Photography: Beyond the Books
If your eyes tend to glaze over while reading long technical explanations and you prefer hands on learning experiences this is a great alternative to books and online tutorials.
We’ll start by reviewing the basics at my home office in Kirkland and customize a list of concepts to work on in the field. Next we’ll head to a location that suits your goals and spend 2-3 hours working on things like exposure, composition, finding and seeing light, shooting in manual mode with confidence, etc. We’ll debrief over lunch and head back to my house and use your images to demonstrate workflow options and image editing techniques.
$395 for one person at my home office in Kirkland. Fee includes a 6-8 hour block of one on one mentoring, lunch, and half off follow up Skype sessions.
$725 for small groups up to six at my home office in Kirkland. Fee includes a 6-8 hour block of group mentoring, lunch, and half off follow up Skype sessions.
Exact topics are based on your individual questions and goals.
Common topics while shooting are exposure, composition, depth of field, lens/gear selection, perspective, seeing and using natural light, working with flash, posing different body types, shooting in manual mode, when not to use manual mode, getting those crisp images we all pine for, working with different ages, and helping self-conscious people relax.
Common topics while editing are importing/exporting, backup, catalogs, key wording, organization, culling, determining keepers, rating images, batch editing/syncing, local adjustment brush and gradient filter, clone/heal brush, creating presets, color correction, black and white conversions, duotones, vignetting, lens distortion fixes, skin softening, retouching, artistic enhancements, actions, sharpening, resizing for the web, adding url/watermark to images, and optimizing for web and SEO.
The Solution Session
Feeling stuck and overwhelmed with an aspect of your business? Not sure where to start or which path will get you where you want to be? Together we’ll break your obstacle down and create a customized list of things you can do to overcome this challenge and get back to growing your business. Common obstacles include attracting the right clients, increasing session sales, pricing for profitability, blogging for SEO, and developing a workflow that is more efficient and enables you to get more done in less time.
$375 for one-on-one, $625 for 2-6 photographers facing the same obstacle.
Collaborate & Cultivate
This extended version of The Solution Session is a must for the majority of “accidental” photographers who feel overwhelmed after opening a photography business without a plan or vision for more than “making a little extra money on the side.” If you know how to create beautiful images but feel lost when it comes to turning an enjoyable hobby into a profitable business this option is for you.
We’ll start by taking a look at where you are now – as a person, photographer, and business owner. Next we’ll dream big and think about where you’d really like to be and what your ideal work life would look like. Once we have this dream destination in mind we’ll create a detailed map full of actionable steps to get you there.
Creating this map is a very important part of the growth process but follow up action is even more crucial to your success. To facilitate a sense of accountability I also include twelve weekly half hour chats via Skype were we will monitor progress, celebrate accomplishments, and work through any challenges that arise. $1330. Add 12 more weekly 30 minute Skype sessions for $240
I’d be happy to travel to your location and the fees are $50 King County, $100 Pierce and Snohomish, $150 Thurston, Skagit, Kitsap, $200 other Western Washington destinations.
A la Carte Mentoring (via Skype or in person) (Not available for underwater portraiture without first completing a workshop or consulting)
One hour $150 Five hours $375 Ten hours $625