Mentoring for Moms & Professional Photographers
Mentoring for the Professional
You are a professional photographer wanting to take your work to the next level, or you are ready to follow your dream of becoming a professional, but you aren't sure how. Over the past 10 years, I have taken countless classes and workshops, spending countless dollars on learning (and really, wasting most of that money on gimmicks and false promises.) I can show you the ropes, but without the gimmick and hype. Just reality and instruction based on my experience.
I offer a full day program, where we meet up to do a portfolio review, talk about your strengths and weaknesses, workflow, and any other questions you may have. If you are interested in the business of photography I can talk about pricing structures, ethics, and all that goes on in the backend of a photography business. We will break for lunch (lunch is included), and then we will go out and photograph together-- typically working with models, but it depends on what your goals are for our time. After we shoot, we will work on editing together. ($1200)
My most popular program is the 1 hour portfolio review. This can be done over Skype or in person. I will review your portfolio with you, with constructive critique and advice on where to focus your learning, as well as answer questions you may have. ($150)
Do you want to run a photography business, but you aren't sure about the legalities and technicalities behind it? I can help! You will learn about sustainable pricing, as well as have a look at the nitty-gritty needed in running a successful business including taxes, insurance, permits, and more. ($200 per hour)
Mentoring for Moms
You've been chasing your kids to get a cute photo of them in their matching pajamas on Christmas morning, and you can't figure out why every photo is nothing but a blur. You wish you could get a decent snapshot when you walked around the corner into the kitchen and found your toddler covered head to toe in flour, but the pictures aren't turning out like you had hoped. You know you will want to remember these little moments, but your camera doesn't seem to want to cooperate. I can help!
The Smartphone Class
You don't need a fancy camera to take great photos of your kids! Perfect for a Mom's Night out, you can host this class with your friends and learn how to take great photos of your kids, with techniques that can be used with any smartphone or point-and-shoot camera. This class is about an hour. (minimum 6 people, $40 per person, host is free.)
Learn your Camera workshop
For Moms wanting to better master their camera, I offer a 3 hour private class on learning your camera. This is a beginner's class where we will talk about shooting in manual, the exposure triangle, basic composition techniques, etc. This can be done on an individual basis or as a class for up to 8 people. ($500 for an individual, $250 per person for group. Minimum of 5 people, host is free.) Light refreshments included.
Here is an example of the difference a mentoring session can make in the photographs you capture of your children.
Most classes take place in Harford County, MD though travel is available. Some classes can take place online via Skype or Google+ Hangout.