WORKSHOPS & MENTOR SESSIONS

Wether you are just starting out or an established professional; Daniel West offers a wide variety of workshops and mentorship sessions to help you grow your business and become the best you can be. Ranging from One on One mentor sessions, to a full class room of creatives.

TESTIMONIALS

The first wedding I ever assisted at – not second shooting, or even shooting at all – was with Daniel West. I had no idea how to even shoot in manual. I held flashes and reflectors and felt part of the team. I learned so much that day. When I knew absolutely nothing, Daniel not only allowed me to tag along, but made me feel welcome and inspired to pursue a career in wedding photography.

Since then, I’ve assisted and been a second shooter for Daniel many times, and I’ve watched him and his business grow from strength to strength. His eye and passion for capturing each wedding uniquely make him one of a kind. Above this, he is one of the most relaxed, friendly, and kindest photographers I have ever worked with. He never holds back when it comes to answering questions and teaching (and I know I ask annoyingly many questions!).

When booking a mentorship session or workshop with Daniel, you will learn technical skills, but his passion for what he does is what will leave you feeling inspired and excited to capture moments in time that people can treasure for the rest of their lives.

Bronwyn
A chance to work with someone as talented as Daniel West doesn’t come around every day. In fact, it didn’t even register as a possibility in my lifetime. And then, quite out of the blue, I received a call from Daniel asking if I would be willing to second shoot a wedding with him. Easiest yes ever!

 

I didn’t expect there to be much else to it, other than just being the second shooter. But  Daniel completely surprised me with his openness and willingness to teach and mentor. In the year that I was the uber fortunate second shooter for Daniel, he showed me that every moment is worth capturing, even if an elderly man is potentially having a heart attack ( it turned out to be a cramp).

He taught me so much about client relations and handling the “behind the scenes” stuff that I transformed the way I did my own things entirely. Every time we were shooting something together, he had a little something to impart. I loved every moment. What started out as a second shooter gig, quickly became a full-blown mentorship with a live, on the job masterclass from one of the best!

It was an absolutely priceless experience that I will forever be indebted to him for. Nore forget.

Thank you Daniel.

 

Wayne Viljoen Testimonial

BASIC TO INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY

Duration: 2 hours

 ZAR 3,500 / US$300 per person

This 2 hour Skype session will cover the basics of photography!

The short course will help you understand your camera, the basics of exposure, what makes a good photo.

ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY

Duration: 2 hours

 ZAR 7,500 / US$600 per person

This 2 hour Skype session will cover the Advanced aspects of photography!

Covering advanced photography techniques such as lighting, double exposure, HDR, long exposures and many more

This short course is ideal for photographers wanting to brush up on new techniques or old techniques and apply it to their business or hobby

POST PRODUCTION

Lightroom and Photoshop

Duration: 2 hours

 ZAR 1,500 / US$100 per person

This 2 hour Skype session will cover the basics of Photoshop and Lightroom editing

By the end of this course you will have a better understanding of basic retouching and will be able to integrate your photos in a workflow that not only saves time and money, but lots and lots of frustration. The course is done online either during work hours or after hours.

GENRE SPECIFIC COURSES

I offer a wide range of Genre specific courses

The most important aspects covered in the Genre Specific Courses:

+ Introduction to genre

+ Working to a brief / working with the client

+ Lighting

+ Post production

+ Workflow

 

Please enquire on the Specific genre you would love to learn about:

Wedding
Product
Jewelery
Fashion and Portrait

MENTOR SESSIONS

THE REFRESHER

The Refresher

SKYPE SESSION – ZAR 4,000 / US$350 per person

Duration: 1-2 hours

This 1-2 hour Skype session will cover whatever you want to know! I’m an open book and am happy to answer any questions. This is a time for you to set aside to invest in your knowledge, your business, and learn tips + tricks from me.

Typical Skype sessions topics are the following:

+ finding your niche & style

+ attracting your dream client

+ emails & client interaction

+ shooting style & how to play with the light

+ lightroom tricks

+ editing

+ workflow

+ website & blogging

+ pricing & contracts

ONE ON ONE SINGLE SESSION

Duration: 3 hours – 5 hours

ZAR7,500 / US$700 per person

50% Retainer to book the date. Outstanding amount 4 weeks before the session.

Sessions can be done in person, or over Skype (very popular for international clients)

I AM AN OPEN BOOK…ASK ME ANYTHING!

This is an all-encompassing session that will cover everything I do from start to finish. From attracting + booking my dream clients, to shooting, to the final delivery of images + blogging + getting featured. This session includes a short styled shoot with a couple so you can see how I shoot, pose, + direct them. I’ll also let you shoot them so I can help with any questions you have + give feedback.

Nothing is off the table with this session, you can ask anything + everything! I’m an open book. You choose what we focus on.

Sessions include (but are not limited to):

+ finding your niche, your style + your aesthetic

+ how to attract & book your ideal client

+ shooting & posing

+ live shoot with models or couple

+ finding good light, anywhere

+ workflow – from start to finish

+ goal setting & constructive criticism on your work and/or website

+ pricing

+ advertising, collaborating, instagram

MONTHLY MENTOR SESSIONS

ZAR21,500 / US$1,900 per person

Duration: 1 month (4 weeks meeting once per week for 1-2 hours)

These sessions are for the professionals who want to push themselves and get their photography to the next level.

We meet on a weekly basis, once per week, where we touch on ANYTHING you would like to know or improve on, from how to shoot xyz to onsite setups and shooting. The sessions can also be done via Zoom / Skype …oh and there’s homework / assignments, so you can apply what you learn and get feedback.

Nothing is off the table with this session, you can ask anything + everything! I’m an open book. You choose what we focus on. But be warned… I am crucially

Sessions include (but are not limited to):

+ finding your niche, your style + your aesthetic

+ how to attract & book your ideal client

+ shooting & posing

+ live shoot with models or couple

+ finding good light, anywhere

+ workflow – from start to finish

+ goal setting & constructive criticism on your work and/or website

+ pricing

+ advertising, collaborating, instagram

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