It’s always nice when a student really goes ‘all-in’ to take on board the topics we’re working on and follows up on my advice really pro-actively. From a teaching point of view that’s the best reward..
Phil’s just completed my ‘Masterclass’ programme, and has become an outstanding photographer over the past 12 months. He’s just achieved a distinction from the RPS and just told me he’s ‘ready for round two’.. i.e. he wants to be the first person to re-enrol for another year of mentoring and I’ve had an invitation to ‘pull no punches’ this time round…
Crikey, there’s a challenge then!
I’m looking forward to meeting the good folks at the newly formed Letcombe Regis Camera Club this coming thursday (7th June), where I’ll be presenting my recent talk on getting out of your comfort zone and developing confidence in your own photography.
Last night I visited Cirencester Camera club for the first time to present a talk to their members. What a lovely group!
They made me feel very welcome and I had some very appreciative comments from several of the attendees. They’ve already asked if I’d go back and do another talk for them in the future, which I’d be very happy to do so I think we can call that a success :-)
Yesterday’s talk was based on my somewhat ‘maverick’ approach to photography, bucking the trend and deliberately not succumbing to the ‘typical camera club’ mentality. I spoke about the common excuses I hear all the time from students and how to get past them, how I go about shooting on location and dispelling the rumour that no, I really don’t just shoot naked ladies.
They have a raffle on their club nights and I offered a prize in the form of a half-day training session with me which was won by Katrina Ellor. Well done Katrina, I’m looking forward to it!
Here’s a little snap from their Facebook group. Please excuse the goon at the front, I didn’t realise they were going to post the pic, I just thought the chap was taking a snap!