1-on-1 photography classes and mentoring
why join local photography classes and mentoring program?
The real beauty of 1-on-1 photography classes and mentoring is in flexibility and ability to jump start your freelancer’s career. Custom photography classes and mentoring program allows to concentrate on things that matter to you most.
Sure, you can start where I started- figure out the route and learn from your mistakes along the way. But it’s important to realize, that its way more intelligent to learn from the mistakes others make.
Whether you’re an absolute beginner, full-time photographer who feels stuck or needs accountability, or anything in between- I’ve got you covered.
Few Madison Magazine covers I’ve photographed in the past.
pros and cons of in person 1-on-1 photography classes and mentoring
To point out some advantages and disadvantages of 1-on-1 photography classes and mentoring, I did put a list with pros and cons.
- being accountable will help to achieve better winning results
- allows to determine your current photography skill level and set personalized goals
- working 1-on-1 allows to customize your to photography classes and mentoring direction at any given moment
- detailed real time feedback is available when working in real time photography class
- gives ability to observe and participate in real time photo shoots/ magazine editorial assignments
- expedited help with your personal assignments and photography inquiries/bids
- limited availability choices when picking the right local photography class and mentor
- price generally will be higher for 1-on-1 photography classes and mentoring when compared to online classes
1-on-1 photography classes and mentoring options and pricing
1-ON-1 HOURLY PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES
1-on-1 mentoring sessions include (but are not limited to):
- Evaluate your current skill level
- Give constructive criticism on your portfolio and website
- Learn how to master you gear
- Talk branding. Find your niche and figure out ideal client
- Map out your future goals
- Advice on shooting and posing
- Photography workflow from start to finish
In-studio or online meeting:
Private $175/hour (2 hours minimum)
Private 8-hour package: $1100
Two people $225/hour (2 hours minimum)
Two people 8-hour package: $1550
ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES AND MENTORING PROGRAM
4 sessions program with a follow-up session after 6 months. Each session is 3-4 hours with homework assignments between each session. I’ll make myself available between sessions to review students new work, go over photography inquiries, give advice on bids, client proposals, and pricing. I will also consult on any other questions/issues that may arise along the way.
All photography sessions sessions listed below can be modified and personalized depending on your needs and photography goals.
SESSION 1: EVALUATION OF YOUR CURRENT PHOTOGRAPHY SKILL LEVEL AND SET YOUR GOALS
In depth review and constructive critique of your portfolio, including images, website, social media, and blog. Afterwards we’ll discuss your business and artistic goals, talk about your brand, niche and ideal client.
Once we have that, we’ll put a plan together for the rest of the photography classes and mentoring program.
SESSION 2: ANALYZE THOUGHT PROCESS WHEN PHOTOGRAPHING
We’ll go down the rabbit hole and look deeper. I’ll break down thought process that should be behind every image you capture. I will share my knowledge on how to solve problems, get the most out of the situation, and deliver predictable results every time. In other words, we’ll work on making you a better and more confident photographer.
SESSION 3: ASSIGNMENT PHOTOSHOOT/ EDITING
You will assist me in 1-2 real world photoshoots. So you can observe, learn and possibly participate while working at corporate or magazine photoshoots. I will break down my workflow and editing process afterwards.
SESSION 4: BUSINESS STRATEGY AND FINANCIAL GOALS
We’ll break down of your business strategy and do in depth review of what’s working and what’s not working. We will discuss strategy behind creating a cohesive and thoughtful brand, your pricing structure, business growth and sustainability.
SESSION 5: FOLLOW UP
This follow-up session will take place 6 months after the last session. We will review your most recent work along with the website updates. This usually is the also the time for any miscellaneous questions not covered in the first four sessions.
Advanced Mentorship Six Month Program
I won’t be able to help you with any tax advice or legal advice.
My knowledge in any editing software (i.e. Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop) is based on the skills and style that works for me.
I’ll do my best to help you with your equipment, but be prepared to read the manual and watch camera setup tutorials on YouTube. Its important to realize that I don’t know all features of every single camera in the market.
I offer photography classes and mentoring programs for individuals, small businesses and corporations. Photography mentoring programs are designed to work 1-on-1 in my studio is located in near East downtown of Madison, WI. If needed, classes and mentoring sessions could be done on location or online. Serving Central and Southwestern Wisconsin. Available for travel nationwide.