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Leading Digital Photography School, MyPhotoSchool welcomes Editorial Talent from top photo Magazines

Editor of Digital Camera Magazine, Geoff Harris, is the latest in a string of high profile journalists, authors & photographers to join Premium Digital Photography School, MyPhotoSchool

London, UK, April 3rd 2014 Editor Geoff Harris, former Editor of best-selling photography title Digital Camera Magazine, has joined MyPhotoSchool today as their Chief Blogger and Commercial Lead.  MyPhotoSchool (www.my-photo-school.com)geoff2-copy.jpg is part of MyOnlineSchools Ltd, a rapidly expanding internet group of online only schools for vocational & hobby subjects.  MyPhotoSchool and its sister school MyGardenSchool, two of the world’s first virtual live vocational schools, and are fast attracting the best authors and journalists in their respective industries who are turning their skills to online tutoring and writing.

Founder Duncan Heather commented:  “We’re delighted to welcome Geoff to the team.  He joins our other high profile writers and authors including Heather Angel (former president of The Royal Photographic Society), Michael Freeman (Leading Photography Author), Keith Wilson (Editor Landscape Photography Magazine) and dozens of other authors and journalists who are blazing a trail in providing first class digital teaching and editorial content.  Heather explained:  “We’re scaling our online photography school rapidly over the next couple of years and needed someone who had vast experience editorially as well as the ability to grow with us in the digital environment.  We’re experiencing demand from our students across the world for the very latest photography content.  We were inundated with strong applicants for our Chief Blogger role via LinkedIn where we advertised the post.  Many were from the publishing industry, but Geoff was a clear lead in terms of both editorial and commercial skills for MyPhotoSchool. ”

Geoff is an award-winning photography journalist, who launched some of the UK’s first digital photography magazines in the late 90s. He’s recently enjoyed a highly successful period as editor of Digital Camera, which became Britain’s best-selling photography magazine under his leadership.  Digital Camera was also named Print Product of the Year at the 2013 British Media Awards and its digital edition is an international best seller. “I’m really excited to be joining MyPhotoSchool as Chief Blogger,” says Geoff. “I’ve been very impressed by the excellent online photography courses on offer, and I’m looking forward to developing the site’s editorial content.  Being given this opportunity to interact with MyPhotoSchool’s fast-growing community of enthusiast photographers is a real honour.” Geoff is also a published and exhibited travel photographer in his own right, and a member of the Royal Photographic Society.

MyPhotoSchool Founder, Elspeth Briscoe (former eBay & Skype director) continued:  “It’s great to be able to welcome leading print journalists and authors such as Geoff and Michael Freeman to MyPhotoSchool. With such talent coming on board, we’re set to be a big part of the digital revolution in the photography industry.  We’re already finding that our online photography school is giving our students education in way that has never been done before in the offline world.  This was expressed most eloquently recently by one of our students who took the online photography course in composition by photography author, Tony Worobiec:”

Student, Francis Merritt, Surrey, UK “I have found the composition course superb; far better even than I had hoped. I have read (or started to read) countless photography books over the years, but this course has honestly done more for my skills and enthusiasm than any book. The clear structure, the assignments and the feedback have given a sense of purpose and direction which reading a book on its own cannot give, and Tony Worobiec’s comments and guidance have been invaluable – succinct and to the point. I have just booked up for the Colour course, and would also like to take Tony’s Low Light course.”  Merritt describes himself as a “Keen amateur photographer for many years, main interests being Landscape and Macro. Current kit: Nikon D7000, 12-24, 16-85,85 macro and two manual, ais lenses; 80-200 and 28mm f2.8”.

About MyPhotoSchool


MyPhotoSchool Ltd is a global online photography classroom. Whether you are a novice, a hobbyist or an aspiring professional, MyPhotoSchool has an online photography course to inspire you. At MyPhotoSchool, world class photographers can teach you everything there is to know about photography: virtually. From back yard to big game photography; from black and white photography to discovering colour; from low light to understanding light, as well as how to take beautiful baby, wonderful wedding, perfect puppy and fantastic flower photos. For more information, please go to www.my-photo-school.com

 

For Further Press Information Contact: Elspeth Briscoe at MyPhotoSchool, Tel: 07884267306, elspeth@my-photo-school.com

NEW GLOBAL ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE On COMPOSITION

Photography Composition

Photography Composition

MyPhotoSchool launches new online composition photography course with award winning photographer and author, Tony Worobiec

London, UK, Jan 28th, 2014.  www.my-photo-school.com a rapidly growing online only photography school, today launches acclaimed photographer Tony Worobiec’s first online photography course on composition.  This is Worobiec’s second course with MyPhotoSchool, building on the success of his first online photography course:  Low Light Photography.   The course is bookable now for the first four week online course starting on Saturday Feb 1st and Saturday March 1st.  This online composition course is aimed at enthusiastic amateurs through to professional photographers who want to gain personal tuition from an exceptional professional photographer.

Duncan Heather, Founder of MyPhotoSchool explains: “In this course, we will aim to cover many of the recognized guidelines relating to composition, starting with the much heralded rules of thirds, while also considering how psychology plays its part. Composition is important and no matter how technically perfect you are, without it your image will lack clarity.”

Tutor Worobiec states:  “Composition” means putting elements together, and while photographers do not enjoy the same freedom to construct the image in the same way as a painter or a graphic designer, cohesion is still needed if images are to have meaning. When composing, our aim is to direct the viewer’s eye to the parts of the image we consider important. We are also orchestrating the visual elements. The more familiar we are with these, the easier it is to compose. By understanding the psychological effects of line, shape, tone, colour, texture, scale and proportion we are able to construct our images with purpose and clarity. “

The MyPhotoSchool online photography course on composition starts on the first Saturday of every month and costs £145.  All MyPhotoSchool courses provide a brand new online learning environment for photography enthusiasts and hobbyists where students view video lectures, attend a virtual classroom, have weekly critiqued assignments and get access to downloadable notes.

Worobiec explains “I want to help inspire people to take incredible photographs, wherever you are in the world.”  Inspired by the figurative artist Edward Hopper and the American photographer Joel Meyerowitz, Worobiec famously documented the declining icons of small town America in his book Ghosts in the Wilderness.  This ambitious publication was warmly reviewed by The Guardian and The Independent newspapers in the UK, The Washington Post and the German magazine Stern.  Tony shares his some of his experiences and photographs from the book throughout his new online course, as well as many images from his latest book – released this year:  The Complete Guide to Photographic Composition.  He states:   “I’m excited to be teaching online, as I can encourage and inspire other enthusiasts across the world.”

Online Photography Course

Online Photography Course

Each week the students on the online photography course for composition will cover a different topic:

Lesson 1. A Conventional View of Composition.  Composition is partly “cultural” and partly “psychological”; what I mean by cultural are those rules that are often discussed and reinforced in photographic magazines and form a common grounding for new-comers to photography. Many of these conventions have been drawn from a traditional understanding of the rules governing painting and have simply been appropriated for photography. They form a simple and useful set of guidelines that can be followed by most photographers. By understanding these basic rules, it is hoped that all photographers can apply them in most situations.

Lesson 2. Understanding the Visual Elements. To better understand composition, it does help to think in terms of the visual elements. By identifying line, tone, texture, pattern, rhythm, scale and perspective, the photographer is better able to use this to direct the viewer’s eye in a very purposeful way. You may have noticed that one very important visual element is missing, notably, colour; this is because colour has a universal emotive effect which is better discussed when considering the psychology of composition. This lesson will encourage the student to analyse the image from the point of view of the visual elements and help them to construct their photographs more purposefully.

Lesson 3. Psychology and the importance of intuition.  Something that is not always recognized, that is we are all capable of composing  intuitively. Supported by the Gestalt theorists of the early 20th century, many now believe that we all have an innate capacity to design and that this should serve as the basis when composing. The rules outlined in “A Conventional View of Photography” work well with simpler, more-clear cut situations, but are difficult to apply when we are presented with more challenging scenarios. By understanding, or just being aware of the psychology under-pinning composition, photographers are prepared to consider more complex compositions. Essentially, if it looks right then it is right.

Lesson 4. Achieving Style  through Composition.  It is very easy to see the rules governing photography in isolation from the other visual arts, but they all share the same common language. By looking at examples of the visual arts that exist outside one’s comfort zone, we are able to acquire new and exciting compositional strategies; these could be from areas of photography that are new to you, graphic design, painting or even tattoo art. By applying the same rules time after time, our photographs will appear predictable or boring. Try visiting an art gallery from time to time and see what new lessons can be learnt.

About Tony Worobiec

Tony Worobiec studied Fine Art at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne and spent 18 years as head of a large design faculty in Dorset. He has won awards for photography in the UK and internationally. He is a founder member and past chairman of the prestigious Arena group of photographers. Tony regularly writes articles for photographic magazines both here in the UK and America. He is the author of 14 books, principally on night or travel photography, the latest which “The Complete Guide to Photographic Composition” has just been published. His books are sold all over the world. Tony is currently working on a new project where he is attempting to photograph the entire British coast at night.

MyPhotoSchool


MyPhotoSchool Ltd is a global online photography classroom. Whether you are a novice, a hobbyist or an aspiring professional, MyPhotoSchool has an online photography course to inspire you. At MyPhotoSchool, world class photographers can teach you everything there is to know about photography: virtually. From back yard to big game photography; from black and white photography to discovering colour; from low light to understanding light, as well as how to take beautiful baby, wonderful wedding, perfect puppy and fantastic flower photos. For more information, please go to www.my-photo-school.com

 

For Further Press Information Contact: Elspeth Briscoe at MyPhotoSchool, Tel: 07884267306, elspeth@my-photo-school.com

Leading Online Schools Partner With Mumsnet Academy To Enable Mums To Study From Home With World Experts

mumsnet and myphotoschool online courses

mumsnet and myphotoschool online courses

Online Courses From MyPhotoSchool & MyGardenSchool:  Child & Baby Photography,  How to Make Money From Photography, & Edible Gardening Made Easy are being piloted as a new initiative to help mums study from home whilst their children are young

www.my-photo-school.com and www.my-garden-school.com, rapidly growing online schools, have teamed up with Mumsnet Academy, to run a pilot of rolling online courses.  This powerful combination of internet companies is giving mums all over the world tuition from experts via virtual classrooms over the internet.  The Mumsnet community can now do four week online photography or gardening courses with world experts (all tutors are published authors), all from the comfort of their own home and at hours to suit them.  Mother and Co-founder of MyPhotoSchool and MyGardenSchool, Elspeth Briscoe explains:  “These courses are the perfect fit for Mumsnet Academy as they suit the lifestyle and needs of busy mothers.  The courses are totally unique and just right for mums who want to learn a new skill or educate themselves in new areas, whilst looking after their children.  Unlike traditional correspondence or distance learning courses, you actually get personal contact from world experts who critique your work online in virtual classrooms.  You get that buzz from chatting to classmates that you get in a real classroom.   I’ve had photographs of my babies critiqued by Sony Fashion Photographer of the Year, David Handley, via his online child photography course.  It’s amazing how you can learn with the personal support of a world-class expert. ”

Mumsnet and MyPhotoSchool Online Photography Courses

Mumsnet and MyPhotoSchool Online Photography Courses

 

Briscoe continues:  “How to Make Money from Photography is also another highly appropriate course for mothers that’s being made available via Mumsnet Academy as part of the pilot.  Many mothers have given up income streams to have children – and this is the perfect way to add another salary to the family, by doing something you enjoy from home.  This online photography course is taught by acclaimed photographer David Taylor, who is also a best-selling photography author with dozens of photography books published.”

Finally, many mothers have a new found interest in nutrition when they have children.  So the third course being offered as part of the pilot is Edible Gardening Made Easy.   This course is taught by mother and well known gardening author, Alex Mitchell.  Alex takes you through the process of growing your own food, and draws upon endless examples of delicious food you can grow in your backyard.  The course is based on Alex’s experiences growing her own food with her children in her prolific city garden in Greenwich, London.

Patrick Keogh of Mumsnet Academy, commented:  “We’re delighted to have teamed up with these pioneering online schools.  We think the courses are a great fit for our users, and look forward to increasing the number of MyPhotoSchool and MyGardenSchool courses over time to fit the demands of our ever growing audience .  Online learning is a great way for Mumsnet users to do something that they enjoy in a way that fits in with their own lifestyles”.

About Mumsnet

Mumsnet is the UK’s largest website for parents, with over 50 million page views and over 9 million visits per month. It has 200 local sites, as well as a network of 3,300 bloggers. It regularly campaigns on issues such as support for families of children with SEN, improvements in miscarriage care and freedom of speech on the internet.

 About Mumsnet Academy:  Mumsnet Academy was established in May 2012 to bring together Mumsnet users offline by offering a series of thought-provoking masterclasses, workshops, courses and events.  Mumsnet users were asked what they wanted from the courses, and the programme is a reflection of their responses – creative writing, history and scholarship, entrepreneurship, social media, and business, to name a few.  The courses have been run by some of the biggest names in the business including: Kate Mosse; Meg Rosoff; Louise Doughty; David Nicholls; Julie Myerson; Mary Beard; Lynne Franks; and Alain de Botton among others. The Mumsnet Academy is now offering online courses too, including those on Starting Your Own Business, Marketing Your Business and Photography.

About MyPhotoSchool

MyPhotoSchool Ltd is a global online photography classroom. Whether you are a novice, a hobbyist or an aspiring professional, MyPhotoSchool has an online photography course to inspire you. At MyPhotoSchool, world class photographers can teach you everything there is to know about photography: virtually. From back yard to big game photography; from black and white photography to discovering colour; from low light to understanding light, as well as how to take beautiful baby, wonderful wedding, perfect pooch and fantastic flower photos. For more information, please go to www.my-photo-school.com

About MyGardenSchool

MyGardenSchool is the world’s first online gardening school where students can learn from gardening experts about how to do absolutely everything in the garden from keeping bees or hens, landscaping, design, growing vegetables and herbs, building treehouses or growing the perfect roses. And everything in between. All of our tutors are outstanding in their field (and gardens), being accomplished gardeners and acclaimed gardening writers. Gardening courses are four weeks long, and video tutorials are delivered weekly, together with course notes and assignments assessed by your tutor. You also get to chat to your tutor online, as well as your classmates, in the ‘virtual classroom’. MyGardenSchool will teach you everything about gardening – virtually. But don’t take our word for it – check out our course pages here: www.my-garden-school.com

For Further Press Information Contact: Elspeth Briscoe at MyPhotoSchool, Tel: 07884267306, elspeth@my-photo-school.com

NEW ONLINE COURSE TEACHES THE LATEST IN REPORTAGE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

MyPhotoSchool launches new online wedding photography course with award winning photographer (recommended by Browns Bride & Vera Wang at Browns)– Keith Appleby

London, UK, May 28th, 2013. www.my-photo-school.com a rapidly growing online only photography school, today launches the world’s first truly interactive prestige online wedding photography course. The course is bookable now for the first four week online course starting on Saturday June 1st.  This online wedding photography course is aimed at enthusiastic amateurs through to professional photographers who want to photograph a wedding mostly in a reportage style to capture the significant and beautiful moments from the day.

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Duncan Heather, Founder of MyPhotoSchool explains: “Many wedding photographs are simply poor quality in terms of composition and artistic merit; or at worst cheesy. Photographing a wedding is actually a very skilful business, but not many photographers really know how to do it to a high artistic standard. MyPhotoSchool have teamed up with Keith Appleby to teach this course because he takes truly beautiful wedding photographs and has worked with some of the most elite clients the world over. His work is almost unrivalled in this space which is demonstrated by the high profile companies who endorse him: Caroline Burstein at Browns Bride & Vera Wang at Browns, The Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park, and top Wedding Planner Mark Niemierko, amongst others.”

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Heather continues: Wedding photography has become about story-telling; capturing the emotions and atmosphere of the day through reportage-style photography. This inspirational online wedding photography course reveals the techniques and mind-set needed to produce a successful and beautiful set of images. This course is right for you if you are a professional photographer striving for the latest techniques, an aspiring wedding photographer wanting to break into this lucrative market or even simply a keen amateur looking to take some unique shots at a friend’s wedding.”

The MyPhotoSchool online wedding photography course starts on the first Saturday of every month costs £145 and is bookable now for June 1st intake.  All MyPhotoSchool courses provide a brand new online learning environment for photography enthusiasts and hobbyists where students view video lectures, attend a virtual classroom, have weekly critiqued assignments and get access to downloadable notes.

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Tutor Keith Appleby states. “I want to help inspire people to take incredible wedding photographs, wherever you are in the world. I’ve been inspired by people such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Willy Ronis and want to share how to capture the style of reportage photography that can be used to tell the story of a wedding. I’m excited to be teaching online, as I can encourage and inspire enthusiasts across the world.

Each week the students on the online wedding photography course will cover a different topic related to making money from photography:

Week One

· Have you got what it takes to be a Wedding Photographer? The odds are that if you own a half-decent DSLR camera that you will eventually be asked to photograph a friend’s wedding. Or perhaps you have already photographed a wedding or two and would like to learn how to improve your skills so that you can capture those once in a lifetime fleeting moments. In the first lesson I talk about the huge importance of preparation, and also how to ensure that you are mentally equipped for any eventuality that the chaos of a wedding day can throw at you. We’ll look at the essential camera kit you can’t do without and we will also look at the early stages of the wedding day itself.

Week Two

· Getting Ready: Things which happen before the actual Ceremony

The wedding day is upon you and the nerves kick in. You have to be everybody’s friend and yet take seemingly relaxed and intimate photographs of the bride and her entourage as they prepare for the wedding. In this lesson I will show you some tips for getting the essential images during the getting ready process and the lead up to the processional. I will show you proven tips for photographing the dress, shoes, rings, flowers and the groom with his ushers. We will join the father of the bride in the bridal car as the bridesmaids are anxiously waiting, and how you can get elegant shots of the guests arriving.

Week Three

· How to photograph the ceremony, reception and take relaxed formal group photos.

The bride is walking up the aisle with her father and the groom sees her for the first time. What’s the best way to capture this critical moment?  In this lesson I will show you how to photograph the significant moments from the ceremony, whether religious or not, indoors or outdoors. I will show you how to look out for the transitory candids at the Reception and if it’s an indoor reception, how to use your speedlight to look as if it’s lit naturally. I stress the importance of your people skills, which will help you take genuinely joyful and relaxed formal group photos.

Week Four

· How to photograph the couple, the wedding breakfast, dancing and fireworks.

How do you make the bride and groom look totally at ease in front of your camera? It’s not that complicated, but you do need their complete trust. In this lesson I will show you my approach to getting uncontrived images of the bride and groom. I will show you how to get the key images from the wedding breakfast including speeches, cake cutting and the dancing. I will also show you the best way to shoot fireworks and Chinese lanterns prior to the send off. After the wedding the work begins again in front of your computer so I will give you an outline of my workflow to help you minimise the processing time.

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About Keith Appleby

Keith’s free-flowing, relaxed and confident images have set a new benchmark in wedding photography excellence. Award winning Wedding Photographer of the Year, he captures the personalities of everyone present so intuitively that you will barely notice his presence, yet the photographs will show that somehow he was everywhere, not missing a single treasured moment. His clients love his energy and calm personality and his professionalism and attention to detail have made him a favourite with luxury event planners worldwide. A former advertising and fashion photographer, Keith merges all these disciplines together and manages to pull off the impossible… to provide his clients with a perfect mix of images from their day.

Keith has been photographing timeless moments since he first picked up a camera and is an admirer of reportage photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson and Willy Ronis. He has been on the judging panel for the Photographic Portrait Awards in conjunction with The National Portrait Gallery, and his weddings are constantly featured in leading UK Bridal publications.

About MyPhotoSchool
MyPhotoSchool Ltd is a global online photography classroom. Whether you are a novice, a hobbyist or an aspiring professional, MyPhotoSchool has an online photography course to inspire you. At MyPhotoSchool, world class photographers can teach you everything there is to know about photography: virtually. From back yard to big game photography; from black and white photography to discovering colour; from low light to understanding light, as well as how to take beautiful baby, wonderful wedding, perfect pooch and fantastic flower photos. For more information, please go to www.my-photo-school.com

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For Further Press Information Contact: Elspeth Briscoe at MyPhotoSchool, Tel: 07884267306, elspeth@my-photo-school.com

How to Make Money From Photography

How to Make Money in Photography

MyPhotoSchool, Launches New Online Course on Making Money from Photography

MyPhotoSchool predicts microstock photography market to double globally in the next five years.  A golden opportunity for talented amateur photographers to generate income.

www.my-photo-school.com a rapidly growing online only photography school, is predicting that the microstock photography market will double globally in the next five years.  As a result, the school has just launched a new online photography course on How to Make Money from Photography.  This online photography course is aimed at amateur photographers who are interested in generating revenue from their photography.  The course is taught by acclaimed photographer David Taylor, who is also a best-selling photography author with dozens of photography books published.

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Duncan Heather, MyPhotoSchool founder explains:  “Many of us take photographs.  We keep them on our computers, tinker with them in Photoshop and Lightroom, and share them on our social networks.  But after that they just sit there.  And few of us ever print them out.  What you may not realise, is that these photographs have a value.  And that value is on the increase.”

The How to Make Money from Photography four week online photography course starts on the first Saturday of every month costs £145 and is bookable now for June 1st intake.  All MyPhotoSchool courses provide a brand new online learning environment for photography enthusiasts and hobbiests where students view video lectures, attend a virtual classroom, have weekly critiqued assignments and get access to downloadable notes.

Heather continues.  “This latest online photography course is about making use of your images instead of having them just sit on your hard drive.  There’s a massive demand for unique, interesting and unusual images as a result of the digital revolution.   Images are needed these days not only for print publications, but the explosion in online publishing has seen the demand for great web images increase exponentially.”

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Each week the students on the how to make money from photography course will cover a different topic related to making money from photography:

  • Week One:  The Stock Market: Selling your work through an image library
  • Week Two:  The Stock Market: Which Images sell?
  • Week Three:  Working to Commission: The freelance life
  • Week Four:  Making an exhibition of yourself: Print sales

David Taylor, course tutor explains:  “This online photography course is aimed at the hobbiest who wants to take their photography to the next level.  At MyPhotoSchool we believe that many amateurs can take as good a photograph as established professionals.  And why shouldn’t you make money out of your hobby?  In fact creating income from your images is not nearly as difficult as people think.  It just means a little bit more post processing work and the know-how to key-word your images at the right time.   You need to have 1000s of images online, learn how to predict trends, try to ride the waves of the news agenda, and anticipate what images are going to be required in the future.”

About David Taylor

David Taylor is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer, who was born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne.  After 18 years as a graphic artist in the computer games industry, working on titles such as Destruction Derby, the Test Drive series and L.A. Rush, David turned to professional photography full-time in 2006.

David’s images have been used in publicity materials by local councils and tourism organisations, as well as by the Northumberland National Park Authority in its publicity and marketing materials. These photos and many more are available from the image libraries that represent him: Alamy, Collections and Photolibrary.

David’s work has appeared in a number of national magazines. He regularly writes articles and provides photography for ‘Beautiful Britain’ magazine, as well as writing and illustrating a monthly regional walk for ‘North East Life’. He is also a frequent contributor to ‘Living North’.  http://www.davidtaylorphotography.co.uk

About MyPhotoSchool
MyPhotoSchool Ltd is a global online photography classroom. Whether you are a novice, a hobbyist or an aspiring professional, MyPhotoSchool has an online photography course to inspire you. At MyPhotoSchool, world class photographers can teach you everything there is to know about photography: virtually. From back yard to big game photography; from black and white photography to discovering colour; from low light to understanding light, as well as how to take beautiful baby, wonderful wedding, perfect pooch and fantastic flower photos. For more information, please go to www.my-photo-school.com

For Further Press Information Contact: Elspeth Briscoe at MyPhotoSchool, Tel: 07884267306, elspeth@my-photo-school.com

MyPhotoSchool Launches World’s First Online Course on City Photography Using Google Earth 3D Simulation for Planning Photos

Photographer Keith Wilson teaches you how to pre-plan famous city photos from all angles in any weather conditions, day or night.

MyPhotoSchool has launched a new course using Google Earth to pre-plan photography city breaks – the first of its kind in the world.  In this four week, online Travel & City Break Photography Course, starting July 7th 2012 (and subsequently the first Saturday of every month), students learn how to plan their city shoot-lists and images using the latest technologies.  Duncan Heather, Founder of MyPhotoSchool explains:  “Imagine being able to view the Eiffel Tower, from every angle, in all weather conditions, any time of day or night – and pre-plan your image – before you set off!  It puts you at a distinct advantage to maximise your photographic potential.”

Keith Wilson, Course Tutor, adds:  “Before the Internet, planning meant buying an informative guidebook and map of your destination, and having to figure out the rest when you get there, sometimes missing opportunities for amazing photographs.”

The use of the latest technologies in this MyPhotoSchool course, alongside the personal tuition of photography expert Keith Wilson, ensures that all students are able to hone their photographic knowledge of cities worldwide, before they’ve even left home.  Wilson teaches you valuable tips like:

  • Look-up the sunrise and sunset times of your destination. This is because architectural landmarks and other city sights look their best when the sun is low in the sky and the light is warm and less harsh.
  • Build into your shoot schedule, that east-facing landmarks should be seen in the early morning and west-facing subjects visited in the late afternoon.

Heather goes on to explain: “Navigating an unfamiliar city in bad weather conditions means that usually even the most prepared photographers will miss opportunities.  But using the techniques detailed in the course, we can pre-plan prime locations to shoot indoors at museums, galleries and other locations all over the city at the click of a button.  Keith goes through the entire process with a culmination in lesson four with a shoot list around London and how it’s planned.”

Furthermore, students are also given insights on how to plan opportunistic photographic city breaks around significant world events like The Venice Carnival or The Sydney Jazz Festival.  Wilson covers everything from what to pack, to street photography, legalities and planning for all weather and light conditions.  During the course, Wilson trots you round the globe, with rich examples of shots of cities and how to photograph their famous landmarks including:  Paris, London, Rome, Barcelona, Cologne, Bangkok, Kota Kinabalu, Tokyo, St Mark’s Square, Sydney and many more.

You can book a place for Keith’s MyPhotoSchool Travel & City Break Photography Course from today.

MyPhotoSchool is a new online photography school that offers a wide variety of photography courses, for every level of expertise and experience, from the novice to the hobbyist to the aspiring professional. Students get 1-to-1 feedback with the best photographers in the world, and build camaraderie with fellow students in the MyPhotoSchool online classrooms. Students are also provided with their own free photography website, together with the tools and templates to create a professional design. Initially, the website enables students to display their work, but upgrades are available that enable students to sell their work.

Courses cover everything from getting to grips with the equipment, understanding light and exposure, perfecting composition, professionally editing and making money from photography. Tutors at MyPhotoSchool, include world renowned wildlife photographer Heather Angel, former president of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS); David Handley, Sony Fashion Photographer of the Year; Phil Malpas, professional photographer and author of colour photography best sellers; Nigel Hicks, Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP), professional photographer and author; Tony Worobiec, Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, founder member of Arena, journalist and author; and Paul Harcourt Davies, professional photographer, author and conservationist. For more information on all of the MyPhotoSchool tutors and the courses that they teach, please go to: http://www.my-photo-school.com/courses/.

All MyPhotoSchool courses cost £125, last four weeks and begin on the first Saturday of every month. The beauty of the course being online is that students learn at their own pace, and in the comfort of their own home. Each course includes step-by-step video tutorials, downloadable course notes, and the facility to chat with tutors and fellow classmates online, in a ‘virtual classroom’. The classroom may be ‘virtual’ but the camaraderie is real, and the technology is very intuitive and easy to use.

About Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson is a highly experienced magazine editor, best known as the founder of Outdoor Photography, which he edited from 2000 to 2007. A widely published writer, workshop presenter and travel photographer, Keith is a regular contributor to Professional Photographer, N-Photo, Geographical and Wanderlust.  He is the founder of Black+White Photography, Europe’s only magazine dedicated solely to the black & white image, and was the award-winning editor of Amateur Photographer from 1989 to 1998. The author of two books on travel photography, Keith is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and lives in Wimbledon

About MyPhotoSchool
MyPhotoSchool Ltd is a global online photography classroom. Whether you are a novice, a hobbyist or an aspiring professional, MyPhotoSchool has an online photography course to inspire you. At MyPhotoSchool, world class photographers can teach you everything there is to know about photography: virtually. From back yard to big game photography; from black and white photography to discovering colour; from low light to understanding light, as well as how to take beautiful baby, wonderful wedding, perfect pooch and fantastic flower photos. For more information, please go to www.my-photo-school.com

For Further Press Information Contact: Elspeth Briscoe at MyPhotoSchool, Tel: 07884267306, elspeth@my-photo-school.com