Your Next Step–Mentoring

Once you are familiar with your camera and comfortable using it across multiple settings, how do you put your knowledge into practice? You need additional skills to create a successful career in photography. Forrest Briggs Photography offers mentoring sessions. These lessons use a hands-on approach to learn various aspects of a photography shoot.

Equipment and Set-Up

Firstly, this practical lesson will allow you to assist in setting up equipment for the actual shoot. You will learn the basic equipment required for a photo shoot. You will also learn practical ways to organize the time with your client. Forrest’s methodical approach to setting up a shoot will give you a solid basis for conducting your own shoots. Following this lesson, you will be able to formulate your own checklist of equipment and set-up steps.

Engaging Your Clients

Secondly, you will see Forrest form a relationship with his client from the moment he introduces himself. It is important to connect with your client as soon as possible and put them at ease. This enables the shoot to move forward comfortably and in a relaxed manner. As a student-assistant, you will experience first-hand the importance of establishing a good rapport with your client.

Setting and Posing

Forrest carefully chooses the setting for a photo shoot based on the overall desires of his client. By accompanying Forrest, you will see how location and time of day factor into the effectiveness of a shoot.  Suitable lighting for the given setting will also be explained. You will learn how to pose your clients creatively and photogenicallly. Additionally, Forrest will demonstrate how to communicate with clients in order to achieve those poses.

Exceeding Expectations

Forrest’s goal for every photo shoot is to exceed his client’s expectations. You will learn how to accomplish this as you observe the shoot. The client’s overall goal will serve as the guide to a successful shoot. Forrest will provide tips to delivering an impeccable photograph and ensuring that the client is satisfied. Your direct involvement in the photo shoot will help you achieve these goals on your own.

Overall Impressions

Following the photo shoot, there will be time to discuss your overall experience. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and review what you learned. Forrest will take the time to share thoughts and insights as to ways that you, personally, can move forward in the field of photography. As a professional photographer and teacher, Forrest Briggs looks forward to mentoring you as a student-assistant.
Please contact Forrest Briggs Photography and Video to arrange a time for your mentoring lesson. We will coordinate a time for you to join us on a shoot which most closely matches your area of interest.