Online Photographers Training
Reach your potential from the comfort of your own home.
“After a ridiculous amount of requests from literally all over the world, 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 dog photography.
I have worked hard to create 2 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 Dog Spot umbrella.
Please scroll down to view one to one options. Spaces are released periodically and new spaces are listed on social media first.
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 editing option below to discuss technical areas and assess better setting choices for your work.”
Photography Editing One-to-Ones
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 me to have remote access to your computer via Teamviewer (also free). This allows me 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.
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! Just a couple of examples of my own before and afters:
Photography Business One-to-Ones
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.
Jess’s coaching and seminars have been invaluable in helping me to grow as a dog photographer. She has been a wealth of knowledge. On the technical side she has helped me push up the quality of the photographs I take, in studio and with outdoor action shots. I have also had guidance on running my business in areas such as marketing, sales and advertising. It’s been such a help having someone who has “been there and got the t-shirt”. Her passion for the art and genuine desire for her students to reach their potential shines through. If you are looking for coaching to take your photography to the next level I highly recommend Jess.
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 would consider myself as an experienced dog photographer. I have been in the industry for 9 years and shot a lot of dogs. But still, I felt stuck with my marketing and sales sessions. So what did I do? I booked a One to One business session with Jess. And I am so happy with what I got out of that session. Jess asks the right questions to get the thought process started. She listened to what I had to say. And gave great advice that is possible for me to implement!
Before I ordered I thought that one hour would be a too long session. Could we have enough subjects to talk about for one hour? Oh was I wrong. That hour went so fast. And there was never a second of silence. Just great information and conversation all the time. So thank you so much Jess! I will work on everything we talked about and I will order a new session later to ask all the question that arose after we were finished.
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!
Jess is always on hand to offer advice and we have had many mentoring sessions over the years, on all aspects of the business, including design, branding and marketing, amongst other things. We have had one to one sessions both in person and online. Jess is very knowledgeable in all aspects of running a business and offers no-nonsense honest advice. She is reliable, efficient and exactly the person you need if you want to make your business stand out from the rest!
Jess’s business coaching has been fantastic and invaluable. By having regular sessions it has helped me set goals for my business and reach them in short spaces of time. Her style of teaching makes all subjects easy to understand and she is very patient! She is very knowledgeable, I have yet to raise a question or query that she does not have an answer or idea of how to solve.