Whe n I first picked up a camera to learn photography, mentoring wasn’t really a thing. Heck, Facebook had just been launched! I spent countless hours reading a photography encyclopaedia, learning by trial and error and looking over other photographer’s work. I wish there were online courses, monthly meet ups and workshops that I could have attended!
Even though working things out for myself made me do the work, find my own voice and stay true to my art, I might have been able to go so much farther (and faster) if I had someone more experienced cheering me on. Anyone who’s in a creative field needs someone (besides their significant other or best friend who doesn’t know much about photography) to challenge and encourage them in their work.
In my previous occupation as a music director a significant part of my job was gathering people together, helping them see their gifts and encouraging them to go further. Looking back, it was the most rewarding part of my job and I miss it! Coming along side people to encourage them to use their creativity and gifts has always been a strength of mine. I love meeting people who have a passion for photography, who might struggle with doubt and fear (like myself), who want to learn and grow.
If this resonates with you and you’ve been looking to be mentored, I’d love to work with you! I’d love to hear about what you’re dreaming of for you photography business or hobby and discover what it might mean for you to take the next step.
Photography Mentoring Session ~ $250
A 3-hour, hands on, one-on-one mentoring session covering any of the following topics:
Using your DSLR more effectively
Post Processing (in Lightroom)
Finding your ideal client or platform
Finding and using light
– Erica Beckett
Creative Direction Session ~ $50
I also offer coffee (or tea!) creative direction sessions that are *one-on-one and 1.5 hours in length.
Let’s sit down and work out your thoughts and vision, uncover some of your fears and roadblocks
and what the next steps might be for you with your creative endeavours.
Send me a message! Let’s see how we can work together to breathe new life into what you’re passionate about!