- Free Gifts
- Take A Fun Quiz
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We are passionate about photography - and believe photography should be fun. For us, taking photographs is fun - and learning to take great photographs should be too. Heck being creative is fantastic. It comes from the soul.
We aim to inspire you to have fun with your photography and enjoy the learning curve.
Our aim is to help you to achieve your dreams and aspirations through your photography. Whether you aspire to simply take better pictures, or to pursue a career in photography there is something here for you. A community; an enjoyable, supportive, environment where photographers can learn, be themselves, and will never be judged for having ideas or being creative. You'll be applauded.
We produce regular blog posts with hints and tips - throwing out issues for discussion. We love our readers to leave comments and tell us what they think so please drop by our blog and join in. If you really want to get involved in our communite clich on eht esocial networks tab and chat with us and other like minded peers there.
We'd love you to join us. We are always keen to listen so if there is anything that we are not yet providing that you'd like to see on this site please do get in touch. Bart always listens.
Bart is an Otter extraordinaire. He is fascinated with images and how to create them. He's especially interested in images of his fellow mammals, and the rest of the animal kingdom. He's super intelligent and creative - with a large mischievous side. He loves salmon, log fires and single malt.
Bart's interest in images began when he was a mere pup photographing his siblings playing in the river with an Instamatic camera, given to him by his grandfather. He found he could really capture the moment and their personalities - the feelings of the moment preserved in his images forever for the world to appreciate. From then on he never looked back, experimenting with different kit, learning the craft of photography and taking it to his friends all over the animal kingdom. He holds a masters degree in photography from the university of Otterwa. Bart is keen to share his knowledge and enthusiasm wherever he can, in the hope that others will be inspired to create stunning images of their own.
About C S Wimsey
Proud to be sidekick to Bart and constantly in his shadow, Christina believes that to excel in life and creativity you have to do what you love. That's why she is a writer and a photographer. Like Bart she feels she is blessed to do something that doesn't feel like work - it is who she is.
Not a great fish eater, she likes to partake with Bart indulging in log fires and gin and tonic - with a slice of lime. The common theme in Christina's work is connecting with life. Whether she photographs an animal, a city-scape, a landscape or ancient ruin; it all has a story to tell. Always. She's been honing her photography skills since the early 1990's. She's undertaken more courses than is polite, experimented with techniques until she's started to sprout grey hairs, and has managed to maintain her passion for the subject throughout.
Christina originally trained as a solicitor and practised employment law. It didn't make her happy -actually it made her ill. A creative stuck in a legal career, she needed to re-visit her roots as a matter of urgency - which is when her creativity re-surfaced, and she was rescued by Bart. She is now back on the right track, never to stray again.
Christina has developed as a photographer, a writer, and a person massively since her days in the law, but the law was an important part of her journey. An experience which has taught her to follow her passions and led her to where she is now. Christina has been published in regional and national magazines, and international publications.
Christina hopes you can share her passion and be inspired.
Free Gifts For You!
First of all we recommend that you visit our free gift page, a page which we keep reviewing and will likely add to indiscriminately. You're gift will help you on your way to becoming a photographer extraordinaire just like Bart.In addition you will notice throughout the site we'll draw your attention to gifts relevant to the contents you are perusing - so you can have gifts which coincide with your particular interests at the time.We do not limit the number of freebies you can sign up for.
We want you to access some of the best courses on the web.
We're writing a "fundamentals course" for you right now! If your're here you're in a wonderful position because we're canvassing your views on what you would like us to include in that course!
If there's anything in particular your're struggling with PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. Just email email@example.com, or write a comment in the comments section at the bottom of the page. We read all emails and comments - you just might inspire something special!
Take a Fun Quiz!
Photography is fun, and we want this website to provide some fun too. This is a very new section of our website, but you'll notice quizzes keep appearing as fast as we can write them for you. For example you'll see things like:
- Quizzes just for fun.
- Quizzes to find where you're at, so we can offer you a free gift at the end appropriate to your level at the moment.
- Quizzes which will determine what kind of, or level of kit is right for you. This could save you LOTS of time in reading through a wall of information.
- Any other quiz you tell us you want.
Why not check out our Magazine page?
Not only does it have lots of articles on photography which you might find helpful, we encourage you to leave comments and ask questions at the end of each article. Bart reads all comments and will get back to you. This isn't a one way traffic website...
If you'd like an explanation of different kinds of camera kit, and what the heck they actually do why not fly over to our essential tools page?
Here we will:
- De-mystify many questions (e.g. what's a "cropped sensor" and a "full frame sensor", and why should I care? Why would anyone need a tripod anyway? What's the big deal about a big flash - I have a pop up on my camera!)
- Explain what's available and what it does - in easy to navigate little sections. You can then make an informed decision on whether that bit of kit can help you with YOUR photography, or not...
- Helps you choose what is right for YOU. One size never fits all in photography.
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