The Connection was created to connect artists all over the world as a way to rise up our community, succeed in business, and elevate art.

In the online world, there is an opportunity to connect to fellow photographers in Facebook groups and forums. What I’ve learned is that it’s important to connect to your local community as well. That is why we’ve started The Connection Chapters.

Leading a Connection Chapter is an opportunity to give back to your community, provide mentorship, and build lasting friendships. Trust me, when you’re in business by yourself for yourself, having “coworkers” is EVERYTHING.

We want to make sure you’re up for the job! Responsibilities and perks are listed below. If you’re interested in leading your local Connection Chapter, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page. We’d love to have you on our team!

Responsibilities of The Connection Chapter Leader

  • Serve as The Connection Chapter Leader for a term of six months. After six months, you have the option to renew or give your spot to someone else in your community, with our approval of course.

  • Organize and attend a minimum of TWO in person meet-ups in your area. These can range anywhere from editing hang-outs in a coffee shop to group shoot outs for headshots or to build portfolios. Your Instagram feed will thank you!

  • Be an administrator for your local Connection Chapter’s Facebook group. Your group will be attached to the Elena S Blair Photography Education group and will be monitored by our Community Manager, Gabby. It is your responsibility to let people join the group who meet the requirements of being in the Elena S Blair Photography Education community AND live within an hour or two of your town.

  • Treat everyone in your group with respect and kindness. We’re all here to learn and grow. It’s your job to provide a safe space for your community members and monitor the activity in your local Connection Chapter Facebook group.

Perks of the connection chapter leader

  • Opportunity to mentor. For those of you who enjoy learning through teaching others or are interested in getting into education, this is your chance to do so! You will gain valuable skills while giving back to your community.

  • Six months FREE membership to The Connection. That’s right, for the entirety of your term as a Connection Chapter Leader, you will have unlimited access to every single course, plus exclusive downloads and opportunities to connect with Elena.

If you’re ready to become your local Connection Chapter Leader, fill out the form below!

Name *
Address *
Don't worry, this will be kept 100% private. Your address is so we can know which area you'd like to be a leader for!
This could be your town, county, or the biggest city near you.
I have read and agree to the responsibilities of being a Connection Chapter leader listed above. *
I have read and agree to the perks of being a Connection Chapter leader listed above. *
I understand that being a Connection Chapter leader is a six month commitment. *
As a Connection Chapter Leader, I am willing to promote my local Connection Chapter on social media. *
We'd love for you to get the word out about your Connection Chapter! Don't forget to tag @elenasblair_photography and #ESBeducation so we can reshare!

Questions? Send us an email!

Email us at

Be sure to make the subject line “Connection Chapter” + your area so we don’t miss it!