PRIVATE MENTORSHIP for PHOTOGRAPHERS
We offer a-la-carte mentoring programs tailored to your individual needs. In studio or on location, one time, weekly, or monthly. No matter what your experience level, we can provide instruction and insight, help you learn new techniques and break bad habits. We can help you with software and computers, cameras and lighting, and job estimating/special project consultation.
Portfolio reviews are conducted one to one. We have done hundreds of individual portfolio reviews and feel we can always offer a serious photographer a constructive and objective perspective.
We offer Corporate consulting for in-house studios. We’re able to provide workflow and equipment consulting, technical support, image critique, and hiring solutions. In some cases we can offer special discounts of equipment from our sponsors.
Rob Van Petten is a well known commercial fashion photographer, and has shot advertising images for a long list of recognizable corporate clients. His work has won numerous Art Director’s Club and Communication Arts Magazine awards over the past 40 years. Rob currently writes a regular column for Nikon World Magazine, and is the Nikon Digital Learning Center on-line Moderator, having written 40+ articles on the creative process, creative lifestyle, workflow, software and hardware, amateur and professional topics on digital photography. He has been featured in Photo District News, American Photo, Studio Photography and Design, and RangeFinder Magazines, and he has been named one of the top ten Innovators and Visionaries by Digital Photo Pro Magazine. Rob is the former Photography Director at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts, and he speaks regularly on digital imaging topics at the Photo Plus Expo in NYC, Professional Photographers of America, WPPI and Photo Marketing Association. He has endorsements with equipment manufactures Nikon and Dynalite. His website has won the FWA award, the TINY Award, and Yahoo’s favorite site.
Rob has proven skills in team leadership, mentoring, educational event creation, brand development, PR, social media optimization and marketing. He has a large network of professional contacts in photography, media, fashion and advertising. He is a perceptive communicator and writer, and above all, photographer.