As an outgrowth of our Road Show One-on-One Reviews with Brooks Jensen, we've set aside certain days and times when Brooks is available for personal conversations with photographers about their work, their projects, their books, their careers. Conducted live via Internet audio/video conferencing, these LensWork eConsultations are available by appointment only.
Whether you are looking for technical help to improve your photographs, editorial assistance to define or refine your project, or career advice on how to find or expand your audience, having a fresh pair of experienced eyes can open new possibilities. The LensWork eConsultations allow every photographer a unique opportunity for a one-on-one focused look at their work and creative path with one of photography's most sought-after experts, publisher/author/podcaster/photographer Brooks Jensen.
Each session is tailored specifically to each photographer's needs. We can discuss your portfolio, work-in-progress, project outline, book mock-up, or just your list of questions. These are not "here's how to do it my way" critiques, but rather discussions that can help you find or refine your own path. These sessions bring focus specifically to your work and the possibilities for taking it to the next level.
Brooks Jensen is one of the most popular reviewers at events such as Photolucida and Houston FotoFest. His years of experience as a fine art photographer, author of numerous books and workshops on photography, marketing, and the creative life – and as the publisher of LensWork – give him a unique perspective to lend help and advice to photographers looking for the next step with their art.
Brooks has counseled literally hundreds of photographers on ways to find and follow their own creative path. "Every creative individual has their own needs and path," Jensen writes in his book Letting Go of the Camera, "so the thorny question What should I do? is answered differently for each artist." This is his core philosophy in these one-on-one sessions, too. "The challenge is not to offer advice so you can do what I do, but rather to discover your own path. That's my role in these sessions – helping photographers move closer to their own success."
In addition, in his role as publisher of LensWork, he's reviewed thousands of submissions over the last 20 years. From this experience he can offer valuable advice about getting your work into print – in books, magazines, or even when preparing a submission to LensWork. His advice can be invaluable in helping prepare your submission to any magazine or publisher.
These one-on-one sessions with Brooks Jensen are conducted via the Internet conferencing services at Join.me using your regular web browser. You'll be able to see Brooks' computer screen on your computer for discussions about your images, software demonstrations, or examples. You'll talk with Brooks via regular telephone for audio. Alternatively, if you have a Skype account on your computer, we can use Skype video conferencing for these eConsultation.)
Although we support and encourage attendance to the large review events such as Houston FotoFest or Photolucida, the costs can be prohibitive when you add the event fee, the travel, the hotel, and the meals. Our hope with these one-on-one eConsultations via Internet conferencing is to make available information and advice to help you in your art career without the extra expense of a large review event.
These sessions are held via Internet conferencing, live with Brooks from his office in Anacortes, Washington. There are several ways we can conduct your session, depending on your needs and computer setup. Details can be found in the Options on the tabs above.
This is the most common way we use for these conferences. With this option, we will use the screen-sharing conferencing services at Join.me to share computer screens. You will be able to see Brooks' computer screen on your computer where he will discuss your images, demonstrate software techniques, and show samples that will be useful in your creative path. The audio portion of the conference will be handled via regular telephone. We will call the phone number listed on your registration at the appointed time and connect our computers via a web link we will provide.
Join.me can also be used on your iPad, iPhone, Android tablet, or Kindle Fire using the free Join.me app available at your device's app store. You won't even need a computer! The iPad allows VOIP voice connections, so you won't need a phone. Android tablet and Kindle Fire users will talk with Brooks over a standard phone line while viewing his computer screen on their tablet device.
If you have a Skype account, let us know your Skype name and we will initiate a video conference at your appointment time. This also assumes that you have a web camera with audio capabilities. We will use video conferencing and screen-sharing so you can see what is on Brooks' computer as he demonstrates software techniques, and file transfers so we can send you templates, background articles, and other useful resource files. It's not a problem if you don't have a video camera as long as you do have audio for your Skype.
Brooks' experience and expertice can help in many areas including . . .
Art and Creativity
- Portfolio Review & Commentary (40-minute or 60-minute options)
- Project Consultation(40-minute or 60-minute options)
- Open Topic of Your Choice (40-minute or 60-minute options)
Finding an Audience
- Crafting Your Artist's Statement
- Folios Consultation
- Books: Production and Printing
- Books: Publishing & Distribution
- Marketing Your Artwork
- Pricing Strategies
- The Successful Exhibition
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Lightroom
- Adobe Photoshop
- Acrobat PDF Publication
- Website Design and Strategies
- Video Production with Premiere Pro
- Video Production with Camtasia
- Preparing Images for Print