After much thought, I designed and started delivering a photography mentoring course to a cohort of photographers who show potential in the photography craft. The last year has shown me how important it is to impart and share skills & qualities. Some might call this a legacy, but either way, investing in people is one of the most meaningful things we can do and if I could share and impart some of the skills, experience and knowledge that I have learnt as a photographer then that would be meaningful for me.
The course is six months long and consists of the following:
- 6 modules in total that blend theory with practice with online teaching videos every other week (bi weekly) lasting 30 minutes each
- Fortnightly photography skill tasks related to module material that participants submit to me for feedback.
- Working towards a final portfolio project that will be submitted at end of the course and be part of an exhibition to show your work.
- Monthly personal video call to reflect on progress and other aspects of development
I am delivering this course from where I live in the UK using online teaching methods by drawing upon my academic experience as a lecturer at universities both in the UK and Hong Kong and of virtual learning environments/online teaching platforms. The first cohort started in March 2020 and is full to capacity but I am now accepting applications for another intake that will start the course in June 2020. If you are interested in this course and want more details and/or want to sample view one of the teaching videos then let me know by sending me a message here
A major component of the online Photography Course that I am delivering is a course project where students focus on a topic of their choice and produce an exhibition of their images. The students are two months into a six course and the work produced so far is very encouraging with some thoughtful ideas and creativity being developed. These projects will be on display in the form an exhibition (online or physical) in August 2020. Here is a selection of images and project synopsis from the current cohort.