If you're looking for a way to expand your knowledge, you've come to the right place! My mentorship is designed for beginners and intermediate photographers who want to grow as artists and improve their skills in photography, from the concept to execution and editing. My mission here is to help you achieve greater heights in your crafts and to develop you as an artist with your own style that will make you stand out from the rest - all in a very personal and exclusive way!
First of all, why choose me?
With a bunch of free tutorials and videos on the internet, why would you pay for someone to teach you? Well, I'm a self-taught photographer myself and I lost track of the number of hours I've spent on Youtube and Skillshare over the last years learning new techniques and watching professional photographers doing their job. I really wish I had a mentor at the beginning of my journey to point me in the right direction - this would have saved me countless hours of study and definitely my learning curve would have accelerated a lot.
After 3 years of shooting, I realized that what really made me a better photographer was talking and traveling with other creatives in the field, exchanging techniques and experiences.
After just 2 years of professional experience, I've already worked with global brands around the globe, got published by National Geographic, set up a successful print shop and developed an engaged network in my social media - not to mention all the experiences I've had in the 64 countries I've been!
So, what will you learn?
First of all, I can't teach you the way without knowing where you want to go. So, before this mentorship, think about what you want to achieve with photography!
The possibilities are endless here, so there will never be a fixed schedule for our lessons. The unique aspect of this workshop is its flexibility - even though I created a guide with a complete sequence os lessons, all classes are tailored according to your needs and what you feel like learning at the moment. I'll teach you everything I know about all topics you'd like to learn - no holding secrets here! Some topics I'll be happy to talk about:
Camera gear - bodies, lenses, specs, etc;
Camera settings - how to find the best settings for all environments;
Camera accessories - filters, tripods, SDs, etc;
Handling files, archiving and backup;
Advanced editing in Lightroom - from basic settings to tone curve and selective filters;
Basic editing in Photoshop;
Export settings for maximum quality;
Creating a solid portfolio;
Setting up a print store;
Reaching out to clients, building a presentation and how to deliver files;
Social media managing, feed planning and strategies to grow;
Planning a trip and finding the best places to shoot.
And many more! Photography has infinite topics to talk about, so I'm sure we won't run out of topics.
You'll also have access to all my raw files to edit and to all my presets, as a bonus!
How does it work?
The 3-hour mentorship will be split into a few sections.
In the beginning, we'll have 30 minutes of small talk where we will present ourselves. Here, I'd like to hear more about what you - how did you get into photography, what do you like to shoot, what do you want to achieve with your photography and what/who inspires you. This conversation will be crucial for me to understand your photography style and where you stand at the moment, then I can study the best way to teach you how to improve.
A couple of days later we can start our mentorship.
The next 2,5 hours will be completely open to you to decide what to learn. We can start from the very beginning if you're new to photography or jump straight into editing if you're feeling more confident. I personally recommend to split this 2-hour section in 2 days, so we can maximize our learning and study. In that way, we can think about some kind of "homework" for the following lesson.
What's the investment?
The 3-hour mentorship will cost you only 240 US dollars and every additional hour costs 60 US dollars.
The mentoring sessions can be done over Skype, Zoom, or any other method that screen sharing is available.
I can teach in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.