Andy Rouse Webinars
For years Andy has been looking to spread his extensive knowledge and skill and inspiring others to a much wider audience than his UK workshops allowed. Now, thanks in part to the increased use of home working and the Zoom webinar software, Andy has started to realise him dream.
He started off slowly, hosting a presentation on his work for Olympus UK e-group. This was then followed by 2 x 1 hour webinars to fundraise for the NHS Masks for Heroes Campaign, talking about his career to date, which raised over £1000 for the worthy cause.
Right now during lockdown every photographer is frustrated, Andy's webinars will provide some light relief from the daily struggle plus will equip you with new skills for the future when you will be able to get out and about and use them.
So what can you expect from the webinars?
Humour, fun chat, stories and in-depth technical knowledge with a very relaxed way of teaching. You don't just get a boring lesson with someone droning on, I will bring each picture to life with the inside story too. Of course the tech info I will give will be very very focussed and to the point, just the essentials I have learnt from such a tough career. So it will be a good watch regardless of what your interest, where in the world you live or what he is talking about. If the webinar is entitled "Technical hints for photographing the Tibetan Yak" then you can be assured that it will have tips for photographing wildlife in your garden, everything is applicable anywhere. And fun.
Why will the webinars be useful to me?
Andy is well respected in the business, has been a professional for 22 years and has achieved success 26 times in major international competitions. He has used many different brands of camera and is well versed in all of their operation and is an expert on mirrorless cameras. He has an incredible collection of images, and whether he is talking about a specific species or a technique, his unrivalled work allows him to illustrate any point effectively.
How does it work? - All webinars will be on the Zoom platform (installation not necessary) and will begin with an introduction from Andy followed by an illustrated slideshow with a video showing his animated self (that's a way to describe it!) in the bottom corner. After the presentation is complete you will be able to ask questions too.
Does it cost the same as a new Rolls Royce? - nope it doesn't. Whilst others charge a lot for webinars and with his experience Andy could as well, he has decided that during these times he will set the bar at £10-£30 for each session, with a discounted package for everything.
Will the webinars be recorded? - After much thought and discussion with the team we have decided that we will not record the seminars. The simple reason is that in this day and age it's too easy to pass round seminars on the internet and we have to look after our business and our customers. We are not presenting rocket science anyway, just an approach and a state of mind that will be explained and understood as we progress.
Community modules - we have introduced the concept of Community Modules that are available only to those that by our Exclusive Packages. These modules are bonus content and are designed to provide extra teaching featuring your work that you have produced during the webinar.
We are offering the following webinars in the coming months...more will be added as time and demand dictates.
Working with Light Webinar
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A 5 module series of webinars that looks at how to shoot atmospheric images by working the light that you have. It's Andy's trademark style and the webinar has been built to give everyone a thorough grounding in all the techniques that he uses.
You can purchase individual webinars for a special introductory price. OR...
Exclusive Package - our most attractive deal - you get all the 4 main teaching modules (2-5) plus Module 1 Introduction all included for the discounted price of £60. That's 6 hours teaching for £60 at a discount of £25 from buying the individual packages. But no wait, we are also giving you module 6 as special bonus content available only to those that buy the Exclusive package. That's 8 hours teaching for £60, a great deal.
Module 1 - Basic Principles
Duration 1 hour
Price £10 ( included for exclusive package )
In our Basic Principles webinar we set the scene for the whole series, looking at why taking control of your camera is so important. Andy has developed his own style for creating these kinds of images and for years he has been asked to run workshops showing how he creates them and the though process behind them.
This 1 hour workshop module will look at the simple reasons for wanting to shoot atmospheric images before Andy goes through his top 10 atmospheric images chosen from his 20 year professional career, giving you the backstory on how they were taken.
This module is included free with the Exclusive package, which is why it's such a great deal!!!
Module 2 - The Golden Hour
Duration 1 hour
Overview - This module looks at how to best utilise the incredible light of the golden hour, the 1 hour before sunset / after sunrise when everything is pure and golden.
Details - We start by looking at the compelling reasons to shoot at this time (as it does take some effort) and then look at every aspect of how to get the best results shooting at this time. We will cover everything from composition and lighting to fieldcraft and being creative. Everything tech will be covered with field based hints and tips throughout and summary screens at the end. It will simply be everything about the golden hour you need to know..and so much more.
Module 3 - Shooting into Light
Duration 2 hours
Overview - This module gets into the nitty gritty of Andy's trademark style, shooting into the light. Sidelight, backlight and his own style of "black light". Pure creativity that will set your images apart.
Details - This is a big subject that requires you to have a change of thinking and attitude towards your photography. Rome wasn't built in a day they say and that's why this webinar is 2 hours long. We look look at all the techniques and consideration that you will need to start producing these images, 50% in your head, 40% in camera and 10% post. Therefore we will be exploring the thoughts and techniques behind some of Andy's most iconic imagery.
Module 4 - Before / After Light
Duration 1 hour
Overview - This module is designed to extend your shooting times by looking at techniques for shooting before sunrise and after sunset...and sometimes creating images in daylight that weren't there before!!!!
Details - We will concentrate on all the techniques associated with shooting killer silhouettes, from visualisation to composition to all the tech info that you need. We will also look at the technical and aesthetic side of using afterglow as well to give pastel like effects. All tech will be shown in great detail and there maybe an element of some post processing too.
Module 5 - Extra skills
Duration 1 hour
Overview - Rounding off the creative side of this webinar we look at a final set of skills to add to your creative toolkit. so that you can take advantage of any situation.
Details - This module looks at the benefits of taking a wider view with your photography, the techniques and compositions for creating atmospheric images in inclement weather (rain, snow, storms etc),taking abstract images and finally shooting in Monochrome and Infra Red.
Module 6 - Community
Duration 1-2-3 hours (depends on what you want!!)
Bonus content for Exclusive package only
This is YOUR session!
Overview - We will recap all the major techniques we have learnt and have summary screens and examples for everything. Then it will the time to show your images that you have taken using the skills learnt in the workshop. This is a community module and hopefully many of you will have been out and about. Andy will gently critique them and offer processing advice where needed. A lovely round off to the webinar!
Booking and Dates
At present we only have the Working with Light webinars available. We have constructed the series so you can buy individual modules or the whole series for a discounted price. Just choose your option and you will be taken to our secure online store, remember the Exclusive package offers the best deal!
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