Mentorship Program

SPG Mentoring Program

About The Program

The SPG Mentoring program has been developed to help those photographers who are seeking to improve their photography skills. The programs will help you gain more insight as well as get a different perspective in order to help define the direction and path that would like to follow. I will be accepting a limited number of students each month in order to help them with many facets of their photography goals.

The programs will consist of different approaches as well as opportunities to help cater to the student’s needs. I have a vast range of professional experience shooting everything from Animals to Weddings. I’ve shot portraiture, newborn, maternity, weddings, and fine art. I have been in business full-time for 6 years and have an office/studio space to work with you where needed.

Here are some of the areas that we can discuss or cover during your session. 

 

With 1-on-1 sessions tailored to your needs, I’ll ask you to think through what areas of your business or photography that you want to work on, and then we’ll examine and tackle them together.  Topics like:

Shooting & composition | Lighting | Post-processing | Marketing | Finding your style | Social media & word of mouth | Working with clients 

  •          A portfolio critique: I will review your portfolio and website and recommend changes
  •          The makings of a compelling image
  •          Uncovering YOUR personal style
  •          I will help you with Lightroom and Photoshop processing
  •          How to execute your style to create image which people recognize as yours.
  •          How to pre-visualize so you get the final output you desire
  •          Discovering how backgrounds influence final images
  •          Learn how aperture, shutter speed, lens choice, and distance to subject affect your images
  •          How to tell a story with your images
  •          How to handle challenging Clients // How to get repeat business
  •          Lighting
  •          Documentary photography and photojournalism
  •          I  will give you my thoughts on how you can effectively market your business
  •          I will give you advice on gear based on your budget and style of photography

Here are some things that I CANNOT help you with:

  •          Tax advice
  •          Legal advice
  •          I will help you with LR and PS but based on the skills and style that works for me. 
  •          I will do my best to help you use your equipment but it’s impossible for me to know all camera features of every single DSLR that’s ever been on the market. 

 

Mentoring will be accomplished through email. You may ask me questions anytime. 

SPG Mentor Packages

Full Day

Half Day

Our Full Time session will consist of a day of shooting with lunch included. You will have the opportunity to watch, engage and work hands-on during a planned session.

This full day of learning can consist of one of the following opportunities:

  • Family sessions
  • Portrait sessions
  • Weddings
  • Studio Sessions
  • Natural Light Sessions
  • Dance Sessions
  • Newborn Sessions and much more 
  • Learning and Post-processing in Lightroom or Photoshop CC
  • How to select and search for Venues and what to look for in your area
  • Shooting on the go! Ways you can get the job done in a short period of time yet give your client different looks
  • How to work without an assistant

 
You will receive training material to help you gain knowledge from other photographers that will help you build an effective business. 

Some of the information that you will receive will include the following: 

  • Tele-Conferencing / Video Conferencing
  • Contracts
  • Templates
  • Actions & PS CC Templates
  • Lighting Setups for studio shooters

 

Our Half Day session will consist of a day of shooting with lunch included. You will have the opportunity to watch, engage and work hands-on during a planned session.

This HALF DAY (4 hours) of learning can consist of one of the following opportunities:

  • Family sessions
  • Portrait sessions
  • Studio Sessions
  • Natural Light Sessions
  • Dance Sessions
  • Learning and Post-processing in Lightroom or Photoshop CC
  • How to select and search for Venues and what to look for in your area
  • Shooting on the go! Ways you can get the job done in a short period of time yet give your client different looks
  • How to work without an assistant
  • Tele-Conferencing / Video Conferencing

Our Full Time session will consist of a day of shooting with lunch included. You will have the opportunity to watch, engage and work hands-on during a planned session.

This full day of learning can consist of one of the following opportunities:

  • Family sessions
  • Portrait sessions
  • Weddings
  • Studio Sessions
  • Natural Light Sessions
  • Dance Sessions
  • Newborn Sessions and much more 
  • Learning and Post-processing in Lightroom or Photoshop CC
  • How to select and search for Venues and what to look for in your area
  • Shooting on the go! Ways you can get the job done in a short period of time yet give your client different looks
  • How to work without an assistant

 
You will receive training material to help you gain knowledge from other photographers that will help you build an effective business. 

Some of the information that you will receive will include the following: 

  • Tele-Conferencing / Video Conferencing
  • Contracts
  • Templates
  • Actions & PS CC Templates
  • Lighting Setups for studio shooters

 


One of my personal goals for this program is to see growth with all of my students. I will share with you some of the ways that I have accomplished some of my many planned as well as unplanned goals. I just ask that you never compare your journey with someone else's. We are take different paths and some learn quicker than others. This is not a competition, it is personal challenge. You Do You!