As you may know, I am very involved in the educational side of photography. I have taught countless workshops on topics varying from lighting, posing and shooting to business topics such as pricing, branding and marketing. If you didn’t see my recent blog post about a workshop I taught all about “reception lighting”, check it out here. I have another (related) exciting project coming down the pipeline, so keep your eyes peeled.
You may also know that I co-authored a book for photographers, called “Pricing for Profit” that teaches photographers how to handle the business-side of running a photography studio. If you are interested in checking it out, you can purchase a physical copy on Amazon here or a downloadable PDF copy on E-Junkie here.
Something else that I do a lot of but don’t really mention much is one-on-one mentoring with other photographers. Basically, a photographer will book me for a block of time (usually 5 hours) and I will sit down (or go on-location) with them and teach one-on-one on any topic they’d like to know more about. Usually we have discussions around business and marketing, and do live-shooting examples while discussing composition and posing.
It’s a great opportunity for a photographer to dig deep and learn more about our craft in a very personalized setting. Being able to ask questions and walk through scenarios is a great way to learn. After all, practice makes perfect, right?
I recently held a one-on-one mentoring session with a local professional photographer, and wanted to share a few of the images that we captured during the shooting portion of the mentoring. I lined up a “model couple”, Lyndi and Matt (whose wedding I am photographing later this year), and we went out on-location to go over my thought process for creating beautiful imagery.
The photographer who I mentored was kind enough to send me a nice testimonial, and so I wanted to share the note with you here. It’s this kind of feedback that makes me so passionate about teaching others. After-all, if we can all improve our photography, we end up raising the bar in our industry and we can further the quality of images that we create for our clients. That sounds like a win-win to me, doesn’t it?
I had the great pleasure of having a one-on-one mentoring session with Bryan Caporicci Photography. Bryan is a very easy going person who made me feel very comfortable.
He answered any questions I had without hesitation. The day just flew by, and although I feel like I learned a lot, I still feel like I could gain so much more from him. I have done a few workshops and would say by far this was the one I learned the most from.
If you are thinking about learning from Bryan, you should he is a great teacher, photographer and businessman.
If you’re interested in booking a one-on-one mentoring session, or would like to know more about any upcoming programs or educational opportunities I have, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.