I believe that you can never stop learning and in the photography world it is definitely a must to keep up with all the awesomeness in this industry. This year we set off to an amazing 2 days of learning at Photography farm down in England at the beginning of February. We were so excited to take in as much information as we could to apply to our business practices and also how we shoot, and we came home with more than what we expected to learn! We could not have been any more renewed and excited to get stuck into our 2016 season!
I (Chantal) took Brooke Davis’s from Blush Photography family workshop. It was in incredible eye opener on how to shoot families as they are. No cookie cutter poses here and place your hand here and smile type shoot. It is about capturing moments and the realness of who they are as a family. I was inspired listening to Brooke speak on her approach, on how she captures those moments for families that are unlike any other. She is 110% invested in what she captures that is unique and individual to every family. I am not a fan of overly posed photos so this workshop was incredible for me to sit through, apply myself and learn from to take into our family photo sessions. Our models were a gorgeous little family who I have to say were so naturally photogenic and a pleasure to work with through the workshop. I adored shooting a bit darker for a little change from our norm and trying new ways of shooting. Here are some shots I captured from my first day.
Some behind the scenes of the other attendee’s.
Scott attended Nessa K‘s workshop. I can speak for him by saying what he got from this class he applies to everything now. Honestly was the best class he could have chosen to inspire him to see things differently and for new things to implement into our business. Here are a few shots taken during their photo session part of the class. I adore the golden hour shots so much.
On the second day I took part in Tavis‘s shoot with intention class. It was all hands on. We practiced on each other first with head shots and following this we did part 1 of 2 of the couples photo session. The first photo session was to shoot as you would, the second one was to shoot the way you would of wanted to the first time around. It is not uncommon to walk away from a shoot and think of another shot you would of liked to have captured. This gave us the opportunity to do this and learn from it to ensure we always shoot with intention and purpose in that moment. I learnt to not speed through things and to think more about every shot.
Some head shots of attendee’s
The man himself, the incredible Tavis
Scott went on a newborn photography workshop to also be up to speed with health and safety and how to pose babies so we could work as a team on them. This was very beneficial to us and Scott had Laura Rhian all to himself to ask any question he wanted to. He also took some gorgeous photos in the process.