Creativity can be learned
68% of education majors say creativity is something you can learn (Adobe Creativity & Education Research). Unfortunately, many people grow into adulthood thinking that creativity is something that only those with money or an "arty" background can have. Even worse, they often believe that all creative outlets require natural talent and exceptional skills learned over many years.
Clearly, a painter needs to know the intricacies of various painting methods and a seamstress certainly needs to have an intimate knowledge of threads, needles. But you don't need to spend 10,000 hours learning to be a creative and lateral thinker. We can start that process after just one course with us!
Photography is an easy way to learn to be creative
There is one area of creativity where excellent skills are not required before getting good results; that area is photography. Anyone can be creative with a camera and get terrific images instantly. Photography is the democratization of creativity in a tiny box.
There is no rocket science in getting great shots; it's hugely about where you point your lens. After that, we just need to let the camera do most of the heavy lifting. The fundamental elements of photography are easily taught to people at all levels, no matter their background.
My teaching methods gets results - fast!
I have been passionate about teaching photography and creativity for over 30 years. During that time, I have taught over 20,000 people how to capture the world around them in an interesting way. This experience has helped me create simple, well-thought-out instruction methods, using straightforward language supported by clear diagrams and illustrations.
My unique teaching system empowers people to use photography to help bring out their creative streak and be good at it! Click here to read more about how I do things.
Choose the best kind of camera for your group
All of my photography courses are available as:
Camera Phone Courses
Disposable/Instant Film Camera Courses
Digital Camera Courses Courses
Choose the creative level for your group
My extensive knowledge of photography allows me to teach the use of the simplest of photography equipment to push participants' creative boundaries. Using either camera phones, disposable/instant film cameras, or digital cameras, I can quickly cover a lot of ground. With that knowledge, I have designed four unique base photography courses to help your staff become more creative:
For those who want to learn the bare minimum there are the Quickstart Photography Courses:
Phone Photography - Quickstart | Film Photography - Quickstart | Digital Photography - Quickstart
For those who want to dive in a bit deeper we have the Techniques Photography Courses:
Phone Photography - Techniques | Film Photography - Techniques | Digital Photography - Techniques
For those who want to learn to "see different," there are the Abstract Photography Courses:
Phone Photography - Abstracts | Film Photography - Abstracts | Digital Photography - Abstracts
For those who want to supercharge creative energies we have the Projects Photography Courses:
Phone Photography - Projects | Film Photography - Projects | Digital Photography - Projects
We teach creativity, why would we care what kind of trainers you want to buy?
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