Photography Mentoring & Why I Do It

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! I had a great time in Seattle with my husband’s family. The best part was surprising them that we are expecting our 2nd kiddo :) We are glad to be home now and back in the swing of things. I wanted to do a quick post on photography mentoring and my thoughts on it. Teaching is something I have always loved doing and that is actually why I pursued a Bachelors Degree in Education. When I started my photography business almost 4 years ago, I had no idea I would be the one teaching others about the subject. I get asked questions daily about lenses, cameras, composition, lighting, exposure and the list goes on and on. I love the feeling of excitement when what I am teaching finally clicks with someone and they get it. I love to see the look on their face as they start putting things together, it makes me happy inside to know that someone else is learning and growing. The fact that I get to teach photography (my passion) to others sometimes seems unreal to me. I enjoy every moment of it and even though I love teaching nutrition and health/science stuff, photography also gets my blood pumping!

I will be teaching a senior workshop next year, beginner classes for those just starting out with DSLR cameras, as well as one on one in person photography education. I have a senior business mentoring session coming up this month that I am looking forward to. The photographer is traveling to my area and I will be spending an entire day with her going over everything from beginning to end, including a special on location senior shoot.

I love meeting new people and helping others learn and grow.

I wanted to post a few before and after pictures for editing. Even though editing is only a piece of the puzzle in photography, what is a post without pictures? :)

Have a wonderful week!


3 Comments on Photography Mentoring & Why I Do It

  1. Whitney
    January 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi there,
    I am a beginner photographer eager to learn and I am from Colorado. I was wondering how much do your mentoring sessions cost and do you go over editing. I love the edited pictures about, what rich colors.
    Thank you,
    Whitney Vancil

  2. Nicole
    January 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm (3 years ago)

    I have a Nikon D5000 & photography is a hobby! I can’t wait to learn all that I can from you! So glad I found your blog site!

  3. kelly
    August 10, 2012 at 8:38 pm (3 years ago)

    hi! i was wondering if you offered online mentoring? *fingers crossed*

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