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They say having a mentor is important in life. Someone to look up to, someone to bounce ideas off of, and/or someone to help us to see the potential in ourselves. Mentors sometimes give us that kick in the right direction that we need too. Mentors are a huge asset in this space. From writers to photographers and web designers, there are amazing skills at use in the bloggosphere.
Do you have a Photography Mentor?
I cannot count the number of amazing women (and men too) who have helped me along the way on this journey, and who have inspired me in some way, shape or form. One thing that I most admire is some of the amazing photos that some of my fellow bloggers take. There are some very talented photographers out there, and their creative eye shows through their work. Many of these men and women are also mentors to the rest of us, sharing tips and tricks along the way.
What does it mean to have a mentor?
A mentor is someone with experience or knowledge that can help someone who is less experienced learn something. Some may also call a mentor a godfather or godmother. Terms for a person who is receiving mentor-ship include protÃ©gÃ©e, apprentice, or mentee.
Dan Doyle talks about having a photography mentor, and the important role that it plays in the photography business. A mentor can help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, and help you plan your focus and set goals that you would like to achieve. Read more on Dan Doyle Pleasantville NY here.
Where can I find a photography mentor?
There are many places that you can look to find a photography mentor. Photography clubs are a great place to start. You can also find one online, or perhaps even in your circle of friends.
Practice, practice, practice
“Practice makes perfect” is one of those sayings that you hear pretty often, and that goes for photography too. The more photos you take, the better you will get at taking them, and finding that creative eye.
You might also consider taking online photography classes. Here is a pretty good list of photography classes that you can take online. Many of these classes likely cover some of the same things, though you are sure to find some great tips, tricks, and techniques along the way. There is definitely a lot more to photography than just picking up a camera and snapping a photo. I believe that I have said that exact thing to my husband a time or two when I have had to seek his help in taking photos of me for a project that I am working on. I swear his skill is “finding the worst angle and snapping the photo.” Needless to say, I seek his help only as a very last resort!
I would love to know who some of your photography mentors are. If you have a favorite that you would like to recommend, please share all about them in the comments below.