Over the last 20 years I have attended photography courses and workshops. In the early days of my photographic journey, it was to learn the basics and practise. More recently it has been about meeting other photographers and seeing how they go about their craft. There is nothing like chatting to other photographers to get new perspectives, and make some photographically minded friends.
I have been on some truly fantastic courses, some mediocre, and a couple of frankly dreadful ones*. For the last couple of years I have been approached by friends to help them with their photography, some were struggling to get to grips with the more creative end of their hobby, whilst others were complete beginners trying to get started and out of auto.
Then one day, I made a passing comment to a couple of chums that I had some ideas for a course with content and an approach to photography I hadn’t seen anywhere else. They asked about the detail. I told them. They asked why I wasn’t doing it. I didn’t have an answer. They egged me on, and I have spent the last few months writing the content. On Friday it finally saw the light of day, in all its glory.
It is a classroom based course, seven months in duration, with a 3 hours workshop once a month, starting in January 2019. Aimed at beginners and novices, each month we take a look at a technical aspect of photography and build these skills up, so they can be applied in a creative way. It’s part lecture, part practical, with assignments to help delegates build up a series of photographs over the course they can be proud of.
I’m very excited about this course. I am passionate about photography and want to open that door to others who are just starting out. I really don’t mind what you want to photograph, landscape, portraits, sport, travel, nature, it is all good stuff as far as I am concerned. This course was designed from the ground up, so regardless of your own preferences for genre or style, you can take the principles and apply them with confidence.
So, if you are in the Hampshire, UK area, and fancy a monthly dose of photography with like-minded folks**, then take a look at the brand new, just out of the box, made with my blood, sweat and tears, Creative Photography for Beginners Course. I hope to see you there.
*At some point I will tell you about the incident of the photography trainer, the pint of lager, and a packet of cheesy Wotsits. Not today though.
** There will also be bacon butties and a nice cup of tea