JUST STARTING IN PHOTOGRAPHY OR BEEN SHOOTING FOR MANY YEARS AND WANT TO SHOWCASE YOUR WORK FOR FREE?
DO YOU NEED ADVICE ABOUT FILM OR CAMERAS OR WANT TO COME ON A FUN STREET SHOOTING WALK ABOUT TOWN?
IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES TO ANY OF THE QUESTIONS ABOVE, READ ON…….
In order to give a helping hand up to new photographers, or even old hands who for some reason have never brought their work to the attention of the world, here’s your chance!
I know exactly how a newcomer feels when he/she has just started with photography. Conversely, someone who has been taking photos for many years may also feel apprehensive at letting his or her work be seen by all and sundry.
And we are always reading about photographers who amassed huge amounts of fabulous shots, but never let them be seen by a single soul, until they passed away and their work was discovered. I feel this is wrong; why shouldn’t new and/or established talent not be brought out into the world so that it can be appreciated for what it is.
And so, it is with this in mind, that I am today embarking on a plan that should see many like-minded people agreeing to share their work with myself, and via this blog, with anybody the world over, who has an internet connection.
So if you have just started out in photography, or have been at it for a few years, or have been churning out stuff for many, many years, but have never brought it out to show anyone, please allow me to do it for you.
You can send me your work in many different ways; the quickest way is by email of course — just attach your shots in jpeg form to your email and send them to me here >> firstname.lastname@example.org Or if you only have prints, you can either have them scanned at your local photo shop and saved onto disk, or send me the actual prints (not too many, please!) and I will do the hard work of scanning and posting them here for you.
This will be a FREE service so why not take advantage of it?
I will sort out your best shots and post those only (don’t worry, I promise not to embarass anyone by posting shots you do not want posted!)
Secondly, I am also embarking on a FREE advice column here. This will again be helpful to many new starters, as I well remember the problems I myself had when I first picked up a camera! Ok, I admit I’m not as good as David Bailey (who’s he?….!!), but I have learnt a trick or two after having used film cameras for over 25 years or so! Just email me and I will try and assist you as fast as possible, but please do bear in mind that I do have a day job, too so can only put in as much time as I have spare.
Third, I have had a lot of enquiries from readers asking if I would be willing to take on individuals or small groups of enthusiasts for street photography courses. The good news is that I have already done this, albeit on a limited basis! Street photography being what it is, if we were to turn up in let’s say, London, in large groups, we would instantly lose the candid element of street shots, as everyone walking up and down the streets would see us coming a mile off! So for this reason, the few street sessions I have done were with just 2 to 4 people, and even those were not working in a group, to limit attention-grabbing. When I am ready to set up another street photography shoot, I will advertise it on this blog, so please do bookmark me and check in regularly!
If you’ve been dropping in regularly, you will know that I’m in London, UK for a little while longer, after which I will be going back to my home base in Vancouver, BC, Canada, so if I am able to arrange a street shoot here in the UK, I will let you know; if not, then I will see you in Canada!
Ok. So please contact me and let’s get this show on the road by hosting your work here! As an inducement to all you guys (and gals!), I am offering absolutely FREE, the world famous Olympus Trip camera to the first person to have their work show-cased here! No strings attached!
Your work will remain your property and copyright at all times, and will not be sold by myself to anyone, nor will it be passed on to any person or organisation, unless of course you expressly wish it. Your work will remain on my site for as long or as little time as you wish; there is no fixed period. However, depending upon the amount of material that starts flowing in, I may have to decide to limit the period for which work is displayed.