Why do I need a Listening Partner? Being a photographer or stylist can be a lonely job. Most of the time you are the person on set that the client and your team looks at to have all the ideas and solutions during a shoot. Sometimes you need a soundboard for a creative idea or concept or you just feel stuck and uninspired. Maybe you have a client that expects the world but do not want to pay you, and just want a partner who knows the business to chat to and get perspective on how to manage that client (or walk away). Perhaps you are starting out and need a few pointers of where to begin your career or how to take the next step.
These Listening Partner sessions are for you to chat to someone who has been there, started a food photography career (not having a clue and felt stuck themselves. I am here to listen, give advice (creative or technical), discuss ideas and spark inspiration. I am the listening parter who knows how you feel but will not steal your clients or jobs.
Duration : 1 or 2 hour sessions as required
Platform : Google Meet or MS Teams
You will receive a recording of the session afterwards
See my professional work here
About Hein :
Food Photographer, Creative Director, Stylist and Influencer, Hein van Tonder is a native South African with a combination of local, continental and global creative experience, now working as a Food Photographer in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, creating imagery and content for a wide range of clients.
His work includes commercial and editorial photography and videography, recipe development, creative direction, cooking in the kitchen and global tasting of all things food, lifestyle and interiors, always contributing to and featuring his work across popular magazines, cookbooks, blogs, websites and social media accounts for clients across the globe.
He was awarded Highly Commended in the global Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition in 2022, 2020 and 2019 having won the Food Bloggers category in 2017. This was the 8th time van Tonder has been a finalist in this world-respected food photography competition, being shortlisted each year since 2015. In December 2019 he won Food Photographer of the Year in the Admired in Africa awards.
His popular blog and Instagram account Heinstirred, features inspiring, easy to make at home recipes, delicious food photography images and reels and insider details on exciting foodie destinations across the world.
With remote learning easily accessible he now offers Lightroom Mobile Training as well more advanced Lightroom Training for desktop for photographers of any level of experience.