Mentoring Meetup at Lititz Fire & Ice

Note we have changed the time of this event to 1:00 pm for snow cleanup.  If the bad weather persists through the afternoon, we will let you know about the status of the event by 11:00 am on the day of the event in this space and via email.

If you cannot attend the event because of the time change or because of  the weather please alert your mentor.

PLEASE READ: YOU MUST SEND AN EMAIL TO ONE OF THE MENTORS LISTED BELOW AND GET A CONFIRMATION THAT THAT MENTOR HAS ROOM FOR YOU IN HIS/HER GROUP.

The following mentors have agreed to lead an excursion around downtown Lititz. They will be available to assist and answer any questions you might have about basic photography.

If you've ever wondered how to accomplish some kind of photography, now is your chance to ask - and work with the mentor.

Here's a current list of those mentors that have committed to work with you on February 15th:

Brian Evans - [masked] (All spots taken)

Benoit - [masked] (All spots taken)

Blake Ziegler - [masked] (All spots taken)

Mark Weinhold - [masked] (All spots taken)

John Flinchbaugh - [masked] (All spot taken)

To participate, you need to contact the mentor of your choice from the above list. He or she can only work with four "students" for the day. You must email a mentor listed above at their email address listed to the right of their name and get a confirmation that a specific mentor will work with you that day.

On Saturday morning, February 15th, at 10 AM, link up with the mentor you signed up with the location designated below. Then each group will go off in their own pursuit of the perfect picture.

If you need a reminder of how this program works, just check out the link below:

http://www.meetup.com/lancasterphotographers/pages/Mentoring_Program/

A tripod is highly recommended, for better quality pix and so that the mentor can see the same thing you are looking at through your viewfinder.

Meet us for a photowalk in Downtown Lititz at their annual Fire & Ice Festival!

Ice sculptures scattered around downtown and a chili cook off for charity are the main attractions and should provide plenty of photo opportunities.

Meetup Location

We'll gather at the Train Station at the front of Lititz Springs Park (Next to Wilbur Chocolate) before we set out on our walk. There's parking along Main Street and North Broad Street as well as in Lititz Springs Park itself. Blake is the point person for this event, so be sure to check in with him when you arrive.

Mentoring Photowalk

We'll stroll the streets of Lititz taking in the quaint shops and beautiful ice sculptures. For the gastronomically brave among us you can try out the various Chili's available for sampling at the cook-off (there is a price for entry in to the cook-off area at the high school a short distance away. Check the Fire & Ice web page for more info on that: http://www.lititzlion...)

Rally at the Bull's Head Public House

Tired and cold from shooting all that ice? Well get yourself a "winter warmer" at our rallying point for the afternoon. After you're done shooting head on over to the Bull's Head Public House at 14 East Main Street adjacent to the General Sutter Inn on the main square for a beverage and some photo chit-chat. The Bull's Head is modeled after a traditional English Pub and offers many a fine beverage and some great food as well.

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  • Larry f.

    I had a great time , people were great , and i learned alot. already telling everybody about the group

    February 16, 2014

  • Jack P.

    I thought that if I learned one knew thing it would be worth it. I learned four or five. Thanks Blake

    February 16, 2014

    • Blake Z.

      You're welcome Jack and thanks for your comment.

      February 16, 2014

  • Dave P.

    Thanks Brian for taking the time yesterday. I learned a lot, felt the creative energy kickstart and heading back out today.

    February 16, 2014

  • Ken B.

    It was a great time, Blake is very knowledgeable and a great teacher.

    February 16, 2014

  • Ira S

    Had a great time despite the miserable weather. Benoit did a wonderful job of mentoring. Enjoyed the ice sculptures and the good company.

    February 16, 2014

  • Larry f.

    The Mentoring Was excellent , i would refer this Group to anyone interested in Photography!!

    February 15, 2014

  • Sonia

    Great photos! I'm so sorry I missed this event.

    February 15, 2014

  • Julie L.

    John was very knowledgable and I learned a great deal!!!

    February 15, 2014

  • Kim

    This was a great learning opportunity! Thank you to Benoit and all the mentors who came out even on this cold & snowy afternoon.

    February 15, 2014

  • benoît

    Cold but Good :)

    February 15, 2014

  • Mike G.

    It seems like it's starting to slow down a bit here. I'm going to dig out and try to head toward Lititz. There's no way I'll be there by one o'clock though...

    February 15, 2014

  • Marcus

    I'll be there too!

    1 · February 15, 2014

    • benoît

      You want to ride together?

      February 15, 2014

  • Robert M.

    Sorry to say I am not going to be able to make it today. Good luck to those still participating.

    February 15, 2014

  • Blake Z.

    I will be there with my longjohns on.

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • benoît

    Hello everyone, Snow, wind or anything I'll be there to mentor :) See you soon.

    February 15, 2014

  • Nycole

    Sorry to report that my friend Michelle and I are going to cancel as well. Have a fun shoot.

    February 15, 2014

  • Nadine

    Hi Everyone.................... I am going cancel as well. I was looking forward to working with Brian R with my new macro lens...........I have to many back roads to travel. I am sorry to miss this one! I have been looking forward to it for the last month plus!!!!! Have fun and be safe.

    February 15, 2014

  • Sharon F.

    I am going to cancel for this meetup. The weather doesn't look any better this pm in the Harrisburg area. For those who go, have fun. Brian, thanks for all the updates on this one. John, you were my mentor, maybe next time.

    February 15, 2014

  • Larry f.

    Looks like some of you can't make it , i was wondering if i could have one of those mentoring spots that are vacant now

    February 14, 2014

    • Karen

      Actually, Larry, I may have misspoken. I see others who were signed up and now their mentors aren't. My spot is available but I want to defer to the mentors and organizers as to how to handle this.

      February 15, 2014

    • Blake Z.

      Larry, It looks like there will be room for you in Benoit's group.

      February 15, 2014

  • Tammie G.

    Due to the updated weather conditions I will not be attending the event today. It looks fabulous and I hope the ones that attend will get pictures to share.

    February 15, 2014

  • Stacy M.

    Hi. So sorry for the late notice but I will also not be able to attend due to weather and time change. I was scheduled to work with Brian B. and then Joel but neither are on the list above. Thanks, Stacy McEligot

    February 14, 2014

  • Sonia

    I apologize. With the time change I will not be available. My sitter is only available until mid afternoon. I was being mentored by Benoit.

    February 14, 2014

  • Theresa

    Hi. Looks like all mentor groups are full but I will be there (late) at 10:30. See you around Lititz!

    February 14, 2014

    • Blake Z.

      No problem Theresa. Sorry about filling up.

      February 14, 2014

    • Sonia

      With the time change, I cannot attend. Maybe Benoit could fit you in with him?

      February 14, 2014

  • Robert M.

    Hi All, I will take up the offer to tag along... mentorless. Just join the fun. Hope the weather is good.

    February 14, 2014

    • Blake Z.

      You're welcome.

      February 14, 2014

    • Debra

      I won't be able to attend. Perhaps you can take my mentored spot with Brian.

      February 14, 2014

  • Larry f.

    Can we come if all the mentors are full.
    or should i wait til the next event

    February 13, 2014

    • Blake Z.

      You certainly may join us without a mentor.

      February 13, 2014

  • Julie

    I'm still going but mentorless! I think I was too late with my emails. Still going to be fun!

    February 11, 2014

    • Blake Z.

      Julie - If you want you can join my group.

      February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will in john flinchbaugh's group

    February 11, 2014

  • John F.

    I think my group is at capacity, so you can mark me as full.

    February 11, 2014

    • Blake Z.

      John, It is done.

      February 11, 2014

  • John F.

    Ooh, I got added as a mentor! Yay. If you tried to contact me, please try again, since I know now to watch for your email.

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Mike G.

    I can't resist the opportunity to be mentored by Benoit! I'm in.

    December 30, 2013

    • Blake Z.

      Hello Sonia, Benoit has reported that you are confirmed in his group. You're good to go.

      January 13, 2014

    • Sonia

      Great! Thank you.

      January 13, 2014

  • greG

    I just signed up but I am not going to utilize a mentor. I just want to stalk everyone. :-)

    December 19, 2013

  • Jenn D.

    If I were to walk around on my own at the festival and meetup with everyone afterwards, would that be ok? I'd like to give others the opportunity for the mentoring part.

    December 18, 2013

    • Blake Z.

      Jenn, No sweat. Please go ahead.

      December 18, 2013

    • Jenn D.

      Awesome! Thanks!

      December 18, 2013

  • Blake Z.

    Hey All,

    I am available for Mentoring at the Lititz Fire & Ice Festival, Feb. 15th.

    Blake

    December 10, 2013

  • Linda K.

    Anyone of the mentors shoot with Nikon? Thanks

    December 5, 2013

    • Blake Z.

      Brian B. is a Nikon expert.

      1 · December 8, 2013

    • Linda K.

      thanks Blake!

      December 9, 2013

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