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.”
Would I recommend? Wholeheartedly.
Jess’ advice was honest, practical and to the point. An hours session has kicked me into gear and given me a whole bunch to work on. Would I recommend? Wholeheartedly. Will I be booking another session? Definitely.
I had a business 1-2-1 booked with Jess to talk about business growth. Jess went right back into my business structure, identifying the weak spots for me to work on. Jess gave me lots to work on and review, after saying there’s no point filling a bucket before you have fixed the holes. I am excited to have more sessions with Jess!
I'm so glad I did it!
My one-to-one editing session with Jess was nothing short of amazing and no doubt, the best money I’ve spent on my photography education! Jess genuinely wanted to help and made sure I understood the reasons for what she was doing as far as editing my image. My favorite takeaways were her method of making the eyes pop and also the contouring. Both are now a part of every image I edit, there is just no going back on those. Aside from those two favorites, I learned several other techniques that I have found incredibly useful in understanding Photoshop better. I highly recommend doing a one-to-one session!
Thank you so much!
I highly recommend a “one on one” with Jess, although she is more than generous with all the exceptional content she produces and posts, there is something to be said about working “one on one“ together. Jess was so gracious as I was feeling a bit intimidated sharing my images, she put me at ease quite quickly and shared her awesome Lightroom and Photoshop workflow that was relevant to my images. Jess offers a summary sheet as well, make sure you opt-in for that. I was able to follow along and pay attention to our session knowing I didn’t have to take notes. They are well detailed and captured everything we reviewed- Jess it was a real honour to work with you, I know I will book another session soon.