THE NURSERY | A REVIEW

I never thought I would be a teacher. My Mum always told me I didn't have the patience required to educate others. Probably because I only ever tried teaching when it was forced upon me. Most times, it was me, the piano and someone who wanted to learn Smoke on the Water - I was classically trained.

At those times, I lacked patience and the student (normally a friend or family member) continued their disassociation with the ivories.

Things have changed though. They've changed because I have found something I'm passionate about sharing with the world.

I've developed a workshop called the nursery. I teach people how to use their DSLR as it was intended. I teach people the importance of creating an emotional connection in order to capture real emotion in their frames. The best part is, I teach people who have never shot on anything other than the automatic setting.

Last week, a new group of ten beautiful people came into my home. They met my wife and my son. They sat in our chairs and humbly, I taught them what I've come to learn on my photographical journey.

My amazing friend, Annette Wilson, made a short film. She captured, perfectly, the essence of the day.



Another beautiful friend, Jodi, modeled for our live shoot and the images below were taken while I talked the attendees through my process for shooting portraits. Jodi also wrote a review of what it's like to attend the nursery. You should definitely click through - she has a very special way with words.



the nursery is set to visit every capital city over the next twelve months. If you'd like to come along, email me at hello@timcoulson.com

In the coming days, I'll be creating a new section on the website with upcoming dates and locations so you can see when I'll be in your city.

*I still have 2 spaces for Sep 15 and Sep 17 at the nursery in Melbourne.

24 comments:

  1. If you come to London, I'd definitely attend!

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  2. I love the last photo, the trees have a haunting quality. The scale is wonderful. Looks like the most beautiful location. It is wonderful that you are sharing your passion. I'd love to attend, but I don't own a DSLR.

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  3. Please come to Cairns!

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  4. I hope you don't mind I mentioned you on my blog

    PS. The photos, as always, stunning

    x

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  5. Wow! I wish I lived in Australia, I would love love love to attend the nursery. I am a quiet reader of your blog since… like forever. I didn’t dare to comment on your beautiful pictures because of my miserable english but now I have to! Please keep on doing your wonderful work, you are an inspiration!

    Greetings from Austria :)

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  6. It looked amazing. If you ever come to Paris or London, you can count me in!

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    1. And bring Mrs and Baby Coulson too. Pretty please.

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  8. How awesome is that video - made me want to dance too!

    Cannot wait for you to shoot my little family!

    Kristy

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  10. So. Excited.

    p.s. sorry that was me, logged in with the wrong account!

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  11. Eleanor PendletonAugust 9, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    I'm so proud of you ol' friend.

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  12. Ooh my goodness, please, please, PLEASE come to North Carolina! Pretty please? You and Kesh could try some good 'ole southern sweet tea while you were down here too. Yep.

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  13. Tim, this last one looked amazing! That video says it all. Still working on getting some people together for Hong Kong!! Otherwise, hopefully I'll be back in Sydney one day soon when one is on x

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  14. What an incredible day! I cannot wait until the 17th September to meet the Coulsons ;)

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  15. Love this video, I feel excited about the possibility of meeting you one day! Beautiful photos of Jodi and her children :)

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  16. Can't wait til Brissie's turn! Ever so inspiring. Your work is magic. You unveil the beauty hidden in every corner of our lives and show us how grateful we should be simply to be alive in this magnificent world. Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  17. Can I get a shoe-in for Chicago? Ha ha. Quite the longshot, but I would be there and would tell everyone I knew!

    Just gorgeous photos, as always. Love love love! :)

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  18. Please add Jakarta to your world tour! We would love to have you visit....
    Beautiful photos.

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  19. Dude, this post fills my heart with joy! I just can't wait to join in on one of these workshops. Love the work you do! :)

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  20. Beautiful, Tim. I'd love to join in. Wish I lived in Australia.

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  21. wow! this is amazing! i read about your little nursery action but i bet being apart of it would be mind-boggling! I'm so tempted...I would love to do this...xx

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