Mentor Program Member Participation

Goals:

To provide NVPS members an opportunity to receive individual or small group personalized training on:

  • How to use your cameras – camera controls
  • How to take better images – composition, lighting, subject, etc.
  • How to use of image processing software
  • How to prepare images for competition, printing and matting
  • And more

Mentoring Program Requirements:

  • Must be an NVPS member (paid your annual dues) to participate
  • Willingness to learn – experiment/do something different

Process:

  • Identify what you would like to learn from experienced NVPS members
  • Select one potential Mentor from the list of NVPS Mentors that identifies their expertise, availability, location, etc.
  • Each Mentor can only support a limited number of members
  • Contact the Mentor Coordinator, Chuck Campbell at ccampbell0102@gmail.com for your selected Mentor’s contact information.
  • Contact your selected Mentor and identify what you would like to accomplish
  • If the connection is successful, work with the Mentor to arrange for meeting dates and times
  • If the Mentor cannot support your request, choose another potential Mentor
  • Once a Mentor agrees to work with you, please inform the Mentor Program Coordinator, so we can update the database.
  • You may choose to use different Mentors throughout your participation in the Mentor Program, but please only work with one Mentor at a time
  • For example, you may work with one Mentor to improve your image composition, and then work with another Mentor on how to better use image processing software.
  • Let the Mentor Program Coordinator know you are ending your partnership with one Mentor and would like to select a different one.
  • When you no longer wish to participate in the program, please contact the Mentor Program Coordinator so that the Mentor can be made available for other members

Program Duration:

The Mentoring Program is an ongoing program that will be available through the NVPS year (September – May) and continue through the summer.
At the end of August, just before the start of the next NVPS year, all current Mentor/member partnerships will end – giving all NVPS members the opportunity to participate with Mentors starting in September.
Attached is the Mentor Handouts:

2018-19 NVPS Mentors Program Capabilities Sheet1