“TELL ME AND I FORGET. TEACH ME AND I REMEMBER. INVOLVE ME AND I LEARN.”
The weekly photography exercises I started a few weeks ago are going so well. Hundreds of people have signed up for my weekly lesson and a solid group has formed a beautiful learning community by posting and commenting in the comments. They are sharing and discussing their photography and what they are discovering.
It’s a great way to learn. Slowly, in bite sized chunks. Figuring out what is going on with photographic process or visual language. They jump all over the place each week so that they address different issues, hopefully so one doesn’t get bored only pursuing one issue for two long.
Besides, it’s free, it’s in your spare time, it’s all about you and your love for photography.
I am hoping that the community around the exercises helps with motivation to keep working at them. But, because of the format it is easy to join in at any time and complete them in your own leisure.
Last week we explored Dutch Angles. http://www.lensschool.com/lens-weekly-photography-exercises/dutch-angle
This week we are using Freeman Patersons exercise about seeing beyond the obvious. http://www.lensschool.com/lens-weekly-photography-exercises/photographs-are-everywhere
The sign up form to get the weekly exercise in your email inbox is here. http://www.lensschool.com/photography-exercises/
Why not join us and develop from home. Quiet a few of my past students are there. It is so lovely to see them. Having been travelling for the past two weeks I am yet to really sit down and look through all the work and thier learning / discussions. I can’t wait.
I scored a great misty day on my way down from Jindabyne to the coast last week. Can’t wait to download and see what I captured. Today I am driving up the Blue Mts to pick up my photography from the show at the now closed Light and Shadow Gallery. My Eizo monitor gets delivered this week, I will let you know how that goes.
How I love photography in the mist. Gum tree in the mist at Cradle Mountain, Tasmania last year at my first workshop down there. Usually I do tours. Was a great success. Photograph and text copyright © Len Metcalf 2019