Firstly, I would like to thank all the applicants for taking the time and making the effort to apply. We were inundated with applications, particularly in the 25’s and over category. The voting was close in both age groups and the members of 20c conveyed what a difficult task it was, considering the standard and diversity of the applicants.
The winners will receive a half day personalised mentoring session with one of the members of 20Collective of their choice.
Additionally, the winners will receive a half day consultancy with me. The consultancy will cover: setting up a wedding photography website, SEO, Social Media & Link Building and will finish with a pint in the pub!
Under 25’s – 20Collective Mentoring Scholarship 2015 Winner
“I am absolutely delighted to accept the offer from 20 Collective to work with them in their mentoring scholarship! I feel so privileged that they would even consider me, let alone choose me, as the winner of this competition, and I want to offer them such a heartfelt thank you for this amazing opportunity. Someone really should have recorded my reaction when I found out- shocked and ecstatic are the words that come to mind!
I am really looking forward to working with these amazing photographers and learning from their skills and experience to improve my business. I really want to use this opportunity to make my photography and business the best they can possibly be.
This experience for me will be all about giving better photographs to my clients, with particular focus on using light in the best way possible and learning the art of capturing heart stopping moments. I want to learn more about composition and how to use this to create timeless moments that accurately tell the story of each wedding day. I also really want to work on my portrait photography so I can give couples absolutely beautiful photographs of just the two of them.
Again, I want to thank 20 Collective for this opportunity. I can’t express how much I’m looking forward to this and I feel so honoured to have been chosen.
My choice of photographer for my mentoring session is Rik Pennington” – James Richard Ajebon
25’s and Over – 20Collective Mentoring Scholarship 2015 Winner
“Wow! What can I say?! I’m over the moon to hear I’ve been chosen for the mentoring scholarship, the news is still sinking in! A huge thank you to everyone involved, I am so incredibly grateful for this opportunity.
It’s been a really difficult decision to choose who to have my mentoring session with, every single member of the Collective is amazingly talented and I know I would gain so much out of working with any of them. After much deliberation though I would love to spend time with Dom and Liam from York Place Studios. I can’t wait to find out more about their creative use of available light and how their love of street photography inspires their wedding work. Their experience in the industry is second to none and I’m really looking forward to sitting down with them and learning how to build upon and improve my business.” – Hannah Dornford-May
The mentoring scholarship for 2016 will be re-launching at the end of January.
Thanks once again to all who took part and a big congratulations to the winners!