Learning photography is an on-going process that can literally span a lifetime. Photographers who come to Nature's Light are from all walks of life. Some are complete beginners looking for a way to enter into a new pastime and even career. Others are experienced enthusiasts looking for ways to further push their creative knowledge and expressive ability. Photographic knowledge incorporates so much more than just learning the technical process of using a camera.
To assist photographers looking for a more open-ended approach to learning and growing in photography, we have launched a new mentorship programme. These programmes are based on the needs and requirements of individual photographers over an extended time frame. This allows for a much larger base of knowledge to be acquired.
Unlike ad-hoc private tuition, mentorship programs are designed to cover a period of time and a number of topics.
The complete mentorship programme is a basic to advanced series of sessions and shooting practice allowing beginner photographers to increase their photographic knowledge on a rapid basis. The time frame is based on a 2-hour per week session for 6 months.
- Understanding the Digital camera and its controls - Composition - Digital Asset Management - Basic RAW Image Editing - Advanced RAW Image Editing - Understanding flash control - Modifying light in the studio - Basic Photoshop Editing - Advanced Luminosity and Compositing techniques in Photoshop - Extensive Image Critique and Assignments to push knowledge gain as well as a finishing portfolio assessment - Several in the field guided photoshoots to practice gained knowledge.
Cost R22,900 (a saving of R3020 over individual lessons, additional 5% off if paid for fully in advance).
For enthusiast photographers with a high level of photographic competency, but need direction and assistance in specific areas.
Mentorship consists of one hour a week, online or in person (depending on preference at time) - covering topics that have been discussed and decided on beforehand.
A popular topic to be mentored in over a period of time is
Cost R1500 p/month (a saving of R560 per month over standard one-on-one sessions).
Sometimes all a photographer needs is a peer with which to thrash out ideas and get advice from. The portfolio Critique/Advancement mentorship offers just that, a monthly 1,5-2 hour session based on and with the purpose of improving a photographers portfolio.