Today I wanted to talk more about what I need to get done, as really the new year has been slow and I need to start getting on with things. Time seems to be getting away from me, so I do have to be stricter with myself. I need to stop wasting time on other things. The things I am trying to get organised the most are the classes, so much of my time has been spent getting those ready to start advertisig.
Classes in the Mallee
I really want to get going with classes. I have classes in the Mallee organised for the long weekend in March, the 7th, 8th and 9th of March. I am going to be teaching more about organising your photos and some basic editing using Lightroom. We will go and take photos first though, that is always fun. I am going to be doing this class twice, in Swan Hill on the 7th and then in Hopetoun on the 9th. I need to get some posters done and will work on those this week.
For those that missed the Getting your Camera off Auto, I am running that class again in Hopetoun on the 8th.
If you are interested in doing any of these classes please let me know.
Classes in the City
I am still trying to organise a place to teach editing here in Melbourne. At this stage I am looking at classes in or around Heidelberg. I want to start doing teaching classes in Photo editing and would like to do both Lightroom and Photoshop. At this stage I am looking at 4 week courses, and they would be one night a week, well one night for Lightroom and another for Photoshop. At this stage I am thinking the cost will be $260 for the 4 week course and their will be a maximum of 10 people per class. People will need to bring their laptops and have the software on them. I am hoping that won’t be a problem, most people seem to have laptops these days, and that is what they work on.
I also want to see if I can take people through more beginners things with Photoshop. I found when I was learning that there were lots of classes for beginners and not a lot for beyond that, if any, so I had to learn on my own. I want to be able to offer people that option of having somewhere else to go to learn beyond the basics. I feel like my tagline should be “what I don’t know, I know how to find out”.
Again if you are interested in doing one of these, please let me know.
Another option is running classes online. I could do something on Google+ with a small number of people, maybe 8, where I can show you how to do things on my computer and you can see what can be done, ask me questions that sort of thing. I haven’t really looked into this, but if people are interested, I would love to hear from you.
It is coming together, and while I had hoped it would be out this week, next week is looking more of a reality. I hope you don’t mind.
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The first Social Snappers Photography Excursions for Women is coming up and if you want to participate in them, then take a look at the site and pick your excursions.
A friend is on holidays at the moment and we have lots of plans for photos, so on top of organising all this I have a lot of trips to plan and do. It’s going to be quite amazing. My friend knows lots of places I’ve never been too before, so I am going to be learning about lots of new places. It is going to be really exciting I think, I can’t wait. Lots of long exposures too.
Speaking of photos the images today are from two different places and were taken about 3 years or 4 years ago. I like going through my archives and taking a look at some older images. Some are of the Yarra River in Warburton and the remaining ones are from Shepparton around the small town of Dookie. I used to get there a bit for cycling.
I will leave it there now, so remember if you are interested in any of these classes then let me know.