About

Photographer | Geekette | Trainer

Photo of Rebecca Benoit holding a cameraI am passionate about a lot of things – people, technology, photography, having fun, learning, leaving a legacy – to name a few…

Hence, Pixelegacy – a merging of all of these passions that enables me to bring a joy to my work – a joy that shows in the results, and the relationships I’m thrilled to have built with hundreds of clients over the years.

I’d love to help you with your photography by helping you take better photos or learn how to spruce them up in Lightroom and share them with friends and family or clients.  I can also help you with those gnarly spreadsheets, Word, PowerPoint, your enewsletter or Facebook page – just about anything digital. Just give me a call.

Experience and Associations:

Adobe Certified Expert LightroomPhotographer since childhood, technology trainer (all things computer – file management, word processing, spreadsheets, whatever) since 1995, teaching digital photography since 2003. Assistant Organizer for Portland/Vancouver Photography (retired) and Women Learning Photography Together Meetup groups, Commissioner Beaverton Arts Commission. Instructor Newspace Center for Photography (Portland OR), Cascade Center of Photography (Bend OR), hundreds of private clients, other groups.

What I shoot:

Sunset on the back window of a vintage Airstream trailer

Award winning shot

I shoot about anything that doesn’t shoot me back… mostly I like to capture unusual things, or find unusual ways to capture usual things – follow me on Facebook or sign up for my Blog or newsletter to follow along on my fun.

My photography has been juried into several shows – I was awarded a Juror’s Choice Award for my Airstream Sunset.

What I teach:

Photography, Lightroom, how to use all makes and models of digital cameras (including phones!) all things computer (file management, word processing, spreadsheets, e-newsletters, social media). I work with clients on Mac’s or PC’s.

Who I teach:

Mostly passionate amateur and professional photographers of all ability levels, but also professionals in all lines of work who use computers all day.

How I teach:

I’m known for my patience, broad knowledge, empathy and ability to simplify complex concepts and tie them all together into something relevant to your needs. I’m also told that I make it fun! I’m honored that many clients have become good friends.

My own training:

Although I’ve taken many classes and workshops, mostly I’m a stubborn, self taught, passionate geekette/photographer who soaks up as much as I can from using software, working my own website and newsletter, and (photographically speaking) studying others’ work, exposing myself to critique, shooting, messing with the shots, shooting more. I think it helps me feel my student’s pain all the more that I’ve figured out so much on my own.


Thanks for checking me out, I hope to hear from you.

Rebecca


Wendy Kelley, Lightroom and Women's Basics Workshop, Cascade Center of Photography, Bend
Wendy Kelley, Lightroom and Women's Basics Workshop, Cascade Center of Photography, Bend
Hey Rebecca:  I can’t thank you enough for the 6 days of inspiration.  Both classes were amazing and so incredibly informative.

You have a teaching style that is so easy and welcoming, it was a pleasure to be part of it.

Karen and Ruth, Newspace Women's Photography Basics Workshop
Karen and Ruth, Newspace Women's Photography Basics Workshop

From Karen: Rebecca ~ thank you for such a wonderful class this past weekend. I feel that I have a good grasp on what my camera can do now and am ready to tackle it. You solved many a mystery for me and given me the confidence to shoot better, learn more, and to kick it up a notch 🙂 It was a most informative and wonderful time away for me.

From Ruth: Thank you so much for a wonderful workshop. I appreciated your attention to detail, your carefully thought-out lesson plans and hand-outs, and the balance between classroom instruction and shooting.