Resources for Photographers

 

Looking to expand your skills or knowledge that little bit further? Needing a dedicated indoor space to make the images that you envision become a reality? Wanting to learn about projection sales, or how to efficiently edit for online and in-person ordering?

Heidi Peters is now offering a range resources to help photographers build skills – from in-person mentoring sessions to daily space rental in the studio. Sessions are hands-on opportunities. The range of  learning resources available to photographers can be overwhelming. All of Heidi’s resources are one on one, meaning you have her full and dedicated attention.

More about Heidi: She completed an MA in Image and Communication from Goldsmith’s College in London and an BA in English from the University of Illinois. She apprenticed with a traditional portrait studio during college and also worked as a photojournalist. Before opening her studio in Chicago, she was a business development and marketing executive for media websites in the UK such as Economist.com. In addition to running her portrait business, she supplies educational content for Design Aglow.

 

Mentoring • $125 per hour, or on-going by arrangement

 

Tailor your learning experience! Mentoring sessions can cover posing, working on location, shooting effectively for sales, lighting, exposure, post-processing workflow, editing, business strategies, branding, and so much more!

A short phone consultation is included before your mentoring session to make sure your requirements are clear. A child or teen model can be arranged for one hour of your session for an additional fee of $50.

Images from these sessions may be used in your portfolio.

Sessions by arrangement based on shooting schedule.

Contact Heidi by email to learn more.

Projection presentation using ProSelect • $150


Using the industry leading software, ProSelect, learn the best methods for presenting your photography to clients. Topics covered can include slideshows, walls displays, calibrating size, creating framing packages and working with wall display templates. The importance of appropriate pricing and sales knowledge can be integrated within the session.

Heidi has successfully used ProSelect for over five years in both studio and client home settings. Using her dedicated viewing room to duplicate the client experience, you should bring your own laptop loaded with ProSelect in order to apply what you learn. Sessions last 2-3 hours and are scheduled for weekday mornings only.

Contact Heidi by email to learn more.

Studio rental, day rate • $50 per hour


Even if you are a location photographer, there may be occasions when you need an indoor, natural light studio space. Perhaps you need to shoot your products for marketing materials. Perhaps you have a special client that would be suited to indoor space. Perhaps you are a newborn specialist and would like to guarantee optimum lighting for an upcoming session. Perhaps you would like to run a day of indoor mini sessions, or perhaps you simply want to work on your portfolio in a controlled environment.

Heidi’s studio is now available for hourly use by arrangement. It is recommended that you view the studio in advance of booking in order to plan your equipment and time requirements properly. Full liability insurance is included for you and your clients.

The studio is available from 9am – 3pm on weekdays, 2 hour minimum.

Contact Heidi by email to learn more.

Editing for maximum value • $150


Each photographer has a different style and client base. Are you showing too many images to your clients? Are you shooting with purpose? Are you giving your clients the information they need to make good ordering decisions?

In this two hour session, learn how to select the best images from your session, edit them efficiently and present them to you clients as printed proofs or in an online gallery for maximum value. This is not about “hard-selling”, it’s about letting your work sell itself. You may bring a laptop or external hard drive loaded with session images. Heidi uses Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw, but can also work in Lightroom if this is your preference.

Sessions may be scheduled at Heidi’s studio between 9-3 on weekdays only.

Contact Heidi by email to learn more.

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