Mentorship Programs

 
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Over the past few years I’ve had the privilege of working very closely with some fellow bird photographers who had more recently started their bird photography hobby. By staying in consistent communication with them as they learned and began to grow as photographers I was able to guide them and help them learn more quickly. Giving them goals, tips that I’ve learned over the years, critiquing their photography and challenging them to push themselves more and more outside of their comfort zone, these photographers improved quickly and dramatically. Based on feedback from them, they have been very thankful for the guidance and mentorship I provided them and helped me realize this is a helpful thing I should offer other photographers. That is what these mentorship programs are all about. You will get a chance to work closely with me with online communication, photography project assignments, portfolio critiques, and with the option to join me in the field on a regular basis. I am providing 3 tiers depending on the level of commitment and of course budget you are interested in. Each tier offers a personally tailored mentorship program developed just for you to help you grow in the direction you would like. The entire process will start with a conversation to find out where you see your self currently as a photographer and what your goals are. We will review your current portfolio and I will develop a custom program to help you work towards your goals and more. None of these programs are a substitute for getting out and taking more photos but they are certain to help you grow at an accelerated pace and move you in directions you may have not thought possible with your photography. If you are interested please get in touch with me and I look forward to working closely with you and watching your photography grow both technically and creatively.

*monthly commitments require a 3 month minimum


Critique Only - $15/month ($10/month add-on to existing mentorship tier)

This is for the photographer looking to get honest feedback on their photography. Send me individual photos and get an video critique back where I’ll point out what is great and what could be worked on. This is a great way to learn new ways to view your own photography and get ideas for things to think about when out in the field. I’ll give you feedback on things to think about when shooting and when post processing.

  • Includes sending up to 8 individual photos each month

  • You will receive a video to watch where I’ll spend up to 3 minutes talking about your photo, the good and the bad.

  • I will tailor the feedback to how you like to shoot as well as take into account how you like to post process including what software you use (Lightroom or Photoshop, or both) and how minimally or how much you like to edit your photos. When you sign up for this level I’ll send you a questionnaire asking all those details as well as what gear you shoot with so I can personalize your feedback.

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Tier 1 - $50/month (minimum 3 month commitment)

  • $500/year (save $100 compared to monthly plan)

  • available to photographers located around the world

This tier is for all level photographers from beginner to experienced. We’ll be connecting online via Skype and email as well as me sending you either voice or screen recordings for feedback throughout your time working with me.

  • 30 minute remote session for an Initial portfolio critique, current level assement, and goal identification

  • Monthly project assignment tailored towards growing your current technical skills and working towards your goals

  • Once a month 30 minute remote session to review your monthly project and additional critique

  • 2 emails per month where you share photos and ask questions. You will receive an audio recorded response to your questions. (maximum 15 minute response per email, which answers a lot of questions)

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Tier 2 - $140/month (minimum 3 month commitment)

  • $1,500/year (save $180 compared to monthly plan)

  • available to photographers located in the northeast and willing to travel to the southern New Jersey area once a month for workshops

This tier is for all level photographers from beginner to experienced and includes an anytime workshop with me. We’ll be connecting online via Skype and email as well as me sending you either voice or screen recordings for feedback throughout your time working with me.

  • 30 minute remote session for an Initial portfolio critique, current level assement, and goal identification

  • Monthly project assignment tailored towards growing your current technical skills and working towards your goals

  • Once a month 30 minute remote session to review your monthly project and additional critique

  • 4 emails per month where you share photos and ask questions. You will receive an audio recorded response to your questions. (maximum 15 minute response per email, which answers a lot of questions)

  • 1 - Two hour anytime workshop to work directly with me on your goals. This can be one of my listed workshops or something you want to do at a location you like to photograph (limit 1 hour of drive time from my home in southern NJ - travel fee if further)

  • 10% discount on additional group or anytime workshops or remote training sessions

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Tier 3 - $275/month (minimum 3 month commitment)

  • $2,900/year (save $400 compared to monthly plan)

  • available to photographers located in the northeast and willing to travel to the southern New Jersey area twice a month for workshops

This tier is for more experienced photographers who are looking to push their creativity with their photography. This level includes 2 anytime workshops each month so we’ll be shooting together often. We’ll be connecting online via Skype and email as well as me sending you either voice or screen recordings for feedback throughout your time working with me.

  • 1 hour remote session for an Initial portfolio critique, current level assement, and goal identification

  • Monthly project assignment tailored towards growing your current technical skills and working towards your goals

  • Once a month 1 hour remote session to review your monthly project and additional critique

  • 6 emails per month where you share photos and ask questions. You will receive an audio recorded response to your questions. (maximum 15 minute response per email, which answers a lot of questions)

  • 2 - Two hour anytime workshops to work directly with me on your goals. Can be one of my listed workshops or something you want to do at a location you like to photograph (limit 1 hour of drive time from my home in southern NJ - travel fee if further)

  • 20% discount on additional group or anytime workshops or remote training sessions

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