One on One Workshops
One on One Workshops
I'M EXCITED TO BE OFFERING THESE 1-ON-1 BESPOKE MENTOURSHIP SESSIONS AND IF CURATED PROPERLY THEY CAN INCLUDE REMOTE (FOR EXAMPLE SKYPE, FACE-TIME, WHAT-APP VIDEO CALL) SESSIONS MONTHLY.
WITH THESE SESSIONS I SHALL HELP YOU BUILD THE VISUAL STORY-TELLING FACET OF YOUR BRAND AND DISCUSS SPECIFIC STRATEGIES ON HOW TO GROW YOUR VISUAL STORYTELLING CREATIVE MUSCLES.
The Information Session
During this session, we'd talk photography. I shall share with you my daily ritual with my camera. It's a daily photography practice and I will include pointers on how I inculcate and practice the art of observation in my photography practice. You will walk with your camera of choice (and your manual if you are not familiar with the settings or how to use your device).
I will leave you with many packets of information to open your awareness to photography as a practice. You would set out to create your very own photography ritual.
This step is critical as it opens your mind, focuses your awareness on photograph as a practice, an art of observation and is the first tool you'd need to master. This is the first skill you'd work on as we prepare for our upcoming sessions.
The Staged Intentional Session
During this session
I would set an intention, the desired goal for our session.
We'd set out to make and capture a moment... FOR EXAMPLE a moment with Garden of Grace Candle Co's "Orange Coffee Candle" According to Garden of Grace Candle Co. the Orange Coffee Candle is like a meandering stream of citrus makes it way According to through a creamy coffee. Smells like a country cafe at breakfast.
Content to be Created: To mark the launch of the maker's Candles create for a client a spirit of relaxation, unwinding, self-love, simple pleasures and simple luxury for scented candle lit moments. The focus shall be on the mood and an experience and potential experience the viewer can recreate themselves once they purchase and have the very same product of their own. Focus on the overachieving experience of lighting the candle and that of a lit and scented candle.
I would walk through staging the scene to meeting the desired goal. You would observe my process and be able to capture your very own shot of the final scene.
The Everyday Lifestyle Session
During this session
We'd focus on something I do everyday. A simple lifestyle moment. Nothing grand or extravagant. For example A garden moment, A moment in the kitchen cooking/ preparing a meal, or on a weekend where I actually have slow mornings over a drink of coffee.
Here you'd see the importance of the space you keep. How the items you buy and surround yourself with impact your life everyday. You'd be able to marvel at how beautiful life is, how effortless you can incorporate self-love and ritual to everyday common tasks because here the focus is on having coffee in the favourite coffee cup (a recycled yogurt cup from my travels to Europe) using one or the other of my favourite brewing methods.
The focus when in the kitchen making meals will be on the act of making a nutritious meal, with wholesome ingredients, light and healthy, or baking something rich and decadent for you and your loved ones.
The focus when in the garden is on letting go. Realizing that you've got little to no control there and can only hope. You'd notice a new leaf, a new bud formation, a germinating seed. You'd marvel at the changes since the last time you observed the plant. These little things would stand out. You'd see the wonder. We'd focus on moments like these and I would walk you though capturing one.
The Practical Session
Your Tools Manipulating your device to create your very own unique photo art that tells a story
Here you are required to use your camera, whether it be one or more of the following your phone camera, a point and shoot, DSLR, etc.
This session does not include a lesson on how to use your camera, you should have a general idea of how to turn it on, access menu items, change features, enter manual mode (if you want to explore this during our session) and how to manipulate (i.e. raise and lower) ISO, Aperature and your shutter speed.
Every heard of the cinemagraph. Want to make your own. This would get you started. This is an observatory session and you'd have opportunity to practice also.
The visual of steam coming from a cup, a pot and with a moment captured evokes something within us all that draws us all in becuase it is so common, everyday and relatable.
REMOTE SESSION OPTIONS
Your very own mentour available for an entire month via WhatsApp. The intent of this option is that you'd have access to me to run your photographs by. Together we'd disect what you are trying to capture and I would guide you remotely, meeting you remotely where you are, towards perfecting your image where you are with what you have. Over time the intent is that you'd improve your image capture, develop your own photography practice and become more confident and find your visual storytelling voice.