Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: Catching Up
This last week has been quite crazy and some things are getting sorted out. I thought I would update you on my book, and I’ve been given a couple of wonderful testimonials for the online classes I do and I thought I might share them with you. I’ve also been changing some things so there are more options for them.
Book on Banyule Flats
We had a meeting with the Wurundjeri Council Elders last week about the book I am doing on Banyule Flats. The Wurundjeri are the traditional owners of the land.
We had been thinking that the book would look at the seasons in the area and how they change. The woman from Banyule Council that I’ve been working with a great deal suggested we look at the Koori Seasons, or more specifically the Wurundjeri Seasons. There are six seasons and very apt for the climate here rather than our four that are fairly basic and don’t really do justice to the climate here in Australia.
It is one thing to use the seasons, but another to use the Wurundjeri Seasons so the meeting was all about getting them interested in the book and being given permission, I suppose, to use their seasons.
They were really excited about it and I think they are going to work with us on the project. There was talk of them looking at some of the photos and perhaps adding some stories to them, which is really exciting. It was also suggested that part of the profits per book sale be sent to them and I think that is a fabulous idea.
I am really excited about the book now and it is getting closer and closer to the time that I have to start picking the images. There are still a few images I want to get, but I do have a lot now, so I am sure I won’t need too many more.
Online Photography and Editing Classes
I’ve just finished a couple and both of them have written testimonials for me, so I thought I would share them with you there.
The first one is from Chris:
Just wanted to highlight how much I learnt from and enjoyed my on-line coaching with Art Photographer and Teacher Leanne Cole. I took a series of 5 coaching sessions focused on Photo editing. We used Skype, which meant I could be anywhere with internet access and connect with her. I could see her screen when she explained steps, and she could see mine if I showed something I needed help with.
The content of the weekly sessions was jointly driven by Leanne and by me. There were some aspects she would cover systematically, and others that I specifically wanted to explore, so there was great flexibility.
I had time to take notes during the sessions, but another valuable feature was that Leanne recorded them and emailed the video via Dropbox the very next day, so that I could revisit anything that was not clear and use the recordings for future reference.
The sessions were really valuable. I find I learn more quickly with a coach and I picked up shortcuts and techniques that I would not have if I had struggled by myself through tutorials or books. Although in this instance I chose to work on basic photo processing and the usage of newly acquired Lightroom and Photoshop, the online coaching could really be on any subject you want. You choose your topic and Leanne tailors the program to suit your needs.
I would highly recommend this sort of coaching program to others. I will certainly continue to take further classes with Leanne in the future.
I was so happy to read that, so glad that she got so much from the classes.
It seems another happy client which is fantastic.
I have made some changes to the classes, so there are more options available. I know not everyone wants to have 5 classes and some would like just one or three, so I have added more options to my page on the Online Photography and Editing Classes. I hope that gives people more options.
I thought since part of my biggest news today was about the book I would try and show you some of the photos I’ve taken down there, they may or may not be in the book. They are some of the photos I showed the Wurundjeri Elders.