Lori Pickens

ClickPro Lori Pickens

Becoming a Click Pro

One of the absolute greatest accomplishments of my photography career was being selected as a Click Community Mentor. The Click Community is an online community of photographers that brings women together, cheers you on, and gives you the resources you need to take more photos you love. As a mentor we are selected for our artistic and technical abilities, our knowledge of our craft, and our deep desire to give back to this community. I’m in several photography groups and communities, and there is none other like that of Click Community and Click Pro. Ask questions, receive constructive feedback on your photos, and get advice on everything from shooting to editing to business – anytime, from anywhere.

What is the Click Community?

Click Community, formerly Clickin Moms, is an incredible community where photographers can go to learn skills that will help you achieve your photography goals.  This covers everything from tutorials, challenges, a forum where you can ask questions and get constructive feedback, have access to a library to help you start and scale your photography business, and grow into the next level photographer you want to be!  I am a Click Community Mentor, and it is such a rewarding environment for women to grow their skills and business.

If you are not a member yet, you can join here! It will be the best investment you can make for your business this year.

“As a member, you’ll get advice from the pros, exclusive resources, and a community of women who love photography as much as you do.” – the Click Community

What is a ClickPro?

Click Community describes ClickPro as “a women’s organization of professional photographers and highly skilled artists whose work demonstrates creativity, vision, and artistic and technical excellence.”  ClickPro is a community of Advanced Photographers and you have to apply to get in!  You will submit your application and  a portfolio of 150 images that will be graded by the ClickPro Director and a panel of judges (other Click and Co. staff).  Your work will be scored on a scale of 1-6 on these 7 standards:

  • Exposure
  • Use of Light
  • Color and White Balance
  • Composition
  • Processing and Cohesion
  • Technical Basics
  • Creativity and Intention

You can read more about the ClickPro Application Rubric here.

ClickPro Images Lori Pickens

How to Prepare Your ClickPro Portfolio

As a Click Community Mentor and ClickPro Elite, I have reviewed lots of portfolios.  I also co-lead two ClickPro prep groups and have helped so many photographers find the skills and resources to meet their goals. To prepare your portfolio for your ClickPro Application, I offer 1:1 Mentoring and Portfolio Reviews for aspiring ClickPros.

ClickPro Portfolio Review

After gathering a portfolio of up to 150 images, I will review and critique the images providing you with detailed ideas for how to improve. We will then discuss your individual strengths/weaknesses and your complete body of work. I will help you see your areas of growth and set up various goals to improve who you are as an artist.

1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Each session is customized to your needs. I am an open book and will answer any & all questions you may have. We can get you confident shooting in manual, learn new photography techniques, or watch me edit. I will walk you through how I prep my clients, ways to capture everyday, beautiful moments of your own children, and how to “see the light”! 

Ready to get your portfolio submission ready!? LET’S DO THIS!

ClickPro Portfolio Review and 1:1 Mentoring Client Feedback

Investing in your photography and business can be a scary thing.  But if you are ready to take the leap and submit your ClickPro Application, investing in yourself and your work prior will help exponentially. When you choose to work with me, not only will I give you honest feedback but I will provide you support and be your biggest cheerleader along the way!  Take it from someone who has been through this before, community is everything!  Check out what my clients have had to say:

  • “Thank you for being an incredible mentor and always cheering me on and answering my MANY MANY questions!” Camilla
  • “I am feeling so excited and grateful for all of her feedback and encouraging words!  Thank you Lori for all of your help and feedback, you are a ROCKSTAR!” Ally
  • “Lori, for all your help putting my set together, I wouldn’t have submitted if it wasn’t for you and your prep group.  Your help has truly been invaluable!!” Kellie
  • “Lori is the best at all those final edits and finishing touches that help you finally feel ready for the next level.  I just wanted to say thank you Lori so much for your help.  I’m so grateful for all of it, all the time you’ve taken. It’s so, so appreciated!” Jessie
  • “I never thought this day would come! A huge thank you to you, Lori, for the critique and encouragement! You’ve been so super amazing. An incredible mentor for sure!” Abbi

How to Submit Your ClickPro Application

Once you have put together your portfolio and had it reviewed, it is time to submit your application.  By clicking this link, you can get $15 off of your ClickPro Application fee.  You will fill out all of the credentials and then you will input the link to your portfolio.  After that you get to click submit and wait for your application to be reviewed!

ClickPro Perks

“Congratulations! We love your work.”  This is the message that all photographers who submit a ClickPro Application look forward to seeing.  This means that not only do you get the ClickPro title to sport – IT’S A BIG DEAL, but you also get the membership to the Click Community, access to the ClickPro private social group, thousands of tutorials at your fingertips, a listing in the Elite Directory, and a Click Magazine subscription.  Inside of the ClickPro Elite Community you will also have a contributor account on Daily Project, have access to the Ambassador Program, ClickPro creative exercises, exclusive access to Directors and Editors, VIP Discounts, AND exclusive classes at Click Away.

Other Resources for Photographers

I have a few tools in my toolbelt that will help you grow to be the photographer you’ve always wanted to be!  Whether you are prepping to be a ClickPro Elite or you are just ready to start leveling up and making new goals, check out these resources to help you grow!

The Click Community

Must Have Tools for your Photography Business

What’s in my Bag – Cameras, Lenses, and More

Fearless Indoor Light – a Self-Paced course

Indoor Light Challenge

Film Challenge
(for the challenges, you must be in the Click Community)
Be sure to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for more tips, tricks, and resources for photographers!

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