Photo Opportunity: MyPhotoSchool Puts Photography Authors in the Frame For New Revenue Stream with an Exciting New Online Photography School
Building on the success of their online gardening school, Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and member of the British Institute of Professional Photographers, Duncan Heather, and ex eBay and Skype Director, Elspeth Briscoe, are launching an online photography school. MyPhotoSchool will provide interesting and engaging courses for consumers with all levels of experience, from the novice to the hobbyist to the aspiring professional. MyPhotoSchool will launch to the public in March 2012, and the website can be viewed at: www.my-photo-school.com.
Several tutors have already signed up for MyPhotoSchool, including world renowned wildlife photographer Heather Angel, former president of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS); David Newton, professional photographer, journalist and author of technical guides to photography; Nigel Hicks, Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP), professional photographer and author; Tony Worobiec, Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, founder member of Arena, journalist and author; and Paul Harcourt Davies, professional photographer, author and conservationist. For more information on all of the MyPhotoSchool tutors and the courses that they teach, please go to: http://www.my-photo-school.com/courses/.
World renowned photographer Sue Bishop will be teaching ‘Flower Photography’ and ‘Improve your Landscapes’ courses at MyPhotoSchool. Bishop has been a tutor at MyGardenSchool for the last six months.
MyPhotoSchool is currently looking for tutors to lead the following courses:
Photographing Children and babies
Understanding your Nikon camera
Natural Light Portraiture Photography
Street Photography Course
Studio Portraiture Photography
Ideally, tutors will have a book currently in print on the subject that they wish to teach, but all applications will be considered. If you would like to discuss becoming a tutor at MyPhotoSchool please contact Duncan Heather on firstname.lastname@example.org or Elspeth Briscoe at: Elspeth@my-photo-school.com.
About the Directors:Duncan Heather
Duncan is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and member of the British Institute of Professional Photographers Although he still considers himself an amateur he has twice been a IPA-Lucie award winner; has won the SWPP & BPPA Monochrome Photographer of the Year and was placed first in the RHS Garden Photographer of the Year Competition.
GMG member Elspeth Briscoe spent 15 years working in strategy and marketing, developing some of the world’s most successful internet companies. She was amongst the first 30 people at eBay.co.uk and relished the innovation, creativity and hard work it took to build the ground breaking internet company that eBay.co.uk is today. She is also a winner of International Garden Photographer of the Year (Seasonal), and enthusiastic blogger. See www.elspeth.tumblr.com.
Information for TutorsRequirements
To become a MyPhotoSchool Tutor, you must already have work published. We’re looking to lead the field in online teaching, so are recruiting only the industry’s best talent to reach our global audience.
This opportunity enables you to publish your work, through one of the world’s first online photo schools for enthusiasts, using the latest multi-media technology. This is a revenue share model, to ensure that each lecturer benefits directly from sharing their work. The volume of courses sold is totally dependent on the demand from students, so it’s the students who are really deciding how successful you are based on the relevance of your content.
MyPhotoSchool will actively market copies of your book/s for sale via Amazon through your course/s. Tutors will also be encouraged to advertise their own courses using their own marketing avenues. Further down the line, there may be additional opportunities for tutors to expand their partnership with MyPhotoSchool through lecture tours and photographic holidays.
Each course is taken over a period of four weeks and costs £100-00 + VAT. After each lecture (via video tutorial), students are set short photo assignments which are uploaded to the online gallery www.my-photo-school.com (site under development; not public yet) where it is accessed by the tutor and marked. For further information see our sister site MyGardenSchool, live since April 2011
When you have agreed to participate we will prepare you a copy of the partnership/revenue share contract to be signed prior to the course being marketed.
Timescale & Next Steps www.my-photo-school.com goes live in Octoberr 2011 with a ‘soft launch’ and starts offering courses in Spring 2012. If this is of interest, we would be keen to discuss when you could fit this in to you busy schedule, but are very flexible on timings and are very happy to work around you.