Another Successful Beginners Course
Last week we had another successful Introduction to Photography Beginners course! This month’s we were at The Waters Edge in Ruislip. We held the course, had lunch and planned on practicing with a few little models around the Ruislip Lido. We had an intimate group this month, which I tend to think is a better experience overall. In the smaller groups, there is more attention to detail and the attendees can have a more personalized event. I enjoy seeing how one question will spark another and another, until it becomes more of a conversation. When people are engaged in the conversation, asking questions as they come up, the information is understood.
The main reason I love these smaller groups is that I understand how easy it is to feel lost in bigger groups. It’s easy to not ask the questions out of fear that you may look silly for not knowing. I understand what it is like to be that person. I know that feeling of not wanting to ask a question out of fear that people will judge you. In these smaller groups, I try to explain fully so that you have answers to all of your questions. It is extremely important to me that anyone taking this course understands the fundamentals of photography by the end of the day.
I am a planner by nature. I like to know how things operate and I like to have a plan laid out from beginning to end. However, there are things that are completely out of my control! Mother Nature likes to remind me of that from time to time. I was keeping an eye on the hourly weather report and the radar in the days leading up to course. (I wasn’t kidding, I really like to plan for everything) She teased me throughout the morning. The forecast called for rain late in the afternoon. I thought that we would be able to get through the day and dodge the rain but as we were finishing up the course the skies opened up and the rain came pouring down. I’m not just talking about a little British sprinkle. I’m talking a massive downpour that you wait for it to slow down before running though a parking lot to get to your car.
Well, we couldn’t very well go outside with the way the weather was acting up. So we all made a plan to get together on another day to have some one on one time where we could make real time adjustments and really dig in to everything we went over during the course. However, we had a great time walking around the park and learning how to adjust your settings in real time before the rain came!
I have one more one on one coming up this weekend and I cant wait to post those pictures as well! If you’re interested in our beginners course, get more information here!