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MENTORING

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I first picked up a camera a little over 5 years ago. I had no grand dreams of becoming a wedding photographer. I had no clue I’d ever get to travel the world holding a camera or that I’d ever be in a position to train others in photography. However over those 5 years I’ve managed to shoot somewhere around 150 weddings travel to some ridiculously amazing places and meet so many incredible people. I’ve had the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business and craft out a bit of a unique business model. Somehow last year RANGEFINDER MAGAZINE named me as one of their TOP 30 RISING STARS OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY.

It still blows my mind every time I get an email from someone enquiring about doing mentoring with me. In so many ways I feel like I don’t have all the answers. I’ve still go so much to learn. The more mentoring sessions I do I realise how much I enjoy teaching and love giving back to the craft that’s given me so much.

I’ve been doing more and more mentoring lately and I really love it so I’ve decided to add some more structure to my options. (Shoot me an email for mentoring prices)

Portfolio review: Is for people who just want a critique of their work and helpful pointers of how to improve.

One to one: Mentoring is for a bit more hands on stuff. It’s fairly open ended depending on what topics you’d like to cover and can range from:

 Manual camera skills,

Finding nice light

Post-processing,

Website / business skills

Social marketing

Client relations

Composition

Album design

How to book the “right clients”

or really anything you like.

Wedding ride-a-long: I also offer the option of coming to a wedding to watch me photograph a wedding, you can choose to leave your camera at home if you’d like to just soak up the experience and not be trying to think about your own photos during the process but you’re also welcome to bring your camera and shoot for your own portfolio if you want. (You do not need to give me any of the images or give them to the client) you’re primarily there to watch and learn you’re not my “assistant” or “second shooter.”

I am also in the process of putting together some workshop content so if you’ve been hanging out for a workshop don’t worry it’s in the works. Hang in there

– Joshua Mikhaiel