Over the next few weeks I’ve signed myself up for a number of photography workshops, the first one is this Sunday and I am beyond excited! I’ve studied photography, I’ve studied business and my official title is Freelance Photographer but most of it was via correspondence and I just felt like I was a bit disconnected, I wanted some hands on help, I wanted to be with people who shared my passion. I wanted to check out their gear and see how they work. Most importantly I wanted a bit of refresh, to maybe look at my photography a little different, remember what ultra creative skills I have and get some feedback. I also felt like I’d gotten lazy and wasn’t using my camera to it’s full advantage.
So this Sunday I’m heading to Parramatta to partake in a portraiture workshop with Angie Baxter. It’s quite exciting because an empty position only became available today and I was lucky enough to snap it up, gotta love facebook! It’s $225 including lunch and a workbook Angie made, she holds workshops all over Australia throughout the year. I love her style of photography and I think it will be great to see how she conducts herself during a shoot and get an inside look at her tips and tricks. It will be nice to meet other enthusiasts too who live locally. The course doesn’t focus on the business side of things which is a bit of a shame but if you have a DSLR and want to learn how to use it like a pro then her workshops might be worth a look.
I also plan on going to workshops conducted by GM Photographics (Wedding & Business), Visible Light Masterclass (Studio Lighting) and I really wanted to go to the Nikon Event on the Sunshine Coast but it’s the same weekend as the wedding I’m shooting so I’m going to do a couple of courses through The Australian School of Wedding and Portrait Photography instead. I wish I had the time to do more study (Uni online) but I don’t (maybe once Aidan’s in Preschool), for now I’m happy to seek out a few days of inspiration and business advice here and there and be more available to my son.
NOTE: I wasn’t given any kickbacks for this post. I’ve been sent lots of emails from readers asking about what courses are worth doing so I thought I’d share what I’m up to now. You don’t have to be a pro to do them, just have a decent camera and know your way around it. If you want to talk cameras feel free to email me anytime 🙂