One-on-one instruction to help you use your camera better.
David offers a limited number of photography coaching sessions each year. These sessions are great for anyone looking to learn more about their camera, lenses, or flashes. While the group classes are a great way to learn the basics, these individual sessions are designed for those who already know most of the basics and have some experience using the camera. These are not intended for professional photographers, but for those who are passionate about photography and want to be able to enjoy it more.
Two options for coaching sessions.
Each comes with a pre-session planning phone call for 15-30 minutes to discuss exact times/locations and things you can do to prepare in order to maximize your time in the coaching session.
Phase One – $200
Two hour consultation with hands-on practice.
David will spend 2 hours with you answering questions, going through your camera’s menu, examining your portfolio, or pretty much anything else you have questions about. You may choose to meet David at the studio or anywhere else in the Greenville area that you may want to go and practice using your camera such as a downtown Greenville, a park, your own private property, etc. You can discuss/practice pretty much anything you want during this 2 hour session. No question (about photography) is off limits. You may want to make a list of the things that are most important to you that you want to learn so that we can be sure to cover as much as possible.
Phase Two – $500
Full day coaching and real portrait or landscape photo shoot.
David will spend up to 6 hours with you working on more advanced camera techniques. Some of the things you may want to learn in this photography coaching session are:
- using a tripod for long exposures
- using a reflector to control light
- identifying optimal places and lighting for a photograph
- using your flash to add to existing lighting
During a portion of the day, you will get to do an actual photo shoot either with a model or at a landscape area of your choice in the greater Greenville area.
If you choose the landscape option, this could be a building/s, park, waterfall, lake, etc. One thing to be aware of specifically for outdoor landscape photo shoots is that these are often best done during specific times of day such as sunset. Due to other factors such as weather, location accessibility, you’ll need to put some thought into a location that is most appropriate for the time allowed.
For a portrait shoot, there will be a model available for approximately 90 min. Prior to that, you’ll work on prepping your gear, scouting a location, pre-visualizing how you want the photos to look. You’ll then get to work with the model while practicing using different lenses, working with lighting and composition.
For insurance reasons, there are certain pieces of camera equipment that David can NOT let you use for the shoot, however he will bring some things such as tripods, light stands, flashes, radio transmitters/receivers, reflectors that you ARE welcome to use. Sometimes this is a good way to understand how something works before purchasing it yourself.
Contact David today to book a photography coaching session.
David Junker, CPP
You may give a coaching session as a gift. The gifted coaching session must be used within one year of purchase.