For Photographers

Portfolio Critiques and Mentoring
upon request

I am a huge proponent of getting an outside eye to look over your work and help you focus on areas that need improvement as well as help you recognize strengths you may be overlooking. A critique should leave you invigorated and excited to go out and work more and my goal is to inspire you with your own work.

THANK YOU! I came away feeling revived and renewed. You gave me several things to think about and to work on. I appreciate the way you gave honest praise along with straightforward critique. This was my first portfolio review and I cannot believe that I waited to long to go through the process. – Katie Clayton

I just wanted to write you a quick note to tell you how much I enjoyed the review yesterday!! I feel renewed and have a bit of self confidence for once knowing what I need to work on and which direction I need to go! Thank you thank you thank you!!! ~ Carrie Thompson

Thank you so much for your insight! … I hope that you are still offering critiques next year and that we can chat again and you will have new things for me to work on! I truly appreciate your time and would recommend this opportunity to anyone! ~ Erin Nisi

Just had my photograpy portfolio review with Stacie Turner Photography. I feel like a new person. It was incredibly insightful. Highly (more than highly) recommend her. ~ Veronica Lantigua

Thank you so much! It was so great to get a fresh eye and a fresh take on my images! ~ Laura Boeker

Just off skype with the amazing Stacie Turner Photography for my portfolio review…wow! That was awesome. Thanks so much! ~ Kate T. Parker

1-Week Critique Intensive
none currently scheduled. If you have a group of 4 photographers who can agree on a date I will set up a class for this.

This 1-week online class includes 4 shooting assignments and daily feedback on images; an optional Skype portfolio review can be added on to your week. Run using a private Facebook group this class is as intensive as students make it; the more images you post the more detailed feedback you will get.  You can read blog post reviews of the class here, and here.

If you want to learn and grow in your photography, if you want to be pushed and inspired, take this class.  Stacie has a unique ability to teach and mentor photographers, bring out their best work and make their photos shine. ~  Melissa Tukker

The clarity and depth of Stacie’s vision are unmatched and they make her a formidable but incredibly valuable mentor and critic.   The depth and breadth of her experience mean that she’s seen it all, the good and the bad, and she can tell the difference.    The gift she gave me, through assignments, feedback, and a portfolio critique, is the ability to begin to see the difference for myself in my own work.  ~  Sara Kelly

This workshop was just what I needed. I learned more in this short week than I have in a while. ~  Nicole Duff

Creating Art in Black and White
none currently scheduled.

I say without hesitation that this was one of the best workshops that I’ve taken (and I’ve taken a lot). ~ Jennifer Capozzola

This one month online class will lead the student through the principles of good black and white photography including use of light, tonality and styles of conversions. The class includes an individualized portfolio review for every participant, an online editing webinar and culminates in the creation of a 4-image portfolio of black and white images.

Break the Rules and Find Your Style
none currently scheduled

This online course is an advanced class for photographers who have mastered the technical fundamentals of portrait photography and wish to push themselves artistically. In Composition 101, students explored the basic compositional rules of environmental portraiture; Composition 201 takes your photography a step further to understand how deliberately breaking rules can enhance your final image and help YOU find your own unique style.

Compositional Mentoring
none currently scheduled

I really LOVED this workshop – Stacie is an excellent teacher. She gave us LOTS of assignments (group and personal), her feedback is great, she was available everyday, she gave lots of examples and links to help drive home the lesson, and the Skype portfolio review was pretty awesome. I feel a notable change in the way I approach taking a photo now – I THINK a lot more and look at the entire frame instead of just the subject. I am so grateful I took this class – I am definitely recommending this class to all my photog friends. ~ Maria

This popular two week online class taught in partnership with I Love Photography includes instruction customized for each participant. The class starts with an individual portfolio review and students are then led through a series of group shooting challenges as well as an individualized challenge, all structured around basic principles of environmental portrait composition. Students should have access to a mode and lots of time to shoot as this is a very rigorous, hands on course! Read reviews of the class here.

Holga 101
available for download

In this exclusive ebook I share my knowledge with a 30-page basic primer that covers exposure, focusing, film choices, basic holga mechanics, and some fun ways to play around, heavily illustrated with “do”s and also some “don’t”s. Save yourself a lot of money on “oops” rolls, and get started out with this fun and artistic camera with confidence.