I have given many camera lessons in my life.
When I was forming a party camera team, I gave weekly lectures and practical lessons on a specific theme, and if called upon, I also gave seminars for large groups of people at the request of companies and government agencies.
Although it is more efficient from a business point of view to deliver pre-prepared content to a large number of people at once, I have stopped giving regular camera lessons and have only accepted private lessons for several years because I wanted to properly respond to each person’s questions.
Even in the case of group lessons, there were few people who asked personal questions during the course, and many of them came to me after the course was over and said, “I’m sorry, but I don’t understand this part…” After the lesson was over, I answered their questions in individual consultations.
If that’s the case, it’s better to have private lessons from the beginning so that we can create the lesson content based on what the students want to know without worrying about other students.
Many people who come for private camera lessons say they don’t know what they don’t know, so I have always given them custom-made lessons, such as going with them to an electronics store to choose equipment, focusing the viewfinder, cleaning the lens, and inviting a model to shoot with them.
However, since March 2020, I have refused all private camera lessons in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
Because of the corona overload, people are now learning more through online lessons and videos such as YouTube, so even after the corona, there may be fewer people who want private lessons as before.
But there are many people who say, “I don’t know what I don’t know,” so I would like to continue private camera lessons quietly.