Photo Mentor

International Photography Workshops
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?

“Creative” ICM (in camera motion) techniques

Fine Art Photography

People / Portrait / Headshots / Beauty

Landscapes / Cityscapes

Black and White

Long exposure and HDR

Studio lighting, working with different light modifiers

The basics of the digital darkroom / Lightroom and Photoshop


Whether you have an idea for an image, that is just starting, and need 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 35 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.


Workshop fees
2.5 hours – Sunrise or Sunset: $195*
5 hours – Sunrise or Sunset: $325*
8 hours: Full Day : $700*
16 hours: 2 Day : $1,100* 
24 hours: 3 Day (consecutive days or spread out) : $1,550*
  • *plus any travel expenses and model fees if applicable 
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) 2.5-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)


Image Critique only

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 critiqued to provide you with feedback that can set you in a direction that takes your vision and work to the next level.

He can critique by phone or skype. 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 Critique meeting with you.

$95 / 1 hour


A 60 minute session via skype between Seth and yourself,  to review your photography.


What to Bring:
Simply send between 5-20 images via dropbox, etc or email directly to  approximately a week before your agreed review.

Call Seth to discuss and schedule your private workshop, mentorship or image critique session!

International Photography Workshops
by Seth Mayer


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.


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,


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,


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

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. Kevin

Seth is amazing

Seth is amazing.  It was a great experience

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.

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