, a global online photography classroom, has launched a new course using Google Earth to pre-plan photography city breaks – the first of its kind in the world.
In this four week, online Travel & City Break Photography Course, starting July 7 2012 (and subsequently the first Saturday of every month), students learn how to plan their city shoot-lists and images using the latest technologies.
During the course, MyPhotoSchool aim to give all students the information they need to be able to hone their photographic knowledge of cities worldwide, before they’ve even left home.
Furthermore, students are also given insights on how to plan opportunistic photographic city breaks around significant world events like The Venice Carnival or The Sydney Jazz Festival.
As part of the course, Keith Wilson will take students around the world, showing examples of shots of cities and how to photograph their famous landmarks including: Paris, London, Amsterdam, New York, Barcelona, Cologne, Kota Kinabalu, Cambino, Madeira, St Mark’s Square, Sydney and many more. He also covers everything from what to pack, to street photography, legalities and planning for all weather and light conditions.
Duncan Heather, Founder of MyPhotoSchool said: "Imagine being able to view the Eiffel Tower, from ever y angle, in all weather conditions, any time of day or night – and pre-plan your image – before you set off! It puts you at a distinct advantage to maximise your photographic potential.
Navigating an unfamiliar city in bad weather conditions means that usually even the most prepared photographers will miss opportunities. But using the techniques detailed in the course, we can pre-plan prime locations to shoot indoors at museums, galleries and other locations all over the city at the click of a button. Keith goes through the entire process with a culmination in lesson four with a shootlist around London and how it’s planned."
Keith Wilson, Course Tutor adds: "Before the Internet, planning meant buying an informative guidebook and map of your destination, and having to figure out the rest when you get there, sometimes missing opportunities for amazing photographs."
All MyPhotoSchool courses cost £125, last four weeks and begin on the first Saturday of every month.
To book a place on Keith’s MyPhotoSchool Travel & City Break Photography Course, visit the MyPhotoSchool website