One-on-one and small group mentoring 
Your place to develop your skills, get feedback on your work, enhance your vision and get inspired to create more.
What are your passions and goals? Do you want to jog your creative juices, enhance your technical skills or both?
  • The Basics – take your camera off auto
  • “Creative” ICM (in camera motion) techniques
  • Fine Art Photography
  • People / Portrait / Headshots / Beauty
  • Nature/ Landscapes / Cityscapes
  • Black and White
  • Long exposure and HDR
  • The basics of the digital darkroom / Lightroom and Photoshop

Whether you have an idea for an image, that is just starting, and in need of technical assistance or have an image that is near completion and need a little help with fine-tuning it, Seth can provide assistance and help you realize your goals. no matter if you are a beginner, advanced amateur, or pro. Seth will cater the pace and level of your workshop to your direct needs. 

With private personalized instruction, you pick the topic and Seth will design a custom workshop that suits your interests!
It’s your opportunity to work one-on-one with an award-winning photographer with over 40 years of experience!

Seth will meet you at a location of your choice or at his studio, it’s up to you. He will work at your pace, whether it’s for a few hours, a full day, or multiple days and hone in on the skills you need to take your images to the next level.

Creative Visions Workshop

This workshop is for photographers who want to learn about using non-traditional techniques, such as multiple exposures and intentional camera movement rather than more conventional camera techniques. It’s all about developing your creative vision.

Workshop fees – 1-on-1 personal instruction

2 hours: $225* per person
4 hours: 1/2 Day: $395* per person
8 hours: 1 Day : $700* per person
16 hours: 2 Day : $1,100* per person
24 hours: 3 Day (consecutive days or spread out) : $1,550* per person

  • *plus any travel expenses and model fees if applicable
  • *includes 60 mi travel from base
  • *you can bring additional attendees at pro-rated rates -contact for additional fee

Mentoring Program

E-Mail / Phone / Skype

Do you live in another state or country and don’t have the time to travel? Email /  Phone / Skype mentoring might be a great option for you. You create the topic from photography to workflow.

Seth will discuss your goals in an initial email and set up the schedule for your meetings. All communication will take place remotely via phone, Skype or email, so you can live anywhere in the world and still benefit from a Mentorship.  Mentorships are available to start at any time of the year.

You can choose between:
  1.  $195 – (1) 2-hour session.
  2. $700 – (4) 2-hour sessions within six months. ($175/session)
  3. $1100 – (8) 2-hour sessions within one year. ( Best Value –  $145/session)

Live Image Review and instruction

Seth has been a judge for the International Exhibition of  Photography in San Diego for several years.

You can have a number of your images reviews to provide you with constructive, honest feedback that can set you in a direction that takes your vision and work to the next level by a seasoned pro with over 40 years of experience.

He can review by phone, skype or zoom. You would send Seth via email, dropbox, etc digital files of the image(s) you would like feedback on. He will then schedule an Image Review meeting with you.

Image review: $10 per image reviewed; minimum of ten images

Minimum fee starting at $100 for 10 images or fewer reviewed, plus $10 per image for additional images beyond 10


Image review of up to 10 of your images via skype between Seth and yourself. You can present work in progress or fully completed projects.

Skype / Zoom

Contatct Seth to discuss and schedule your private workshop, mentorship or image review session!

International Photography Workshops
by Seth Mayer

Really appreciate your generosity

Hello, Seth! It was a great pleasure to be able to meet you and learned so much from your vast experience in photography. I really appreciate your generosity in sharing and helping me improve my headshot skills. I am looking forward to your next session. God bless! Cindy

Blown away by Seth’s teaching approach

I was blown away by Seth’s teaching approach. So patient, fun and understanding with us all as we went over basic concepts that were initially very intimidating (to me). I really enjoyed myself and loved all the tips and explanations he offered. I am so thankful to have taken this class and hope to see more from Seth.

Seth is amazing

Seth is amazing.  It was a great experience!


Filling our minds

Thank you Seth for opening up your studio and sharing with us, I just want to thank you for taking time and filling our minds.


An amazing day

Good morning Seth,

I want to thank you for an amazing day.  I have never been in a professional studio and it was another world for me.  I so appreciated your sharing your knowledge and passion with us and taking care to answer our questions.  I am entirely intrigued with the magic you create with lighting and can only imagine the time you have spent in your career building your craft.  At this point in my life, if I could do it over again, I just might choose to have taken my degree in photography!  It seems like a path to lifelong learning.

If you ever teach an extended class on lighting (more for beginners) and hands on, I’d love to attend.  I can see that solving these problems would be challenging and a lot of fun.  I am so delighted our paths have crossed.

With gratitude, Ivy

A wonderful day

Hi Seth,

Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful day filled with great instruction – I appreciate your time and talents.  I enjoyed it and learned a lot.
And I’m in love with your studio and your work!

Blessings and joy,


Very informative and insightful day

I just wanted to thank you once again for a very informative and insightful day. I really appreciated you continually ensuring I was tracking as you shared your invaluable insights. I enjoyed today very much, all due to your knowledge and engaging personality. Again, thank you!

All the best,


You made a difference in my career

Dear Seth-

Thank you for spending an entire day with us this past Saturday – I learned a ton just listening to your experiences.

Once again I am humbled to realize how much I have to learn.

You made a difference in my career, and I thank you for that.


so fun and patient

Hi Seth,
Good Evening! Thank you so much for a wonderful class, your teaching style is so fun and patient. I really enjoyed myself and loved all the tips and explanations you offered, I can’t wait to test them out. I have told two friends they have to take your class and are very interested so I hope you offer this again and continue to share your knowledge with us. I am so thankful to have taken this class and hope to see more from you (if you have the teaching time, of course).
Have a beautiful week and thanks again for the class and all the reference links. Very much appreciated!


fantastic teacher

Seth, you are a fantastic teacher and a good friend. I look forward to learning more from you when I return.


special day of learning

Dear Seth,
Thank you so much for the special day of learning!! My mom has already called me to say how incredible the experience was for her, and David shared how much he learned. I learned things I never even thought I would… like about histograms.
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