Flexible personal training

PhotoBert offers you personalized training that fits your needs to help you understand your camera, take better pictures, and optionally perform amazing post-processing on your images. The training can be via Zoom or if you're local to central Connecticut, can be done in person.

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 learn. You don't have to commit in advance to a specific number of hours of training, as you can decide that "on the fly".

I can help you!

I've been training people to take better pictures for over 40 years! All training is performed by me, Bert Sirkin (PhotoBert). I've been a professional photographer for over 40 years and is the originator of PhotoBert CheatSheets - helping people understand their cameras in no-nonsense English.

As a computer and Photoshop instructor for over 20 years, I can help you maximize your time on the computer with programs like Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, Topaz, DXo, etc.

Here are just a few things you can learn...

  • 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 them;
  • Learn how to use Photoshop, Lightroom or Photoshop Elements to improve your 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 get great prints from your images;
  • Learn how to take close-up pictures;
  • Lear how to do Focus Stacking;
  • 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 Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual modes; or
  • Learn what your camera's White Balance controls are and how to use them effectively.

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

Prices are as follows:
1-hour class
$50 ($50/hr) Best for brushing up on one topics.
2-hour class
$70 ($35/hr) Best for brushing up on one or two topics.
3-hour class
$95 ($31.66/hr) Best for an overview of the most important topics you may need to learn.
2-hour classes
$120 ($30/hr) Multiple classes are best for absorbing the information you learn.
3-hour classes
$175 ($29.16/hr) Multiple classes are best for absorbing the information you learn.
2-hour classes
$175 ($29.16/hr) Multiple classes are best for absorbing the information you learn.
Longer individual classes or class sessions are available - call (860-656-7446) or email (bert@photobert.com) for more information.
Classes can be scheduled on weekdays, weekday evenings or weekends. Scheduling is based on a mutually agreed schedule.