You have a thriving photographic business, working with people who appreciate your work and what you stand for. You feel confident and strong. You are a successful creative.
I understand the time pressures of building a business while having a young family. I give calm, clear instruction through regular 1:1 calls. You will get caring and intuitive support and accountability in a flexible programme tailored to ensure your personal technical and creative transformation.
After working with me, you will have identified and learn how to create a consistent signature style that is true to your aesthetic. You will have the mindset and knowhow to find clients and charge appropriately for work. You will be on the road to building a sustainable business doing what you love armed with the technical, creative and business skills you need.
You feel your work is good but worry about how you will ever stand out from the crowd. You see other photographers emulating the latest trends but you know that doing isn't going to help establish you in the marketplace. You’re putting in long nights with your computer trying to learn all there is to know about marketing, business and social media and you feel a little overwhelmed, wondering how you are going to make more time to get to grips with it all.
If you want to discover and master how to create own signature style, people can get to know, like and trust your work to keep your books full….
If you want to learn the systems and techniques you need to build a sustainable business, raise your rates and make more money from your effort in a way that will allow you to enjoy life too….
I have been a professional photographer for 12 years shooting high-end weddings and working with established brands, but when I started I shot on AUTO. I got some good shots, but it felt it was by chance rather than by choice.
I was a career scientist, but in my spare time, I was determined to learn how to control my camera and ‘see’ the best light. I was determined to find out how to create emotional and atmospheric images that captured the imagination and were memorable. I learnt what I needed to do to transform my photography in any spare time I had while doing a full-time job.
I’m passionate about the power of education and I have 15 years of experience teaching at Cambridge and Leicester universities, teaching small groups for Royal Photographic Society and private groups and 1:1 sessions, so I know what works to get you results.
8 years ago, I was where you are. I’d just quit my skilled and stable job to become a photographer full time. I’d just got married and moved city, and it was all very new. I gave myself 3 years to work up to matching my salary as a postdoctoral researcher.
It took late nights, early mornings but I did it in less than a year. Continuing my growth, I attended workshops, interviewed industry leaders, worked with high-level coaches, attained distinctions with The Royal Photographic Society and formed alliances with high-end suppliers. I developed a well-recognised signature style built on atmosphere and emotion.
Rather than teaching yourself from online articles and workshops, second-guessing if you are focussing on the right thing and putting in countless hours like I did…what if you could get guidance, accountability and a tried and tested framework to accelerate your growth?
No one sees the world like you. There are people waiting to fall in love with how you capture what you see and feel and become your greatest fans. You can be the photographic artist you dream to be, consistently capturing images in a developed original style. You can be a confident entrepreneur who provides for your family on your terms.
"My name is Safia, a florist from Melbourne currently residing in Oxford. I have always loved photography but had a fear of not being able to produce good enough shots that I would be proud of to reflect my style. I came across Ria Mishaal's Instagram page and fell in love with her photography and to my delight, she was running an online group course for creative entrepreneurs.
Over the course of 8 weeks, Ria covered all you need to know about your camera from the way it functions to how to get the perfect shot. In addition to that you also learn how to edit your images and develop your personal style.
...and made sure that she provided each and every one of us with all the resources that we needed to completely benefit from the coursework.
There was no question too small or insignificant to be discussed. Within 8 weeks I went from a clueless camera owner to a confident photographer.
This is an intensive programme where I teach from the experience I have gained in my 12 years of shooting weddings and portraits professionally, building a six-figure business from nothing. My signature 1:1 coaching is flexible and tailored to your needs, your experience and where you want to take your business.
I cover many topics with my clients, here are some of them:
Portfolio review and analysis; Full analysis of how you shoot from settings, lens use, colour and composition; Identifying the style you are drawn to and how to create it; Development plan
Feeling, seeing and manipulating natural and added Light
For portrait and event photography
at events and weddings, from scouting and planning, shot lists, demeanor, managing people and change to connecting and forming relationships with venues
and in-depth tutorials on how to select images, working with programs such as Photo Mechanic, Lightroom and Photoshop. You can learn all about editing styles and how it affects the feeling of an image, and some fundamental retouching techniques to enhance your portraits.
is an essential topic for developing entrepreneurs. I cover future visioning, inner critic vs inner mentor, goal setting, pricing, personal and professional development plans.
I cover branding principles and development; selecting and developing products that suit your style; systems and management for an efficient business; working on and in your business roles; developing your website, marketing and social media to increase your visibility and ways to get new clients.
You know what your business and life will look like if you continue to do what you have always done. What has got you’re here will not get you to the next level.
You are here, now, because this is an opportunity for you to take a different path, one that accelerates your growth and expands your horizons. It's time to make a
Every 1-2-1 coaching programme begins with a three-hour intensive in person at my studio or online, delving into your portfolio, experience and identifying your development points so we design the programme to run in the most transformative way for you and your business.
Personal branding shoot worth £345
In-person half-day shooting session £395
My photographs are published widely, in print and online from BRIDES magazine to Love My Dress blog, to the stunning coffee table book ‘Flowers art and bouquets’ published by Assouline.
‘Flowers art and bouquets’ BOOK published by Assouline
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