Study Visits

28th March 2015 – Derby Photographic Festival

Attended oca study day (work in progress)

26th March 2015 – Wolverhampton Gallery and Museum

Visited the museum with Jenny, another OCA student who lives a few miles from me. (write up work in progress)

24th March 2015 – Day at the NEC Fantastic day at the NEC photography show. I attended a talk by Adrian Dennis a sports photographer… All I can say is, his work is brilliant and one of his shots is too good for words. He gave some very sound advice and some good tips.  The other photographers talks I attended was Don Mccullin and Simeon Dennis. Dons talk was eye opening, such a honest account of his work in areas of conflict. Some very thought provoking work. Simeon put a different perspective on taking photographs, using them to really tell a story and use client experiences to take shots that are not recognised to be the norm.  Brilliant but tiring day…. Didn’t get around all the stands as my husband was at day care today and i had to get back in time for him coming home. (work in progress -will add link to write up when its done)

Date 21st March 2015 – 1 day Studio Lighting Workshop One day Lighting Workshop with a company called fstop10, had a great day in a studio environment. After attending a studio lighting workshop with 10stop last week, I can recommend it to anyone, especially if like me, you have never done studio work before. I found the tutor patient and put me at ease. Help was at hand on every corner. I wanted to produce a specific image and didn’t now how to go about it, but was soon reassured and pointed in the right direction by the tutor. The size of the class was 8, which gave more than enough time for each one of us to spend time with the models and get the shots we wanted. 1 to 1 tuition during the practical session was a bonus, and questions were encouraged

The workshop started with a welcome bacon bap and coffee, then onto the introduction to the day and the equipment we would be using, followed by what equipment/lighting was best used for.
(For further reading on the day and what I got out of it click here and go to Studio Lighting)