I had a great time coming back to Summit Sports Workshop as a mentor. I attended in 2012 as a student learning skills and concepts that gave me the confidence to call the photo editor at the local paper when I returned home.
Attending the workshop helped open that door, through which I was able to go on and become a regular free lancer for the newspaper. I wanted to come back to the Sports workshop because it felt like a safe place, a place where people love photography and want to improve their craft. It also gave me a chance to measure my growth, reconnect with faculty, get out of my comfort zone and renew my vision.
The best part of returning to the workshop were listening to faculty give critiques of the student images and seeing what the faculty presentations in the evenings. I love to see other photographers look at images and talk about what works or what doesn’t.
Jen Edney, Sports ’04 , Adventure ’08 ’11 & Nature ’06 ’13, also had some great things to say about her time with the mentorship:
To me, that time is priceless and one of the most important aspects of the workshop.This community has helped so much in my growth both as an individual and professional. I believe in paying it forward and giving back to the community, in this case, with my time and what I’ve learned over the years. Being a Summit Mentor is a great way to stay involved, to continue to inspire and be inspired by this amazing community.