For those who are interested in developing or furthering their skills and interest in photography and editing:
Currently, I am launching a new series of workshops with Anita Chapman from Perfect Moments Photography called “Shooting for Success” These workshops are designed to give photographers a leg up in the business world and in their personal photographic journey. We go through things like choosing the right type of photography for you, fine tuning your style and improving your photographs, as well as figuring out what taxes to charge, when and how to go about choosing a pricing structure for your business, and how to avoid burnout. Stay tuned for more information!
The BC government has a grant available to employed and self-employed individuals who would like to upgrade their skills. The classes can be online or in person, so long as the employer (or self-employed person’s business) is located in BC, and the training is related in some way to the job the employee is doing or needs to do. For this grant, the employer pays the cost of training up front after being approved for the grant, and then two thirds of the cost will be paid back to the employer once training starts (a total of up to $10,000 per employee is available). Deadline for applications is the end of March 2016 and must be filled in by the employer or self-employed individual. Classes with me should be covered by this grant, as well as private lessons and coaching. This is a great opportunity to upgrade your skill set as a photographer for a third of the cost! More info here and here.
I teach digital editing classes with Omnilargess Services from time to time.
I also teach digital photography classes, on occasion, at the University of the Fraser Valley. An Intro class for beginners (6 hrs) which is geared more towards small compact cameras and those with little or no knowledge with SLR’s, a Digital Basics class (15 hrs) which is another beginner’s class that is very intensive, but designed for those with little or no camera knowledge who have digital SLR cameras (or at least manual capable compact cameras), and finally a Digital Photography class (30 hrs) that is essentially the same as my 15 hour course, but which includes a field trip, some colour theory, and a much slower pace which allows for more practice and interaction.
I am available for one-on-one or small group coaching sessions and camera lessons. Please inquire with specifics about your needs.