SFUPS 3M PROGRAM

MEMBERS MENTORING MEMBERS

3M: Members Mentoring Members – The program is simple. Members who are skilled or experienced at a particular underwater photography/videography technique, are encouraged to mentor someone looking to learn. Mentor-to-member meetings will be informal via phone, zoom, or in-person and last 30 to 45 minutes. I would like to give credit and thank our fellow SFUPS member Eleanor Hornberger for designing the logo.

Everyone remembers that person that got them started filming the beautiful underwater world. Well it’s time to pay it forward and give back. At each of our monthly meetings, we will have a raffle and pick a SFUPS member in attendance either via zoom or in-person. They will then be able to choose from the list of offerings that will start to be accumulated and posted on the SFUPS website.

Winners will have 3 months to redeem the educational offering they choose. To participate as a mentor, simply email the title of a topic you would like to offer to 3M@SFUPS.org. You don’t have to be a professional or expert by any means. Are YOU interested in helping mentor someone? Can you remember the person that got you started???

THE FOLLOWING MENTOR OFFERINGS HAVE BEEN GENEROUSLY DONATED

1. STROBES WITH TG CAMERAS

Whether one or two, I’ll help with positioning for macro, wide angle and snooting. Share what has worked for me and what hasn’t.
Donated by Daniel Prairie

2. OLYMPUS TG SERIES

Share settings and adjustments to get the most out of your TG camera. Offer tips that helped me to increase desirable images.
Donated by Daniel Prairie

3. SNOOTING 101

I will introduce the use of a snoot to produce dramatic eye-catching photographs. I will review optimal camera settings, strobe settings and snoot placement. This will be a beginner to intermediate level offering.
Donated by Chris Burmaster

4. MAKING MAGICAL MOVIES WITH iMOVIE

This basic presentation will cover how to make a short movie using Apple’s iMovie program. The student will learn how to insert transitions between clips, insert photos and video clips, add music, and also insert text.
Donated by Chris Burmaster

5. HOW TO SHOOT WIDE ANGLE INTO THE SUN

Donated by Jack Israel

6. POST PROCESSING IN LIGHTROOM AND PHOTOSHOP

Donated by Andy Deitsch

7. WIDE ANGLE BALANCE

Learn how to balance ambient and strobe lighting in your wide angle images.
Donated by Andy Deitsch

8. SHOOTING THROUGH SNELLS WINDOW

Donated by Andy Deitsch

9. IMPROVING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

I could help someone with creating social media content on these platforms: Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok. This skill could be used to help get more followers for their platforms and help boost their photography business if they have one.
Donated by Nikole Ordway

10. WIDE ANGLE DIVER/MODEL IMAGING

Learn how to create wide angle images with divers/models in the photos…topics would be: how to work/plan with you model before the dive and during, what type of shots are award winning or have the wow factor, getting creative with your model, and content creation with your photos. I could even set up a photo shoot with a skilled model so they can go practice.
Donated by Nikole Ordway