This past weekend I was in Wales spending time with great friends and photographers Anthony Crothers, Ian Munro and Brian Dukes.
We’d organised to all get together for a photo shoot; one that I’d planned to photograph Ian wearing Military Uniform for my 1940’s / World War 2 project and was originally an idea born from when I was out in Los Angeles…
With Ian (in uniform), yours truly, Anthony Crothers and Brian Dukes
Saturday was spent in Ian’s Studio (Skint Creative) and following the indoor portraits we’d planned to go outdoors to photograph my own 1940’s version / interpretation of this picture of Daniel Day-Lewis (the one I’d seen at Paramount Studios during the tour)…
As it happens it got too late for us to head out so we headed off out for the evening for a curry and to carry on the chatting in Cardiff City.
It was without doubt a SUPERB weekend. Great time taking portraits that I’m really happy with, but more than anything else I really needed this weekend, as did the others. Weekends like this are not only a lot of fun but without doubt recharge the batteries. We chatted and laughed loads and from this we’ve all come away feeling boosted, motivated and inspired. It’s actually quite hard to put into words the benefit of weekends like this, getting together with like minded friends and spending time doing what you love to do without any outside stresses or concerns, but needless to say the benefits have a massive positive impact.
Anyway I just wanted to dive in and suggest, if you don’t already do so, to get a small group of friends together and arrange meeting up for day, getting some photography done and popping out for a bite to eat in the evening; it’ll benefit you way more than reading a book or watching a tutorial that’s for sure!
Have a great week,
ps> I’ll share results from the weekend over the coming days and will of course go through Behind the Scenes information and some retouching techniques you will hopefully find useful