The Sackville Photography Club (SPC) is pleased to announce the start of our 2018/19 Mentoring program. The mentoring program is designed to help member participants become better photographers.
This initial program launch is intended for members with basic level skills, who need some help to get to that next level in their photography. Maybe you’re having trouble getting sharp images, or can’t get the right exposure or depth of field for the situation. Perhaps you’re still using the AUTO camera modes and want to move on to using the more advanced modes of aperture priority, shutter priority or manual. Maybe you need some help with basic composition.
Our first mentoring component will be based on “informal one-on-one support”. Member participants will be able to call, email, text, or meet with their assigned mentor when they are stuck or need help. Maybe you can be helped over the phone or maybe you need to meet with your mentor at some convenient location. This arrangement will run from October to February, and then we will do it again for other members and mentors in the March to June time-frame.
This approach should make it easier to attract mentors, as they no longer have to make presentations to groups of members (as in previous years) on a specific topic. They just simply need to be willing to give some of their time and advice to fellow members.
If you are interested in being a mentor or a participant, please send me the following information at firstname.lastname@example.org : your name; your role (mentor or participant); email address; phone number and/or cell number for texting if you have it; type of camera you are using (ie. Nikon or Canon,…). For participants, tell us up to 3 things you would like to learn or improve upon.
Traditional mentoring opportunities will be offered as well once this initiative has commenced.
We will try to accommodate all those interested, but if the demand out-strips the number of mentors we can attract (or arm twist if necessary), we might have to slot some members into the March sessions.
Your mentoring coordinator