This week Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is issuing an apology on behalf of the Canadian people to survivors of the residential school system that ripped apart many aboriginal communities.
I got a call from a government department that wanted a custom photo course to help a staff member cover the event photographically. ‘T’ had some base photo experience from a hobby perspective and needed a refresher for this task.
We met and spent two hours experimenting with scenarios related to the high profile event. Two hours won’t turn ‘T’ into a working pro but will give her some tools and confidence to get some results for her communications department.
Hiring a pro can be beyond department means. My wife works in communications – she sometimes has to work with frightening photos because the job is given to a well meaning staff with poor photo skills!! Running a custom photo course for a group of staff can help ensure better work related photos cost effectively!