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Post Mentoring
A suggestion has been made about mentoring as opposed to training where you could work with another photographer to see how they do it and then maybe observed at one or two of their own events to help them develop.

This obviously needs people that are prepared to mentor and there are also a number of different disciplines that people may be interested in. I think what really needs to happen is for people to identify if they are prepared to mentor and from the other side those that have areas they wish to be mentored in.


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Fri May 08, 2009 12:39 pm WWW
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Post Re: Mentoring
I'm willing to help if anyone wants.

Who am I and what do I shoot? Full time photographer whos work is split 70/30 events/local home based studio. I specialise in student events as opposed to other black tie balls, shooting 98 last year. I also work kids sports tournaments and large groups.

Based in Kings Lynn, Norfolk but will work anywhere.

Wouldnt mind learning some faster workflows in return ;)

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Sun May 10, 2009 7:59 pm
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Post Re: Mentoring
I'm very happy to help as well.

Full time photographer with about 85% of my work from events, with that being split about 40% balls, 40% corporate and 20% sport.

Based in Twickenham, but as Gary says.. we go where the work is.

"God dam right it's a beautiful day, uh huh"


Tue May 12, 2009 7:48 am WWW
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Post Re: Mentoring

Great idea, although as a 'professional' :D newcomer (see my other post!) I don't feel qualified to mentor, but happy to let people come along and see how I do things. Based in Nottingham, mostly equestrian events and mostly Sundays. Happy to show how I provide my services from camera through to viewing stations and order fulfilment.

On the other side, if any guys out there need a hand with an event within an hours distance, would love to offer my services FOC to work alongside an experienced tog and learn more. Especially at social events which I have never covered.


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Tue May 12, 2009 10:51 am WWW
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Post Re: Mentoring

My business is new to covering events, with many years of corporate experience (Financial Services) of different training methods, exams and testing, I do believe mentoring is by far the best form of long-term development.

I have recently helped a business as selling assist, this filled few gaps of uncertainty and as made me look at my process.

The open discussions, guidance and friendliness were brilliant. (Thanks GT).

If you have sufficient volunteers this would be the way to go.



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Post Re: Mentoring
Would be happy to offer my services for this. Have done proms, balls, charity events, outdoor stuff
Happy to look at my specialist area - Marketing and creating the awareness, plus also the workflow

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Post Re: Mentoring
This is an excellent idea, and I for one would love all the help and mentoring I can get. I am very new to event photography and just completed my first ball. I am just about to purchase a dye sub and touch screen. Any advice?

What marketing ideas have people got? How do I get "Out there" ????

Oh and I would like to thank Andrew Jenkins here who allowed me to attend a ball and watch him at work. Thanks Andrew

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