#423 Ten years of teaching photography

It occurred to me recently we are entering our tenth year of teaching photography at HarryNowell.com.

In my youth I loved being outside and active and going FAST – mountain bikes, road bikes, xc skis, telemark skis, running, paddling, etc. With time I got some skills and started teaching under the pedagogical direction of many different sport’s guiding bodies.

Mountain bike photo

Mountain bike photo

I also worked as an instructor for Outward Bound where I assisted people in challenging their limits in life through outdoor pursuits – climbing, paddling whitewater, canoe tripping, etc.

Climbing photo

Climbing photo

Eventually, after a couple of failed attempts at getting in to Teacher’s College, I pursued photography. Years into photography a friend, Shoshona, asked “Have you ever thought of teaching photography?

Teaching photography

Teaching photography

Bing!

It was a natural progression. I had extensive experience being taught how to teach with many teaching certifications. And I had learned photography the hard way – being self taught I knew the frustrations of learning a challenging skill!!

So in 2001 I offered HarryNowell.com’s first photo workshop – it is now our most popular workshop – Creative Fundamentals. That first session started in our dining room with a class of TWO students – Brian and Heather.

Teaching Photo

Teaching Photo

There is a new facebook page started by a past student for past students (you may need to log into facebook first). There are many kind testimonials and many new workshops since 2001!

Here’s to many more years and many more smiling students!

6 thoughts on “#423 Ten years of teaching photography

  1. I really appreciate your teaching style Harry. It’s perfect for me. I’ve done the obnoxious classes and it was so refreshing to find someone who seemed to know exactly how to moneuver through the tough spots at a comfortable pace. Congrats on your 10 years and best wishes for the future.

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