Over the years of experience, and of course age, David has perfected his people watching skills to be able to spot a person going into overload from a mile off. He needs to. Teaching photography can, for some, be a daunting process. It’s not about being tech savvy either. You try teaching an "engineer" you be creative!
The key issue of getting the message across in a way that it can be used, is simplicity. Here at Forest of Dean & Wye Valley School of Photography, we take all of our experience and technique employed in our commercial photography business and distil it to the essence. Jargon free, we deliver it in a friendly, fun and simple form in the best way you learn and understand. We watch our clients for any sign that the tank is filling up. As soon as that gauge goes over three quarters, the likelihood is that we take longer to process new information and start to slow down learning.
We’ve just introduced a new one to one course style, the Continuous Personal Development Sessions. These are multiple sessions, spread over a period of time that might be a few days or a few months. They are multidisciplinary so that you can design a course that covers your whole workflow from capture to post production. We are not all naturally good at editing and so the sessions come complete with mini assignments and image editing and feedback sessions online, something which David himself has had to work on to perfect.
Pre-book as many hours as you think you’ll need to kick start the process and we’ll work with you to develop a training needs analysis. This analysis is personal to you and so the courses are ideal for total beginners as well as helping advanced photographers develop their own creative style This analysis will be the template for how we deliver the sessions to you and includes lots of opportunity for reflection and feedback.
Delivery one to one training in this way will help your motivation to improve, give you a structured learning process (whilst having fun!) and give you time to assimilate information and practice it before moving into the next lesson phase.
Hours are priced at £31.25/hour with a 10% discount on packages of 12 or more hours. Gift certificates are also available.
The lessons you teach yourself are always more powerful than those you get from others.
If you are not having fun, you are not learning properly.