What is a mentorship about?

While 1-to-1 coaching is great for some people, there are others who are looking for a longer-term program where they can focus on a deeper dive into their process. For those people, there are options for extended programs where together we focus on developing more significant aspects of your work over time. In this customized program, we begin by looking at some goals you have for your creative work and start by developing a tailored program that focuses those goals. Unlike standardized trading, we are committed to meaningful shifts and outcomes in your work. This process also comes with additional accountable for your work helping ensure that you stay on track. Ultimately no matter what your goals or learn objectives are, my goal is to help make you a more confident and productive photographer.

Here is a partial list of some of the topics and areas that I am working with current photographers and their creative process.

  • Learn to see and create more meaningful work
  • Learn how to talk about your work in a more meaningful way
  • Techniques in Photoshop and Lightroom the help create imagined and visioned work.
  • Creative sessions for expanding ideas
  • History of photography and how influences and inspiration impact our seeing
  • Simplified workflow techniques and concepts
  • Selecting, editing and sequencing your work
  • Critique and analysis of photographs
  • Preparing for workshops or photo critique sessions.
  • How do you start?

Just like each photographer, each mentorship is unique. No two session or programs are the same. To facilitate a meaningful relationship, the process begins with a 30-minute call or web conference. This pre-session is designed so that we get to know each other and figuring out if we are a good fit to work together. It is important to me that you find the right person to help you. Just like I have spent years finding my mentor programs, you need to make sure that we can work well together.

Do you work with everyone?

I love helping people with their photography and creative process. I put a lot of time and energy into making sure that the program we develop is as meaningful as possible. I want you fully supported in your process, and to do that effectively; I limit the number of people I work with at a given time.

So no, I do not work with everyone who contacts me about a mentorship. In some cases, there might be a wait list due to my current commitment. In other cases, we might not be a good fit for each other. My style and expectations might not align with your style and interest. In that case, it would be better for both of us if you were able to find someone who can help you achieve your goals. I can often help point you in a direction that might help you find the type of program you are seeking.

What type of programs do you offer?

The table below shows the basic options the I offer. If you want to work on a program and have a different option, I am flexible in our approach. I have worked with people for an intensive week of work or for customized lengths of time. No matter what you are looking for, I am willing to try and figure out a plan and process that can work for both of us.

What happens once we get started?

The first meeting we have is an in-depth and comprehensive review of your goals, areas of development, and review of current work.  You have goals in mind that you want to accomplish, and the great part of a long-term program is that together we can customize your experience to get you exactly what you need. I also listen for areas in your process and photography that you might also need to focus and develop. We take all that information and put it in a draft plan and set up our regular sessions. For the most part, mentoring sessions consists of one or more of the following: photo assignments, reading assignments, writing assignments as well as critiques and reviews of your work.

How does the payment work? Do I have to pay up-front?

You have some options that we will discuss before starting. You can pay for the full program upfront or in installments. You will get an invoice and can pay by credit card. I use a third-party credit card processing company and don’t store any of your credit card information on my site or systems.

Can I extend my program?

If you sign-up for a program and then want to extend the sessions, we apply the price if the first program to the second. You only pay the difference.

How do I get a hold of you about a program?

You can send an email to info@danieljgregory.com,  and I will get back to you with any additional information.

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