Someone be my mentor?

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  1. Kofman13

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    I recently got a new body and I'm really taking photography more seriously. I would Love for someone experienced who shoots nikon to take me under their wing and teach me! And just a disclaimer I am a starving musician and spent tons of money on my body an lens so pleAse no mentor who is just gonna tell me to get a certain lens right away or certain flash or lighting setup just yet.
     
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    My opinion is that people need to be able to teach themselves to a certain level before they ask for something like this. At that point you will have either given up because you really weren't all that interested in the first place, or will know enough to go directly to the person you need to mentor from because then you'll know who can teach you what you need/want to learn.

    My 2 cents.
     
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    Why someone who shoots Nikon?

    The camera matters not.
     
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    A "starving musician" who now aspires to be a starving photographer. Anyone else see the irony here?
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I don't get what ur saying. Well I'm not a starving musician really but I don't make a heck of alot of money. I meant I just spent alot on my camera. I do photography as a hobby and I make some money here and there in phrography. I just want to be led in the level and learn more. Given assignments etc
     
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    DennyCrane No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    you are your best teacher...
     
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    SoulfulRecover No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    best thing to do starting off is just look at photography. any and all. then start trying to emulate it and youll learn lots. Just gotta keep shooting. if you ever have question feel free to PM me any time and ill help you out the best i can :thumbup:
     
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    Basically what I want is someone to give me assignments then critique it and have me improve said shot again
     
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    i like this idea, anyone willing to do this for me as well? just give me assignments and then tell me what i need to improve
     

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