opportunity to work with. Painting in Laguna Beach while overlooking the ocean every Saturday morning has become a treat that I look forward to. I highly recommend you taking her classes. You will be happy you did! Thank you Mary, for being who you are, a wonderful person who shares her gift developing our creative sides." ~ Shelby S., Dana Point, CA

"Mary brings years of photography experience, teaching know-how, high energy enthusiasm, a caring attitude and refreshing humor to her students. I took her 6-week beginning photography class in Laguna Beach. I wanted to learn how to use an SLR camera that my daughter handed down to me and wean myself from limited iphone photography (as much as I love my iphone for convenience!). I am a bit technology phobic, but I now feel comfortable shooting on manual mode which is saying a lot considering that I had no knowledge of my camera when I started. Mary gave us a great syllabus packed with information that I will use as I continue to practice. I really appreciate her diligence and attention to detail as well as her fun nature. It's a great combination to have in a teacher. I highly recommend her classes!"
~ Betsy G., Laguna Beach, CA

I have been taking pictures with my iPhone for years...I really wish I had taken a class with Mary from the beginning. She was so helpful teaching us all the little tricks of the camera. Mary also spent time teaching us to frame and edit pictures. I'm looking forward to taking better pictures during our travels. 
We also took Mary's painting class and had a great time sitting on the rooftop overlooking the ocean while learning new painting tips. I would recommend Mary's classes. ~ Joel C., Las Vegas, NV

"My husband and I bought our first DSLR about a month ago and wanted to learn the basics quickly so we would be ready to take nice pictures at Christmas.  We contacted Mary and set up two sessions (two hours each).  Mary was very flexible and patient, and she tailored the sessions to our needs and desires.  For our first session, she went through all of our photo settings and showed us how the camera worked, giving us lots of tips and advice (as well as helping us choose the best settings).  For our second session, we decided to spend about an hour shooting our toddler (I told you she was patient), and then I spent an hour going over the basics of Photoshop Lightroom and editing some of the pictures we had taken together. For us, these sessions provided a great foundation of a mixture of basic skills, and we feel confident in our ability to take some great pictures on our Christmas vacation!  We enjoyed Mary's friendly, welcoming personality in addition to her knowledge and skill.  I was impressed by the way she assessed and responded to our skill level and desire for information, and I definitely hope to take one of her classes in the future." Yelp Review ~ Skye M., Tustin, CA

"I wanted to send to you the announcement for the launch of my photography business.  I am very excited about being official and your class was such an important part of making all of this happen.  Thank you so much for all of your encouraging words, feedback, and fun projects.  It sparked something inside of me and now look…Life in Bloom Photography is up and running!" ~ Jacqueline Karam, Scottsdale, AZ

"Mary is very knowledgeable about all technical aspects of digital photography as well as composition and lighting. Her teaching style is very clear and she takes time to answer individual questions from students at length. Although I have been taking pictures for forty years, I still learned a great deal from Mary during the digital photography courses I took from her. In the oil painting classes, Mary also helps individual students a great deal. She is very good when it comes to color coordination, composition, and perspective."
~ Leo and Hermine Philippe, Scottsdale, AZ

"Mary, I loved the class yesterday! Just a few tips and already I see a difference in my photos and my confidence. I will return as soon as I see when I'm free." ~ Judi Marshall, Huntington Beach, CA

"Mary's knowledge and artistic ability has helped and encouraged me immensely. She continues to challenge me in my own ability to create art work. Mary is such an outgoing woman with always a friendly smile. We will miss her greatly and hope the future brings her great happiness and joy."~ Robert Milling, Scottsdale, AZ

"Many years ago, there was a movie called 'To Sir With Love.' This note is about 'To Mary With Love.' In the title song, it says, 'how do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume.' For me, you have taken me from a blank white canvas to something creative. You have guided me kindly with your knowledge of color and form. Your instructions are always precise and accurate. You have opened a whole new world for me and for that, I am extremely grateful." ~ Marcia Weinroth, Scottsdale, AZ

"I had the pleasure of studying oil painting under Mary Gulino's tutilage for a few years.    Her comprehensive knowledge of color theory, composition, and perspective gave me a good fundamental knowledge of the basics of art.  Her teachings enhanced my confidence and lent predictability to my paintings that had been missing.  Mary's teaching style is nurturing and encouraging, demonstrating that kind and constructive criticism of one's work can be delivered very positively.  In particular, I will always be grateful to Mary for having opened my eyes to the study of perspective for which I dubbed her our Princess of Perspective.  Thank you, Mary, for enhancing the pleasure of my art." ~ Jim Gray, Scottsdale, AZ

"I have been in Mary's classes for a few years, both painting and photography. She is an outstanding teacher and knows how to get the best out of her students. Her shoes will be hard to fill and we will all miss her."
~ Marillyn Wakefield, Scottsdale, AZ

 

 

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~ Mary Gulino

 

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