No matter your specialty, photographers have many shared experiences. We all remember getting our first cameras and where we were for that memorable photo. We’ve worried about whether or not our work mattered. At one point or another, we didn’t know anything about pushing back on contract terms, what photo editors were looking for or why one good portfolio review can really put things into perspective.
So how can you learn from those who’ve been down this path before you? At PhotoShelter, countless photographers have told us they wouldn’t be where they are in their careers without mentorship.
Mentorship is an investment in yourself and the entire photography industry. It’s an opportunity to network, learn new skills and get one-on-one advice or help. It’s an opportunity to reinforce your talents and push through imposter syndrome.
But is mentorship really as valuable as everyone says it is? Who can be a mentor and who can be mentored? How do you find one? Our latest guide, Photography Mentorship: Why You Need it and Why it Helps Everyone, explores just that.
Inside, you’ll find:
- Firsthand accounts from photographers about the meaningful mentors and mentees that helped them professionally
- Ideas for how to structure and make the most of your next mentorship opportunity
- Case studies from members of PhotoShelter’s first-ever mentorship program (March 2021 class)
- Why a mentorship relationship doesn’t just benefit the mentee
Get your free copy of Photography Mentorship: Why You Need it and Why it Helps Everyone today.