I’ve always been about helping people out, photography related or just in general. Many of the blog posts I’ve written over the past 6 years have been aimed to help educate people. Some of them were aimed at couples, others for beginning photographers, and then the rest were for other photographers. Most people don’t have a ton of time to read or simply don’t enjoy it, so I’ve been looking into some new ways to teach people photography.
New Ways to Teach People Photography: Handouts
The first idea is to create much shorter, simplified educational documents like a handout that you might get at a class. I’d basically be taking ideas that could be put into a blog post and slimming it down as much as possible. These documents will be more visual than wordy and will probably be either a one page or multiple page pdf file. It will be something pretty simple and set up with some steps. I’ve created two so far. One has 5 questions to ask a photographer before booking and the other has 3 steps to taken better photos. As of right now, I’m offering these for free, but in the future, I might start charging for the guides. If you’d like the 5 Questions or 3 Steps guide, click here to receive it.
New Ways to Teach People Photography: Videos
The second idea is to create educational videos. I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, but my original plan was to go out and do a shoot. I started working on one of these but it was a very involved process, and I wasn’t extremely happy with the results. I think I might start off with a simpler idea and set up. I might just use my computer’s built in camera or just a single camera and do like a weekly video talk. It would be similar to my blogs except I’d just be talking about this or that on a video instead of writing it out. I think people tend to be more interested in videos these days, so it would probably reach more people.
I might be out of the teaching profession, but I still love teaching and helping people. Lucky for me I’ve been able to write and help out a lot of people over the past 6 years through my blog. I plan on keeping my blog, but these two new educational avenues should be a nice addition.