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The ins and outs of Mentoring - how can it help Photographers?

Zoe Whishaw, photographed by Emily Hancock

 

Mentoring can be so beneficial in progressing careers, working towards goals or getting a second opinion on work. But if you have never taken part in mentoring before you may not know if it is right for you or what to expect. So we have asked Zoe Whishaw to share some information about the mentoring experience to help clear up any questions you may have. Here, Zoe tells us about mentoring sessions, sharing how it works, what photographers can expect and how they can prepare for a meeting.

 

A Portrait of Zoe Whishaw. Zoe is positioned slightly to the left of the image, looking out of the frame towards the right. Zoe has short dark hair pushed behind her ears and is wearing glasses and a grey turtleneck jumper.

Playful Practice: Nikki Culley

Image: Nikki Culley - Magic Mushrooms

The importance of the arts in our everyday lives has become even more apparent after our time spent in lockdowns. In this new series of blog posts Redeye hears from photographers who take pictures for the joy of it, in particular looking at how photography can improve our wellbeing and be beneficial for our mental health. If you would like to submit your work to this series please get in touch at chat@redeye.org.uk

 

A still like image of two red-capped mushrooms laying down on a sage green background. There is also a small branch from a plant positioned behind them.

Playful Practice: Photo Mooch

The importance of the arts in our everyday lives has become even more apparent after our time spent in lockdowns. In this new series of blog posts Redeye wants to hear from photographers who take pictures for the joy of it, in particular looking at how photography can improve our wellbeing and be beneficial for our mental health. If you would like to submit your work to this series please get in touch at chat@redeye.org.uk

 

Photo shows Photo Mooch logo in the centre: The name Photo Mooch in white font encapsulated by a circle of a gradient of bright colours. To the side of this central circle logo is four other circles with text in saying, Learn, Connect, Explore, and Take Notice.

Work That Works: Sebah Chaudhry

XO, by Josh Adam Jones, Curated by Sebah Chaudhry for The Place I Call Home, Sharjah

 

When you are first starting out working in photography it can seem a daunting and sometimes unachieveable task to get to where you want to be. But it is possible. To offer some advice and inspiration we have spoken to experienced and established photography professionals, to find out how they managed to navigate the industry and hear their words of wisdom from lessons they have learnt along the way.

 

Image shows a photography exhibition in a gallery. There are images from 'XO' by Josh Adam Jones in white frames running along the wall, there is some text talking about the project on the left corner wall.

Playful Practice: Sally Robinson

The importance of the arts in our everyday lives has become even more apparent after our time spent in lockdowns. In this new series of blog posts Redeye wants to hear from photographers who take pictures for the joy of it, in particular looking at how photography can improve our wellbeing and be beneficial for our mental health. If you would like to submit your work to this series please get in touch at chat@redeye.org.uk.

 

On a table there are various food items made from peas on trays and in glass dishes. The table is covered with a blue table cloth and a hand reaches in to pick up one of the glass dishes with green pea puree on top of it.

Work That Works: Izabela Radwanska Zhang

When you are first starting out working in photography it can seem a daunting and sometimes unachieveable task to get to where you want to be. But it is possible. To offer some advice and inspiration we have spoken to experienced and established photography professionals, to find out how they managed to navigate the industry and hear their words of wisdom from lessons they have learnt along the way.

 

This week we hear from Izabela Radwanska Zhang, Editorial Director of 1854 Media and Editor of British Journal of Photography.

Five British Journal of Photography publications laid out on a table.

Snappy Valley: A year and a pandemic later!

Snappy Valley is a process-led community photography group that was formed in October 2019 in Todmorden, a West Yorkshire town in the North of England. The aim of the group was to engage the local community in a photography project with a view to develop participants’ individual creative practice as well as create a socially engaged and collaborative body of work.

Image shows a person stood in a landscape of beautiful rolling hills. They are standing at the top of a hill, covered head to toe in tin foil, which reflects the sun. The valley opens up behind them.

Playful Practice: Andrew Fitzgibbon

The importance of the arts in our everyday lives has become even more apparent after our time spent in lockdowns. In this new series of blog posts Redeye wants to hear from photographers who take pictures for the joy of it, in particular looking at how photography can improve our wellbeing and be beneficial for our mental health. If you would like to submit your work to this series please get in touch at chat@redeye.org.uk.

 

Image show a man stood outside an open-front small market shop, smoking a cigarette. We see the back of another man as he walks past the front of the shop, wearing a blue suit.

Work That Works! - Harry Rose

© Karabo Mooki

 

When you are first starting out working in photography it can seem a daunting and sometimes unachieveable task to get to where you want to be. But it is possible. To offer some advice and inspiration we have spoken to experienced and established photography professionals, to find out how they managed to navigate the industry and hear their words of wisdom from lessons they have learnt along the way.

Image shows a man wearing a black suit smiling with his head tilted towards the sky. He has the white collar turned up, gold grill on his bottom teeth, gold chains around his neck, hands holding onto the black suit jacket and his eyes closed. Blue sky is behind him.

Playful Practice: Cath Stanley

The importance of the arts in our everyday lives has become even more apparent after our time spent in lockdowns. In this new series of blog posts Redeye wants to hear from photographers who take pictures for the joy of it, in particular looking at how photography can improve our wellbeing and be beneficial for our mental health. If you would like to submit your work to this series please get in touch at chat@redeye.org.uk.

 

Image shows a Scottish landscape. A small stone cottage lies within some pine trees, a small dirt track leads up to it. Surrounding the cottage are the rugged Scottish mountains.
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