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"...I was given so much to think about that I sometimes found myself challenged to the point of confusion, went past the point of being overwhelmed, and then was drawn back to myself and a sense of personal accomplishment and self-direction that would have been dream-think without the leaders and mentorship participants. Because of them, and the incredible assignments and information with which we work, I am finding my voice. " -- +Sandra Nesbit 

Thank you, Sandra, for sharing your thoughts and work from your time in the Beyond the Blur mentorship with +Heiko Mahr and +Alex Lapidus!

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For anyone who has read this far, consider mentoring someone else here (or more) ... some people don't even know where to start with their cameras and you could be the change they need in their lives. Even the smallest bit of knowledge can be passed on and you can create your mentorship in many different ways. Imagine the feeling of taking someone to their next level, paying forward the knowledge you've received and watching someone blossom with enthusiasm and accomplishment!
 
+G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers +Alex Lapidus +Heiko Mahr +Linda Villers and +Robin Griggs Wood

Final Plus Post for Beyond the Blurs Mentorship and Graduation Album

Beyond babies, marriage, death, divorce and getting the lead role in a Broadway Play, there are few things one does in life that are absolutely life-changing. But for me, being a participant in the G+ Mentorship Programs for Photographers is one of them. I believe there are some important, reasons for that and I want to talk about those reasons here.

For those who are just learning about the Mentorship Programs:
+Robin Griggs Wood who began the program and who was ably assisted (in my mentorships) by +Alex Lapidus, +Heiko Mahr and +Linda Villers created a way for us to help each other learn and grow together in an international community of people who provide mutual encouragement, information, support, and respect. The broader mentorship community has been around for a while, and I am here to witness to the fact that it works. We do learn. We do grow. We do give and find support. We’re also challenged to become the best artist and photographer we can be within the context of our normal, everyday lives. All this we do with flexible time frames and in the company of people who become our friends. It just doesn’t get any better than that.

In my most recent mentorship, Beyond the Blurs, I was given so much to think about that I sometimes found myself challenged to the point of confusion, went past the point of being overwhelmed, and then was drawn back to myself and a sense of personal accomplishment and self-direction that would have been dream-think without the leaders and mentorship participants. Because of them, and the incredible assignments and information with which we work, I am finding my voice. I bet, if you choose to invest yourself in these mentorships, they’ll do the same for you.

All the images in this album were created during, and as part of, the Beyond the Blurs Mentorship.
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Thank YOU +Sandra Nesbit !!
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"I couldn't imagine before what would happen during these 8 weeks. To sum it up: feed your muse with all the great art, let the creativity flow and then the best part of it to produce your own smashing art...it felt like diving into a blurred magical world, it took my photography to a higher level and pushed my creativity, plus it was a joy to see everyone in the group growing in their very own and unique way." -- +Christine Bichler 

Thank you, Christine, for sharing your thoughts and work from your time in the Beyond the Blur mentorship with +Heiko Mahr and +Alex Lapidus!

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For anyone who has read this far, consider mentoring someone else here (or more) ... some people don't even know where to start with their cameras and you could be the change they need in their lives. Even the smallest bit of knowledge can be passed on and you can create your mentorship in many different ways. Imagine the feeling of taking someone to their next level, paying forward the knowledge you've received and watching someone blossom with enthusiasm and accomplishment!
 
Beyond the Blur - Graduation Album and Final Plus Post

What a fantastic experience to study art movements in the amazing beyond the blur mentorship program run by +Alex Lapidus and +Heiko Mahr and provided by +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. I couldn't imagine before what would happen during these 8 weeks. To sum it up: feed your muse with all the great art, let the creativity flow and then the best part of it to produce your own smashing art...it felt like diving into a blurred magical world, it took my photography to a higher level and pushed my creativity, plus it was a joy to see everyone in the group growing in their very own and unique way.
I'm really happy and grateful I could join this adventure, many thanks again to +Alex Lapidus +Heiko Mahr and +Linda Villers for all the work and time you put in, and I'm sure the fun will go on in this creative, supportive and inspiring group of people.
I can highly recomment to sign up for one of the upcomming mentorship programs of +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, I promise you won't regret it!
Here are some of my artworks I've created during the last weeks, I hope you enjoy!
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thanks so much +Mary Wardell​ I'm so happy I could share this fantastic journey with you :)
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"Being always interested in art, but never having studied it, I was excited from the get-go at the chance to absorb some Art History. And by what better method than this wonderful mentorship ... where we were better able to understand the different styles by creating our own examples ... " -- +k phelps 

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and work from your time in Beyond the Blur with +Heiko Mahr and +Alex Lapidus!

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For anyone who has read this far, consider mentoring someone else here (or more) ... some people don't even know where to start with their cameras and you could be the change they need in their lives. Even the smallest bit of knowledge can be passed on and you can create your mentorship in many different ways. Imagine the feeling of taking someone to their next level, paying forward the knowledge you've received and watching someone blossom with enthusiasm and accomplishment!
 
Beyond the Blur
Graduation Album and Plus Post

+Heiko Mahr +Alex Lapidus +Linda Villers +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers 

Being always interested in art, but never having studied it, I was excited from the get-go at the chance to absorb some Art History. And by what better method than this wonderful mentorship ... where we were better able to understand the different styles by creating our own examples ... the great majority of them 'blurry'! ;) (Even I started to catch on eventually. :)

Many, many thank yous to Heiko, Alex and Linda for all their work on the great lesson plans ... and for their never failing presence, comments, and encouragement.

Also to my fellow Art Students ... you 'guys' are the best!

And, of course, to the G+ Mentorship Program ... thank you for existing! :)

Here are 5 of my examples ... I think they have labels. :))
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+Robin Cohen Such a cool comment ... thank you so much, Robin ... I feel the same! :) :)
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"I have learned more about art and what I, myself, am able to do with my camera and my processing tools. " -- +Mary Wardell 

Thank you, Mary, for sharing your thoughts and work from your time in the Beyond the Blur mentorship with +Heiko Mahr and +Alex Lapidus!

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For anyone who has read this far, consider mentoring someone else here (or more) ... some people don't even know where to start with their cameras and you could be the change they need in their lives. Even the smallest bit of knowledge can be passed on and you can create your mentorship in many different ways. Imagine the feeling of taking someone to their next level, paying forward the knowledge you've received and watching someone blossom with enthusiasm and accomplishment!
 
Final PlusPost and Graduation Album: Beyond the Blur
For the last eight weeks I have been immersed in a magical world of art, artists and creative peole. Led by +Heiko Mahr& +Alex Lapidus we have journeyed through more than a century of art from Impressionism & Expressionism, Symbolism, Futurism, Dadaism, Pop art ,Asian influences such as Japanese painting and wabi-sabi, modern art and everything in between. My head whirled with all the artists and styles. Then we had the opportunity to take our own photography and create images that fit into the many schools of art - wow! The challenge kept me up late nights but oddly that was when my best ideas appeared! I have learned more about art and what I, myself, am able to do with my camera and my processing tools.

I want to thank +Heiko Mahr & +Alex Lapidus for their inspiration and their incredible hard work in putting this program together. And while I'm thanking people, all of the wonderful 'mentees' who are among the most supportive people I've ever had the pleasure to work with. Beyond the Blur is an amazing mentorship. I hope you enjoy the album I've put together to showcase what I've learned.

Finally, I want to encourage anyone who wants to learn more about themselves and the world around them with a camera to take advantage of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers in which wonderful photographers take on a group of willing learners and help them become better photographers. I've learned so much through different programs this year. It's an amazing trip.

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Thank you +Robin Cohen I look forward to meeting you around Google+
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"I wrote more times this is (now “was") a wonderful mentorship program. Nothing changed…this is a wonderful mentorship program!!! I want to say a huge thank you to +Alex Lapidus and +Heiko Mahr - two wonderful mentors!!!! Thanks to them I have learned many new things.... and I have that winner feeling….now is the right time for: 'We are the champions, my friends; And we'll keep on fighting till the end...'" -- +Michal Vörös 

Thank you, Michal, for sharing your thoughts and work from your time in the Beyond the Blur mentorship with +Heiko Mahr  and +Alex Lapidus!

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For anyone who has read this far, consider mentoring someone else here (or more) ... some people don't even know where to start with their cameras and you could be the change they need in their lives. Even the smallest bit of knowledge can be passed on and you can create your mentorship in many different ways. Imagine the feeling of taking someone to their next level, paying forward the knowledge you've received and watching someone blossom with enthusiasm and accomplishment!
 
Hi my dear friends. This is my Final Plus Post - Beyond the Blur. First, few words about these photos. My goal was to create the equivalent of Rorschach’s test in photography (when you have to say what you see on the picture)... so if you see here a family who has a picnic on the beach then everything is OK, but if not…….hmmm :PP (just kidding).
Seriously: I love this kind of art, paintings, photos etc. because for somebody it is just a mess, for somebody an art… I love the fact that it evokes different feelings…. this “ambiguity, ambivalence”. For me it is very often about the feeling…. I felt an inner peace…what is the key for me….
I wrote more times this is (now “was") a wonderful mentorship program. Nothing changed…this is a wonderful mentorship program!!! I want to say a huge thank you to +Alex Lapidus and +Heiko Mahr  - two wonderful mentors!!!! Thanks to them I have learned many new things.... and I have that winner feeling….now is the right time for: "We are the champions, my friends; And we'll keep on fighting till the end; We are the champions, we are the champions; No time for losers 'cause we are the champions; Of the world….” Cheers 🍾 :))
Here are my best "creations": https://goo.gl/photos/yiguWmUJKZroCNev8
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+Mary Wardell Thank you so much Mary :)) Happy Sunday....and We are the champions... :))
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A new mentorship for the new year!
The "Colours, Shapes, Lines and Textures" mentorship is ready for sign-ups! To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RogerChessell/posts/GEEvC6HruM6?sfc=true

(your application will not be seen at any reshares!)
 
The Colours, Shapes, Lines and Textures mentorship is ready for sign-ups!

In this new mentorship, I want to help you explore how Colours Shapes, Lines and Textures, as they all play a vital role in how we create powerful images that are engaging to the viewer to tell great visual stories. We will be looking at these one by one and also together to help you understand how they can help elevate your images from nice pictures to something that is just “that much more special”. I know from experience this will be a fun, educational and sometimes challenging way to improve your photography while being in a private group of like minded friends.

I will be taking on a group for an 8 weeks on-line mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!

About me

Am I a world renown photographer? No most definitely not as I too continue along the path of learning, trying out different ways of combining things to get a great photo.

So why have I put together this mentorship, well it’s about passing on the lessons I have learnt, to encourage you to put things together in a way that works for you, to help you find those explanations of why certain things go together.

I have learnt some great stuff along my path of enlightenment by participating in G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, with Mary Presson Roberts, Lauri Novak and Shari Miller. I have spent a period of time in the Arcanum under 2 Masters, Bob Young and Ron Clifford, learning different skills whilst being encouraged by fellow apprentices in the communities working alongside me, and qualified at level 40.

I am a qualified Adult Education Trainer of some 15 years. For over 30 years I have dabbled in photography taking snapshots, running my own darkroom (many years ago) before I retired and took up digital photography as my main hobby, to learn what goes into making a great photo.

This mentorship is aimed at the new photographer, you will already be experiencing the mind-blowing fact that it is not just about pointing a camera and pressing the shutter button to achieve a tremendous photo.

You read about useful software like Lightroom and Photoshop, but this mentorship doesn’t cover these but I will help you to understand how to get some of the basics right first.

Selection process

Selections will begin on 15th January 2017 for the mentorship beginning on 6th February 2017 and end on 10th April 2017


These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– an absolute minimum of three days between Public posts; more increases your chances of being selected. (The class itself will be private to the group selected except for the option of a public display album of your best work at the end.)

• You must be interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.

• You have few previous studies in this subject, since this program is designed for those who have not had the opportunity or advantage to add this skill set to their knowledge base.

• You have the time available to participate in this workshop.

To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RogerChessell/posts/GEEvC6HruM6?sfc=true

(your application will not be seen at any reshares) and answer the following questions in your comment:

1) Photography skill level
2) Photo editing software used most
3) Favorite three subjects to photograph
4) Aspirations within photography
5) Current job or profession
6) Previous art studies
7) Amount of time you have available for participation

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Intermediate hobby photographer
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CS3
3) Trees, landscapes, waterfalls
4) To sell prints of my work
5) Full-time grocery store clerk
6) I have no previous art studies
7) I do have a job and two kids, but I will make the time for this

The G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is run by program directors +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford +Alex Lapidus

Helpers

+Angela Migliore +Bob Young +Bretta Elmore +Jennifer Walton +Lauri Novak +Mary Presson Roberts +Steffan Correll +Kitten KaboodleInc

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"Beyond The Blur Is definitely a life changing thing... because if i am not in it.. then i never be able to know about different Arts.. Paintings.. eras.." -- +Guru Dutt 

Thank you, Guru Dutt, for sharing your thoughts and work from your time in the Beyond the Blur mentorship with +Heiko Mahr and +Alex Lapidus!

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For anyone who has read this far, consider mentoring someone else here (or more) ... some people don't even know where to start with their cameras and you could be the change they need in their lives. Even the smallest bit of knowledge can be passed on and you can create your mentorship in many different ways. Imagine the feeling of taking someone to their next level, paying forward the knowledge you've received and watching someone blossom with enthusiasm and accomplishment!
 
Beyond The Blur Week- graduation Post of mentorship program

Till week 1st and 2nd i was upspeed on the mentorship then due to studies and other thing i become turtle.. slow.. and the graduation post and other few week posts i posted today instant because i lag behind because of my academics studies and just got time today to post all things.. It's not my 1st mentorship with my Master in photography +Alex Lapidus and 1st thing is 1st if you are learn some thing with Master Alex... time not matter at all.. it's you learn in most relaxed way... no dead line or anything... he always there for you... no matter what... always guide you anyway he can... and for me he is true master and best friend for me... and also Master +Heiko Mahr and master +Linda Villers all three so frank and so much encouraging.. and share all his and her expertise to give everyone a well cheerful and awesome environment in mentorship...

Beyond The Blur Is definitely a life changing thing... because if i am not in it.. then i never be able to know about different Arts.. Paintings.. eras..

* The incredible and awesome thing is viewing the incredible work of my dear Blurish frnds in the Beyond The Blur every one came up with incredible masterpieces for the assignment..

* Tons of thanks to +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers  Keeping the awesome work GO...

Never Miss awesome chance to enter In +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers ... check the page you may find some new mentorship program and apply for it... i may say it's Super Helpful... you will be learn super cool things... and more over it's a omg awesome type experience you will get...

#PlusPost #gurudutt #colors #blur #Bluragraphy #unsharp #colorful #photography #photographer #BluR-a-GraphY
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Great album and great blurring with you +Guru Dutt!
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"Not only have we as a group pushed our own boundaries and learned a huge amount about photography but we have explored art history in a way that has made it a joy." -- +Jo Houlbrook 

Thank you, Jo, for sharing your thoughts and work from your time in the Beyond the Blur mentorship with +Heiko Mahr and +Alex Lapidus!

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For anyone who has read this far, consider mentoring someone else here (or more) ... some people don't even know where to start with their cameras and you could be the change they need in their lives. Even the smallest bit of knowledge can be passed on and you can create your mentorship in many different ways. Imagine the feeling of taking someone to their next level, paying forward the knowledge you've received and watching someone blossom with enthusiasm and accomplishment!
 
Final Pus Post ~ Beyond the Blur +Alex Lapidus +Heiko Mahr +Linda Villers +G+ Mentorship for photographers

I am struggling to put into words the gratitude that I feel towards the Alex, Heiko and Linda for the time and effort they put in to produce a such an amazing mentorship. Not only have we as a group pushed our own boundaries and learned a huge amount about photography but we have explored art history in a way that has made it a joy. Each new week our eyes were opened to different genres, some that you'd think nah that ain't for me and then you'd start researching and be absolutely hooked. I/ we have been encouraged along the way by Alex and Heiko but also by the other mentees whose support is also invaluable. I honestly feel blessed to have been a part of this wonderful group and can not thank you all enough. I feel sad that its all over but I know that after our rowdy start in art we'll all be coming back here again and again to explore, here's to the rest of the journey!
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Cheers +Sandra Nesbit likewise!
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"There is nothing more enjoyable to me then photographing flowers and then to combine it with a mentorship titled ‘Photographing Flowers’, delectable. A whole eight weeks dedicated to photographing nothing but flowers. " +Jennifer Walton 

Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing your thoughts and work from your time in +Padma's World's "Photographing Flowers" mentorship!

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For anyone who has read this far, consider mentoring someone else here (or more) ... some people don't even know where to start with their cameras and you could be the change they need in their lives. Even the smallest bit of knowledge can be passed on and you can create your mentorship in many different ways. Imagine the feeling of taking someone to their next level, paying forward the knowledge you've received and watching someone blossom with enthusiasm and accomplishment!
 
Photographing Flowers Mentorship Final Album

+G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers +Padma's World 

There is nothing more enjoyable to me then photographing flowers and then to combine it with a mentorship titled ‘Photographing Flowers’, delectable. A whole eight weeks dedicated to photographing nothing but flowers.
Week 1 had us taking a rose and photographing it 15 different ways and then editing it 5 different ways…Week 2 we had to slow down and really look at the subject, to be the observer and to show how a non-photographer normally would not see…Week 3 we took two images, each with different DOF backgrounds, and combined them together…Week 4 had us marrying a flower to a poem…Week 5 was all about achieving bokeh in your image…Week 6 was flowers and rain…Week 7 double exposure…and Week 8 flower translucency.
Thank you Padma for your time and dedication to this wonderful mentorship. The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers  is the perfect place to push your photography and yourself. It is possible because of +Ron Clifford +Alex Lapidus and +Robin Griggs Wood's time and commitment to a safe and encouraging community learning platform.
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+Carmen Mandich thank you so much. Wishing you a safe and healthy New Year. 
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"I have learned so many valuable lessons from the men that gave countless hours to put this mentorship together and then spent countless more commenting and encouraging all who were a part of this awesome 8 weeks." -- +Cathy Custer Donohoue 

Thank you, Cathy, for sharing your thoughts and work from your time in the Beyond the Blur mentorship with +Heiko Mahr and +Alex Lapidus!

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For anyone who has read this far, consider mentoring someone else here (or more) ... some people don't even know where to start with their cameras and you could be the change they need in their lives. Even the smallest bit of knowledge can be passed on and you can create your mentorship in many different ways. Imagine the feeling of taking someone to their next level, paying forward the knowledge you've received and watching someone blossom with enthusiasm and accomplishment!
 
This is my Graduation Album from
Beyond the Blur with +Heiko Mahr and +Alex Lapidus
made possible by the
+G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers

You have no idea how sad it makes me to post this album. I have learned so many valuable lessons from the men that gave countless hours to put this mentorship together and then spent countless more commenting and encouraging all who were a part of this awesome 8 weeks.

My fellow Mentees taught me so very much also as we would each present an artist and then echo their styles. What I shared here is a nod to Van Gogh, Klee, some Pointilism and on into Modern Art.

The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers has taken me on such a journey this year of learning and creating and confidence building. If you have the opportunity to sign up to be a part of this awesome program jump in with both feet. 
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+Robin Cohen I bee into Love long time 
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Passing along the gift of knowledge and experience.
Introduction


Teaching is the best way to learn.

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Welcome to the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, organized and run by the program directors, Robin Griggs Wood, Ron Clifford, Alex Lapidus and founded by Randy J. Braun.

The G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is an on-line, mini-mentorship program that gives emerging amateur photographers the opportunity to reach out to working professionals, gaining both technical, artistic expression or career advice in a friendly forum. 

The mentorships are free to active, interactive members of the Google+ community and are based on a selection process at the discretion of the individual mentors volunteering their time. Add, and stay tuned to, the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers Page, as well as the profiles of Robin Griggs Wood, Ron Clifford and Alex Lapidus to watch for periodic sign-up posts. 

The qualifications for prospective mentees are that you are active here on G+, with not more than three [3] days between Public posts, and that you are interactive with the community, thanking people who comment on your own posts and getting out of your own stream and plussing and commenting on the works of others. This ensures that you will be actively involved in any mentorship once chosen. (Read more tips here: Hints on how to be selected for one of the mentorship programs here at G+)

The sign-ups fill pretty quickly once posted, so do keep an eye out. You increase your chances of being selected with high activity here and high interactivity. (Read this tip here: How do be notified of the next available mentorship)

More Professional Photographers are needed to mentor! To become a mentor or to discuss what is possible for your mentorship here, please contact Robin Griggs WoodRon Clifford or Alex Lapidus

Basic Outlines For Types of Mentorships:

These are simply suggestions and can be added to or modified to help you create a vibrant program that suites your specific area of study or style. Feel free to ask questions about anything in regard to the program, getting started and running a successful program.

Below you will find brief outlines for the different types of mentorships:      

STANDARD: technical; 1 mentor; 4-6 "mentees" (small); 15-20 (large); 8 weeks duration; covers the BEGINNING or INTERMEDIATE technical usage of the camera.

TEAM: technical or artistic; 2 mentors; 4-12 "mentees" (small); 30-50 (large); 2-8 weeks duration; covers material in accordance with the mentors' specific areas of expertise, where the strengths of each mentor balance and complement each other

ONE-ON-ONE: technical or artistic; 1 mentor; 1 "mentee"; indefinite, but definable, duration; covers whatever the mentor would like to pass on to another

GUEST: technical and/or artistic; up to 8 different mentors, one mentor per week; 4-12 mentees (small); 30-50 (large); up to 8 weeks duration, relative to the number of "guest" mentors available; covers material in accordance with the mentors' specific areas of expertise, can be themed (mentors are chosen based on correlative areas of expertise) or non-themed (each mentor chooses what they want to teach)

SPECIALIZED: a program that will, for various reasons, take longer or require special circumstances to complete.  A great example is Darryl Van Gaal's Astrophotography Program. Other examples might be underwater photography, travel photography, shooting in winter, desert, or rain forest. Duration may last a few months because of proximity, travel or season.


As a mentor, you have the following options as to the duration of your mentorship:

A Regular term, topical program, in a workshop type environment with a specific focus. This is much like that which has already been introduced by other mentors. This will likely be the most popular style of program and will include regular assignments and check-in times.  Each session or week will build on the other and work toward improving a specific area of study. Creative vision, building a cohesive series, landscapes, macro expressions, night photography, portraits with natural light, etc. Duration will be from 6 to 12 weeks and have weekly check-ins, working albums for the group members and can include hangout sessions, if you choose.

A Short term, subject specific, program addressing an individual topic in photography. This is ideal for teaching a particular technique or a concept, such as the relationship between f-stop, shutter speed and ISO, how perspective influences perception, HDRI, the use of plug-ins for increasing creativity along the lines of an artistic vision, etc. Duration can be from 1 to 4 sessions (weeks) and can be extended, if there is enough interest for the Mentor to add more content.

Another option for mentoring is live post-processing hangout workshops: These can be included as a portion of the regular mentorships or as a stand-alone program to encourage post-processing as an integral part of the creative vision. This will require a certain level of confidence and experience using specific programs. This is already incorporated, as a one-on-one and in small groups, in some programs. Examples for this would be: Lightroom workflow Import to upload; cleaning up images in post; portrait retouching techniques; plug-ins; etc. The list is long for the experienced post-processing mentor.  It is advised that you avoid going too in-depth in this since it is a valuable revenue stream for experienced teachers.


These are general outlines, but your mentorship can be anything you want it to be! We are also creating mentorship templates for those individuals who want to help mentor others, but need more guidance on how to create a mentorship.

More Professional Photographers are needed to mentor! To become a mentor or to discuss what is possible for your mentorship here, please contact Robin Griggs WoodRon Clifford or Alex Lapidus.

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Contact here at G+: Robin Griggs Wood Ron Clifford Alex Lapidus [links in the Story and Links sections above]