Photography Coaching

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F/5.6, 1/1000, ISO-800, 110mm
F/5.6, 1/1000, ISO-800, 110mm

The quality of our images is created by three important factors: our skill and vision as a photographer, the gear we use and how well we understand it, and finally by the software we use in post processing.

Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD @ 64mm, efov 173mm, f/5.6, 1/50, ISO-4500
Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD @ 64mm, efov 173mm, f/5.6, 1/50, ISO-4500

As you know there are a range of on-line resources you can use to improve your skills, or you can choose to attend a large group workshop or seminar offered by a local camera club or learning institution.

Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO-360
Nikon 1 V2 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO-360

If you’re like many other novice and amateur photographers you may be looking for a more customized solution to fit your exact needs.

Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD, 13mm, f/5.6, -0.7 step, 1/800, ISO-800
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD, 13mm, f/5.6, -0.7 step, 1/800, ISO-800

It may be a good time for you to consider taking advantage of our 1-on-1, customized photography coaching.

f/5.6, 1/1600, ISO-3200, 83mm, spot metering, Vello Extension Tubes
f/5.6, 1/1600, ISO-3200, 83mm, spot metering, Vello Extension Tubes

Unlike the directive approach used in training situations, the goal of our photography coaching is to help you self-discover different ways of seeing the world around you to inspire your creativity, as well as potentially using your gear differently than in the past.

NIKON 1 V2 + 1 NIKKOR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 @ 30mm, ISO 160, 1/2, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V2 + 1 NIKKOR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 @ 30mm, ISO 160, 1/2, f/5.6

We use the same types of coaching techniques that we utilize in our executive coaching practice, approaches designed  to help you better understand fundamental concepts, and more importantly put them into action.

f/7.1, 1/60, ISO-800, efov 186mm
f/7.1, 1/60, ISO-800, efov 186mm

We custom tailor the coaching content to suit your exact needs.

Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6, 90mm, f/5.6, 1/400, ISO-2800, Movo extension tubes
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6, 90mm, f/5.6, 1/400, ISO-2800, Movo extension tubes

Various in-person packages are available. And, to fit your work schedule weekend coaching is available.

Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 CX 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 @ 300mm, f/5.6, 1/1600, ISO-160
Nikon 1 V2 + Nikon 1 CX 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 @ 300mm, f/5.6, 1/1600, ISO-160

For people in the Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara Peninsula area, or are visiting the area, we provide face-to-face photography coaching.

In-person coaching:
Full day (8-hour session) within 100 KM of Grimsby Ontario: $850 CDN.
1/2 day (4 hour session) within 100 KM of Grimsby, Ontario: $500 CDN. Plus HST for Canadian residents. NOTE: up to 3 individuals can share 1/2 day and full day photography coaching at the same time.

For more information contact Thomas Stirr at 905.309.5431 or via email: tom at tomstirr dot com.

3 thoughts on “Photography Coaching”

  1. Hi Tom,

    I really like your site and really enjoy looking at your work. I am a novice and I am interested in your coaching sessions. I was wondering if you ever do any via Skype.

    1. Hi Kathy,
      I haven’t tried to use Skype for that purpose but it certainly could be possible. It will depend on what subject you wish coaching. I have sent you an email outside of this data base so we can investigate this further.
      Tom

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