Mentoring

Why take a mentoring class?

My mentoring sessions are a culmination of my past six years of shooting, learning and growing as a DSLR photographer, as well as a lifetime love of photography spanning various mediums.  When I am passionate about something, I research it to the Nth degree….and then some.  I am highly passionate about my photography as well as learning the ins and outs of the business side of things.  My mentoring sessions take my countless hours of research and experience, and lay the results out for you in a way that is easy to understand and incorporate into your own photography.  I enjoy many styles of photography, so my courses are not centered only toward family photographers.  These courses cater specifically to your interests (Photography 101) and business location (Business Basics), saving you countless hours of research and frustration.

I currently offer two different mentoring opportunities, based on your needs and location.  Check out the offerings below and also see our Events page for special mentoring opportunities outside of my regular offerings.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 101

For new photographers, or those just learning the DLSR ropes, I have a Photography 101 course.  This session goes over the basics of shooting in manual mode, gear assessment and recommendations, the exposure triangle, basic composition and simple lighting tips and tricks.  The course is geared (pun intended…lol) toward the beginner to intermediate photographer.  You will receive an informative, printed information packet to follow along during our session, as well as a downloadable PDF version for quick-referencing in the future. This session jam-packed with two-plus hours of information that will give you a much better grasp on the world of DSLR photography.  This is a hands-on, one-one-on mentoring session is generally offered within a 25 mile radius of Fayetteville, NC.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Shooting in Manual Mode
  • The Exposure Triangle (Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO)
  • Basic Lighting
  • Basic Composition
  • Equipment Evaluation and Recommendations
  • In-camera Settings to Improve your Image Quality
  • Individual Lens Data
  • Why Should You Shoot In RAW format?
  • Outdoor Photography Safety

In-person Session – $125.00




 

BUSINESS BASICS

The Business Basics class is designed for photographers who are ready to enter the business arena of photography.  When do I file this tax? How do I become legal?  What even is an LLC?  Do I need an EIN?  Where should I order my print products? …and for the love of biscuits, how do I manage all of this?!?  Answers to these questions and many more are covered in this two hour offering.  This course is only offered outside of the state of North Carolina.  It is given year-round via Skype and on-location for select dates and areas.  You will receive an informative PDF to follow along during our session as well as for future reference.  See the Events page for upcoming in-person session opportunities.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • State and Local Licensing
  • Sales and Income Tax Filing
  • Sole Proprietorship vs. LLC
  • Liability Insurance
  • Client and Photographer Safety
  • Basic Client Contracts
  • Pricing and Sales
  • Branding Basics
  • Social Media and SEO Basics
  • Professional Print Houses
  • Other Vendor Recommendations

E-session – $100

In-Person Session – $125

 


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