Online Photographers Training
Reach your potential from the comfort of your own home.
Spaces are released every week in a rolling month-by-month format.
If the calendar below doesn’t allow you to select a date or change months, it is because all future one-to-one spaces are booked out. In peak season for workshops and speaking internationally, spaces are fewer and as such there can be long waits for the next rolling opening to show. If you check back here on Friday evenings, the next available Friday’s space may have opened up.
About the one-to-one range:
Whether you are brand new to Adobe Lightroom Classic or you’re looking to up-skill your workflow in Adobe Photoshop, if you have a laptop and are ready to improve, we’ll probably work well together!
To complete these sessions, you’ll need a laptop, Adobe programs (Lightroom Classic and/or Photoshop), a reliable internet connection and a RAW file that is technically sound (sharp in the right places!).
We’ll connect initially on Zoom and then you’ll allow Jess to have remote access to your computer via Teamviewer (also free). This allows us to very quickly and very easily control your screen to show you a particular tool or technique instead of continually saying “up a bit, a bit more, to the left” on repeat!
By the end of an editing session, you will have, completely solo, completed specific editing techniques to add dimension, flair and finesse to your own work. You can opt instead for Jess to work on your file whilst you take notes, it’s up to you!
“I’ve used Photoshop for 12 years, Lightroom for over 7 years and edit most days of the week in some way, shape or form! I have great success using this format for editing tuition online!”
Editing one-to-one results below. 1hr. RAW to jaw-dropping!
An enormous field to cover but in brief, individuals usually choose this option if they are starting a photography business and want to get off the ground well, or if they have an existing photography business that isn’t performing particularly well.
Usually, we cover business structure, pricing, IPS, marketing, SEO, social media, portfolio reviews/strategies for growth and product choices, but really this can be anything you need it to be.
“As well as having operated a successful photography business for over 6 years, I also handily have a CIM Dip in Strategic Marketing and regularly work on both small and international scale marketing and strategic business projects for both photography and non-photography businesses.
The largest budget I’ve ever personally managed for a single campaign is £250,000. Return on investment and profitability for you is a priority for me.”
Portfolio Review (Deep Critique) One-to-Ones
Whether your goals are to take amazing photographs of your children or to win an international photography title, this one-to-one option has the capacity to give you specific, actionable pointers of what you can improve to get to the next step.
Usually, we look at your portfolio or the results of a single shoot – a collection of images (10 minimum, no maximum!) – and critically assess them against each other and your goals. The images could be RAW files, finished pieces or something different entirely.
This isn’t always an easy listen, but if you come in with an open mind and grit to improve, you’ll take more away from this one to one option than probably any other. Remember, Jess will be honest and frank – prep yourself with a notepad and pen beforehand.
“Although not a seasoned print comper, I’ve had a pretty solid season in 2020 taking the top awards with multiple organisations in both monthly and annual awards with pets and other subjects too. I have an eye for fine detail and my microstock background has left me with an uncanny ability to spot technical faults. I try to be kind and fair with my portfolio crit and it is always about how to improve, not what you’ve done wrong.”
Excellent session, really helpful.
I had my one on one session with Jess. It was really helpful especially with selecting the right highlight, white and exposure settings for my dog. I was also advised to play with the Tone Curve and what a difference it has made.
Would recommend this session to everyone thinking about it.
Very good guidance and advice
I had an amazing online session with Jess where I got a lot of useful insights. She gave me great tips & tricks to help me improve my work in the future. She gave great and sound advice. I wil definitely book a one-to-one again someday in the future!
Awesome just like everything else!
Had an editing 1-2-1 that I was bought for Christmas and finally got round to doing it. I was nervous before hand but then decided to just get on with it as I had found something that I wanted to work on. We worked on what I wanted to and Jess gave me some pointers and things to look out for as well in future photos to do with what I wanted to work on. I can honestly say it was like chatting to a friend and having a massive catch up, all while learning at the same time.. Does that make sense? I hope it does! So if you are wondering whether to book a 1-2-1 or not, DO IT! Thank you so much Jess! I will be booking another FOR SURE!
A perfect mentor
Clear, motivational,inspiring, when you work with Jess you will keep going on so natural that is how she brings it to you to learn .
One-to-One Portfolio Review
My portfolio review with Jess was an exceptionally positive and motivating experience. I was looking to select images to share on my website as well as to use for product samples. Jess was able to give such specific and practical advice about every image that I showed her. I never felt belittled or criticized. Nor did I feel patronized. She struck the perfect balance of motivating me to continue improving, and recognizing that my current work still had its strengths. Since my one-to-one, I have noticed a marked improvement in my work, but with what I am shooting and how I am processing it. I would never hesitate to recommend a one-to-one with Jess. It will absolutely change your work for the better!