It was with huge excitement that we held our first in-person photography workshop in London’s beautiful Curtain Road Studio this weekend. We welcomed 18 students (and 1 fabulous helper) for a day of the basics of manual DSLR photography.
What makes a workshop so different from our online courses is that we are able to provide instant feedback and answer the questions that come up about shooting in manual. In that moment when you’re feeling at a loss to figure out why the settings aren’t working you can turn to someone to bounce ideas and get answers.
And so, we spent the day, really digging into the exposure triangle and shooting in various conditions. Those Sisters Guild bunting balls provided not only awesome decoration, but were the subject of many photographs throughout the day, as everyone got to grips with balancing highlights and shadows.
Our second session of the day was with stylist Poppy Norton on Styling in Photography allowed for some opportunities to get our creative juices flowing.
After learning about the principles of composition and styling there was an opportunity to bring together the two lessons and style a shoot using fresh flowers and props.
In the afternoon we worked on seeing natural light and creating portraits then and we took a photo walk for a chance to put the lessons into practice on the streets of Shoreditch.
Notice the killer camera straps? They were made by the amazing Amanda from Kitschycoo and will be for sale soon via our web shop…
(We have one red spotty camera strap left for sale at £25 + P&P. Drop us an email at enquiries[at]capturingchildhood.co.uk if you are interested).
The straps were one part of an awesome goodie bag for our course participants that also included, notebooks buttons and badges made specially for us by Tea & Ceremony and teeny tiny washi tape spools.
It was a fabulous day! Thank you to everyone who joined us for the day – you were such an amazing group to work with. Special thanks to Amanda for being such a great assistant, model and for making the superb straps and to our supporters Sisters Guild, Tea & Ceremony and to Teapigs for the lovely herbal teas. Check out our Flickr pool for more photos of the day (and if you were there, add your photos in).
We are in the midst of planning more workshops, so expect an announcement of further dates soon.