How do I get on the programme?
Due to a large amount of enquiries the first step is the contact us with an overview of what you’d like to achieve. I will then decide whether or not I think you will gain from the experience and we’ll take it from there.
What level of photography do I need to have?
As the programme is completely bespoke you can be anywhere from a relative beginner to an advanced photographer wishing to turn professional. The important part is whether you have the passion.
What equipment do I need to participate?
This very much depends on what you're wanting to acheive. An intial chat with Jonathan will establish whether you have the 'right tools for the job'. He might then recommend certain purchases if he feels you might benefit from that.
Will I have to buy more equipment once the programme starts?
Not necessarily. There may be certain items Jonathan suggest may suit your particular needs but these will only be suggestions.
Does it matter where I live?
Not in the slightest – city, countryside, by the sea or inland, it makes no difference – any country, any city, town or village across the world – although you will need to speak good English I’m afraid!
I would like to pursue portrait photography – is this the course for me?
I’m sorry but no – unlike most distance learning courses this programme is very specialised, dealing with land and seascape photography only.
How much time will I need to commit to the programme once it starts?
This is completely down to you. You decide how long you would initially like the programme to be based on your budget and/or requirements, but during that period you put in as much or as little as you are able. As with most forms of learning, the more you put in the more you get back but the structure is very much down to you and this will be discussed during our first telephone call. As a rough guide you should allow 8-10 hours per week.
Supposing the unforeseen happens and I can’t complete the programme?
Life is what happens to your plans and sometimes things get in the way – if you have a genuine reason for having to stop then we can look at rescheduling your programme.
Do I get a diploma – does the programme give me any sort of qualification?
No. This is a hands on, real life programme designed to improve your fine art landscape photography – there are no letters after your name, no diplomas, just facts and knowledge.