Do you love photography? Are you’re interested in pursuing it as a career? Or maybe you just want to learn how to take amazing photos!? Whatever the reason this is your opportunity to work one on one with an expert whose been in the industry for 12+ years.
After completing her Photography Certificate through Sait, Rikki started her business in May 2010. She was drawn to portraits and mastered the art of shooting in both studio and natural light. In Sept 2011 Rikki had her first daughter and immediately fell in love with newborn & family photography. Over the last 12 years Rikki has honed her skills by attending 3 newborn & maternity posing workshops around the world and learned from industry leading experts. She also had the once in a lifetime opportunity of attending a weekend workshop in Colorado with cutting edge portrait photographers Meg Bitton & Sandra Bianco.
Over the years, Rikki has had the pleasure of photographing hundreds of newborns, pregnant Mama’s, babies, families. Rikki is also experienced in photographing headshots, events & fitness professionals (athletes, trainers & yoga instructors). And now she’s sharing her wealth of knowledge with you!!
These one on one mentoring opportunities are an amazing environment for personalize instruction that will teach you exactly what YOU need to enhance and advance your photography skills.
1:1 Mentoring Opportunities
Camera & Shooting Basics (2 hours)
This is a crash course covering the basics in lighting, exposure, camera basics (aperture, iso & shutter speed) and composition. We’ll keep it chill and will meet at a local coffee shop to sip on a drink and talk all things photography!
Photoshop Basics (2 hours)
Learn photoshop basics and Rikki’s editing techniques to create flawless images. Lighting adjustments, cropping, skin retouching, head swapping, composites and more. To utilize Rikki’s desktop computer session will be held in RMP’s studio in NW Calgary.
Advanced Basics (4 hours)
We’ll meet at a coffee shop and spend about 2 hours learning all things lighting, exposure, camera basics, posing basics, composition & more.
After the lesson we’ll head out shooting for an hour and a half or so, we’ll work together to use the techniques you learned to create some beautiful images.
We’ll spend the final half hour debriefing, answering questions & reinforcing everything you learned.
Homework – Submit 5 images for Rikki to review and give feedback.
Advanced Posing & Lighting (4 hours)
In-depth lesson covering studio lighting, natural lighting, posing & cueing (headshots, maternity/ couples & family).
Followed by two thirty minute photoshoots (your choice of session types). Rikki will provide the models (headshot, maternity, couple OR family) and you we’ll do two live shoots side by side. Rikki will assist with posing and cuing the subject(s).
All images taken by you will be yours and can be used in your portfolio. One session will be held in studio (studio lighting). One session will be held in a park (natural lighting).
Location of learning & shooting varies and will be scheduled individually.
Newborn Photography (8 hours)
Split into two days of learning and shooting.
Day 1 – Learning – props, set up, posing basics. Shooting – One live newborn model posed by Rikki, images taken by both of you.
Day 2 – Learning – advanced posing, newborn photography as a business, photoshop basics. Shooting – One live newborn model posed by Rikki, images taken by both of you.
Rikki will secure models, all images taken by you will be yours and can be used in your portfolio. Sessions will take place in RMP’s studio in NW Calgary.