PERSONALIZED COACHING PACKAGE WITH SARAH MARINO
A series of personalized sessions designed to offer you helpful feedback about your individual photographs, a photo project, finding your voice, developing your business, or topics of your choice.
The 4-session package is the best fit for photographers seeking on-going feedback or coaching over time. The pace and focus of the sessions is fully customizable depending on your interests. Generally, sessions will be scheduled every two to four weeks to allow for time in between to work on your goals. With this package, we will meet for up to an hour and a half per session for detailed feedback and teaching about the topics of the student’s choice. In between sessions, the student will spend time experimenting with the ideas and techniques we discuss. This approach helps a photographer identify and work toward personal goals over time, all with the help of an experienced photographer.
After you purchase this package, Sarah will be in touch to set up a time for the first session and share some written interview questions to get our process started. Unless we are traveling in an area without internet, the first session is usually scheduled within two weeks of receiving payment. We can also work together through written correspondence if that would be most comfortable for you.
AREAS OF FOCUS FOR COACHING
Through this service, Sarah offers personalized, in-depth coaching on all topics related to nature photography, including:
Detailed photo and portfolio reviews, including personal expression, storytelling, composition, light, technique, and photo processing
Composition, including feedback on current photos and coaching on improving your compositions in the future
Personal expression, including exploring what you want to express through your photos and exercises to hone in on your personal style
Improving your field practices, especially around seeing opportunities, improving your observational skills, and taking advantage of all conditions
Black and white photography, including seeing opportunities in the field, experimenting with files you have on hand, and photo processing
Improving your ability to see and photograph nature’s small scenes
Business development and strategy coaching for your photography business
WHY WORK WITH SARAH?
Personalized coaching with an experienced mentor can be a transformational experience, especially in a creative field like nature photography. Through supportive feedback, you can gain an external perspective and insights that can be clarifying, time-saving, and confidence-building. Working with a coach can help you identify priorities, improve your skills, or work through creative challenges more effectively than you might be able to do on your own. A coach can also help you see themes in your work, hone in on your personal style, and work towards developing a stronger creative voice. While all sorts of educational resources are available for nature photographers, most are not tailored to your specific needs and goals. Coaching can bridge that gap by focusing entirely on you and your creative goals.
Prior to becoming a full-time nature photographer, Sarah worked as a management and leadership consultant with nonprofit organizations and foundations. A major part of her practice included working with leaders and staff on setting and achieving personal and organizational goals. Thus, Sarah brings many years of experience in mentoring and informal coaching to her photography business. Sarah also has extensive experience in teaching professional development sessions and is known for her practical, accessible teaching style. All of this is in addition to her extensive experience as a nature photographer, photography educator, and writer. Sarah’s coaching starts with your goals in mind and is offered with the intention of being kind, helpful, encouraging, and practical.