Annual New Mexico Photo Art Show


Mentorship News

Mentorship classes are one of the many wonderful things offered by the Enchanted Lens Camera Club (ELCC).  Each month we present seminars which are free to all members.  The Mentorship Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the offices of Dekker/Peritch/Sabatini, 7601 Jefferson NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109.   Most of these classes are "come one come all".  Occasionally, however,  there might be a hands-on class that can only handle a limited number of people.  Those will be classes you will need to sign up for and a sign up sheet will be provided.  

Mentorship sessions are designed for everyone from beginner to experienced photographers.  We cover all sorts of topics.  While we do not provide in-depth instruction in various software products or camera techniques, it is our goal to widen your photographic experience.  We give you exposure to topics, and let you decide if you would like to delve further into them on your own.  In the past our topics have included such things as:

and many, many more topics!

Beyond the Tuesday sessions, on the last Thursday of the month (usually!) LeRoy Perea delights us with his Casual Critique where members can have their photos critiqued by him and members of the audience.  These are a treat not to be missed.

We hope to see you this year, both at club meetings and Mentorship sessions.  If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.  Be sure to check the club calendar for each month's offerings.

Maria Hanley                                                   Wendy Kappy                                                           
mhanley86@msn.com                                      wendykappyphotography@kappyworks.com          
Mentorship Committee Co-Chair                        Mentorship Committee Co-Chair                             

 

One-on-One Help

Some of our experienced members have offered to do one-on-one training with newer members.  Below is a list of those volunteers, their contact information, and the programs they can help with.  So go ahead and contact them and see what you can set up. 

Mentor

Contact Info

Program

Helen Johnson frog_lady_28@yahoo.com -Assistance with Photoshop, Nik Filters and Compositing Images
  • Individual or in small groups
  • Helen will help people in her home or yours

Bob Martin

ramelcc@yahoo.com

-Assistance with Photoshop Elements and Lightroom
  • Beginning and Advanced Users
  • Integrating and Interfacing between these programs
-Artistic and Technical Suggestions
-Bob will help people using the computer in his home

Jerry Goffe

jgoffe20@comcast.net
505-346-4220

-Workflow, including Photoshop & Breeze Browser Pro
  • Beginners through Amateur
-One-on-One help with newer photographers in the field.
-Understanding all four modes of exposing images
-Assistance with Canon Equipment

Judson Rhodes

judson@judsonr.com

-Lightroom through latest version
  • Understanding the Lightroom Import and Catalog functions
  • One on One learning at your computer
-Mentor to newer photographers.
-Familiar with Nikon DSLRs and Windows-based Computers
-Available for telephone consultation (407-547-5474).

Roland Penttila
 

macuser48@gmail.com
505-268-3942

 
-Lightroom - all versions
  • One on One LR learning at Roland’s home (please note he only has current version of LR), or at your home if not too far from the SE Heights
  • Can assist in all aspects of the program’s database and image manipulation features
  • Beginner and intermediate users 
-Nikon DSLR owners - can assist you in learning more about your cameras by explaining and showing information with your manual.
  • Can explain the practical field reasons for some of the button selections
-Assistance with off camera flash situations using wireless triggers, umbrellas and light stands for portraits or still life imaging.

Christopher Barber
CTB.photographer@gmail.com
505-750-7660
-Willing to mentor newer photographers.
-Can instruct in using human subjects for editorial and portrait photography
  • Studio and Open Air settings
  • (no nudes or boudoir)
-Advanced Amateur photographer (Nikon and Lightroom experience); portrait photography emphasis

Jeanne Schnoor
jeanne@nm-casa.com
505-328-6060
-Willing to help new users become familiar with shooting in fully manual mode
-Assist new users with the following:
  • How to properly clean a lens
  • How to care for your camera
  • How to properly change lenses
  • Provide a short list of “must have” items that are inexpensive but will protect your equipment
-Jeanne uses and is familiar with Canon equipment

Kenneth Ingham
ingham@i-pi.com
505-480-7621
-Specializes in cave and scientific photography and can assist with the following:
  • General lighting related issues
  • Technical planning and advice on how to improve photos in caves
  • Technical planning and advice on any place primary light is off-camera flash
  • Advice on how to improve photos of science and science in action
-Assistance with open source image software Gimp and Darktable
-Also can give assistance with Canon cameras
Christopher Smith armychris03@gmail.com -Assistance with learning how to use the functions of your camera
-Assistance with Lightroom 5 for beginners to intermediate levels
-Landscapes and Nightscapes
  • Willing to go out on photo shoots and help with processing images afterward
  • Can give advice via phone or email or text
Bob Weber creativepaths@me.com
505-918-1963
-Photoshop tutoring
  • One on one or small groups
  • Intermediate level and above
  • Asks that you have started layers and be curious about masking and other topics
-Advanced Photoshop Users
  • Welcomes the idea of exploring together what Photoshop can do
-Interested in art aspect of photography, including compositing and altering reality in a warped way - see http://www.flickr.com/photos/7614513@N02/10416992423/
Tye Hardison
tyesphotography@gmail.com
505-681-6245
 
Lightroom, Photoshop, Nik Filters
Beginning to Advanced techniques

 
Can assist with the following:
  • Camera Basics:  Exposure, White Balance, Lens selection
  • On and off -camera flash
  • Editing your photos on an iPad or Tablet using Snapseed
  • Shooting Events, candids, portraits
  • Matting and framing photos
 
Available during the day on most week days and weekends.