“I want to capture my husband as he drives around the ‘wall of death’” is possibly the most unusual answer to my enquiry “what do you want to learn today?”
Fascination levels rose even further as George the jewellery designer from ‘The Fussy Fox’ (www.thefussyfox.co.uk) brought out her stunning silver creations in rainbow hues.
A tiara proved too much of a temptation for Rod who proceeded to model it! Rod was a specialised aerial photographer in his youth and had worked with Anthony Hopkins in the film ‘Shadowlands’, it was going to be an interesting morning!!
Gradually working our way, with the aid of my trusty ducks(!), through focus and composition, depth of field, exposure compensation, apertures, shutter speeds and ISO, in fact anything which enabled Auto button to become a thing of the past, through to story-telling in pictures.
George immediately got to work being creative with her Canon Sureshot compact camera, and learnt that zooming in on her macro setting, took her closer to achieving the kind of product shots that had, up to now eluded her.
We discussed ‘panning techniques’ with Clare whose husband regularly rides the ‘Wall of Death’ on his motorbike so she can finally get those shots she was so keen to achieve. Rod attends F1 races and was also able to add panning ideas of his own, another benefit of these workshops is when everyone shares their own knowledge too.
Chocolate cake from our local supplier Aleshia (https://www.facebook.com/AH4tlc) seemed to magically disappear, once we had all taken photos of course. Peace descended as cake and photography facts were consumed, just the imagined sound of brains whirring away broke the silence!
Each workshop is slightly different, although there is a core range of skills and information to absorb, there is time ‘built in’ to cover an individual’s specific requirements, in the three hours we have together. Everyone left today with big smiles, full tums, greater understanding of their cameras, a certificate and extra cake!!
I even bought one of George’s gorgeous silver bangles!
Sounds like the sort of thing you might enjoy? Come and join in by choosing from one of the dates on the right and booking your place! £45 per person.