Strengthen your vision, master your artistic growth
As photographers, we are curious creatures. That’s our nature, that’s our drive. It's also the reason why we are never satisfied with our work and are continuously striving for perfection.
As an Art School graduate and experienced photographer I’ve learned to analyse and critique my own work and that of others, which is vital for growth as an artist. I want you to have the same tools so you can lead a fulfilling artistic life in which you are the master of your own development.
In my One Year Mentoring Program we will make substantial and long lasting changes in your photography and the way you approach your own work. After our year together you can walk your photography path with more trust in yourself and your photography business.
The absolute beauty of this lady is that she goes waaayyy beyond the expectations of mentoring. She has this natural ability to focus so individually and creatively on her students' needs... and ALWAYS with her heart. Oh and yes, with the right amount of ass-kicking for her more renegade students, who have a tendency to go off-piste whenever they feel like it!
I will never forget that mentoring session after entering a global pandemic. We spent those first emotional moments in tears across our screens with each other, not knowing what would happen next. We threw away the 'rule book' that day and you led from your gut, which is 100% my chosen language. Thank you lady, you rock.
Finding the right creative mentor is like finding the right therapist. So if you're looking for someone who preps and focusses on you like you're the only student in her world, then Nienke is, without doubt your lady. I've not only gained a deeper insight into my approach and what I need to do more or less of to keep going where I'm going, I have also gained a life-long friend.
Nienke mentored me for 12 months and it was the best decision of my photography career! My skills have improved drastically (and that's an understatement!) since participating in her program. She tailored my homework specifically to me and my skill level. Nienke pushed me to do better in a kind, patient and FUN way! Nienke was (and is) extremely available to answer any questions between our sessions together; she encouraged and supported me when I had fears or anxiety about an upcoming session or about my homework. She checked in on me and I know she truly cares. I came away a different photographer and I am so very happy she pushed me in a positive direction. I will 100 percent work with Nienke in the future and I recommend her to any photographer looking to improve their skills.
As a mentor Nienke gets inside your head. She doesn’t teach you how to photograph as she does but she uses her knowledge and skills to improve YOUR photography. Next to that she really sees who you are as a person. In her mentoring she combines all her super powers en doesn’t only speak to me but also to that little voice inside my head.
She gives honest and constructive criticism and is very straight to the point. It’s such a joy to work with her. I see my photos changing and myself growing as a photographer. And when I get stuck I can feel her kick in my butt.
Dear Nienke, thank you for your attention, time, knowledge, skills and humor. I couldn’t wish for a better mentor.
Nienke helps me to further develop my photographic voice, pushes me out of my comfort zone and encourages me to see in a new and different ways. With humor, love, care and support for my photography and myself. This is my first mentoring experience and I have to say I already see progress in my photography after a few sessions. I’m eager to keep on moving forward and growing with her by my side.
Every program is custom built
This is what I can offer you:
- Theoretical photographic knowledge
- Critique on your work so you can improve your vision and your voice
- Starting and guiding your personal photography project
- Improving your editing style / finding your visual voice
- Emotional guidance / facing your fears
- Business advice
Every One Year Mentoring Program consists of 13 one on one mentoring sessions of two hours each. Our face to face sessions will be online, so it doesn’t matter where in the world you live. We will build a highly personal program together that adapts to your specific wishes and fits in your busy life. Oh, and when you get a nervous break down just before a shoot, you can call or text me. No problem. I’ll be there for you when you need me. For a whole year.