Morris McLennan on Getting More out of Your Camera…and Your Imagination
When you’re doing something you love, you feel the need to share it. I get asked for advice all the time from ‘What camera or lens should I buy?’ and ‘How did you take that shot?’ to more complex discussions about turning your passion into a professional career. So read on about how you can benefit from some professional training and mentoring.
What an awesome idea: take a world-leading camera brand and open a school that teaches you how to use its gear! I’ve been a founding lecturer at Nikon School since its opening in 2010 and was part of the group who helped write the course material. We have seen a real variety of students come through the door including point-and-shooters upgrading to more sophisticated gear, and DSLR owners keen to switch from auto mode to manual.
Rest assured, by the time you walk out of your class you’ll understand and know how to use every button, switch and dial on your camera. There are various courses including beginners, intermediate and specialist classes like landscape, lighting and portraiture. So if you’re keen to get better at photography fast, why not join me and other Nikonites in your quest. Visit mynikonlife.com.au for more info – plenty of knowledge and fun is guaranteed.
Personalised Photography Mentoring
The benefit of getting personalised tutoring is you get exactly what you need so it’s a pretty efficient way to fast-track your knowledge.
Whether you’re looking for basic camera skills or advice on entering the industry, we can create a personalised program for you. We can do one-on-ones, buddy sessions or larger groups with a combination of theory and practical exercises to build your new skills. It’s best we talk and create the program that suits your needs, budget, equipment and aspirations.
For the aspiring photographer: if you’re currently using your DSLR in auto mode, we need to talk! There is a world of amazing imagery awaiting you once you switch to manual settings, with many oooh and aaah moments to come when looking at your own new photo collections. You’ll get better shots, create stronger stories and finally get your money back on that investment you made purchasing your camera.
For the more serious photographer: there are so many things we could discuss. Depending on your goals you might want to consider any / some / all of these areas or throw in your own ideas:
- Improve your camera skills
- Focus on a specific genre eg weddings, portraits, events, commercial
- Get business guidance (marketing, costs / pricing, contracts, copyrights)
- Better shooting and lighting techniques
- Learn how to manage clients
- Acquire skills like digital asset management, workflow and editing
- Get your portfolio reviewed
To get started, we’ll need to meet at the Studio so I can understand your goals. So please drop me a line to make an appointment.