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 Google Meets (you just need Google Chrome installed, it’s free) 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.”
Quite possibly the best investment I have made in my business
I came to my business one-to-one session knowing that I wanted to conduct in-person sales sessions. I did not know how to structure my prices, packages, product samples, or how to conduct my sales sessions. After an hour and a half with Jess, I knew exactly how I would price my products, which products I should offer, what product samples I needed to order, how I would structure my packages and price lists, and exactly how I would conduct my sales sessions.
Following my one-to-one, I had three back-to-back sales sessions where I sold over $500 worth of product. In one session, I sold nearly $2000 worth of product. All three of these sessions were from model calls where the client was getting a free product for their time, and they still ended up ordering wall art and digital files. I kept hearing Jess’ advice in my head on repeat during the sessions and I kept seeing the sales increase. I am so excited about the shape my business is taking and I look forward to continued development with further mentoring from That Tog Spot. I would highly recommend a business one-to-one with Jess for anyone looking to start a photography business, restructure their business, or fine-tune an existing business.
1-2-1 on editing
I had a 1-2-1 with Jess learning how to mask properly. I can highly recommend her, she is a fantastic tutor!
More stars needs as 5 isn’t enough
Having taken up photography in the last year and gotten to grips with the camera it was time to turn my attention to editing ..I really struggled with this and found it quite daunting.I eventually booked an online 121 with Jess.
Straight away Jess put me at ease as we chatted through my experience and options.Jess then guided me through lightrooms explaining beautifully, leaving me with the skills and confidence I desperately needed to help my photography to progress.
I recommend if you’re thinking about it .Maybe find online chats a bit scary .just do it !! You won’t regret it .😁
Couldn’t be better
I loved my editing 1-2-1 and definitely learning heaps. Jess is super friendly, funny and talented, I absolutely recommend her!!
Fantastic editing 1-2-1
I really enjoyed the online session and we went through some parts that I was getting stuck, it all made loads more sense after the session and gave me the skills and confidence to continue to practice.