Mentoring

Inspire, educate, encourage and support is my motto when it comes to mentoring.

 

I absolutely love working with other photographers on a one to one basis, and in small groups to encourage them to explore, develop and build their skills, knowledge and photographic style and confidence.

Over the last six years I have been mentored by two fantastic individuals. The value of mentoring is clear to me, and I love to offer it to other photographers. To have someone you can bounce ideas off, celebrate success with and ask questions when the results aren't as you expect is invaluable. By working with a mentor I was encouraged to attain my aspirations, and believe in myself - these had a massive positive effect on the forward development of my photography. Because I have experienced this myself I believe I have a better understanding of the value of mentoring.

Mentoring sessions are completely flexible with regards to content. You may be aiming at a qualification, or you may simply be struggling to pick up your camera and be looking for a little support. Regardless of your level, experience or reasoning for mentoring, I guarantee a supportive, enjoyable and productive experience.

 

Individual mentor sessions
 

Before we start on our mentoring journey together I offer a 'get to know each other' chat, so we you can be sure that we both know your aspirations and direction that the mentor sessions will follow. During this time I will ask lots of questions to ensure I know all about you, but i encourage you to do the same to me! Together we will discuss your aspirations and desires from the mentoring process, no wish is too small or too big as long as you are willing to work for it. 

The majority of my mentoring sessions take place via Skype or Zoom, and can be scheduled during the day or in the evenings. Each session lasts around an hour. Before each session we will discuss briefly what you wish to achieve from the session, so that you gain the most from your mentoring experience.

 

Individual mentor sessions run between 45 minutes to an hour long and can be conducted via Skype, zoom, Watsap or on the phone.

Individual sessions are 40 euros

A block of 5 mentoring sessions is 175 euros

Offered during the day or in the evening to suit your needs

 

Group mentor/development sessions

These group mentor/development sessions are run on designated dates throughout the year and each will be given an individual theme.
Group mentor sessions are scheduled to offer a supportive environment in which to explore certain subjects, which I set for the period of time we are working together. Theses sessions are aimed at anyone who likes to learn in a more social setting. You will still receive 1:1 feedback and be able to ask all your questions, however, not to such an extent as if you took individual mentoring sessions.

Groups are limited to 6 individuals. The first time we meet I will present to you on the subject before a Q&A session. Then prior to the 2nd and 3rd sessions I will ask you to complete homework tasks which we will discuss and view the results from the second and third time we meet. These groups are completely closed and offer a safe and supportive learning experience.

Group mentor sessions are for a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 individuals

They run for 1- 1.5hrs in length

Run via Zoom

These come in blocks of 3 sessions/3 dates - 70 euros total per person

 

Dates and themes are detailed below - ALL NEW DATES JUST ADDED

 

Intentional Camera Movement 

Over 3 sessions we will explore the creative process of ICM. Working from a basic understanding of the process, we will build your knowledge so that you can understand why things happen, how you can control them and how you can more creatively express your feelings in this photographic process. Presentations, homework and 1:1 feedback.

6th, 13th and 20th May - Thursdays

20.00-21.30 Central European time (1hr earlier in UK)

 

Multiple exposures with ICM

25th May, 1st and 8th June - Tuesdays

20.00 - 21.30 Central European time (1hr earlier in UK)

Over 3 sessions we will explore various methods to produce multiple exposure images using ICM images. Non ICM traditional images will also be utilised during the combination process. Lots of real life examples showing the process from initial idea, through capture and then post processing in photoshop. This is not a workshop to learn in camera multiple exposure work. Presentations, homework and 1:1 feedback.
 

Creating a cohesive body of work

10th, 17th, 24th June - Thursdays

20.00 - 21.30 Central European time (1hr earlier in UK)

Over 3 sessions we will explore what makes a cohesive body of work and why you might want to create them. An ideal course for anyone wanting to understand how to make images work together in portfolios, creating photo books, presentations, applying for photographic qualifications or wanting to improve the presence and balance of web albums or social media posts. Presentations, homework and 1:1 feedback.

 

 

Please drop me an email to [email protected] to express an interest in any course or to be put on the mailing list for future courses.