Workshop… learning photography
June 19, 2014 • Leave a Comment
My first workshop…
I managed to attend a photography workshop at the weekend, the first one for me. Hosted by Lucinda Grange, it gave me a chance to meet Lucy in person, learn some new stuff and talk photography, the young lady being one of my new photography hero’s, it was exciting stuff.
The atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming, six photographers, Lucy and a model.. and a set of studio lights!
After splitting ourselves into groups, Canon and Nikon.. and a very small group of Sony users (me), notes were handed out and Lucy started off the workshop.
We ran through the basics, aperture. speed and ISO all of which proved very useful to me. I've always have had the feeling that I have never really nailed the basics.
It was great to stop for a little lunch, chat and talk photography. I took the opportunity to grab a couple of shots playing around with what I had just learnt using the 50mm to play with DOF.
After lunch we moved on to some studio light work, as you can tell, one of my favourite subjects at the moment.
Unfortunately the Sony has different hot-shoe connections too Canons and Nikons and I was unable to play. My “Sony Leprosy” was handled with lots of laughs and I did get to handle Lucy`s Nikon.. it wasn’t as bashed up as expected after all the travelling she does.
Everyone got a real thrill at seeing their photos of the model when using off camera flash, I think Lucy may have wetted a few peoples appetites for more of this work.
From there we got to go outside and play with reflectors, silver and gold.
Everyone started putting their new skills to the test, I got to figure out the use of a white card for setting my white balance too.
Along the way I got two images of the model, Keighley supplied as part of the day, which I was happy with.
As a first workshop, I really enjoyed it. Good value for money, I learnt new stuff, talked a lot (probably too much) and had a laugh.. it`s whats photography should be about.
Don't forget to check out Lucinda’s site, some very impressive work from a talented young lady.
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