Online Photographers Training
Reach your potential from the comfort of your own home.
“I am so very pleased to be able to release some online training options for photographers who would like additional insight, support or guidance with all things photography.
I have worked hard to create 3 different training options, each lasting 1 hour in length per session, to cover the core areas I am most regularly asked to support. One of these areas has been active and running for over 7 years with great success, just under a different business. It feels good to “bring it home” under the That Photography Spot umbrella.
Please scroll down to view one to one options. Spaces are released every week in a rolling month-by-month format. If a the one-to-one day doesn’t work for you, please get in touch and we’ll work out a day that will!
At this time, I do not offer camera-based online tuition because it’s too difficult to troubleshoot and access menus remotely, however, you could use the Portfolio Review option below to discuss technical areas and assess better setting choices for your work.”
New for 2021: The Summary Sheet
Optional addition that will make Jess sit and write out your one to one after it finished, the summary sheet covers the core discussion topics of your one-to-one with action points and next steps from Jess, to achieve solid progression.
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, the 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 result 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 – a collection of images (10 minimum, no maximum!) and critically assess them against each other, your goals and aims and the competition.
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.”
Jess knows her stuff!
I can’t even begin to express how grateful I am of Jess and what she offers. I have learned more from her in the past months than I have in years of trying to start a photography business. I scheduled a 1-2-1 with Jess and I was more than thrilled with the feedback and support she gave. It helped me so much and I am still amazed how much it helped me even with the vast distance between us. If you are on the fence about scheduling time with Jess or joining one of her classes. Do it!! You will not be disappointed.
Knowledgeable, helpful and friendly
I had my business one 2 one with Jess recently and all I can say is, I came away really excited to get going with all of Jess’s suggestions. Jess is so knowledgeable and is happy to share the knowledge she has built up over the years. Everything was clearly explained and anything I wasn’t sure about, Jess was more than happy to explain further. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to start up their business or even just to give that extra push. Thanks so much for all the advice
I can't say how thankful I am to Jess
I picked up photography last year as a pandemic project – and thankfully found her YouTube channel. That alone was a godsend, as I had no foundation in either photography or the tools to store, manipulate and enhance photos.
When she announced the photoshop basics and outdoor canine portrait classes, I immediately signed up. They are both fabulous.
However, with being so new to photography and photoshop, I still found myself getting frustrated or confused when I tried to apply the steps to my own work.
So I signed up for her one to one lessons. Jimmy Crickets, they are amazing!!! She answered my questions I had from camera settings and exposure to composition, to photoshop and application to my own photos – helped me to understand and apply what I saw in the videos. Even more valuable – she boosted and inspired my confidence, enthusiasm, motivation and creativity.
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!