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.
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.
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?”
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.
Here’s to many more years and many more smiling students!