Rad A. Drew Photography: Mentoring

Continental Divide at Dawn

Continental Divide at Dawn
Continental Divide at Dawn


iPhone 11 Pro Max, SnapSeed and assorted apps

One-on-one online training has been something I've offered for several years, but it's never been more useful than during the Global Pandemic. 

No longer able to travel and gather in closed spaces (at least for now), on-line training via Zoom is a great way to advance your photography skills!

Even before the pandemic, many folks just wanted focused, one-on-one attention around their specific interests, whether traditional desktop processing or iPhone photography.

I'm pleased to offer an On-line Personal iMentoring Program designed for those who want to improve their iPhone Photography skills or their desktop processing skills with Topaz Labs software and Luminar products.

No group class will advance your skills as quickly as time with a mentor who learns your needs and builds an individualized learning experience tailored specifically for you. That's exactly what we'll do when you choose to work with me. 

Fuji X-T2, Processed in Topaz Studio 2 and Impression

Topics that I specialize in:
  • Various aspects of iPhone photography, including a variety of apps including:
    • SnapSeed
    • Touch-Retouch
    • All Jixi-Pix apps
    • a variety of painterly apps
    • a variety of apps for creating B&W images.
  • Portrait Photography with the iPhone
  • Macro Photography with the iPhone
  • Composition and Creativity
  • SnapSeed for iPhone and Android
  • Lightroom Mobile for iPhone and Android (includes creating and processing RAW on mobile)
  • B&W Infrared Photography on converted Fuji Cameras
  • B&W Infrared on iPhone cameras!
  • Topaz Labs products including:
    • Topaz Studio 2
    • DeNoise AI
    • Sharpen AI
    • Mask AI
    • Gigapixel AI
  • Luminar products 
  • Working with Textures on iPhone and desktop software (Topaz Studio 2 and Luminar)
(Topics I don't cover: Photoshop on the desktop or iPad, Lightroom on the Desktop, and file management, although I may be able to refer you.)

iPhone 11 Pro Max, Camera +2

Although I will be teaching with the latest iPhone, most iPhone apps work equally well on the iPad. I'm familiar with iPhone models from the iPhone 4 through the iPhone 11 Pro Max. 

Whether you're interested in mobile photography, infrared (on your big camera or your iPhone), desktop processing, or all of these, each iMentoring session is tailored to your individual needs and goals. 

We begin with a brief conversation so you can help me understand your interests and goals. You'll determine what we'll cover.

Whichever package you choose, I'll be available to:
  • answer your questions and provide support (via e-mail, FB messenger or phone) during the event and for 30 days after.
  • suggest iPhone accessories such as external batteries, tripods, and attachable lens systems, etc.
We'll cover the topics that interest you most.

iPhone XS Max Portrait, processed in SnapSeed 

After each session you'll receive:
  • Notes on what we covered and links to any resources introduced
  • A link to a recording of each session, available for you to view and download for 30 days after the event.

Choose either a four-hour package, or a 90-minute tune-up session. 

Infrared Images Made with iPhone 11 Pro Max and 
Processed in Lightroom for Mobile

Four-Session Package Description

The four 60-minute sessions will cover any combination of the items below, depending on your interest. You decide.
  • Instruction on how to use various apps or desktop software to achieve your goals
  • Image critiques
  • Demonstrations on software and apps
  • Specific work on your images
  • Suggestions for processing, apps to use, or software to apply.

Cost: $475

Please contact me here to set up a session.

Created with the iPhone XS Max, Average Cam Pro, and Processed in Lightroom

90-Minute Tune-Up Description

Don't want to make a 4-session commitment, but need a refresher or focused session on what you want to learn? 

We will meet for a single 90-minute session. Before we meet, you'll tell me what you want/need to learn and I'll work with you to help you learn new apps, software, and processing techniques that will allow you to improve the quality of your images and move you toward fulfilling your unique creative vision! 

Cost: $250

iPhone Panorama

iPhone XS Max, Dramatic Black and White

What Students are Saying...

Your iMentoring sessions were amazing and just the perfect way for me to learn. Having a one-on-one experience is something you can't achieve from a static online course. Being able to interact real time, ask questions, and actually watch as you step through the apps was something that helped me understand some of the "hidden" secrets within the apps that would have taken me a long time to discover on my own. I looked forward to each session and couldn't wait to try out what I'd learned...you made learning fun.

– Mary D, North Carolina

I found iMentoring to be highly educational and Rad to be as entertaining as he is knowledgeable. Not only have I learned from his excellent “eye," his passion was key in helping me identify, structure and enhance my phone photos through editing and software suggestions. Working in an on-line setting made this convenient, and it was fun to focus together to edit and enhance my photos. I would recommend this class to anyone from a beginner to a middling hobbyist like myself who wants to fine-tune his / her skill and strive to make art from the modest phone photo. 

–Tom L., Indianapolis

This is all good information. I appreciate your knowledge, hospitality and patience! Thanks for writing up notes after each session and for taking time to show me the iPhone apps. You've helped me see the world through the eyes of an artist.

– Jimmy A, North Carolina