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Newborn Photography Workshops and Mentoring
Thank you for your interest in learning the ropes of newborn photography from me. While I’ve been photographing the little babes for almost a dozen years now, I’ve been teaching half of that time; speaking internationally, doing online workshops and small group mentoring. When I first started focusing on newborns, there were only a handful of newborn photography mentors and demand was HIGH. Workshops were really expensive, not tailored to your individual needs, and focused mostly on observation with no chance to ask questions. Luckily for you, “Photographer-Hoping-To-
Improve”, the options these days are ENDLESS, which I imagine is equally overwhelming. There are so many different teaching styles, sometimes it takes trial and error to realize what works for you. I am entirely self taught, mostly because of the aforementioned lack of options, and I only wish I had the learning tools available these days; I would have shaved literally years off of my growth. My advice for you is not “I’m always the answer!” but rather I advise you to think about these things before deciding. 🙂
First, the bad news. There is no magic formula for light placement and angles. If someone tells you there is one, they’re setting you up to be frustrated. The majority of the people I teach seem to think that the reason they can’t nail their dream shots is because they “don’t have the recipe” for where their light is in relation to baby, or the angle of the baby to the light, or they think the problem is editing (it’s not). My teaching focuses on learning to see the light in a way that translates to all types of photography. I want you to leave your experience with me knowing how to see light and shadow, how to control the placement of them, and how to troubleshoot errors to get to from where you are to where you want to be.
I see the full range of skill levels and enjoy teaching them all. Whether you are totally new to the field, or you have the Einstein, the PLM, and all the fancy gear and you STILL CAN’T GET YOUR LIGHT TO LOOK RIGHT.
I welcome you all with open arms and would love to hear from you.