07 Feb Beautiful Weather for a Workshop
The PNW has been seeing some amazingly nice weather, and the timing couldn’t have worked out better. Last weekend was another Beginner Workshop, held down at my studio. As we always do for workshops, we spend a little bit of time covering new material in-class and then venture out and shoot, immediately applying that same material. It was hard to believe as we were walking around downtown Tacoma snapping pictures that these same streets being bathed is sunlight were covered in a foot of snow just two weeks prior. My studio building has all kinds of indoor space to explore and shoot in if the weather is nasty, and I’ll use high powered tungsten light setups to simulate outdoor lighting conditions for our light modification section, but it definitely was not required this time around. We were lucky enough to have some good old fashioned direct sunlight to practice with.
Getting more great feedback from students throughout the workshop. Things they like, things they weren’t even expecting to get out of the class, and a lot of eye-opening pieces of information during the weekend of instruction. It’s great knowing that students not only leave the workshop with a good understanding of how to work their camera, but all of the other details and fundamentals of photography. For example, they learn not only what kind of aperture will produce what kinds of photographs, but learn what all of those numbers mean, which can really help further growth down the road. It will help the puzzle pieces fall together that much easier for them as they continue down the path for additional knowledge and understanding.
I’m really excited for the Advanced Workshop on February 18th. Lots of fun pictures will be getting made that day, and a few students will be leaving with a whole new bag of skills to add to their photo shoots. After that, I’ll be teaching a Beginner Workshop for a group of employees of a Cowlitz county health department, who are responsible for generating marketing material for their campaigns. With a lot of important events and campaigns coming up, they want to make sure they can effectively take solid photographs worthy of such marketing ads.