For those of you who have been reading the blog or maybe keeping up with all the latest ‘goings-on’ through Facebook or Twitter, you’ll know that for some months now I’ve been running a series of ‘tester’ Workshops where I’ve been going through lighting techniques with groups of photographers with a view to getting feedback on my teaching style and content. These ‘testers’ have been invaluable as I’ve accumulated a mass of feedback that has really been helpful in giving me a clearer idea as to exactly what my new ‘Workshop’ should be about and what I should cover.
Having held a Workshop this past weekend in Amersham, Buckinghamshire; first in the studio and then out on location and also having spoken at length recently with Tim Wallace (April’s Guest Photographer) I’ve been thinking more and more about the importance of having a ‘unique’ style and ‘identity’ and reflecting this in my Workshops.
Not that I’m a control freak or typical Virgo or anything like that I do feel that I need to have a definite goal with the Workshops where the delegates attending will know beforehand the kind of photos they will be working on throughout the day. This reflects how I generally work on a day to day basis. I’m very much the kind of person who has to have a plan with a definite ‘end result’ in mind and this is what helps me to focus on what it is I’m looking to achieve rather than me moving quickly from one set up to the next and this is how I’d like to run my Workshop. What do you think?
What do you think about the idea of working on maybe 3 or 4 specific looks during the Workshop and exploiting them? Good or bad idea? What would you like to see covered if you were attending? If you have any suggestions / comments big or small I’d really like to ‘hear’ them so please feel free to use the comments section below.
Finally a BIG thank you to everyone who attended the ‘tester’ this past Saturday, especially Catherine our model for the afternoon who braved the elements without so much as a squeak
I’ll post up more images here on the blog in the next few days, but incidentally the images included in this post were all taken outdoors in the exact same spot as the Group photograph using my Invisible Black Backdrop technique.