Choosing your photography mentor
In the latest Wednesday episode of The Fashion Photography Podcast
Karl Taylor and Virginia Y – made a short list with all the
crucial steps you need to take in order to find
the perfect photography mentor.
Here it is!
1. Have a look at your future mentor’s work.
Make sure they know what they are talking about.
That you respect their work and that their style is something you like and you think it looks professional.
2. Take a look at the way they talk.
Research for videos or lectures and make sure this person is your type of person.
So that you can feel connected to them and their work.
3. Make sure you like the way they present the information to you.
Talking about visuals – it’s always very important to be able to see and understand every detail of your educator’s materials.
4. Don’t look at their Following numbers.
Followers are not the best metric out there, because there are gorgeous educators, that can help you a lot, but they don’t have the popularity… yet.
5. Take a look at their history.
Observe their very first images and their latest ones, and see if they have any progress.
There will be a very big curve of building up.
If they are building up – they will be able to help you build up!
6. Make sure they are excited to teach you.
Passion and enthusiasm are extremely important to feel the energy and make you feel excited about the learning process.
7. Your mentor needs to know a bit more than just photography.
Nowadays we talk about business.
That’s why they must be able to help you a bit with the basics and point out the right direction for you.
They will probably also be able to tell you how to further educate yourself on topics outside of the photography filed, but they will also give you some solid beginner knowledge.