Click on the images above to read about our various tutors' experience. For inquiries regarding darkroom, alternative processes, or photographic technique tutoring please email info@raykophoto.com. For inquiries regarding digital tutoring please email digital@raykophoto.com


We offer customized one-on-one and small group tutoring services for photographers & artists. It’s a great option for those who need project specific assistance, learn best on an individual basis, or want to learn something not offered in a current workshop. We also develop custom workshops and consult off-site for commercial clients & firms, schools, and non-profits.

The listed rates are for single person sessions only. For multiple person sign-ups, each additional person receives a 50% discount off hourly rates, up to 3-people. More than 3-people please call for a group rate estimate. One hour minimum, then billed in 1/4 hour increments.

• Darkroom $80/hr
• Digital $80/hr, $100/off-site
• Studio $100/hr
• Wet-plate $150/hr

Staff Experience

The combined knowledge of our staff is like a Wikipedia guide to photographic resources. Staff members specialize in darkroom, digital, studio, historical and alternative process techniques, and we are happy to share our expertise with you. Clients range from beginners to well-established artists, national photographic groups, adult and youth programs, to commercial companies.

Tutoring Travel Rates

Travel fees for clients who need help at home or commercial clients requiring custom office setup. Hourly rates above apply.

• $25/in SF
• $35/to Oakland/Berkeley
• Call for travel rates to other cities

Sample Topics

The subjects listed below are samples of topics we regularly cover. If something is not listed, give us a ring and we will do our best to accommodate your learning needs.

• B&W film processing & printing
• Color darkroom printing
• Digital printing & color management
• Digital photography (beginning to advanced techniques)
• Scanning, digital workflow, and file management
• Studio lighting
• Wet-Plate Collodion: Tintypes
• Bookmaking & publishing
• Presentation & marketing, website construction & design
• And much more…

Scheduling & Cancellation Policies

Now you can contact staff people directly and see what each persons speciality is by going to our tutoring page. You can also still call or email us at info (at) raykophoto.com, and the appropriate staff person will respond to your tutoring inquiry.

50% deposit is required to schedule tutoring. If cancellation notice is within 72-hours or more, the deposit will be refunded. If less than 72-hours notice is given, deposit is forfeited.