If there’s one thing I’ve learned while building a business and learning how to use my camera, it’s that you need someone to fall back on who knows what they’re doing.
I’m a pretty efficient learner. I learned a lot about portrait photography through studying other people’s work and reading forums. These sources helped immensely, but it wasn’t rapid growth– I’d pick up tips and tricks here and there, and sometimes I’d have a radical insight that would completely change my work, but it was a slow, methodical process.
There’s nothing wrong with slow and methodical– in fact, I believe it’s better than constantly speeding along. But, sometimes you need a kick in the butt. Sometimes, it’s more efficient to have a one on one session with someone to help you learn certain aspects of photography more quickly.
Let me help you through mentoring sessions!
In our customized session, we can do a myriad of different things, including:
1. Are you having trouble learning how to shoot in manual? I can help you learn the various features of your camera and we can practice using them!
2. Are you struggling with how to pose your clients in natural ways? I’ll bring a model (or you can bring a friend) and I’ll show you how I pose my subjects and make them feel comfortable!
3. Are you not sure how to post process your images? I can show you how to use a few useful tools in Photoshop and Lightroom so you can begin to figure out what your own style is.
4. Are your photos often dull and seem to not be lit properly? In our session, I can show you how to find the best light so that your subjects will pop!
5. Are you overwhelmed by all the equipment that’s out on the market? I can help you to pinpoint what lenses and cameras to invest in, based on your photography interests.
6. Do your photos never seem to be crisp and in focus? I can show you the secret for sharp images!
This is a perfect Christmas gift for photographers of all levels! And, for those of you who are already professional photographers, remember– it’s our duty to continue to educate ourselves. I make it a point to regularly watch/attend workshops and network with other photographers so that I can continue to develop my skill set as a photographer. Consider purchasing a mentoring session so you can tell your clients that you have been continuing your education so you can be the best you can be!
Currently my mentoring sessions begin at $150 for two hours, but for today (Black Friday 2011), I’ll give the first two who book a 20% discount– their mentoring sessions will be only $120! Contact me RIGHT NOW for more info and to book your mentoring session.