A couple of years ago, I attended a 3-day workshop in Texas with an amazingly talented photographer whose work and heart I admire. Her name is Michelle. And on the last day of the workshop, Michelle went around the table and told each attendee something she wanted them to know. At the very end, when she got to me, she told me, “Zai, you need to stop going to workshops.” She paused, and I just stared at her blankly and nervously. “You need to stop going to workshops,” she continued, “because you need to start teaching them. I think you’re ready. I think you need to teach.”
Her words were absorbed into my heart like a sponge.
Here I am now, fulfilling that calling and so happy about it. I want so badly to teach. I want others to feel the way I feel behind a camera. To not just see the beauty in all of the ordinary, but to capture it for all to see.
My vision for this journey is to help create a path for people to find their own creativity and voice in photography and/or their business. This is not about teaching you how to do things my way. That’s not what photography is about. Photography is using your creativity, your vision and life experiences to capture a moment your own way. It would be an honor to empower you to find that voice of yours, support you along the way and help you grow as an aspiring or professional photographer.
Please note, these mentoring sessions are all designed for people who own a DSLR camera and are familiar with using it. You'll need your own camera, memory cards, laptop, Adobe Photoshop or Camera Raw, and presets if you use them.