Private Photogaphy Lessons - Naomi Maya

Private Photography Lessons


Why 1 on 1 Photography Lessons?

Because you can only go so far with online videos!

At some point, you will need to get feedback from a real person... better yet, from a professional photographer who can guide you where you need to go.

For me, what makes a photo good is the moment it captures, and the feeling you get when you look at it. Lighting and composition come in to play only after that. And the gear you used to take it with? Almost irrelevant in most cases.

Anyone can become a better photographer... you don't have to have fancy gear or aspire to do it professionally. To me, being a photographer is about documenting and sharing your story. Sure, a good camera helps. But it's certainly not everything! You will see your photos improve no matter what level you're at now, with whatever camera (or cell phone) you have!

Let me help bring your story to life!

On Top Of The World

Hello 2020! I am excited to announce private photography lessons based in Victoria, BC starting in 2020.

Do you learn better in person than by watching tutorials online? Do you just need a little push to make it to the next level of awesomeness? I want to help you improve your vision and style!

Let's get started!


What will we do during our private photography lesson?

We will meet at a location discussed ahead of time (usually the first time it will be all hands-on with cameras, and then the second time it's more relaxed at a coffee shop and we can go over your images for critique.) This session is really about YOU, so you can choose the topics... gear choices, composition, camera settings or whatever your heart desires! We can also walk around the city (or parks) together photographing whatever we see! The sky is the limit. You can ask me anything!

How long do we get to spend together?

There are different options available depending on how much time you want to spend on this. I recommend at least 4 sessions spaced a week apart to see significant improvement. (That gives us two shooting sessions and two critiques, with time between for you to practice.) Depending on how deep you want to dive into photography, we can do 10 sessions or more!

What's the cost?

My hourly rate is $75/hr. There are 3 week and 3 month options as well (see below). If you want to save a bit of money and don't mind sharing time, bring a friend and split the cost!

This sounds great, what do I do next?

Contact me and tell me a little about you, and what you're hoping to get out of our time together! We will take it from there!

One to One Photography Lessons

(Available Online or in Person!)

3-Month Mentorship

We will meet once a week for 12 weeks (for 2 hours each time). You'll get 24 hours of time with me in person, and unlimited email support in between. You will walk away with A COMPLETE understanding of your camera and knowledge of how to use your creativity to create amazing images.

3-Week Intensive

We will get you going quickly with this option! We'll meet 3 days a week, for 3 weeks, 3 hours a day, for a total of 27 hours together. You'll also get unlimited email support during this time for critique of your work as you progress or just general questions. You'll walk away with inspiration and readiness to take your photography to the next level!

2-Hour Sessions

If you don't have the time (or need?) for a full committment, you can book me in 2 hour sessions. Book as many or as little as you like! We can cover any topics you like, from beginner training like using your camera, to shooting techniques all the way to perfecting your edits in Lightroom or Photoshop. (Option: Bring a friend and split the cost!)

Whats my background in photography?

I'll make it brief!!

I started shooting with film in the mid 1990's in highschool and learned to develop black and white prints in the darkroom. That's when I fell in love with the process! I went on to study photography at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver before starting my own business in 2006.


  • - 2019 Winner of Greenpeace Photo Competition - My image published in their yearly Calendar
  • - 2011 Named one of the Top Emerging Photographers of the Year, by Photolife Magazine
  • - 2009 Image published by National Geographic in "Daily Dozen" competition
  • - Member of:The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP), The Wedding Photojournalist Association and Fearless Photographers

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