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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The five photographs on this page are a possible response to the stimulus - 'movement'.

This first shows movement through the frame as the spinning lights are moved towards the camera. The second relies on the movement of the camera against a stationary scene. The third image shows how the random movement of smoke can be used to create an image that appears to have meaning, and the fourth shows the implied movement of a stationary object created to look like it is in movement. The final image freezes movement and creates a slice of time that is the essence of photography.

The key to each of these images, and two have won prizes in national photographic competitions, is control over the equipment used.

My approach to teaching photography (and therefore my CPD courses) is that photography is a craft to be learnt and that technology enhances your craft rather than being a crutch to replace knowledge and talent.

I can 'talk the talk' and walk you through the semiotics of photo criticism, and the contextualisation of a photograph within a social sttting. I'm more than happy to compare and contrast modernist and post-modernist approaches to the subject. I think these are really important.

More important to me is the ability to actually produce an image. Not just any image, but the image that you want. Knowing what the +/- exposure compensation control does (and why) may allow you to reproduce a shot in the future. My students (both young people and adults) learn to 'walk the walk'. They learn what photography means on a practical hands-on level.

So, if you want to benefit from my four decades, I charge £25 per hour via Skype, or £200 a day plus travelling expenses (of course then you get to play with my kit).

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