These are the notes from the Summer School presentation in January. I have removed the images from the presentation to make it lighter and less likely to infringe copy rite. Click here to download the PDF.
Social media is a minefield for your attention. It can be extremely helpful for your professional life, and lots of fun for your personal life. How can you make it easier for yourself, how can you gain the attention for your services and still live in the 'real' world. This Friday the first session of the 2014 Atkins Summer School begins at 9.30am, 89 Fullarton Road Kent Town. Cost is $25. To book, click here.
For more information o the other four Summer School sessions, including Lightroom Basics, Digital Photographer Workflow, Photography Business Models and The Film Challenge, click here.
Cost to attend is $25 per session, payable when booking (we will call you after you register)
**NEW** Social Media Shortcuts. Friday, January 24th, 9.30am - 12.30pm Is Social media the biggest time waster of the decade? What value is it adding? Are there any shortcuts? Paul Atkins will present his methods and those learned at workshops both here and in the USA over the past five years. Hopefully this will help you!
Adobe Lightroom Basics. Tuesday, January 28th, 9.30am – 12.30pm Lightroom 5.0 is the best tool for managing and lightly editing your digital image files. Paul Atkins has been using Lightroom since the first version and has brought many new users up to speed. The presentation will focus on the Library and Develop modules, but will touch on other modules and hidden features. Beginners and intermediate users will benefit from attending.
Workflow, from shoot through to archiving. Wednesday, January 29th, 9.30am – 12.30pm What is "best practise"? What balances a image quality, data-safety and efficiency? Paul Atkins has been watching and interviewing professionals in the industry and has complied this presentation. Bring your questions and opinions, we can all learn from each other.
Photography Business Models Thursday, January 30th, 9.30am – 12.30pm. This workshop will help you fly above your photographic business, looking at it from a different perspective. Stuart Davis will be presenting this session. Stuart is from Enterprise Connect, he is a business specialist who has spent the last 4.5 years providing advice and assisting Creative Industries companies. This has included facilitating workshops in Design Integration and Business Modelling as well as conducting Business Reviews. He has also participated in a master class by the authors of Business Model Generation and used this methodology across the country. Enterprise Connect is a Federal Government initiative to re-engergize small to medium businesses in Australia. This will be worth every minute of your time, this is an opportunity to get help rethinking photography as a business.
For more information on what Stuart does: www.creativeinnovation.net.au http://www.creativeinnovation.net.au/Features/company-spotlight/KWP-Advertising.html http://www.creativeinnovation.net.au/Features/company-spotlight/A-South-Australian-perspective.html
The Film Challenge.... Friday, January 31st, 9.30am – 12.30pm with a return to the lab at 4pm for projection and discussion until 5pm In the immortal words of Harry Callaghan, "do you feel lucky punk?". However, this shouldn't be about luck, this is a test of your skills in a tricky environment: Mid summer, Adelaide, one roll of 35mm (not Xpan) or 120 (up to 6x9) tranny film, one morning to shoot. Midday we process and sleeve, 4pm meet back at Atkins to choose your best frame and a discussion of what everyone shot. From there the Atkins will scan and prepare prints with minimal editing and host and exhibition during the following month. We will gather votes over the month for an informal 'peoples choice award' Are you up to it...?
9.30am pick up film and have quick chat, then off to shoot. Return at 12.30pm for processing, return at 4pm to review results. The cost of entry includes the roll of film and processing.