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.”
Would I recommend? Wholeheartedly.
Jess’ advice was honest, practical and to the point. An hours session has kicked me into gear and given me a whole bunch to work on. Would I recommend? Wholeheartedly. Will I be booking another session? Definitely.
I had a business 1-2-1 booked with Jess to talk about business growth. Jess went right back into my business structure, identifying the weak spots for me to work on. Jess gave me lots to work on and review, after saying there’s no point filling a bucket before you have fixed the holes. I am excited to have more sessions with Jess!
I'm so glad I did it!
My one-to-one editing session with Jess was nothing short of amazing and no doubt, the best money I’ve spent on my photography education! Jess genuinely wanted to help and made sure I understood the reasons for what she was doing as far as editing my image. My favorite takeaways were her method of making the eyes pop and also the contouring. Both are now a part of every image I edit, there is just no going back on those. Aside from those two favorites, I learned several other techniques that I have found incredibly useful in understanding Photoshop better. I highly recommend doing a one-to-one session!
Thank you so much!
I highly recommend a “one on one” with Jess, although she is more than generous with all the exceptional content she produces and posts, there is something to be said about working “one on one“ together. Jess was so gracious as I was feeling a bit intimidated sharing my images, she put me at ease quite quickly and shared her awesome Lightroom and Photoshop workflow that was relevant to my images. Jess offers a summary sheet as well, make sure you opt-in for that. I was able to follow along and pay attention to our session knowing I didn’t have to take notes. They are well detailed and captured everything we reviewed- Jess it was a real honour to work with you, I know I will book another session soon.