Monday, 3 December 2012

Leo and Peter working the angles at the Forth Rail Bridge on Friday evening, as the rain began to fall.
I think the early winter afternoons proved to be very successful, as the light changed quickly and sometimes dramatically. We had quite a variety of light, from spectacular to flat, intense and contrasty to black night, and we even had a dusk squall and downpour to run away from to give us the total immersion experience.
We didn't have too much opportunity to have a good look at all of your pictures, which is a downside to location courses. You're still welcome to send me some examples and I'll try to get back to you with some feedback.
We can only scrape the surface on these courses, and really, if you want to progress and to sustain your enthusiasm it helps to join groups of photographers for excursions and discussions over a long period.
The Stills Democratic Camera Club is ideal, but it is taking a 6 month sabbatical. is an organisation of 'independent-minded' photographers who see photography as a form of expression as well as art, and look a bit further than pictorial beauty when making photographs. They run portfolio sessions, organised by David - - for inspiration, is an online contemporary photography magazine. - is the camera club for the city, with competitions, talks and a busy calendar of activities. - for inspiration is an online magazine focussed on landscape photography, usually in a traditional pictorial style. Lots of good technical detail too, if you like that sort of thing (which I do.) is an informal group of digital photographers who organise meetings and shooting excursions in and around Edinburgh.
It's been a pleasure working with you over the past few weeks.
Feel free to drop me a line if I can help with anything.