The mentorship program I offer is a great way for you to see the way I shoot, edit, market; but ultimately, I want you to come away from the experience with new-found knowledge and confidence in your own photography style. Now, I don’t claim to be perfect….or even a super technical shooter. Yes, I shot film before moving to digital, but I had to re-teach myself how to shoot digital and how to edit and process digital images….it’s a different ballgame. What I can do is show you what I do and things I’ve learned along the way – with the goal in saving you time, money and energy so you don’t have to make the same mistakes I made along the way.
The reason I prefer mentorships over workshops is because it allows a free-form exchange and we can get so much more done without distractions of others. The best way to learn from someone is in person….one-on-one. That being said, it’s just not feasible for many people to get on a plane and come to California to study with me…..so for those of you who live out of state, I do offer skype mentorships. The idea is the same – but everything is done on the computer; so while this limits us somewhat, it’s still great for those of you who just need to find out a few things. Here’s info on both types I offer:
IN PERSON MENTORSHIPS:
What is covered?
Pretty much everything – I customize the session to your needs. For instance, if you would like to learn more about Senior Portrait photography, I would set up a styled shoot with a model, makeup artist, etc. and we’d shoot it all out on location. We cover anything from manual settings to lighting (I’m a natural light photographer) to posing and more. Before the session, I cover any questions you have regarding biz – from how to structure model rep programs to how to price to sell. Afterwards, we talk editing and marketing. It’s a full day and you are free to use your images in your portfolio!
Where do they take place?
These obviously happen here, in the Santa Clarita Valley, CA where I reside; however, I offer Los Angeles locations as well for those of you interested in more colorful landscapes. Depending on the location we choose, the sit-down part will take place in the same “area” as that….so exact location TBA.
What dates are available?
Mentorships happen on either Saturdays or Sundays – whichever is best for our schedules. (All day from 10-7) I don’t have specific dates already set aside for these; they are first come, first serve – and do come second to my client sessions. Typically, I only do one mentorship per month, but since January is a little slower for me, I will offer more during that time. If you are interested in booking a mentorship, email me for availability and have some dates already in mind.
Can anyone book a mentorship?
Technically, yes…..anyone living outside the Santa Clarita Valley (so yes, LA based photographers can attend)
What do I bring?
- Gear (obviously!) If you are just starting out, you can rent great camera bodies & lenses from either BorrowLenses or LensProToGo
- Laptop with Lightroom is preferred; I also cover Photoshop
- Good old fashioned notebook and pen for notes
- Comfortable shoes
- A sense of humor
- Chocolate …. just kidding… sort of 😉
Can I bring a friend and if so, is there a discount?
Sure, the more the merrier – each of you would receive a $100 discount.
How much does it cost?
$2100 for the entire day and includes everything listed above, plus some surprise goodies. Meals, hotel, and airfare are not included
Is there a deposit?
Deposit is $1000 and is non-refundable. If you need to re-schedule, that’s fine.
How can I book?
When you’re ready to book, email me. I’ll then send you a questionnaire regarding specifics of what you would like to cover, as well as information on submitting deposit. Of course, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call me! 661-505-8470
What is covered?
Again, this depends on what you want covered. We won’t be shooting, but I do portfolio review, editing, style questions, etc. Ask and you shall receive.
How long is the session?
Skype sessions are limited to two hours and are offered on a limited basis.
Can anyone book a skype mentorship?
Anyone outside of the Southern California area – if you have questions regarding that, email me for details.
$450 for two hours