“Hi there! My name is Rick Davila. Let me just start off by saying I love your work. I was reaching out to you to see if you needed any kind of help on wedding day. I would love to carry your bags, bring you water… and you don’t even have to pay me! lol Honestly, I’m not trying to be a wedding photographer, I’m really just wanting to get out the house all day [lol] and go do something I love doing, which is shooting! Let me know if you need a 2nd shooter or just help in general. Hope to hear from you!” There it is!!! My actual copy/paste email that I sent out and got NO RESPONSE!!
MY STORY IN A NUTSHELL:
I reached out to 10 local photographers and not 1 replied! (Email and VM’s) Yea, you bet your @ss I cussed out a few of them! [lol] I was pissed man! In hindsight, that was the best thing that ever happened to me!! That fire in my belly made me a possessed demon!! I figured it out by straight grinding left and right and reading!
“WHAT IMPACT WILL YOU LEAVE ON SOMEONE’S LIFE” – Pastor
These past 2 years I’ve had the ridiculous privilege of mentoring close to 30 photographers. To see their progress and the stunning images being put out… [smh] Man, that isssh right there is food for my soul! Dallas is making some serious noise nationwide y’all!!! This 2 year experience has allowed me to make mistakes and learn from them. Today I’m rolling out my latest, more structured MENTORING PROGRAM!!
WHAT THIS IS:
This is an opportunity to take your photography game to the next level! I wanna share EVERYTHING I know. From Settings, M vs AV, Off Camera Flash vs. Natural Light, Marketing, Software and Client data bases, etc. I’m looking for someone to come join me on shoots! Someone to join me on wedding day and “carry my bags… but mainly bring me a beer! j/k [not kidding] LOL!!” If you’ve been banging your head, frustrated…. C’Mon!! Come get some real world experience.
THIS IS NOT:
This is not a 1 day workshop. The ideal candidate already has a camera and has a good working knowledge of his/her camera. The ideal candidate has done a photo shoot and knows what to expect. The ideal candidate is currently displaying work via social media or website. If this is not you, please let me know. I will be hosting a couple of beginner workshops in the near future that will be more in depth and ideal.
WHAT’S THE CATCH?:
This is FREE program. You MUST be willing to commit and participate from Jan to Dec. 2017. I plan on documenting everyone’s progress and showing it off to the public. This is not for anyone shy or embarrassed to show work. “Hustle Out Shines Talent!” … I’m looking for hustle not talent!
If I haven’t lost you yet! lol, PLEASE hit this link here and drop down the menu and select MENTORING. I’m looking for only 10 candidates. All candidates will be screened and contacted!