This is the premier, Route One way to work with Selina. You and Selina online together, on the phone/skype , in the same room together (when practical). Take advantage of all the knowledge, know-how and input of 30 years as a creative guru.
This is where Selina’s expertise is laser focused on your business and on you. Her total experience and insight is completely at your service. You are the agenda and you are the star.
This is an extraordinary way to move your business forward, create strategies for success, exchange ideas, inspire thoughts and simply push the process forward in the most positive manner. Consultations are scheduled and charged by the hour.
Make arrangements to become One-on-One today.
"With Selina's guidance I totally repositioned my business. We built a new body of work,and developed a 12 month sales and marketing campaign. I was awarded contracts to work for two national brands within the next year. Those two assignments were worth more than my year before. Spring and summer of 2011 have been outstanding with the studio solidly booked."
Nick Thomas : Hampton Falls, New Hampshire
Let's read the book of you.
Let's spin it around, turn it upside down and put it under the squinty-eyed loupe of marketability. We view every portfolio without pretext or prejudice. Your style, your needs and your goals drive and inform the discussion. The consultation centers on the existing visual integrity, approach, editing and sequencing of your portfolio.
What to expect from a Ms. Maitreya consultation: We get physical with the look and feel of your current book. We offer real, go-and-do suggestions designed to enhance your hire-me-now appeal. We evaluate and add value. We counsel on what you have and what you lack. We provide visions of new and alternative markets. All designed so you'll walk away with a clear sense of how your work stands up in the visual marketplace and the next smart steps to take.
Selina is available for one-on-one consultations. Speak to all aspects, elements, issues, challenges and joys of your business, your vision and your life. It's all about you, you and you.
Go one-on-one. A private audience with The Princess.
The woman was born to teach - to move clients forward in their creative businesses.
Forward can diverge in many directions:
- Defining vision
- Editing shots
- Generating new shots
- Developing 12 month sales and marketing strategies
To expedite needs and goals, Selina will have a front-end conversation before booking an initial appointment. This is a no-fee, 20-minute call that allows an opportunity to see if or how her services could be of help. If at the end of the initial call, an appointment is booked, a first meeting agenda will be jointly developed.
The initial meetings are set for two hours and all of the time is used for the work at hand. A great deal of ground is covered and Selina will record your conversation and send you an MP3.
After the initial working session, ongoing consultation services are explained and offered as needed. All major projects are front-ended by a discussion about the goal of the project and the scope of the proposal.
Face-time with clients is truly special and appreciated. It is a privilege and an honor that so many clients choose to come back year after year.
Contact Selina for the Royal One-on-One treatment.
"Selina gets the whole program. From the business side, and the artistic side, to the wholeistic side.”
Dan Root : Portland, Oregon
Ultimately, the portfolio is the thing.
You may be the grooviest dresser, the best dancer and the hands-down life of the party, but if that book doesn't sing, it's all over. Your portfolio is your visual voice and the physical proof of your talents. Selina Maitreya provides seasoned insight to the creative pro who has committed to building the highly competitive portfolio. When you partner with Selina, we'll hunker down together and:
- Comprehensively review your creative and financial goals.
- Examine current work in the context of your goals and the marketplace.
- Determine the requirements for taking your presentation to another level.
- Partner to concept new images.
- Have a sandwich or possibly a nice salad.
- Develop a strict timeline for getting real things done.
- Individualize your book's physical format and appearance.
And to enhance the whole shebang or as a primer to your hands-on Selina experience, consider reading her best-for-selling How To Succeed In Commercial Photography: Insights from a Leading Consultant (Hint, Hint).
Portfolio Build is at the significant center of our operation. Portfolio Build is a thorough, methodical process, not simply a re-ordering of shots. Portfolio Build is always about flexibility that stays sharply focused on the truth about you and your work.
“I have to say that the portfolio review consultation, and Selina’s thoughts on my work literally changed everything for me. I paid attention to what she said, and took every piece of advice she gave me. Fast forward, I now shoot the Pottery Barns Kids Catalog...I have done shoots for Toys R Us,. and I just shot the National IAM's Petfood campaign 2 months ago.”
Audrey Woulard : Chicago Illinois
Advertising and Marketing
You have a story to sell. We have a job to do.
Selina is all about boosting you up onto the pedestal of industry acclaim. We love nothing better than to raise the velvet curtain on your professional success. You may very well be a photographic genius (all of our clients are). But haven't we all known geniuses bunkered down in their basements with aluminum foil over the windows? A legitimate choice. Although, if you're reading this, we don't imagine that life in a dark basement with a stockpile of expired film is your preference.
Selina Maitreya helps you develop a multi-dimensional, get-up-and-go advertising program. Elements may include: direct mail, sourcebook ads, portfolio visits, follow-up methods, client reminders, public relations/press efforts and sponsorship of Australian Rules Football (just checking if you're paying attention). Selina has the savvy to maximize any ad budget. We will systematize your entire year's promotion and create a critical plan for determination of success. (We know you're paying attention now.)
“Working with Selina was a pivotal point in my career transition from editorial to commercial photographer. Selina edited down a large body of my work and honed in on the images that truly represented my unique vision. In doing so, she not only helped me to create great print and online portfolios, but she actually helped me to define the direction I wanted to take my photography in the future. In retrospect, I’m not sure that I’d be where I am now, had I not decided to work with her.”
Kevin Arnold : Vancouver, BC