11 May SKILLSHARE SERIES: GARETH PON
We’re obsessed with Skillshare. We are genuinely and wholeheartedly in love with it. Little sick? Maybe. But it’s why we feel it necessary to write a whole series dedicated to the knowledge-sharing-and-soul-inspiring online platform.
Imagine being able to break away from everything that’s using up your energy (your work, your friends, your responsibilities), and for [insert course duration] you’re locked inside a room with a creative genius, as they walk you through their processes, their thinking, and they share all the little tricks they’ve learned in their profession, with you. Amazing! Then at the end of said course, there’s a little pot of gold with your name on it, inspiring you to pick up your [insert creative apparatus here], sending you into the realm of crazy inventiveness. Bliss.
Whether you need to wake up a little earlier, leave work a little later, or simply negotiate a “learning session” with your boss, making time to invigorate and swell your skills, is absolutely necessary. We’ve decided to allocate 90 minutes to learn something new every day, and we’ll be sharing some of our favourite courses (and finished creations) in this series.
Below is the second post in the Skillshare Series: Gareth Pon.
Gareth Pon is a friend of mine, so it was firstly great to see a familiar face representing on the platform, and secondly, awesome to hear the smarts behind this brand-building-and-photographing storyteller, even while I’m miles away from home. Also strange to call him by his full name, so let’s use Gareth from here on out, shall we?
Watching Gareth’s class, Make the Most of Instagram: Build Your Brand was our first Skillshare experience, and definitely got us hooked. You could feel Gareth’s passion for travel, and thirst for storytelling come through in his class, making it no surprise that he’s built up such clout on the platform. His feed is something every urban-loving-street-photographer wishes it could be – sleek, authentic, varying and conceptual. Our favourite #gSnaps can be seen below.
@GarethPon on Instagram:
Gareth’s class had us questioning (and tweaking) our Instagram profile pic and bio, and encouraging us to keep planning each and every shot, as if it was part of a series; each photo following on from the previous one, telling one consistent story. Some recent snaps from our Instagram feeds can be seen below.
@StevoDirnberger on Instagram:
@ChanelCartell on Instagram: