This week’s question: Do you offer workshops or mentoring sessions? I’m a mom with a new camera and have no idea what all of those buttons mean!
I remember when I got my first DSLR I immediately thought, “I have a nice camera–now I’ll have professional pictures of my kids!” That couldn’t have been further from the truth. Instead of instantly taking beautiful pictures of my children, I was producing consistently blurry images and just couldn’t figure out why on earth my pictures didn’t look amazing! It wasn’t until I was further in my photography journey that I realized just what the problem was–in order to take amazing images I need to have full control of my camera and that meant learning to shoot in manual. From that moment on I decided to learn anything and everything I could about my camera from anyone who would be willing to teach me.
For me, photography has and will always be an ongoing learning process. Learning to see the light in every situation, learning to interact with each different age group to get those natural smiles, learning to pose a brand new baby to create a work of art. And just as much as I love learning, I love teaching what I know to others. I’m so excited to be offering a workshop for moms this summer to teach them the foundations of photography. And just last week I had the incredible chance to share my passion for newborn photography with Melissa of Sugarbowl Photography. Melissa was gracious enough to write a little bit about her experience and I figured today’s post was the perfect place to share.
“I am so thankful to have had the chance to do a one-on-one mentoring session with Megan! Her easy going nature and the way she shares her knowledge set me at ease right away and felt like I was photographing a session with a friend. It made it easy to dig in and glean as much as I could. I really loved how she told me about what she was doing and why, giving me a chance to see her work and then getting to use my camera as well. I had about 5 “aha” moments just in the time it took her to pose the baby the first time, and the things that I learned just grew from there. This day with Megan was so very valuable for me and the future of my newborn photography. Already, I can see a HUGE difference in the quality and art of my work, and I know my clients can as well! Thank you Megan so very much for all you’ve taught me!”
Please stop by Melissa’s blog and check out her images from our time together. And if you’re a photographer located outside a 90 mile radius of Sacramento and are interested in a newborn mentoring session, please email me–I’d be happy to send you my pricing and information packet.
(And I apologize for the lack of photos on the blog today. Our family is vacationing at the coast and believe it or not I don’t have my card reader for my computer. I promise many more posts will be coming later this week full of images, so stay tuned.)