consultations & workshops


Workshops

To inquire about exhibitions, workshops, lectures and teaching contact Gary at 269.598.7582 or email gary@garycialdella.com


Consulations

Individual portfolio reviews designed to strengthen your presentation through practical direction. Gary works with photographers at all levels to define specific goals for their work. Once these targets are clarified, the work is edited and practical steps for action are outlined.

Photographer Sarah Sloboda says, “Gary is my secret weapon for portfolio presentation. Our annual call in advance of my website update is one of the highlights of my career year. He grounds his support in drawing out the positive: what I'm doing well and how to build upon it. He has a keen eye for honing my portfolio to appeal to my target audience while showing only the absolute best work. Not only my audience sees this - but I really see it, as well. His edits help me recognize my strengths and push myself even further. Because I work with him year after year, I get an annual new standard to live up to as I produce more work, and the work gets better and better.”


Free Consultation
This 15-minute portfolio review is a no risk introduction to Gary’s consultation style offering a quick review of your work and suggestions for portfolio improvements. All work is reviewed online. You must be able to post your work in an online gallery for the review. Post no more than 30 images for this free consultation. You can only schedule one free consultation per 12-month time period.

Client Donna Dotan writes, “Thank you so much for all of your help with my portfolio. Listening…to your critiques and suggestions was very inspiring for me.”

 

Standard Portfolio Review $175

Session – 45 minute consultation with Gary. The session focuses on identifying your portfolio objectives and reviewing your current portfolio to reach those goals.

To schedule your Standard Portfolio Review follow these steps:

  1. Use the button below to prepay for this consultation.
  2. Gary will contact you via email to schedule your first consultation.
  3. Prior to the consultation, post a gallery of images online. A maximum of 50 images can be reviewed at this level.

Premium Portfolio Review $350

Prior to the first consultation, you are sent a questionnaire to identify your goals for your work and these sessions. Gary will review your work on line prior to the first consultation.

Session 1 – 45 minutes / conference call with Gary
Your portfolio is reviewed and a set of action items is established.

Session 2 – 45 minutes / conference call with Gary
This session reviews your updated portfolio based on the recommendations of the first session. Further direction on refining your vision to fulfill your goals is discussed.

To schedule your Premium Portfolio Review follow these steps:

  1. Use the button below to prepay for this consultation.
  2. Gary will contact you via email to schedule your first consultation.
  3. Prior to the consultation, post a gallery of images online. A minimum of 50 images and maximum of 100 images is recommended for the premium portfolio review.