Mentoring is a relationship between two people with the goal of personal development. I support and encourage your photographic and creative skills by offering suggestions and sharing knowledge, both general and specific, based on your individual needs. Mentoring can be done on a short-term basis (one or several sessions) or over a longer period (3 months to 1 year). Flexible scheduling (in person or via Zoom/Skype) allows sessions to fit into busy lives.
Many topics can be covered in these mentoring sessions including the following:
Covering the basics of digital photography – camera settings including shutter speed, aperture, white balance, ISO, file formats, exposure compensation, shooting modes, as well as camera accessories. Discussion is customized to your camera and skill level.
Topics can include trip preparation, equipment, compositional techniques, tips for taking great travel photographs, and how to best share those photos.   
We will explore the elements of composition, photographic rules and the breaking of the rules, and ways of sparking and engaging your creativity. Supportive critique sessions (positive, but honest) will provide feedback to further your photographic and visioning skills.
We can further exploration of creative photography including illustrating emotions, the painterly aspects of photography, and environmental portraiture. 
Short-term Photography Mentoring
1      60-minute session    $  75
3      60-minute sessions   $200
Longer-term Photography and/or Creativity Mentoring
2     60-minute sessions per month, plus email questions and answers, plus
1      Online review/critique session (up to 10 photos with online comments) per month                    
3-months        $400
6-months        $750
To sign-up for mentoring or if you have any questions, please contact Chuck at     
(206) 780-5671 or via email at Chuck @
The following are verbatim comments from students submitted anonymously at the end of the workshops or mentoring sessions.
"Many thanks for the individual help you gave me!"
"Good learning a new/renewed hobby or interest."
"It was fun and I learned a lot."
"I enjoyed that the class was not just the actual photography but discussions about the preparation and post processing of the photos."
"Thanks for a great photo experience."
"Organization, expertise of the instructor, relaxed and safe environment, good cohesive group of participants."
"What did I enjoy most? The parts I dreaded most - the actual picture taking ... and the analysis of the pictures. There really is a lot to be said about getting out of one's comfort zone."
"Chuck is very personable and really knows his photography and how to share it."
"Very good critiques."
"Chuck's knowledge base is incredible and yet he makes it easy to understand."
"Anything outstanding? Organization, preparation, and creative exercises, and excellent critiquing."
"Love Chuck's knowledge and love of photography."
"What did I enjoy most? Practical and relevant information, great handouts, great assignments, great feedback."
"I appreciate the depth of preparation, the rigor, and the list of resources."
"What was the best thing? The casual interaction and exchange of information."
"Was there anything outstanding? (He) used examples that make the lessons truly understandable; had us bring in our work and illustrate the lessons using these."
"Chuck's people skills, teaching ability, photographic expertise and humanness are a gift to participants.
"His style is very experiential and filled with common sense."
"(The workshop was) a great chance to grow photographically from the technical to the imaginative."

A selection of Southwest prints are available at the Southern Arizona Artists Gallery (SAAG) at the La Encantada Mall, Sunrise at Campbell, Tucson, Arizona.  
Most of the photographs shown on this website are available for purchase. The photographs will be individually printed by the photographer using Epson printers and inks and archival papers by Epson and Red River. Images are printed on 13" x 19" Epson semi-gloss or Red River polar metallic paper. Two image sizes are available (there is some variation depending on image cropping). Most prints are priced as follows: 
          10" x 15" image:     $75          12" x 18" image:     $100 
Shipping and handling are a flat $25 per order regardless of the number of images within the United States. Sales tax is charged for orders within Arizona. Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) are accepted.  To order or for additional information, please contact me directly at chuck @ or 206 - 780 - 5671.
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