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Old May 1st, 2012, 01:50 AM
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Would there be a market for one on one photography tutoring? If someone could offer beginner/intermediate photographers a lot of very useful information in a couple of hours hands-on spending some time out shooting, versus them taking classes or trying to learn from books etc, would that be of value?
I'd be interested to hear whether newer photographers would be willing to pay for such a service- if someone could show you how to use all the features of your camera, how to get great shots with any camera, how to compose, create special effects, exposure techniques, tricks and tips, travel shooting etc, would this be worth paying for?

Thank you for your answers.
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Re: One on one photography lessons-

Having started serious photography a long time ago I'm not a newbie. But when I was, I would have loved to have had someone to go to one on one. Of course in those days I couldn't have afforded to pay for it, but if I had had the money, I'd rather have had one on one instuction than spend the money on a class. So, yes, I think there could be a market for it.
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 09:22 PM
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Re: One on one photography lessons-

I would think there would be a market for this - probably even more so if you met them at their house. The problem will be marketing such a service, I would think... it would have to be built mainly on reputation, I would think...
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Re: One on one photography lessons-

I would think a lot of people would be interested. There are sever people in my mommy group who take classes taught by their local child photographers. I would probably even pay for help with a few things I struggle with.
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 05:13 AM
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Re: One on one photography lessons-

Hello, sorry don't know your name, but wanted to reply.

I am a newbie and would love the opportunity of having 1to1 tuition, but as Mark said, I probably couldn't afford it!

I spent quite a bit of money on an online diploma, which has given me quite a bit of the theory but didn't give you the opportunity of having someone say 'do it like this or that'. I am currently two weeks into a local college course ( 6 weeks in total) and although quite a bit of it is going over the theory again, which is a good opportunity to ensure I understood it the first time! it is nice to be with other beginners and a tutor, to learn from.

But for me, I would prefer to get to a 'challenge' and then have the opportunity of going through the issues and learning on my own with someone, then practice that for a while etc. There is so much online people like me can use and courses etc, but for me I am a pragmatist and like to working things out practically, so personal lessons wold probably be the most beneficial for me, if I could afford them.

Anyway, sorry for rambling, not sure if any of this is helpful, but wanted to contribute.

Best of luck with it if you do go ahead, I am sure you will do well.

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Old May 3rd, 2012, 08:13 AM
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Re: One on one photography lessons-

I think there would be a market for it (just like there is for personal training at the gym).
Like others said, marketing and pricing would be big issues with starting such a venue.

I think the good thing about a group training is that since you meet more like minded people you have more opportunities to learn from one another (plus you can make new friends - an added bonus )
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 09:12 AM
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One way to keep the cost down would to offer small group instruction in addition to one on one. I would try to keep the cost down at first to build up business. If it starts to take off you can slowly raise the price.

A cheap way to publicize your service would be hand out flyers or put them on car windshields. I'd look for areas near day care centers, preschools, and playgrounds. Near a high school, camera store, or Best Buy would be good too. Look into Angie's List also.

If there is a camera store in your area see if you can make an arrangement with the manager.
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Re: One on one photography lessons-

I think there is a market for 1 on1 or small seminar instruction but much will depend on your pricing structure as to who you will attract between people who want to get better in general to those budding professionals out there.

The second factor in pricing would be your skills and reputation in your area for your photographic work.
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