Most of what I know is self-taught…
I know after years of experience not to put my hand through a fence when there is an angry looking dog on the other side. I should never run with a knife or stand on the other side of a target when my friend from next door is testing the new bow and arrow we just built together. Oh, and never, never light a match and just drop it when it flares up – It took me a while to work this one out. I burnt the open field across the road from my childhood home several times.
I have been shooting portraits, landscapes, corporate events as well as weddings in South Africa, Malawi, Botswana and Mozambique since 2005 all without any formal training. Without hard work and the support and advice from people around me this would not have been possible.
So in the spirit of giving back and good Kharma, I started the Rock the Shot project to help share my passion for photography, both the creativity as well as with the business, marketing and branding aspects that have helped me along the way.
Everyone needs a helping hand, even if it is nothing more than a confidence boost along the way.
During the last couple of years I have been teaching small groups and providing my assistants with mentoring and guidance and I have seen these aspiring photographers improve their photography and start taking amazing images. I have also chatted to many people who have attended part-time and “online” courses and felt that they had not gained that much from them. So I think my very personalised, short and focused workshops will be very beneficial to those wanting to improve their skills.
The workshops are offered in my studio and on location for small groups so you can get personal attention. Whether you are just starting out in your photography career or want a fresh dose of inspiration come and check out one of my workshops! If you feel you could add something to Rock the Shot, please feel free to contact me.