After much thought, I designed and started delivering an online photography course in March 2020. The last year has shown me how important it is to invest in others. Sharing skills and knowledge is one of the most valuable things we can do, and if through this course, I could share and impart some of the knowledge that I have learnt as a photographer then that would be meaningful for me.
I am delivering this course using online teaching methods that draw upon my academic experience as a lecturer at universities both in the United Kingdom & Hong Kong and my experience of virtual learning environments/online teaching platforms. The first course cohort started in March 2020 and is full to capacity but I am now accepting applications for another intake that will start the course on August 1st 2020. Current students range in ability from beginners to professional photographers. I am happy to work with any level as this is a personally tailored course. This Online Photography Course is six months long and consists of the following:
- Six modules that blend theory with practice via online teaching videos every other week (bi weekly). Each video is around 15-20 minutes each
- Fortnightly photography skill tasks related to module material that participants submit 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 (lasts about one hour) to reflect on progress and other aspects of development
Here is part of a teaching video that I have filmed and is included in the course. These teaching videos are available for those on the course via a secure platform and can be watched by course participants at any time:
Application & Cost
If you want to apply for a place on this course then please complete the application form here
Next course start date: August 1st 2020 (Application deadline July 17th 2020)
Cost: HKD 925 per month (USD 120)
A major component of this Online Photography Course is a course project where students focus on a topic of their choice and develop this work throughout the course. The aim is to produce an exhibition of their images to be on display in the form an exhibition (online or physical). Here is a selection of images and project synopsis from a few of the first cohort of course participants.
No Take Two – Videos that show how I capture images during races and events