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Private One-on-One Photography Mentorship Program

These programs are ideal for the photographer who wants to study with me over the course of 3 or 5 individual sessions over a period of up to 5 months. They are held online via Skype just like my regular hourly sessions and we can cover anything you would like to study, such as image processing, workflow, marketing, image evaluation, website design, camera techniques, and more – it is totally up to you!

The program is set up with your choice of either 3 or 5 separate sessions, with each session lasting your choice of 1 or 2 hours. Each session is spaced out every 2 to 4 weeks to allow time for you to work on things discussed during the previous session. Each session can be recorded so you can review what we covered time and time again.

Prior to the start of your mentorship program, we will chat over the phone to discuss your needs and goals. We will determine which program is best for you based on those goals, and we will schedule a timeframe to complete the sessions. You can start the process by filling out the form on my contact page here. I will promptly get in touch with you so we can start building your program.

 

Winter sunset with snow capped peaks at the Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction, Arizona.

 

Possible topics can include:

  • Watching and learning my exact workflow
  • RAW processing, archiving & keywording
  • Photo enhancement & effects
  • HDR processing
  • Marketing
  • Sizing photos for web & print
  • Composition & cropping
  • Photo website creation with Zenfolio or Shopify
  • Personal style
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Capture One Pro
  • on1’s Perfect Photo Suite
  • Nik Software
  • Image review & critique
  • Camera operation & settings
  • Selling & marketing your photos at art festivals
  • and more!

Working together we will build a session that is perfectly suited to you. The possibilities are endless!!

 

"Cape Cod Sunrise"

Benefits of my one-on-one mentorship program

  • Sessions are spread out over the course of weeks or months. This allows time for you to practice what you have learned and gives us the ability to review & analyze results. The net result is that you will be able to learn more efficiently and thoroughly.
  • The program is designed around exactly what you want to learn. During our initial free phone consultation we will discuss and build a program specific to what you want to learn and accomplish. Once the session begins we are able to get right to work covering those topics with no time wasted.
  • Sessions are done online via Skype. This allows you to enroll in my mentorship program wherever you live, and complete each session from the comfort of your home or office. With Skype we can share screens so you can watch what I am doing during image enhancements, and we can even switch screens so I can see your computer. Sessions can also be recorded for you to watch and review over and over.
  • Convenient Packages. Choose from 3 or 5 session programs, with each session lasting 1 or 2 hours.
  • Savings over my regular one-on-one sessions. By enrolling in a 3 or 5 session mentorship program you are saving money as compared to my regular 1 and 2 hour one-on-one sessions.

Rates

The rate for a 3-session program, 1 hour each session is $255 (add $45 for optional video recording)
The rate for a 3-session program, 2 hours each session is $480 (add $75 for optional video recording)
The rate for a 5-session program, 1 hour each session is $400 (add $75 for optional video recording)
The rate for a 5-session program, 2 hours each session is $750 (add $115 for optional video recording)

 

Notes: Payment is due in full prior to the start. The 3-session program is to be completed within 3 months, and the 5-session program is to be completed within 5 months.

To schedule a free phone call to discuss your needs and to plan your mentoring program fill out the form on my contact page here and I will promptly get in touch with you.


Testimonials from one-on-one students

Best four hours of intensive photography instruction I’ve had in 15 years as a serious enthusiast. I decided on two sessions, both two hours long with a video for my use later. They were exactly what I needed to get a real jump start in Capture One and Perfect Photo Suite and then actually begin to use the tools between sessions. I had a couple of weeks after the first session to practice and to focus in on areas where I wanted additional help in the second two-hour session. The cool thing about these online sessions was the ability to focus on exactly what I needed for my work and my experience. We talked on the phone before we started, I sent a couple of emails to try and pinpoint what I was after in these lessons, and we launched from that point. When it turned out that workflow was a critical component of my integrating two new post-processing tools that I had only generally considered, we spent a fair amount of time talking about how you set up your workflow in the first session–and then you gave me feedback in the second session about the workflow that I built after that first session. Another cool thing about this online on-on-one was the ability to jump around. You’d touch on a point, and I’d interrupt and ask about something that came to mind at that moment, and we were able to jump out of that piece and into another peripheral area to talk about that aspect of post-processing–then jump back into the lesson flow. Jumped in and out of Capture One, Photoshop, talked about Lightroom workflows and comparisons, Photo Mechanic, making panoramic images–all in the context of the larger lessons on Capture One and Perfect Photo Suite. And as time waned on the lesson, I was able to ask you to jump to another component right away so I wouldn’t miss anything I had to learn. My learning curve drove the instruction–and you just jumped from one thing to another as I needed and asked, so it was instruction with real context. This–for me–is a great way for an experienced photographer to take his or her craft to the next level. It’s focused by me, but totally flexible so I can add/delete/make turns–go where I need to go “on the fly” as the lessons unfold. This is truly a case with new processes of not knowing what you don’t know, so the initial plan changes as one’s knowledge grows and/or new material creates new questions. Truly tailored instruction. Recommend multiple two-hour sessions. One hour is not enough even if one plans multiple sessions–which I recommend so you have the time to practice in between. Two hours, at least for me, gave me plenty of understanding without being overwhelming. I then took the two weeks in between sessions, used the video for reminders–and practiced/experimented. Your cost for this online instruction is extremely reasonable and fair, especially for the quality and quantity of truly focused learning I took from the sessions. No way I could have done this in a busy classroom. Thanks, Matt. Be back to you in a few months after I get my feet on the ground with the basics and run a few thousand images through the process. Good luck with the show. Cheers, Jim

Jay

"I found Matt’s one on one tutorial session was a perfect format for me to learn HDR. Matt’s warm and personal approach immediately put me at ease. Matt perfectly sized my skill level and personalized the pace so the information flow maximized my absorption of the subject I was able to interrupt and ask questions whenever I needed without concerns of interrupting a class. This really accentuated my climbing of the learning curve. Matt is a skilled teacher and made it “All about ME”. In two hours time Matt led me from neophyte to knowledgable user. I can’t imagine a more efficient way to enhance my photographic skills. The followup recording of our session provided positive reinforcement solidifying my new found expertise. I consider it a true value and a hyper efficient methodology for skill transfer. I will be using Matt’s skills as an expert teacher again. I look forward to our next session."

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