Hello, my son (age 12) has recently become interested in Analog Photography, he understand the basic concepts of photography but the cost of developing his film is getting expensive. I am looking for someone in the Dallas area of Oregon (or Salem/Monmouth) who would be willing to be a Photography Mentor for him and teach him how to work a Darkroom (and possibly help with Photography techniques also). I would like him to learn and experience this before I go through the expense of setting him up with his own darkroom. (His aspiration right now is to someday be a photographer for National Geographic or a freelancer).
I realize 12 may be a young age for this since but I would like to get him the experience so that even if he doesn't become a professional photographer he can at least do this as a hobby.
If you think you can help me please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com (please put APUG in the Subject line).