Being able to make a full time living in a profession such as photography takes a lot of skills, as well as passion, drive and a willingness to live in a certain amount of uncertainty.
I know this from personal experience, having been a full time professional photographer for almost 30 years. I’m blessed because I can still do photography on a professional level, but since I went back to school, graduating in 2014 with a Masters Degree, I enjoy teaching, tutoring and mentoring and that now makes up the bulk of my income and takes up the bulk of my time.
Here are some of the tutoring services I offer:
- Basics in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, WordPress web sites.
- Lighting techniques
- Sales: projection sales as well as closing the sale
- Photography, technical stuff from beginner to advanced
Mentoring involves a relationship between you and I, we talk a lot, we get together a lot. Each mentor relationship is unique, depending on your location (whether you are local or far away) and what you are seeking to learn from me. Local mentor programs involve me coming with you to shoots, guiding you every step of the way, as well as image critiques, sales, getting the job, technical aspects of photography. If you live out of town, our relationship will not involve me coming with you to shoots, but all the rest of it applies. There is also a very important aspect of photography and that is being able to know your technical stuff well enough to be able to move away from concentration on getting the shot right technically and into the feelings of the moment, for all great shots have a sense of feeling to them.
I utilize a lot of tools in my mentoring and tutoring: online technology such as Zoom, the telephone, texting, and of course, if you are local, meeting in person.
If you are looking to set up a business, I’ve got a package that includes 12 coaching sessions, it is a program designed to take you from business startup to success! Details are here: http://karenlinsley.com/?page_id=265
Or I can custom design a package for you. Hourly rates are $95 per hour for mentoring and/or coaching, $30 per hour for tutoring.
Call me now for more information: 530-906-9336