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07/09/2005 01:24:35 PM · #1
I would like to form a small group from within the ranks of DPC membership. Membership should be comprised of 5-6 "aspiring" photographers and 1 "pro". Note: by "pro" I really mean skill level, not career. The purpose of the group would be to develop aspiring photographers through mentorship and to teach mentorship/leadership to those already skilled in the art of photography.

The group members need not be located in the same area. DPC is a great forum for communication and if one group is successful (and others form), it would't be difficult for DPC to create specialized forums for inter-group communication.

All that is really required of anyone is a little interest in learning/mentoring, and a little time involved with each others' photography.

I should note, for the record, that I am not offering myself up as a "pro" - I am most certainly not one. I, like many others, am looking for inspired instruction from those I respect. If this idea goes anywhere, I will help lead the group from concept into reality, at which time I will turn it over to the "pro".

If this concept sounds interesting at all, please respond. I'd really like to take it beyond the drawing board and into reality. If you like the idea and want to participate, please say so. Once we have several people of a like mind together, we can get into the weeds regarding how the group will function and how we will take direction from our group leader.

NOTE: For those just checking in, this thread has nearly reached its conclusion, as many mentorship groups have already formed.
For more information on the groups, or joining as a mentor or student, click here.
Only a few slots are left in the groups. If you'd like to join one, please PM the mentor first. If he/she is comfortable with another student, then PM me as a courtesy so I can keep the master list updated on my profile page.

Message edited by author 2005-07-10 13:34:03.
07/09/2005 01:29:01 PM · #2
I'm down. Not sure if I am considered good enough to be one of the 5-6 aspiring photog's...but if you think I am, then I'm in. I always like to help when it's appreciated.
07/09/2005 01:29:41 PM · #3
Oh wait...this isn't one of those things where next you ask me to send in money to your 'fund' is it? haha j/k.
07/09/2005 01:30:13 PM · #4
I like this idea.
07/09/2005 01:33:11 PM · #5
Originally posted by deapee:

Oh wait...this isn't one of those things where next you ask me to send in money to your 'fund' is it? haha j/k.

I'll wait til I know you a little better to ask for your CC number ;-)
07/09/2005 01:33:25 PM · #6
Originally posted by cpanaioti:

I like this idea.

Me too.
07/09/2005 01:38:41 PM · #7
Already we're up to 4. This won't take long!!
07/09/2005 01:41:38 PM · #8
Isn't this basically what DPC is now?
07/09/2005 01:45:17 PM · #9
Originally posted by rex:

Isn't this basically what DPC is now?

I believe David is trying to form smaller, more intimate type groups within DPC - or outside of DPC, perhaps.
07/09/2005 01:46:36 PM · #10
Originally posted by kpriest:

Originally posted by rex:

Isn't this basically what DPC is now?

I believe David is trying to form smaller, more intimate type groups within DPC - or outside of DPC, perhaps.

Without a doubt. To some extent, rex is correct. DPC is already a great learning tool. I'm simply looking for something a little more personal - and I'd like to keep it inside DPC.
07/09/2005 01:47:31 PM · #11
I'm interested
07/09/2005 01:48:46 PM · #12
I am VERY interested! Teach me Teach me!
07/09/2005 01:52:43 PM · #13
I would be interested in something like this too.
07/09/2005 01:53:44 PM · #14
Isn't this pretty much what PaulMdx created PhotoFriends for?
07/09/2005 01:58:23 PM · #15
Perhaps so, but here's the problem:

I am already involved in 2 full-time webmaster projects, a blog, and a graphics-design website. If my online presence is similar to that of others, adding another site to the list is really more of a hassle than help.

I'd really like to keep this within the ranks of DPC. DPC already has sufficient tools for grading/commenting on others' work, and a sufficient user-base for several groups like the one I'm proposing.

Message edited by author 2005-07-09 14:00:15.
07/09/2005 02:08:34 PM · #16
I would be really interested in this. Sadly, not all of us have the time to take photography classes or workshops, or the money to pay for said things. And I feel like I've improved a lot since joining, but I still have a LONG way to go.

Sign me up!
07/09/2005 02:10:15 PM · #17
Great idea. Help me! teach me! (and love everyone!)
07/09/2005 02:15:14 PM · #18
Sounds like a good idea to me.
07/09/2005 02:18:56 PM · #19
We have 10 interested people, so far. I'm going to let this run a little longer, as 2 more people would be enough for 2 groups.

Laurie, David, and Colette, I don't know if your intention was to be student or mentor, but you're very good, in my opinion. Would you consider taking the position as mentor(s) for a time?

Message edited by author 2005-07-09 14:20:36.
07/09/2005 02:21:54 PM · #20
Sounds fun, If you need another body. :-)
07/09/2005 02:29:25 PM · #21
I`ll put my name down too; it may help me to pick up my camera again.

07/09/2005 02:29:38 PM · #22
I would be game. That was the reason I came here.
07/09/2005 02:29:40 PM · #23
I would be very interested in having a mentor.

07/09/2005 02:35:16 PM · #24
Sounds good to me also.
07/09/2005 02:37:03 PM · #25
Something to think about:

I think everyone who has responded, thus far, is hoping to be a student.

A few of you are quite good, and it should be noted that "good" is relative. You folks who are already pulling 6-7 in the challenge are probably suitable mentors for "the rest of us"!!

Some of you may want to consider being a mentor, to start. You may find it interesting and educational. Later, if this concept grows, someone YOU respect as a photographer may offer their services as mentor and the cycle can repeat itself.

Just food for thought.
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