PHOTOGRAPHY MENTORSHIP

WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER STEVE WINTER

PHOTOGRAPHY MENTORSHIP

WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER STEVE WINTER

For the first time ever, award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter has decided to work one-on-one with a few individuals. He is offering personal mentorship for those who want to develop their photography. This is an opportunity to work closely with one of the world’s foremost photographers.

You will meet with Steve Winter for six digital mentoring sessions. Maybe you want to learn more about image composition, lighting, how to build a story or how to publish your work? Steve will tailor these sessions specifically to help you take your photography and visual storytelling skills to the next level.
 
Steve will share insights gained from 25 years working on assignments across the globe – knowledge that you can use in your own work. You will submit work beforehand that Steve will discuss in detail. At the end of each meeting, he will give you some type of assignment, which you will present at your next meeting. The tasks will help you work towards your overall goals.

MENTORING PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Personal mentorship with National Geographic photographer Steve Winter.
  • Mentoring sessions tailored to your photographic goals.
  • Interactive learning via video calls, with learning at your own pace.
  • Challenging and inspiring photo tasks.
  • Opportunity to hone technical and storytelling skills and develop ongoing photo projects.
  • Certificate issued upon completion.

For the first time ever, award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter has decided to work one-on-one with a few individuals. He is offering personal mentorship for those who want to develop their photography. This is an opportunity to work closely with one of the world’s foremost photographers.

You will meet with Steve Winter for six digital mentoring sessions. Maybe you want to learn more about image composition, lighting, how to build a story or how to publish your work? Steve will tailor these sessions specifically to help you take your photography and visual storytelling skills to the next level.
 
Steve will share insights gained from 25 years working on assignments across the globe – knowledge that you can use in your own work. You will submit work beforehand that Steve will discuss in detail. At the end of each meeting, he will give you some type of assignment, which you will present at your next meeting. The tasks will help you work towards your overall goals.

MENTORING PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Personal mentorship with National Geographic photographer Steve Winter.
  • Mentoring sessions tailored to your photographic goals.
  • Interactive learning via video calls, with learning at your own pace.
  • Challenging and inspiring photo tasks.
  • Opportunity to hone technical and storytelling skills and develop ongoing photo projects.
  • Certificate issued upon completion.

WHAT IS A MENTORSHIP?

WHAT IS A MENTORSHIP?

VIDEO CALLS WITH STEVE WINTER

In your introduction meeting, you will have the opportunity get to know Steve discuss your work, and together, you will establish the main goals for the next five sessions. He will go through your images with you and give your first assignment to be completed before the next meeting.

After your introduction meeting you will meet with Steve Winter six times for an hour of digital mentorship. During these meetings, full focus is on you as a photographer and the ways you wish to develop your photography, with plenty of time to ask questions. The sessions will use the Zoom app, which can be downloaded for free on your computer or phone. The app allows each of you to easily share your screens to view pictures if needed.

At the end of each meeting, Steve will give you an assignment – or a few –  that will help you  build on that session’s work. Steve may, for example, ask you to try out a new technique, photograph under different lighting conditions or in a different environment, edit photos from your portfolio – or continue work on a personal project. That work will then be discussed in your next meeting.

LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE

This program will be tailor-made to each individual, and together, you and Steve can set the pace of your learning and the time you need for your assignments over a six-week to six-month period. Sessions can be scheduled weekly, bi-weekly or once a month.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

HOW DOES IT WORK?

APPLYING AND GETTING STARTED

As part of your application, you will fill out a questionnaire providing background on your work, your photographic goals and what you would like to gain from your time working with Steve. You should also select up to 20 images to share with Steve that you feel best represent your work – or send an edit from a current project.
 
In order for Steve to spend ample time with your work, you will send your images to him at least two days before your session. On that next video call, you will discuss the assignment, and each session – new assignments – will build upon the last. Your session will be taped so that you will have them for future reference.

Once you have signed up for your mentorship, you will receive an email with information on how you schedule your start-up meeting with Steve, how the video work and how to send your photos to Steve.

APPLYING AND GETTING STARTED

As part of your application, you will fill out a questionnaire providing background on your work, your photographic goals and what you would like to gain from your time working with Steve. You should also select up to 20 images to share with Steve that you feel best represent your work – or send an edit from a current project.
 
In order for Steve to spend ample time with your work, you will send your images to him at least two days before your session. On that next video call, you will discuss the assignment, and each session – new assignments – will build upon the last. Your session will be taped so that you will have them for future reference.

Once you have signed up for your mentorship, you will receive an email with information on how you schedule your start-up meeting with Steve, how the video work and how to send your photos to Steve.

MEET YOUR MENTOR

MEET YOUR MENTOR

STEVE WINTER • Wildlife Photographer

Steve Winter is one of the world’s leading wildlife photographers and has been a photographer for National Geographic for over 25 years. He specializes in wildlife, and in particular, big cats. He is a Nat Geo Explorer. Steve feels that he has a great responsibility not only to show and excite readers about big cats and the natural world but about its fascinating people and cultures as well. He wants to give people a reason to care. Above all, he wants to give the readers of National Geographic what he always wanted—a front-row seat next to the photographer, writer, and filmmakers, part of the team along for the adventure.

Steve has been named BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and BBC Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year. He is a two-time winner of Picture of the Year International’s Global Vision Award and won 1st prize in the Nature Story category from World Press Photo in 2008 and 2014.

PORTFOLIO: stevewinterphoto.com

PRICE AND BOOKING

PRICE/BOOKING

PRICE

Price per person: USD 2900*

*Introduction price until Aug 15th. Original price USD 3500.

Included:

  • A startup meeting via video call with Steve Winter.
  • Video calls on six occasions.
  • Photographic tasks.
  • Written documentation on your submitted tasks.
  • USD 300 Zoom Photo Tours Gift Card. 
  • Certificate of completed mentorship.
  • VAT.

ZOOM PHOTO TOURS GIFT GARD

When you have completed your mentorship, you will receive a USD 300 gift card from Zoom Photo Tours towards your next photo tour or workshop.

BOOK MENTORSHIP WITH STEVE WINTER

PRICE

Price per person: USD 2900*

*Introduction price until Aug 15th. Original price USD 3500.

Included:

  • A startup meeting via video call with Steve Winter.
  • Video calls on six occasions.
  • Photographic tasks.
  • Written documentation on your submitted tasks.
  • USD 300 Zoom Photo Tours Gift Card. 
  • Certificate of completed mentorship.
  • VAT.

ZOOM PHOTO TOURS GIFT GARD

When you have completed your mentorship, you will receive a USD 300 gift card from Zoom Photo Tours towards your next photo tour or workshop.

BOOK MENTORSHIP WITH STEVE WINTER