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One on One Mentoring Sessions

So you want to be a photographer?

I offer one on one training in just about everything I know.

Basic Camera operation
Taking better photos

I charge $750 for a full day. Full day is about 6 hours. We can get a model and go have some fun and really get into what you want to learn.

I will travel at my full day price of $750 + a way to get to you and a place to crash. I don’t mind going Southwest and your couch is fine. I’m a musician remember.

The goal of the session is to answer specific questions or provide answers to specific challenges that each photographer is facing. Photographers are also encouraged to bring in images (either on a disc or on a laptop) that might provide insight into their needs. I will critique your work in a positive way. Having this information will also allow me to personalize the tutoring session to make the most of the time available.


Possible topics to cover include aspects of flash and digital photography, such as:

  • camera and flash essentials
  • exposure metering
  • basic lighting
  • lighting formals (for wedding photographers)
  • Posing groups in a fashion way
  • outdoor lighting including fill flash and high speed sync
I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much I enjoyed your One on Uno session the other day. I really appreciate how much you were willing to work specifically on what I wanted instead of a sticking to a set “lesson plan” for the day.  The session shooting with the models was great but my favorite part was the time and attention you gave me while we were just hanging out talking. Though it may not have seemed like it at the time I learned so much from that one day and because of your help I believe that my photography will be much more artistically solid.  I’ve been to several workshops and seminars and I’ve never had anyone take the time to give me such a detailed critique of my past work.  You were able to find patterns in my work that I had no idea even existed.  I’ve already reccomended you to several of my photographer friends and that’s just not something I usually do.
Thanks again Chuck.
Dan Rowe
Rowe Portrait Studios

David GreeneOctober 21, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Hi Chuck,
I sent this to you on Model Mayhem as well.

My name is David Greene I had met you in St Louis at Sandy Puc’s tour. I really liked your style and would love some one on one training. I know you had mentioned this when you were speaking. I am wanting to change my style a bit for my senior photos. I really like what you have been doing. I was hoping we could maybe set up something for next year.
I was even thinking of possibly 2 days.
I live 2 1/2 hours from Nashville so if that would work for you that is good for me.
Thank you,

You can also contact me through these.

ChuckieNovember 2, 2012 - 1:20 am

David, sorry I am just seeing this, I have been in NYC and it’s crazy there right now.
I would love to do that. Where are you exactly?

I’ll send this in an email also.

Ron SmithMarch 11, 2013 - 10:29 am


Just caught you live at wppi and would love a one on one the next time you’re in NY – or even just to pick your brain over a drink for a half hour if you’re available! My biggest problem – general fill-flash outdoors. Just can’t grasp it like I should!


ChuckieMarch 27, 2013 - 3:01 pm

Ron, I’ll be in the City in a couple of weeks. send me a email with contact info. Love to hook up with ya

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