What is a Mentor?

“ to support and advise someone with less experience to help them develop in their work ”

Mentoring for Photographers

Thinking of starting a photography business?

Perhaps you want to develop a business plan to start a full-time career in photography or as a part-time business to supplement your income.

Maybe you have started your photography business but getting frustrated working alone, putting hours in and not seeing the results you want.

With over 30 years as a full-time professional photographer, having sold well over £3m worth of my own photography now is the time to help the next generation of photographers thrive in an ever-increasingly competitive marketplace and avoid the costly pitfalls when starting out!

I offer photography mentoring either as one-off sessions (online, 1/2 day or full day) or as part of a longer-term mentoring plan to help you create a 12-month business plan and focus on your requirements for development and growth.

In-person Mentoring (1/2 day)

During this 1/2 day mentoring session, we can look at your portfolio to help you define your signature style, along with practical advice on setting up a business, including pricing, keeping records and running an efficient business. We will also look at your marketing and give advice on how to grow your business. Or if you need technical advice, we can organise a shoot together to cover your questions

Photography Mentoring Northern Ireland

Topics covered in my photography mentoring sessions are wide-ranging and arise from your individual needs & goals. I will send you a brief questionnaire in advance of your mentoring session to help me plan the best use of our time together. Below are just a few of the main topics we can cover during your Photography Mentoring session...

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Equipment

Review your current photography equipment and advice on what you need to provide a professional level of work

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Portfolio

Review your current photography portfolio, website, product sample and marketing material

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Photography Business Plan

Creating your photography business plan setting out clear goals for the 12 months with regular reviews to see how you are performing against them. 

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Digital Workflow

Using an efficient digital workflow to edit your images and create your signature style.  Advice on software to streamline your business.

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Pricing

Looking at the different business models for your photography business, selecting the best for you and advice on setting prices

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Marketing

Help with setting up a marketing campaign to grow your business. Looking at branding, social media, SEO, advertising and emal marketing

Each photography mentoring session will be totally unique to you!

I really want to see your photography business succeed!

Book your Photography Mentoring Session

In-Person Mentoring (1/2 day)

Price: £149 (3 hours)
All bookings and payments for in-person mentoring sessions are now taken online.
(I have set this up to save on the endless back and forth telephone calls and/or emails it takes to arrange appointments. It is linked and updated in real-time with my diary and you can book shoots up to 90 days in advance)

I will confirm the agenda and location of our meeting by email once you complete the booking

* Travel Expenses are charged for meetings/workshops/shoots outside a 25-mile radius of Ballyclare. If any sessions require models or location/studio hire fees, these will be charged at cost