Archive for 'Workshops'

February 18, 2014

Thank you to everyone who entered into the mentorship giveaway.  I received some fantastic essays.  It was a tough decision, but I have chosen the five finalists: Jen Mefford, Sage Dubois, Amy Smith, Julie Whaley, and Rachelle Black.  I will be contacting each of you to set up a phone interview that will take place between March 8-22.  I will have a list of questions I will ask each of you and will choose the winner based on your essay, your portfolio, and your interview.  I am so excited to work with one of you wonderful ladies to Amp up your business and take it to the next level.  For those that entered that were not chosen, thank you for taking the time to enter.  If you’re interested in a paid one-on-one mentorship with me, I’m offering all those that entered a special discount, just contact me for details.  I’d love to meet and help each and every one of you!

February 08, 2014

Win a photography mentorship

Win a photography mentorship

February 07, 2014

Thought I’d start sharing some photography educational tips for all you beginners out there.  Let’s start with the basics!

Exposure is how much light reaches your camera’s sensor (or film if you are old school!).  An image that is overexposed means too much light reached the sensor, and if an image is underexposed there was too little light.  You can control the amount of light by using the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, which are the three factors that affect exposure, or the Exposure Triangle.

Here’s a graphic to show you the basics of each of these three factors.  I’ll expand on each, one at a time, in future posts.  Any questions so far?

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January 19, 2014

I so enjoyed the Best of 2013 Giveaway contest for my clients, and now I want to offer something to other photographers.


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A Mentorship Unlike Any Other

Why do you attend a workshop?  Most of the time, it isn’t to increase your strengths.  Instead, it is to develop those areas of your photography that are your weakest.  What if you could take a workshop where you decided the topics to be discussed:  Want to know how to use studio lights?  You got it.  Unsure about how to convince your client to buy that 24”x30” wall portrait?  No problem!  Even better, though: What if you could take that workshop, exploring your topics, 1-on-1 with the instructor?

In the 10+ years I’ve been in the photography business, I’ve learned that there are few substitutions for doing something myself.  The only real shortcut I’ve found is learning from someone else’s experiences, understanding the lessons from their trials-and-errors and applying them to my business.  And I’ve been asked by friends and colleagues, “Why do you do it that way?” and “How did you learn that?”  I enjoy these opportunities to give back to this profession that has given me so much.  I’ve taught photography workshops over the last couple of years and, recently, I started teaching 1-on-1 mentorships on specific topics.  My one-on-one mentorships usually cost $750.

I am offering a one-of-a-kind mentorship to one lucky person.  This mentorship will be free and customized to your business, your photography, your vision.  I will help you amp up your business in the areas you select.  In exchange, I will share the next steps in your journey on my blog as your business and your photography grow, improve, and evolve.

Are you ready?  Are you the one that will take your photography and business forward?

To enter, by January 31st:

First, comment on this post with a link to your website/portfolio;

Second, share this post on your facebook page;

Third, Like my business page, Andrea Jones Photography, as that is where I will be sharing details about this mentorship; and

Fourth, email me a short essay (less than a page) at explaining why this mentorship is what you and your business need.  Please put, “Mentorship Essay” as the subject.

From those entries, I will select five photographers to interview, and from those five, select the recipient of the free mentorship.  The mentorship will include 8 hours of 1-on-1 instruction at my studio in Helena, Montana.  Any photographer living outside a 75 mile radius from Helena may enter.

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