“I believe creativity is within all of us, and when we connect to it, we connect to our true self”
My drive and commitment to living a creative life have inspired me to share this drive with others as a Creative Mentor. I mentor adults in the creative development of photography projects and camera skills.
I share my knowledge by speaking at events such as Ladies Wine Design and Nikon’s Refocus Retreat about my creative process and journey in becoming a photographic artist.
I host private tuition and public group classes in Canberra and Melbourne.
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GRACE EDUCATES & MENTORS
Photography skills | Editing skills | Photoshop | Exhibition Prep | Personal Creative Projects
If you feel frustrated when your photos don’t turn out the way you want, or you have a new DSLR camera and would like to finally learn how to use or simply get creative with your camera, this beginner’s workshop is a perfect place to start.
In this workshop you will learn 3 useful outcomes in 1 hour time sessions: Exposure adjustments, basic retouching and removal of objects.
Do you want to learn how to make scroll stopping, eye-catching flatlay images that are perfect for your business? Then you will love this creative workshop!
All my workshops have an in person and Zoom option in 2020. Each class has group or private tuition options, and you are guaranteed to receive a personal approach for each class.
I offer personalised 1:1 mentoring sessions that are tailored to your photography and creative needs. Whether you are a beginner and wish to learn the basics of photography, would like guidance on starting creative projects, or if you have a niche you are passionate about and would like to dive deeper into your skills, I’m here to help you.
Theory classes are conducted at the National Library and practical classes we decide on a location that suits you. Sessions are $230pp for 1.5 hours and include class time and post class image critiques.
You get to control how many sessions you need. I have had some students that stay for a whole year and some that just come to learn one specific technique that can’t learn anywhere else.
Let’s have a chat about what drection you’re looking to take your creativity.
Grace takes a holistic approach to photography mentoring – something I didn't expect, but
have definitely valued. Lessons ranged between the evolution and history of the art of
photography, camera and hardware function, lighting, composition, editing, working with
people and good business practice – all of which have contributed to my personal and
professional development. While Grace willingly tailored our lessons to suit my skill level, she
also challenged me to move beyond my comfort zone. Her flexibility, knowledge and high
standards have definitely made me a better photographer.
Melita CaufieldPhotography Mentor Client
Grace has been the warmest and engaging teacher, she has made it so easy to learn and
has never once made me feel uncomfortable. She has encouraged me beyond belief. Her
natural teaching style and our strong rapport means we have fun every lesson too. What I
have really appreciated is that Grace took the time to find out what I wanted to get out of the
lessons and from there she tailored each one around my desired learning outcomes. Because
she has so much experience photographing many different subjects and genres, she is
always able to give specific examples of how she 'uses' the camera in those situations – this
made me connect the dots much faster.
Sarah WalshPhotography Mentoring Client
I’ve never liked getting my photo taken so wondered if going to the effort and paying for a professional was really for me. From the moment I first spoke to Grace she put me at ease advising what to wear and how to do my makeup. She was fantastic during the shoot, clearly knew her stuff and was very patient with my awkwardness. She got the photos back to me promptly and they are all fantastic. If you’re nervous, I say do it anyway, it’s worth it!
I had a great time at the workshop. My husband and I both learnt heaps and walked away not only feeling more confident with how to use our camera, but more interested in pursuing it. Grace’s slides were very helpful and she explained each of the concepts in plain language so that we were able to keep up.
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This session is taken completely online. You will need a computer and strong internet connection.
You will receive a link via email where you will automatically access the video to our class. Once you have connected to the class “open zoom meeting” you will see me through the video and I will be able to see and hear you.
Our class will commence and you will be able to ask questions as we go through the class.
To participate successfully in the Zoom class you will need a device with a video camera, either on the computer or mobile phone with good audio functionality.
If I don’t live in Australia can I still join the live classes?
Yes, this class is taught through virtual means, you can join from anywhere in the world. Please pay attention to the timezone of the class. Most classes are taught in AEST daytime hours.
What happens after I sign up?
After you have been through the checkout process, I send you a confirmation email with the Zoom link to your dedicated class session.
To participate in the Zoom class you will need a video camera, either on the computer or mobile phone and a good audio or headphone set connected to your device.
Yes, you can pay in instalments. There will be an option for this at the checkout.