This career started because I started with what equipment I could afford, utilized it to it’s extent and upgraded when the money was there. It happened because I wanted it that bad, not because it’s just a hobby. Because it’s my passion and where I feel my creative thought process works best. And it happened, because I had the support of so many cheering me on whether that be friends and professionals mentoring me through challenges or people like my mom who made sure to comment on each and every photo I ever posted with her encouraging words (I know you all have that one big fan).
It’s hard to do this photography thing alone and just like every subject in school, it requires hands on work and study to “master”. I believe that creatives can and should be lifting one another up and offering helpful advice if they have the time. I do my very best to share and provide helpful tips I’ve learned through the years, but for a lot of awesome photographers out there, they want one on one time to really ask the detailed questions, see someone work and be guided through the process of shooting.
That’s where mentoring sessions step in! A mentoring session is an opportunity for you to ask any and all questions, be guided with hands on shooting in a variety of lighting situations and learning how to take an unposed approach while working with your clients.
In addition to shooting mentoring, working one-on-one over Zoom for guidance in understanding Lightroom editing, preset creation or a complete from the ground up lesson in how lightroom works is also available! These are again customizable and can go over any editing areas you would like to cover. If you've ever been curious about my editing methodology, this is where lightroom classes come in to play.
What does a shooting mentoring session include?
Shooting mentoring session; everything you need to know
A mentoring session is an opportunity for you to ask any and all questions, be guided with hands on shooting in a variety of lighting situations and learn how to take an unposed approach while working with your clients.
1. Try out my equipment and lenses to get a better feel for the gear you want to be using.
2. Watch the way I would pose my subject and position myself to capture lighting in the best way.
3. Shoot as much as you want and ask any question at all!
4. Get to know your camera better.
5. Work in a lighting situation that exemplifies my style and can help you better understand my methods for capturing light accurately and beautifully in any situation.
6. Hear methodology for posing clients from family, children to weddings.
Online Lightroom Class
Learn how I edit my work...
Ever curious how I handle my editing whether it's on a bright sunny day or a dark, moody wooded scene? Here's your opportunity to ask any and all questions and see the backend of what goes on to perfect these images in Lightroom.
“Sunsets are proof that endings can often be beautiful too."
SWIPE FOR THE EDIT
- Beau Taplin
What is your lightroom class?
All about the editing and lightroom education mentoring
The lightroom class is the opportunity to learn everything that I do to perfect those photos after a wedding/session.
1. Learn basics or the in-depth ins-and-outs of lightroom photo editing
2. Ask any and all the questions
3. Watch me edit screen to your screen
4. See how I build and manipulate the presets I have created for myself
5. I can help you create your own custom preset
6. And I'm an open book, you ask it and I will tell you how it can be done.