Maybe you are just frustrated and overwhelmed with your lack of overall progress. This reminds me of two stories.
What gets in the way? Overwhelm!
I've taken what I learned from thousands of hours relearning photography and the years I spent teaching and created a mentoring solution to help you get to your goals faster and more efficiently.
You will have a partner who will work with you to make your photography stand out and reach your goals
Q. I'm a beginner. Is the mentoring club right for me?
A. The Shutterbug Mentoring Club can work for you at any stage of your learning path. It is designed to help you assess your stage and then move forward from that point.
Q. Is this just a virtual class or is there anything else more personal to the club?
A. This is more than a video series. This is mentorship. It can be as involved or as personal as you choose. You set the tone for the kind of support you prefer.
Q. I'm an experienced photographer. What can I get from the club?
A. The club can help experienced photographers stand out from the crowd. The curriculum and coaching are designed to help you find your niche, create a blogging platform to tell your story and execute a marketing plan that helps you attract a following.
Q. What will I learn in the club?
A. The heart of the lessons in the Shutterbug Mentoring Club are focused on seven modules that take you from photography grade school to grad school. You start by learning the basics of photography, then how to choose the right genre and develop your unique style. From there the training helps you create the marketing tools and strategies to get exposure.
Q. What kind of feedback will I get?
A. Your feedback is personal and responds to your specific challenges. We host a members only webinar where you can get in-depth feedback on your images or marketing projects. For short answers, you have the private Facebook group where you can ask questions and get answer around the clock.
Q. How long does this course take to complete?
A. You work at your own pace. If you set an aggressive agenda, you can usually start seeing results in a matter of a few months. You can choose a more deliberate pace. You can also join to work on a specific challenge, which could be much shorter.
Q. Can I get a refund if I need to stop the course?
A. You have the first month to evaluate if the course is right for you. During that time, you can receive a full refund. After the first month, you can stop at any point and not be billed further.
Q. Can I go back in the course if I need to refresh or clarify a technique?
A. Yes, the entire curriculum is always available to you as a member.
Q. What if I still don’t understand a concept?
A. That's why you have a mentor. You can ask for more assistance. That can include recording of a specific response or designating time to address your challenge on our regular webinars.
Q. I have a full time job. How much time will I need to take this course?
A. You can spend as much or as little time as you have on the mentoring club. Our structure is designed to let you use the time you have more efficiently. If you have only one hour, it will be the best use of your hour.
Q. I'm already taking a photography course. Why would I need this?
A. Your mentor helps you plan your overall learning path. Think of the role a college advisor plays, helping you select the right courses, opportunities and outcomes.
Q. What if I feel overwhelmed with the course?
A. First, stop and take a breath. Photography should never cause stress. We are taking pictures, not curing cancer. Next, ask for help. Yyou have a community of support available.
Q. Is there any way of gauging my progress? Feedback etc?
A. Yes, you have an overall blueprint, but you can request more specific feedback on your overall progress.
Q. What if I feel I need more help after or during the course?
A. Support is always available. Just drop a note in the private Facebook group to begin the process.