The main reason I created With Camera In Hand was to help people fall in love with photography as much as I did. The photography industry can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming – with so many products to buy and so many people who seem to know more than you do. I’ve never cared much about what other people have or what other people are doing. For me, photography is a creative outlet. Some days it’s a great adventure. Other days it’s a quiet meditation. It’s what I do for a living (see michelledunn.com.au) and since starting my company in 2007 I haven’t lost a spec of passion for it.
For me, photography isn’t just about taking an amazing shot (although that’s also awesome!). It’s about slowing down. It’s about connecting with the people or places I’m photographing. It’s about seeing and appreciating the details of light and the way it plays on the world around us in ways that most people don’t notice. My aim whenever I teach is to give people that feeling of joy when you take a good shot and you know it wasn’t just a fluke – you know how you did it and you can do it again whenever you want to. And of course, I love getting With Camera In Hand reviews like the ones above from students who confirm the courses and workshops were worth attending.