Peer Mentor Critique Dec 2017

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/13/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Art Association of Jackson Hole

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Peer Mentors,

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and can now begin your dieting … or wait until after New Years 🙂
December is a busy month for all of us with shopping and partying and having time to be with family.  That makes December a tough month for our Peer Mentor Program to squeeze in a photo shoot and a critique meeting.  But given that we have more than 20 peer mentors now I am confident we can get a group together for the Saturday December 9th photo shoot and the Wednesday December 13th peer mentor critique meeting.
I will be leaving to visit my family in the Midwest tomorrow and won’t return until just before the photo shoot so I am going to leave it to you-all to set up the place/time for the photo shoot.  I would really appreciate it if the group replied to all and decided on a place for the photo shoot.  I assume there will be plenty of snow in the Jackson Hole by 12/9 so talk together about a nice place for a photo shoot and keep the conversation going in the next two weeks.
I mentioned last meeting that I think it is time for us to talk about how we have improved as photographers.  I would like to suggest that we have IMPROVEMENT as our theme for our Wednesday December 13th meeting.  We can start the meeting with a discussion about what have been the most important factors in our improvement.  And for homework I would like you to go back a year or two and look at your past photo images to see what you have improved upon over a year or two years since you got involved in the peer mentor program.  As your homework (and this will be difficult) I would like you to choose a pair of photographs (one from the last few months and one from a year or two ago) that shows how you have changed.  A really good example (but I suspect it will be difficult to find) is a pair of images from approximately the same place that show the most important change in your photography.  I know that is a challenge but I bet some of you can find a really good pair that will help all of us discuss what helps amateur photographers to improve their photographic skills and eye.
And please put Monday December 18th at 6:00 at the JH Real Estate Building on your calendar.  We will be having the Annual Teton PHotography Group Business meeting on that evening.  Lots of good ideas will be shared and we will look for your input.  The Peer Mentor Program has the most active members in the TPG and we really look forward to your input on what the future of the TPG should look like.
I really look forward to spending some quality time with all of you this December as we finish up a great year,