I love to teach so much. When I teach my workshops in my London Makelight studio I get an immediate reaction and response from my students. I can see them learning and watch then improve their photography while I'm in the same room as them.
When I teach my online courses it can sometimes feel a little bit distant. I can't see my students or hear what their voices sound like. But the Facebook Groups that I create for each course are truly wonderful and feel my heart with so much joy. To watch the images and questions appear and then see everyone supporting each other is just amazing. It brings happy tears to my eyes regularly!
But my very favourite part of teaching both my workshops and my online courses is seeing before and after images from my students. Wow! It always blows me away and makes me want to keep on doing what I'm doing.
It inspires me to keep improving my courses, to write new ones and to reach more people around the world.
Here are a lovely selection from January's Beautify Your Instagram course.
"Doing Emily's 'Beautify your Instagram' course was the best thing I could have ever done in January! I'd never really spent any time looking at my Instagram stream as a whole and Emily was a generous and kind teacher, showing us everything from flow to how to shoot in natural light. Since I've been on Emily's course I've taken my Instagram account much more seriously. I've been meticulously planning each and every post making sure everything goes together and working really hard on it, and it's become a joy and another creative outlet. I feel like I'm curating my own private art gallery and my engagement and followers have increased already. Thank you Emily, I can't wait to do another course with you :) xx" Alexandra Davies
"I thoroughly enjoyed the Beautify Your Instagram online course and learnt so much from Emily and the other students. The lessons were easy to digest, inspiring and actionable and I’m thrilled with the improvement in my Instagram feed. Since starting the course a couple of weeks ago I’ve gained over 100 new followers, had a new client enquiry directly from Instagram and seen the engagement with my posts significantly increase. But beyond that I’m now more connected with my followers and have made genuine connections in the community. I’m also being more creative, enjoying experimenting with photography and I’m starting to feel very proud of my feed and how to use it for my business!" Chloe Adlington
If you would like to join one of my online courses I have a little special offer for you that is valid until Sunday (7th February). To get 15% off any of the online courses currently in the Makelight Store please use the code happyfebruary when you check out. xo