Elise Gow Photography » Sunshine Coast Photographer

1:1 Mentoring

1:1 Mentoring with Elise Gow Photography


Elise takes one 1:1 mentoring on a case by case basis and tailors each one to suit your needs quite specifically. Every photographer is at different levels in their skill and in their business. Elise covers beginners right through to experienced photographers and whether it’s newborn or family portrait photography you specialize in, Elise can take your business to the next level.


Mentoring is broken into 3 main categories Photography, Post Production & Workflow and Business Coaching. Your mentoring experience would be consist of some or all of these topics. The amount of time you spend with Elise will depend on how many of these areas you wish covered. 1 full day is $1400 plus travel and 2 full days is $2200 plus travel.


Newborn session:

Topics covered:

  • Setting up and equipment used
  • Finding best place to shoot in your studio and getting the most out of the space you have using natural light
  • Getting a baby to sleep and handling a baby safely
  • How to pose baby
  • Camera settings & lenses used
  • What I do when a baby doesn’t want to sleep
  • Styling and my advice for putting together a ‘set up’
  • Using colour with confidence
  • Family/parent/sibling poses
  • Gaining rapport and confidence with parents
  • Shooting to sell

Outdoor shoots: Family photo sessions on location

Topics covered:

  • Making the most of the natural light
  • Adjusting your session accordingly to weather conditions
  • Making children and adults alike, feel at ease in front of the camera
  • How to achieve an unposed, natural feel whilst giving direction and being in control of the session
  • Props for shooting on location and what to wear advice
  • Technical details: Camera settings, equipment etc
  • Getting the most variety you can out of the session
  • Shooting to sell

Post production & workflow

  • Downloading, backing up, culling, naming files
  • Using ACR & Photoshop
  • Using actions and batch processing to save time
  • Giving your images the WOW factor
  • Selecting & optimising images for use on Facebook and making the most out of Social Media

Business Coaching

  • Break down of your business: where you are at and where you want to be and the steps you need to implement to get yourself moving in that direction
  • Making your business profitable
  • Price list analysis
  • Marketing and Branding your business correctly
  • The advantages of In Person ordering session and my “Recipe for Success”
  • Defining your style, standing out from the crowd and how to market yourself
  • Spending less time at the computer and the importance of work/life balance


“Elise went above and beyond to tailor my mentoring to what I wanted to work on. She has been incredibly supportive and a wealth of knowledge. I am so grateful to her for guiding and inspiring me and cannot recommend her enough” ~ Sarah Thompson from Sarah Thompson Photography




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