Ok this idea came from @Chris , indirectly when he said if he was in the Land of Oz down under he would come along to one of my bird photography workshops, Not that Chris probably needs any help from what I’ve seen. But it got me thinking, how about a Cake photography workshop, not just a week but a long term project covering the basics and then branching out into various Photography genres, there are so many, and so many great photographers here on Cake from time to time many of whom love to share their knowledge, I’m not the best photography but do ok, like most I’m still learning and as they say one of the best ways to learn is to teach. So let’s see what we can do here on Cake to get an active photography workshop going. I’m willing to get it started and kick it off covering the basics and happy to go into detail for Bird photography, mushroom photography some post processing work and into some other forms, but there are far better people out there at some of the other forms, we have some great street photographers here, Some amazing landscape photographers, Portrait photographers etc, so there are plenty of directions this can head. Be really good If Cake had sub categories where we could branch out, but lets work with what we have, and see if Cake keeps up or develops as a need arises. Lets see if we can make this one of the best free learning experiences going around.
1. First question of cause is anyone interested in learning or bettering their photography?
2. How do we go about it, Month topics in the form of Panels where participants volunteer via a conversation to be invited to the panel, with a format say first week the basic theory, with feedback then a set assignment / Challenge with say two weeks to submit to the panel then feedback on the images in a positive but constructive way. The idea to grow peoples skills, so there will be some feedback that some may not want to hear at first. But the feedback and comments will be restricted to the panel, but visible to all.
3. Starting out simple and the very basics, but over time growing, maybe a different panel each month some someone new can join the earlier panels and then grow with the group.
4. The idea of calling on some of the more skilled people in the Cake community to help out in the relevant genres as we get up to them and as the group requests.
So that’s some ideas just throwing it out there and seeing if there’s an interest and if anyone things this is possible here in Cake as it stands. I’m willing to lead it off for a while but certainly happy for anyone else to lend a hand especially when it comes to some of the areas I’m not so flash at. If it takes off it may even drive people to cake and it may open Cake up to other learnings. If there are anything similar to this idea on Cake already we can learn from how that’s going, I’m not aware of any, but I’ve very much in to the photography and technology side of Cake, so anything’s possible here.
Ok over to you all thoughts, ideas, is there a need for something like this? Can it work? What can we do to make it work?