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If the only thing he got out of it was the ‘Basic Workflow’ – Introducing Simon McGinley

I have felt a great sense of pride over the last few weeks, when reading the Success Stories that Easy Way students have been sending in.  Thank you to those of you who have had the courage to share your story with me!

As a teacher, there is no greater reward than to hear that my students have taken those tools and techniques and used them to overcome the obstacles, achieve their goals and find a greater passion and joy for the art of photography!


That’s enough about me – it’s time to introduce Simon McGinley and share his ‘Success Story’.


Simon McGinley

Simon has tried a few different Photoshop courses
and Easy Way

A Portrait of a Pelican captured by Simon

Photography has been the most beneficial and easy to apply by far. If the only thing he got out of it was the ‘basic workflow’ (which he uses on all his images) he would have been happy, but he mentioned that there is so much more to what Adam teaches than that!

I am sure that all Easy Way students have come to that realisation!!
Simon has the ‘unlimited access’ bundle, and according to him, as he is a lazy student, he tends to use it as a reference library which works perfectly for his learning style. He doesn’t do a lot of complex editing and very rarely does composites, but for those times when he feels like being a bit more creative, he feels that it’s great to have the tutorials on hand to guide him through the process.
“Adam has brought a lot more to my photography than just getting an understanding of Photoshop.”
“Through lockdown, his daily YouTube videos were compulsory viewing and they opened up a whole new way of thinking about photography for me.”


“The importance of emotions and storytelling to landscape photography had never occurred to me, and while I have an enormous amount to learn still, I am beginning to see it in my images now.”
“My appreciation of photography and art, in general, has grown enormously, and for me, that has been the best part of joining the EWP community!”


Since I began Adam’s courses in 2019 perhaps, I have joined my local photographic society and enjoyed some success in the club competitions. I also entered Australian Photography’s, Australian Photographer of the Year 2020 and received a Highly Commended on my entry.”
“Photography will always be about spending time in nature for me and the calm that brings. I hope that down the track I will be able to connect those feelings to my images in such a way that others can experience the same feeling.”

“I really want to thank Adam and the team at Easy Way Photography!!”

If you would like to see more of Simon’s photographic work, click on the link below.

Eroding Barriers
Tidal Zone
After the Storm
Thank you so much to Simon for sharing his inspirational ‘Success Story’. I hope that you enjoyed hearing about one of our fellow Easy Way Students, as much as I did! I am so glad to hear of the benefits that the unlimited access on my courses provides to students like Simon! Enjoy the exploration into emotional imagery!

Sharing and celebrating success, teaches, inspires, challenges and motivates others to achieve similar goals and we would be excited to share your success story with fellow students at Easy Way Photography.

Perhaps you have succeeded in mastering sky replacements or created your first composite image. Or you have found the courage to enter your first competition.

If you feel that you have succeeded in any way and in doing so, would like to give others a great sense that they are not alone on their photographic journey, we would be excited to share your story. 

Please provide a brief summary of your success story, to be considered for an
 interview to be featured on the Easy Way Photography Blog, Facebook Group, Instagram, Facebook business page and via email to Easy Way Photography subscribers.

Share your Success Story!

Please supply 2-4 images to support your story.

Image preparation

Measurement – 2000 pixels on the longest edge

Colour space – SRGB

File image format – JPEG

Please send your Success Story together with any questions you may have, by return email to

Take care,


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