THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
© Eddie Soloway
The time-honored tradition of working one-on-one with a mentor to develop your skills and further your dreams and goals is held in high regard at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. We are acutely aware that a well-chosen mentor provides guidance, wisdom, support, counsel, perspective, expertise and coaching over a sustained period of time. The benefits of a working with a mentor can be substantial to life altering.
As photographers, it’s often challenging to find time in our busy lives to follow our passion and create new photographs. Picking up our camera and venturing out once a month or only when we travel is not enough for most photographers. We have found that a mentorship provides structure and brings a level of accountability for picture making on a regular basis.
Our Mentorship Program offers you the unique opportunity to expand your photographic knowledge and skills and refine your photographic voice by working one-on-one with a master photographer from anywhere in the world. In today’s technologically connected world, it’s easy work with a mentor long distance—all communications occur via phone or online.
Our mentors champion your work—guiding and supporting your dreams and aspirations as an amateur or professional photographer. Topics covered are wide ranging and arise from your individual needs and questions. Mentorships are often goal-oriented; it could lead to exhibiting in a gallery, getting published, building a stronger portfolio for graduate school, developing a business plan to start your photography career, or becoming a better photographer by refining your personal vision and style and. You and your mentor define the goals and then custom design your path to achieve them together.
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops has carefully chosen eight of our most popular instructors as mentors. These accomplished photographers are also skilled teachers, having proven over many years of teaching workshops for us to be exceptional communicators, emphatic educators and reliable people. Chose one to be your mentor:
Photography Mentorship Level One
This program includes eight sessions with your mentor spread over six-to-eight months. Each session consists of a 60-minute conversation (phone, Skype, iChat, etc.) with your mentor approximately every three weeks. These sessions may include assignment reviews, image critiques or technical help.
Photography Mentorship Level Two
This program includes 17 sessions with your mentor spread over 12-to-15 months. Each session consists of a 60-minute conversation (phone, Skype, iChat, etc.) with your mentor approximately every three weeks. These sessions may include assignment reviews, image critiques or technical help.
CHOOSING A PHOTOGRAPHY MENTORSHIP
© George DeWolfe
Making the decision to embark upon a mentorship to move your photography forward is a major decision. The first formal step is to speak with Reid Callanan, Director of Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. In addition to answering your questions, Reid will expect you to articulate your goals for a mentorship and have reviewed the mentor biography. Together, you and Reid will decide if you are ready for a mentorship and which mentor(s) would fulfill your goals. The next step is to write down your goals and share them in a conversation with your potential mentors. Once you have chosen a mentor and mutually agreed upon your goals, it’s time to register with The Workshops and start the program with your first session.
Call Reid Callanan, 505-983-1400, ext. 115, to discuss or call The Workshops, 505-983-1400, ext. 111, to register.