Why is it absolutely normal to ask for help? I will tell you with my story.
I had my first digital camera in 2004. It was a ridiculously expensive Minolta with a resolution of 5 megapixel (!).
After my first shots with it – I was disappointed. But the sample pictures from the official looked so great! – I told myself.
I took “OK” images for 5 years with this camera, without ever asking for help.
Hilarious, that I had a 1000$ equipment, but I didn’t want spend a few bucks on my skills.
Later with my first Canon DSLR, I was again not so satisfied with the pictures.
They were OK, but they just didn’t look that great as I wanted.
I knew that I should improve my on-site camera skills, like lighting, composition, exposure settings.
And also I should improve my digital post-processing skills. Yes, photos need to be edited!
So I enrolled into a portrait photography class with world-famous Martin Szipál. He was 85 years old at that time, and he didn’t need an LCD monitor to see if the image was good or not.
I learnt lighting and composition are keys to make an epic picture.
He looked at the scene with his eyes only, and with brutal honesty he would say: this will be crap. And he was right.
And I slowly started to train my eyes to see those subtle differences.
Paralell to this course, I started to use top image processing softwares like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. The learning curve was steep but my images finally started to look like I wanted them to.
What I’ve learnt from my story is that asking for help is a necessary thing to do.
That is why I’m doing one on one coaching.
If there’s anything in your photography you’re not 100% satisfied with, I’m here to help YOU resolve it.
Each coaching session is unique, because everyone of us is unique.
Usually a coaching session involves:
- going out for a photowalk
- during shooting we get to know each other and I can see what blocks you may have
- then processing the images
The topics I can help you in are:
Landscape and nightscape photography
- exposure settings
- bracketing for HDR
- understanding the night sky
- landscape photo lovers
- those who are patient and like to put work into a shooting
- setting the right interval
- setting the correct exposure for smooth footage
- shooting day-to-night sequences
- getting rid of flicker
- post-processing techniques
- anyone wanting to capture great timelapse footages
- learning techniques that save time and money
Using flashes on and off camera
- understanding the light,
- different strobe modes
- creative techniques
- event photography in low light
- portrait photography
- wedding photography
Book your photography coaching session with me