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mentoring...

May 22, 2014  •  2 Comments

I received an email last week, asking if I would consider mentoring a 13 year old girl for her junior high project.  She wants to be a photographer, and the assignment was to spend 10 hours with a "mentor".  Of course I said yes!

Claire came downtown to spend the afternoon with me at work.  My day job is software testing.  And an important lesson about being a professional photographer is that sometimes you need to have a day job.

I was able to bring Claire along to a paid photo shoot (a really fun 40th bday party at a great venue.)  I gave her my spare camera to take pics and she got some good shots!

I have so much fun with this kid!  She's smart & funny, and she's a camera nerd.  She's also got a great eye and I hope to feature some of her work on this website as she learns to edit her photos.

My final "lesson" was to show her that to be a good portrait photographer, you need to learn to be comfortable being photographed.

So I have these pink feather angel wings that I've been wanting to use in a photo shoot.  They are a little small, so they look funny on an adult.  I was asking some friends who are short/thin to pose, but then I met Claire, and those wings were meant for her!

 

Click here to see more Claire pics!


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