Photography Mentorship

One-on-One Photography Mentorship

Dennis Swanson, owner of Studio 101 West, is currently offering one-on-one Photography Mentorships for those who are pursuing a career in photography and desire to learn from his 25 years as a full-time pro.

Dennis offers consultation in the business of photography, techniques, equipment, software, employees and assistants, composition, lighting, marketing yourself, and more. Having just completed his 25th successful year in business, Dennis is a wealth of information. You will be able to have open, on-going discussions and learn from an experienced pro what it takes to make it in this industry.

One-on-One Mentorship: $125 per hour (with a 2 hour minimum)



Hands-on Mentorship with Portrait Session

Beginning Portrait Mentorship with Dennis Swanson, includes a one-on-one, studio or location portrait session to learn tips and techniques. This is a great opportunity to enhance your portfolio and learn basic portrait techniques for building a strong portfolio. The student will learn how to assist during a photo shoot, observe lighting techniques, as well as shoot with their own camera. Dennis will cover basics of composition, exposure, lighting, and editing.

You Will Need: Basic knowledge of Photoshop (please note: this is not an introduction to Photoshop. Dennis primarily uses Photoshop and Lightroom for editing and will be covering basic techniques for correcting and enhancing your images), a DSLR camera, a 24-70mm or 70-200mm lens (suggested), off Camera Speedlite Flash (optional).

Also, please bring up to five 8x10 or larger prints for the portfolio review.

Hands-On Mentorship with Portrait Session: $150 per hour (with a 3 hour minimum)