The year 2017 was a very fruitful year for me, especially as a teacher of photography. I am very grateful to you, constant reader and for all who encourage me and this blog. I thank you from my heart for having taken the time to follow my meanderings. The blog saw a phenomenal rise in readership with over 42 million hits this year. The new server has helped me to manage this heavy load effectively.
Creative Focus – an initiative I started to help aspiring photographers gain a better and concise understanding of skills and technique behind the art of photography has blossomed into most sought after photography learning course in Mangalore. Under Creative Focus I have conducted over 73 hands on, one to one learning experience workshops on various topics like Understanding Light, Post processing using Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop, Macro photography, Panoramic & Slow Shutter speed capture of landscapes, Non-studio as well as Studio portrait photography.
Our free, photo critique forum on Facebook, The Creative Focus Photo-critic Group held lots of very interesting discussions on various topics of the photography, with very active participation from over 3700 members to become a learning hub of photography.
In 2018, I am planning to expand full-day hands-on intimate workshop on over 30 specialized photography topics like product photography, food photography, astrophotography, light painting etc., under Creative Focus initiative. I am also planning to take long-term one to one mentorship through video chat and interactive chat.
It’s a New Year and with it comes a fresh opportunity to shape our world. As this year is ending, I wish all the negativity and difficulties also end with this year and let 2018 bring success and desired results for you.