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On top of my regular photography services I am also a passionate educator. I give lectures and live demos about food photography at culinary and photography events as well as teach photography online or face to face in my studio in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Whether you are just starting with food photography or have been taking photos for a while but can't find your own style, I'm here to help you develop your skills and take beautiful food photos!
I had 1:1 photography mentoring with Maja and it was priceless. I received valuable feedback on my portfolio and tips on how to improve it. Maja pointed out my weaknesses in photography and we worked on it during our meetings. She didn't waste time on anything that wasn't important to me. Sessions were focused on what I actually needed the most. Maja is brilliant at explaining everything and showing how to use it in practice (even on online lessons).
In addition, I received saved videos from our sessions, so I can go back to them whenever I want to.
I’ve got much more than I was expecting, not only photography mentoring but also instagram feedback, advice on how to make it more professional, links to best food photography props and backdrops, how to protect my images on social media, etc.
-Anna Szella-Maciejewska @anna_foodphotography
It’s been 2 months with Maja in a photography program, and I want to say that Maja is an amazing teacher with patience. She makes the lessons so simple and she has a talent to transfer all the knowledge from the complex to easy. Following the program took my photos to the next level and made me gain the confidence.
-Tonino Aldajani, @tonino_lens
The Lightroom Mentoring Session with Maja was a great experience and I recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their editing skills. Maja put a lot of thought and preparation into the session and addressed all my questions and needs. I was able to learn an incredible amount in a short time and I am confident this session took my photo editing to the next level.
- Leonie Zangerl, STUDIO VE, @studiove_food
I approached Maja with the aim of improving my post production skills on my food images. I loved how she treated her colours and textures so when i had some time together over our LR session it was so interesting to find out how she approached this.I always think it is good to find out how other professionals do things as we get stuck into our own styles when we could integrate all the best from what we do and what we learn.I highly recommend her sessions especially if you want to get more out of your IG food images.
- Russel Smith, @russmithphotography
Vanuit het werk mocht ik bij Maja een aantal lessen volgen, betreft voedselfotografie. Ik kwam eigenlijk echt als een 'groentje' binnen. Ik wist nauwelijks iets van fotografie maar na de lessen was het voor mij allemaal een stuk duidelijker! Ze heeft tijdens de lessen een goede verhouding tussen theorie en praktijk. Aan het begin van de lessen heeft ze een duidelijke PowerPoint presentatie. Vervolgens gingen we iedere les praktisch aan de slag. Daarnaast geeft ze goede en handige tips, betreft voedselfotografie. Echt een aanrader!
-Madelon Franssen, Baktotaal
Ik heb bij Maja een 1 op 1 Lightroom mentoring gevolgd. Dit was ontzettend leerzaam! Maja nam heel erg goed de tijd om alles uit te leggen en maakte alles ontzettend duidelijk. Wat het zo leerzaam maakte, is dat Maja de sessie goed had voorbereid en zich had verdiept in de punten waar ik tegen aanliep, waardoor we in het uur heel veel hebben kunnen behandelen. Na slechts 1 uur met Maja, ben ik veel beter in staat mijn foto's te bewerken!
- Floor Linskens, @floorskitchenstories
Maja taught me so much in our one hour session. Showing me new ways of looking at the tools in Lightroom, and the way I can bring my image to life.Her colour theory is amazing and she has a great understanding of all the little details that help to create a show stopping photo. I feel empowered to tackle any style of image I would like to shoot. I couldn’t be happier, thank you Maja.
- Lila Marvell, @lilamariesmoments
Maja is incredibly talented and knowledgeable and I was excited to participate in her Lightroom Mentoring Session. I appreciated that she sent a questionnaire prior to our meeting in order for her to identify the areas of Lightroom that I most wanted her to cover and she ensured to review them as well as taught me additional tips and tricks for editing photos. She was thorough in her explanations and I was able to watch her demo the editing of some of her photos as well as some of mine. Maja ensured to ask if I had questions during the session. I would highly recommend her mentoring session to anyone who requires guidance with Lightroom.
- Caron, The Bittersweet Spoo, @thebittersweetspoo
Ik heb bij Maja de 1 op 1 coaching gevolgd. Het was voor mij zeer leerzaam! Om de tijd die ze met jou heeft goed te benutten vraagt ze waar jou knelpunten zitten of welke technieken je zou willen leren of verbeteren ! Zij legt het goed uit en neemt de tijd om je vragen beantwoorden. Ik raad het zeker aan en vind het zeker voor de herhaling vatbaar. Want wat zij met food fotografie kan, daar zou ik graag meer van willen leren!!
I was excited to participate in Maja’s Lightroom Mentoring session and was impressed how organized and structured Maja was. She sent a questionnaire through a few days before the session to identify where I needed most help. Maja was thorough in her explanations, and it was useful to see her demonstrating how she would edit a photo. I appreciated that Maja reviewed my photography portfolio and gave me honest feedback. Maja answered all my questions in detail, and I felt at ease with her. The session was worth it because I am much more comfortable using Lightroom and it helped a lot in my overall learning process of editing photos. My photos look much better since I had the session and I highly recommend her LR Mentoring sessions.
-Barbara Donnelly, @bhealthyeatwhole
I had the absolute pleasure of a one on one mentoring session with Maja. A few days before the session she sent a questionnaire to determine where I was at with my editing knowledge, so that our time together would be well spent and beneficial. From the minute the session began she put me at ease and made me feel so comfortable and able to ask questions at any time. The way Maja demonstrates and explains is so clear, precise and uncomplicated. She used both her photos and mine to demonstrate and I wouldn’t have dreamed my photos could look so good! What I learnt in just 1 hour exceeded my expectations and I am so excited to have these tip and tricks up my sleeve. Maja is extremely talented and knowledgeable and I can wholeheartedly recommend her editing mentoring sessions.
- Raewyn Epps , @puddingforbreakfast
I signed up for Maja's mentoring class as I admire her approach to photography, how she is able to work with highlights, shadows and especially with colors. Maja is a super open and easy to talk person, so the whole experience was just perfect. She was very well prepared. She has done the research on my feed and showed me useful options which can change my photos into better ones. I was impressed by her focus, her knowledge and that she was so eager to share it with me. Maja is a great teacher, so I can fully recommend her. If you struggle, or you have some doubts, she is definitely the one who will help you to find the answer. The lesson was mind opening and tailored perfectly to all my needs. So do not hesitate as this is one of the great investments which you can do if you want to learn from a professional photographer and grow fast
- Lenka @tartoteka
Mentoring session with Maja was not only nice, but most of all it taught me a lot in such a short time. Although I use Lightroom on a daily basis, I learned a lot of new things, and I looked at LrC tools and my editing in a different way. Maja prepared the session very carefully - the detailed questionnaire that I received before the session allowed me to outline all the problems that I wanted to work on, which Maja discussed with me in detail during the session. In addition, she reviewed my photography portfolio thoroughly to learn about my difficulties and help me look at my photos in a new way.
I can't stress enough how valuable and enriching this lesson was! Maja is extremely nice, helpful, a committed trainer and a real professional in Lightroom post production and photography.
- Katarzyna Anders, Fotokulinarnie.pl, @fotokulinarnie