Hello! Welcome to the Four Steps to Winning Photography course! Thank you for choosing to embark on this unique course with me. It’s designed for one outcome, and only one outcome: to help you become a better photographer, so you are more satisfied with your photography.
Unlike almost every other photography course in the universe, or at least on this planet’s Internet, I’m not going to shower you with technicalities of photography. I won’t fill your head with more photo-tips and tricks, or ‘essential’ short-cuts.
There’s a place for that and you’ll find it at the hundreds of photography workshops that take place every week around the world and with numerous online courses.
If you know just a little bit about photography and are keen to make significant progress, you’re in the right place.
I will take you on a journey that empowers the technical skills you have to join forces with your inner creative spirit.
I want to take you a different journey from everyone else because I believe that photo-technique is less than half the story of improving your photography to the point you can win with your pictures. I want to redress the pro-technology balance a little, to bring out the inner game of photography.
First, I want to take a moment to explain why I do this at all. Why it is that I truly care about a really good outcome for you.
Helping your photography matters to me because I believe that the love of photography that you have, and which I share, is one of the forces that helps make the world a better place. This is because photography opens our eyes to appreciate the world – the beauty of other people, gorgeous landscapes, the life of this wonderful planet. Photography makes us more aware. And awareness is an essential step towards loving, appreciating, valuing and respect. These in turn leads to us caring and preserving what we value.
So, let’s get to it!
Remember you can work at your own pace, in your own time. You’re not racing against anyone. Give yourself time to work at the exercises to get the most out of them. Many don’t make immediate, dramatic differences – it’s all step-wise, subtle and gradual. Learn to feel soft differences and changes within yourself. Soft and quiet are the changes that will last and develop within you.
If you find there’s something you really don’t like, it’s worth looking at the reasons for the reaction. It may be telling you something. Dislike is not always because it’s not right for you, but because it demands more work and more effort than you’re willing to give.
Take your time to look into why that could be. You may find that a strong resistance to a change or reluctance to accept a suggestion actually pin-points exactly one of the things holding you back.