I'm home! It was truly amazing. Richard and Amy are the most down to earth, caring and wonderful people. I was so afraid of going, and not being cool or good enough, but it didn't matter.
The workshop was all about light, and how to look and read light and how it relates to photos. They rarely use flash (only in dark reception halls), and embrace natural light like the old masters would paint. How the light will wrap around the couple, is how the light truly is. It completely changed my perspective.
There was lots of business talk and how to get your ducks in a row and treat you clients specially. I'm going to work really hard for the next 3 months to relaunch for January with something I'm proud of.
The workshop changed more than my photography, I truly believe that it has changed me. Being so intimidated and feeling second rate before I went, I was openly accepted by 11 wonderful people who treated me as an equal. I realized that I had lost my self identity over the last 3 years and I haven't been taking care of myself. It's almost as if I see things in a new light now.
Anyways, here are some pictures!
Day 1, we had instruction on light and elements of photographs. Framing, composition, etc. Then we got to go out and take pictures of pears in 5 lessons for the afternoon. It was so much fun! (They have those pictures).
The evening they brought out a fun model!
shot with a video light
On Wednesday we did a morning of business instruction and then did a model session in the afternoon. It was pouring buckets!
On Thursday, we had the most incredible experience. We were taken to Saltspring Island on a culinary tour - The goal was to take us to places where people were so inspired and in love with their products.
First stop was the bread lady. She makes 900 loaves of bread to sell at their local market every week!!!
Next off to the Saltspring Cheese company... yumm! First some backlit chickens...
One of my favourite shots of the week. No editing, chiaroscuro lighting
Then we had an amazing gourmet 3 course lunch with local wine. I will never be satisfied with food again!!! I haven't uploaded pictures yet from day 3, but they are yummy ones If you ever want to save up for a workshop, they are amazing people to see!