Oh wow what a freeze frame, quick press play!
That’s me before my first day at school.
Before digital, the wonder of photography used to be it’s instant credibility. Today it’s difficult to share a single photograph without it’s credibility being questioned.
But I don’t blame people for thinking this way.
During the progression of digital photography the focus has shifted from learning about the art of composition and creating connection; to finding the best app, action or preset for instant results.
Digital art and photography are becoming one, and in turn beginners are being mislead about where to focus their skills.
Everything you will learn at the djb photography school is centered around reconnecting you with what’s important in photography. Above all, I believe it comes down to the following three components:
djb Teaching Philosophy
“We learn by example and by direct experience because there are
real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.” – Malcom Gladwell.
I get lots of requests to open “just one more place” in the sold out workshops, and while I’d totally love to have you along , I’d be actually be doing you a disservice if I offered additional places.
The relationship between the lead photographer and student is based on a principle of mentorship and guidance, if the numbers are too high it becomes difficult to connect with everyone.
At the school, we’re not here to leave you in the dark with some tips dumped into your inbox or to hand out notes and send you on your way :)
Everything we teach at the djb photography school is centered around connecting with you and giving you real results.
If you miss out, dont worry! Just jump on the email list to get the latest workshop details :) When the next session comes along you’ll be glad to have all the attention you deserve.
When I started digital photography in 2005 I was using a Canon 350D with a 17-85mm zoom lens. I knew nothing about composition, focal lengths, or post production.
A few years later I decided to see the world and ended up using this camera for four years, on five continents, in 38 countries and through 86 cities; and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to travel the world.
Now Im working full time as a photographer in Melbourne and living from my profession. I’ve never been officially trained in photography but I learnt by practicing… lots.
I’ve always felt that before I start teaching photography, I need to have a portfolio to back up my expertise. It wouldn’t make sense for me to give advice if I were still photographing my grandmas cat. I encourage you to take a look at my portfolio here.
Check out the giving to africa page! For every photography walk you attend you’re helping support the djb sponsor child :)