I provide photography critique sessions, portfolio reviews, and photography or business consultation via Skype. In your session, we can focus on individual photographs or a portfolio review in which we consider the images as a group in addition to critiquing each individual image.
If you would also like feedback on printing quality and presentation, I provide consultation and reviews in my Tokyo (Chofu) studio, or I can travel to you if preferred.
With many years of experience working in both upper management in a corporate business environment and as a successful business owner and photographer, I also offer business consultation, which has helped many photographers get their business off the ground, or take it to the next level.
Please fill out the below form and specify what type of session you would like, and I’ll contact you with more details to set something up.
What do you need to prepare?
For a Google Plus or Skype call, you’ll need either headphones and a mic or earphones like those that come with an iPhone, with a built-in microphone, and a reasonably good Internet connection.
I’ll share a Dropbox folder with you to drop the images we will discuss into. Images should be either your raw files with changes, TIFF or PSD files, or full-sized JPEGs or a minimum of 2500 pixels on the long edge. If you share your original raw file I may also be able to recommend alternative processing styles etc. Needless to say, I will, of course, delete your images from the Dropbox as soon as our review is completed.
Number of Images
The number of images isn’t limited but for a remote session we will stop at 60 minutes or you can opt to continue on if our schedules allow, or arrange a follow-up session at a later date to complete your review. To enable us to discuss each image, ideally, you’ll have no more than 20 images for a 60-minute session. For larger portfolios, we can reduce the level of detail discussed on each individual image, or book longer sessions to start with.
Photography and Business Consultation
If you request a business consultation, we’ll discuss your requirements via email before the session, or you can simply book time to pick my brains about business, social media, podcasting, or simply a private lesson on how to take your photography to the next level.
You move from learning by doing to knowing what you are doing!
I am an Italian amateur photographer living in France. I have been studying Martin’s mentoring material (podcasts, video, and books) for the past few months and I got convinced that Martin’s approach suits my learning attitude and skills. So, to improve my photography skills I have arranged a one-hour consultation session with him. During the session (via Skype) we have analyzed and discussed a dozen photos I have captured in the last few months. We have systematically addressed both technical and aesthetical aspects of each photo. This process was very instructive and Martin gave me several pieces of practical advice on how to improve or re-interpret my pictures.
In some cases, I have even been able to go back to a specific spot and take a second version of the same picture. This is very useful. Of note, the entire consultation has been video recorded, so I can go back to specific points whenever I need. I will regularly repeat this exercise to set more solid foundations for my photographic skills. In particular, Martin’s approach is based on making photographic choices as deliberate as possible. I very much appreciate this attitude as it allows cumulating and organizing existing and future experiences. In short, you move from learning by doing to knowing what you are doing, which I like a lot.
Remote Sessions - One hour sessions cost $120, and a 40-minute session costs $80, payable by credit card or with a PayPal account after we've confirmed your booking.
Face-to-Face Sessions - if you come to us in Chofu, Tokyo, the length of the session decided beforehand, though we will have some flexibility to extend if required. Refreshments will be made available.
If you require me to travel to you (in Japan) travel time will be charged at a rate of ¥5,000 per hour, and there is a minimum session time of two hours. For full day or multiple day consultation, additional travel expenses may apply, though these will be relayed for approval in advance. There will be no hidden fees or surprises.
Payment for Face-to-Face Sessions can be made by credit card at the end of the session, or by cash or bank transfer, and is charged at ¥12,000 per hour rather than in dollars.
Group Consultation - You may book for up to four people per session for the same price, although obviously the amount of time dedicated to each person is less. Please specify the group size when submitting your booking request. For larger group sessions, please contact us.
- You can cancel your booking yourself on our website up to 72 hours before the start of your session and receive a full refund.
- If you cancel between 72 and 24 hours before the start, you will receive a 50% refund.
- If you cancel within 24 hours of the start of the session we may refund part of your session fees at the discretion of Martin Bailey Photography K.K.
- If you don't show, or cancel at the start time, no refund will be given.
- Any non-refundable transaction fees and travel expenses already paid by Martin Bailey Photography K.K. will be deducted from your refund.
Booking & Payment
To book your session, please select one of the options below and locate a date and time that works with your schedule. Payment is required to book the session. If you have to cancel after booking, refunds will be processed according to our cancellation policy above.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.