I remember my work experience week from a couple of years ago – or was that decades? Bahahaha, anyway it was shocking and I didn’t eat bacon for 10 years afterwards. Damn you Dandy!
When I was approached by Sabrina and Emily for work experience this year, I decided it was time to give a little back to the next generation of professionals (and hopefully not turn them off the business of photography!). We had a week of fun, frustration, education and the unexpected bonus of learning more about myself and my business as a direct result of being in a mentoring role.
For many of the people outside of my industry, photography is as easy as picking up a camera and pushing the shutter button. I’m quite sure Sabrina and Emily thought that too. What you don’t see are the BTS’s (behind the scenes).
The girls had a week of data-entry, networking, marketing strategy, location scouting, local business research, social media scheduling, website updates and, oh yeah, on the last day we took some photographs.
We didn’t even cover….
- How to get your subject to relax in front of a camera
- How to determine the correct Exposure
- The correct way to Compose a Photograph
- How to Light the face
- How to pose your subject
- Looking at the details
…and so much more.
Planning for this week was tricky and it’s certainly made me face some of my own short-comings and procrastinating tendancies – did someone say EOFY book work? But, it has also reinforced the personable professionalism I’m known for. I love doing what I do and wouldn’t change it for the world. Now there are two more young women looking to begin an exciting career doing what they love to do too. Hopefully, they have a better understanding of the long road ahead of them and they rise up to meet it.
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