Allow us to introduce you to our 2011 summer Intern – Alana Whitener! She will be with us for 90 days this summer. Learning, assisting, lighting, posing, having fun and most importantly….. getting a few steps closer to her dream!
Tanja and I put a lot into our decision and we feel Alana is a perfect match for what we are trying to do. We want to take someone with basic photography skills and major passion, teach what we have spent thousands of dollars and most of our lives learning. We have been very fortunate to meet professional (and amazing!) photographers from all over the country. Photographers who have taken their time to answer questions, critique our work, help us with trouble areas and give us their support. I have spent time one on one with photographers that I’ve admired and been inspired by for years. This has been something we value… a lot! Now it’s time for that to come full circle. It’s our turn to help!
Our goal with this program is to give back to the photography community. Teach those who are young in their photography careers. Teach those that will carry the torch into the next generation. This Intern program is the beginning of our giving back.
Many people applied to become our Intern. We are flattered at how many applicants we had! We feel that says a lot about us. So, to everyone, thank you! Very much! Sadly, though, there can be only one at a time. The good news is the fact that we will continue this program into the future. Hopefully more than once a year! It will, however, happen every summer.
We are also entertaining a few more ideas and opportunities for everyone to benefit. We will continue to grow and learn which means we will always have new stuff to pass along. There will be more of that to come in the near future. See? Isn’t this exciting?
Alana will be given photo assignments on a regular basis to track her progress. All of these will be blogged as well so you can see too As techniques are taught we will provide her a model and the equipment and she gets to show off what she’s learned. Personally, I can wait for that! I can’t wait to see her progression.
So, Alana, welcome to the Frozen Image Photography family! We are incredibly excited to have you here and can’t wait to start this process and watch you grow! Be creative, be you, and have fun!
We look forward to exceeding your expectations!
If you’re not happy…..We’re not done!