To feel good about nature photography

A while ago, I was asked to hold a kind of photography course that would be organized through a project where the Region, Skådebanan and ABF were involved. The purpose of the courses, because there were several different specializations, was simply to feel good through nature and culture in some way. A more experience-based course where what you practice on the course actually comes second and to "only" experience the course together with others comes first. The courses are not something you can apply for but actually get a degree from the Region to just feel good. Of course I said yes. My place to charge the batteries For me, nature photography means a lot. I have loved walking in the woods since I was a child and we have always had country places in the family that we have been to during weekends and holidays. When I walk in the woods I relax. I feel the scents of nature and marvel at everything beautiful from the big to the small. I hear the sounds of the wind, the birds and other animals. In nature, I am probably the happiest and if you have a bad period, it is in nature that I can regain my mood and energy. Then having the opportunity to photograph it gives me that little extra. I get an opportunity to document what I think is beautiful or important and show it to the rest of the world. Nature is something we must protect and take care of and not take for granted. From own experiences to course? But how do I transfer my thoughts and knowledge to a kind of course that is still a photography course but where the experience itself is the most important? I had to attend my own web-based training which explained how my future participants can feel and how to best deal with those who have ended up at home or have mental illness or perhaps long-term illness. It went smoothly and I already had a lot of knowledge thanks to my everyday job at a municipal daily business where I teach photography and all that it entails. I sat down and planned and got together eight occasions with simplified theory about camera settings, photo recommendations, composition and image analysis. Of course for both system camera and mobile camera. Every time I thought of making a small excursion to either one of the parks in the city or we take the car to some nature reserve. But then there are always thoughts like, what if it gets bad? Too difficult? What if no one signs up? How is this going to go? The course is underway and half the time has already passed Yes, what do you say? Now there have already been four occasions of my eight planned. I have three wonderful participants who really seem to like what we do and who have told me several times how nice and fun they think it is to be a part of the course. One has even bought a system camera with a few different accessories. It is a great privilege to be able to hold a course for so few participants. Everyone gets in the same car. It's easier to get a relationship with everyone and they get more quality time with me. Of course, it would be incredibly fun if there was some kind of continuation and preferably with even more participants or opportunities and there seems to be interest in it as well, so who knows? Something that I noticed with my course participants is that it does not necessarily have to be limited to nature photography. As I said, we have talked a bit about image analysis and I have shown my different areas in which I photograph and the interest is great for more parts. The other day we went for a walk to a park in the city but through the city and my course participants could quickly appreciate urban photography and street photography and feel good, get the same joy and curiosity in that type of photography. It was so much fun to watch and good for me if there is any kind of sequel. Who knows, maybe we can have studio photos on the schedule in the future as well? Here you can see some mobile photos from the walk. Final sprint and course material on the website Having the opportunity to lead this course has also made me feel good and to dare to believe in what you do, that there is actually so much that can be taught. It would be absolutely fun to do a continuation, or hold a course that anyone can sign up for. You as a member will also get to take part of my course material. I think I will post my various course materials on the website as you go so you can download or read online if you need tips and ideas, so become a member and stay tuned. Of course, everything is free. All good, take care of each other in the spring sun.

To feel good about nature photography