Creative Photography Mentoring

Flexible one to one or small group mentoring

Mentored by

Philip Volkers

I love to photograph people celebrating life

Location address: Forest Row, RH185AA
Chosen age group:

For ages: 15 - 18 years

Available tickets:
Standard £45
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
What we'll do
The majority of my time is spent with my commissions which are unusual and adventurous but I am interested in taking on one or two budding local photographers in a mentoring role. This would ideally be an ongoing and flexible arrangement as I may need to travel at short notice in order to respond to my clients. In this mentoring role, I will work with you over a period of a few weeks and share some of the secrets of professional photography. I will set you some specific tasks that will allow you to practice and hone your newly found skills. This would be ideal for an A-Level, AS-Level students or College students who would like some professional and contemporary support or for a special project. This can be a very practical experience where I can help you learn about post-production editing software and retouching, using software such as Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom. We can also look at flash lighting and other technical aspects of using lighting. This can also work well with a small group of no more than 3 teenagers. In this case, the group would support and critique each other's work and this can contribute to an existing portfolio, exam work or can be the start of a new project. It is important to remember that you don't need expensive camera equipment to take beautiful pictures. Please message me if you are interested in being mentored in this way and we can arrange some dates.
About your mentor
Philip Volkers
I love to photograph people celebrating life
As one of the UK’s most exciting photographers, Phillip’s work has taken him across five continents and disciplines as diverse as fashion, film and extreme sports. With a personal interest in the unusual and adventurous, his reportage work has included covering the world’s largest human gathering at the Kumbh Mela, India and horse trekking across the Namibian Desert. His published works include a unique chronicle of Burning Man, one of the world’s most extraordinary festivals, and his work has been exhibited at galleries around the world. Philip’s clients include: Apple, BBC, Clarence House, Condé Nast Traveller, De Beers, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, The Independent, Mercury Records, L’Officiel, Nike, Olympus, Pebble, Quintessentially, Tatler, Universal Records and Vogue UK.
How I got into photography
I stumbled into it, after studying Religion and Philosophy at SOAS university I took some time off and travelled, upon my return someone sponsored my first exhibition and it went on from there. Within a month or so I was first assistant to Robert Fairer for American Vogue and we were travelling all over the world photographing all the international fashion shows.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Understanding the basics of good photography
Aim 3
How to compose a stunning photograph
Aim 2
Understanding the full functionality of your camera
Aim 4
To develop and hone your personal and unique artistic eye
Gifts and Vouchers
A course of photography mentoring also makes a fantastic birthday or wedding gift. If you are interested in purchasing a course as a gift, please message me and I will be able to provide a beautiful gift card and keep the dates flexible.
Pricing information
Ticket nameStandard
Price£45
PHOTO GALLERY
Where we'll be
Hop Yard, Forest Row, sussex, RH185AA
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