At a certain stage of your journey as a photographer you reach a point when you begin to think you ought to let a professional review where you are at. If you don’t know one willing to do that, the only option is to pay for help. But experience might have shown you that lectures where you look endlessly at brilliant pro slides don’t do much for you on the ground. They are not hands-on.
To be made to open your photographic sole and allow someone to give you some hard criticism is the real goal. I that is you. Then dig deep and allow Mark Seymour to do just that.
He has no hesitation telling you that one of your images could have been taken by a casual snapper.
When you are shooting with him he will soon have you moving your feet like never before and he will make you dive into the action with a prime wide-angle lens, showing how polite but firm behaviour gets you into the essential spot to frame the shots you want and need.
Getting over any fear, getting you outside your comfort zone, framing for light, gesture and context are all Seymour hallmarks.
Be under no illusion, you are in safe hand but realistically critical hands and you will improve, no matter what level you are at on this crazy journey called photography.
Nigel Hollinshead. Photographer.