Consults, Training & Tours

Critiques & Consultations

Email Consultations

Honest and constructive critiques are valuable for photographers who want to improve their skills. I will provide specific written feedback for each image submitted in the following areas; impact, technical aspects, composition, color, tone and contrast. A summary will provide suggestions for improvement or shooting advice if applicable.

Email to let me know you'd like an online critique and answer these questions: 

1. How many images would you like critiqued? 2. What is your skill level? 3. What photo processing software do you use? 4. What kind of camera do you have? 5. Do you shoot jpeg or raw? 6. Anything else you want to focus on?

4 photos - $16 | 8 - $30 | 16 - $56

Payments can be made through PayPal. Go to your account and ‘send money’ to If you don't have a PayPal account, I can send my mailing address. Once payment is received you'll be notified to email the images. Send two attached jpegs per email and I will reply to each email. Size the photos to about 1800 pixels on the long side. If you prefer to send web links to the photographs in one email you may do so, as long as it does not require signing up or a special account.

Online Zoom or Phone Consultations

Using Zoom I am able to share my screen as we look and talk about your work. Consults may include general feedback, advice on where I see your strengths and finding your niche, web presence, career development and more specific questions photographers might like to discuss. My hourly rate for general mentoring and consultation is $28 with a one hour minimum. When requested, time reviewing work before a consultation will be recorded at the hourly rate.

"I think Denise is a great judge. she has given me some encouraging feedback on some of my photos. Her critiques of the less successful photos were done in a professional way with helpful tips to improve. She doesn’t crush people when they don’t measure up. " ~ Judy 

Photography Training

Sessions are custom designed to help you excel quickly by focusing on the specific areas of photography that you would like help with. Long distance training can be arranged in a variety of ways, including using Zoom.

Session suggestions:

  • On-location Shooting
  • Taking Control of Your Vision By Using Manual Mode Instead of Automatic
  • Landscape, Nature, Macro, Low Light & Night, Long Exposures & More
  • Adobe Photoshop Instruction in Person or Using Zoom
  • Image Critiques for Exhibitions or Your Portfolio
  • Putting Your Photographs on Fine Art America for Sale
  • Getting Started with Stock Photography

Benefit from 18 years of experience with digital photography which includes knowledge gained from numerous workshops and seminars.

Experience Includes:

  • BFA Degree From Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia
  • Traditional Film & Darkroom Experience
  • More than 100 Juried Exhibition & Camera Club Awards
  • Photography Judge for more than 16 Organizations and Galleries
  • Participation in numerous Workshops & Seminars
  • Photo Tour, Workshop & Seminar Leader
  • Exclusive Contributor at Getty & iStock

$28 per hour.
Add $10 hr. for an additional participant
(1 hour minimum)

Photo Guide Service & Tours

If you are a photographer planning a trip to the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and want to make the most of your time you might want to consider hiring me to show you around. Knowing where to go, when to go and how to get there takes a lot of the guesswork out of a landscape photography trip. My experience in the area can be catered to your schedule and photography goals. 

My assistance can include photography instruction if desired. For seasoned photographers my guide service offers a much less expensive alternative to workshops that spend time on concepts already mastered.

Guide services and tours are offered by the half day or full day and costs vary depending on particulars. Locations are often a good distance apart. You may wish to hire me for part of your trip while exploring on your own at other times.

When there is more than one person, you will need your own four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle. Locations and accessibility will vary according to the time of year. Many roads are not passible in the winter and spring months. 

Contact me with questions or to discuss any of these services at 
or call 609-351-1044

The images displayed on this page are from my Nature Abstracts & Patterns Gallery

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