I can’t believe I forgot to tell you guys this! After a lot of thought I’ve decided to take on being a mentor. To be perfectly honest, I’ve received a lot of requests over the last few years for this kind of thing, and it always makes me giggle a little on the inside. I’ve just never been sure I had much to offer, I mean, there are experts for this sort of thing, and I am certainly no expert. Tons of people know way more about photography than I do. But I’m more than willing to share what I do know and what I’ve found works for me. I also haven’t had a lot of time to devote to this sort of thing because most of the time it’s done online and my online time is limited. But, the two fabulous girls I’m mentoring are local, which means in-person get togethers for hands on learning, and we all have kids. I usually try to get the kids out of the house for a few play dates a week anyway, so what could be more fun than getting together, letting the kids play and talking photography? I’m so excited about this opportunity and that I’ve found a way to do it that also works for my family. Watching them grow and learn is gonna be pretty darn cool too =)
We had our first mentoring session today and it was fun. We’ve started by having each of the girls host a day, I go in and am able to access their lighting conditions and where they normally photograph their children, the challenges they face and make some suggestions. Its fun to share ideas and then get to see what they come up with. We covered a lot today, can you guys tell I’m excited about this?
One image from today, how cute is Jack?? We were talking about shooting from different angles, specifically, getting down low. MC looked at me and said "so you basically want my face on the floor?" HeHe…yup…I’m a big believer in ‘Face on the Floor Photography’ 😉 I’ll forever call it that now!
I love the pics you take. I am always checking your site to get ideas on how to photograph my kids. My problem is lighting, most of my pics are at home and sometimes they look dark. any suggestions?
That’s is awesome. That would be so much fun. They will learn so much from you. Can’t wait to hear more how it’s going.
That is awesome, Lyndsay. You’re sharing your talent, but you’re doing it for yourself, too. I wish I were local! :o)
You’re awesome 🙂
I love it! That Jack is a cutie. I can’t wait to see some of MC’s photos!
It IS awesome! I had a great time yesterday and have already pulled out my camera this morning to try some new stuff, as per Lyndsay’s suggestions. I just need to wait for Jack to wake up 🙂
What a great idea! I wish I were local so I could join your mentoring/play group!
I don’t think I’ve commented on your blog before, but I’ve been meaning to. I enjoy your photography and appreciated all your comments and advice left on 2peas. Whenever I saw the signature with the cute cartoon, I knew it was worth reading. These ladies are lucky to have you for a mentor. You are a very talented woman. Thank you for sharing.
Yes, it is awesome and the pp are right we are lucky. I am so looking forward to our future meetings. I wish I had been on time and not out of commission with my back. Hopefully it will be better soon and I can practice that “face on the floor photography” with you and MC. 🙂