We've been talking about starting up that Mentor Program thing, and I've finally got my idea up and running. Here are the guidelines:
# The first cycle will start in January 2009
# You must commit to at least 3 months
# You can sign up as a mentor or a mentee for the 3 months and then switch after if you'd like
# You must meet with your partner at least once a month
, whether it's at a group session, or a self-organised shoot
# If the pair wishes to meet more often, then by all means, go for it!!
# Pairing will be based on favourite subjects to shoot (I will not pair a fashion photographer with a landscaper)
# A pair can agree to terminate the partnership during the time, but cannot sign up again to be a mentor/mentee until the next cycle begins
I am not requiring that you have attended a Meetup in the past, but I strongly recommend that you only sign up if you are currently active in this group and intend to truly commit to the program. If I hear from people that their partners have dropped off the face of the earth, I will not allow that person to sign up for the next 3 month mentor cycle.
If you are interested in this program, please hit reply to this email and fill out the following information. I will accept Mentor Program Applications until Sunday, December 7th. The pair assignments will be sent out December 9th, the same day as our next social event. The email address you provide will be shared with your partner.
Would you like to be a mentor or a mentee?
Favourite photographic subject:
Favourite shooting location:
What would you like to learn from your mentor, or what can you share with your mentee?
At the end of the first cycle (March), I will be asking mentor pairs for feedback before setting up the next cycle.
ReeseThe South Bay Photography Meetup Group