Nov 28 2015
Give a man a fish…
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that I’m getting into wildlife photography. Well, not exactly, although I shot a few rather handsome seals this weekend on the North Sea coastline of Lincolnshire.
No, I’m thinking of the old adage ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime’ because it reminds me of what I try to offer on my training courses. In other words, there is a big difference between teaching people to take a photograph (as so many courses out there do) and teaching them to be photographers.
My training courses don’t provide a photography-by-numbers service: what lens to use, the perfect location, the optimum lighting rig for that single shot. This formulaic approach is too restrictive; it won’t help you to develop expertise, encourage originality or inspire you to go out and create great images. Much more valuable that that is a course that gives you the skills and the understanding.
I don’t just give you the ‘fish’, I show you how to use the fishing rod. If you get what I mean.