A couple of months ago I was invited to speak at our local camera club on still life photography. During the presentation one of the lovely ladies asked if I would ever give a hands-on workshop to which I answered, yes I would. Since then, the lady contacted me and that workshop happened this week. I decided to do a one-on-one workshop with her and we had the most wonderful time together. To top it off, Jim prepared us a delicious soup and sandwich lunch. What was so special though about the workshop is that I made a new friend.... she is a beautiful lady and I look forward to getting to know her more. In fact, I used to belong to the camera club a couple of years ago and with her encouragement, I am considering joining again.
Here are some of the set ups we did. We worked mostly with side lighting, straight on and then some top down shots.
Recently I bought two white framed canvas boards (thank you Kim Klassen for the tip). They work great. Instead of using white duct tape, I use spring clamps attached to the back to hold them together to make a right angle (hope that makes sense). I also bought two black ones. The white ones are 24" x 24" and the black are 18" x 24".
For this one, I draped cheesecloth over the canvas and used one of my favourite Anthropologie cups.
I asked Jim to pick me up a couple of muffins and he came home with this donut and an eclair (photo below). It was so tempting but I did manage to restrain myself from eating it. I must apologize for the drool though.
My little heart spoon is one of my favourite spoons. Thank you to our daughter who gifted it to me.
In this photo I was showing how to focus on the item closest to the camera. If you ever get the chance to look at or buy the book "A Life Less Ordinary", it is the most beautiful collection of photos and writings.
Jim actually did buy the muffins.... carrot ones!
I saved this photo for last. The antique postcards are from my very dear and special friend Ann Davis, who also sent me some magazines, an antique cookie press (you will see it in photos when I make my next batch of cookies) and a beautiful hankie with the sweetest little chickie and flowers on it (I will be using it for Easter photos). I am so blessed to belong to a group of very talented, very gifted, very awesome and very creative ladies who inspire me daily. It is through the amazing Kim Klassen, who through her on-line courses, has brought us together from all around the world. With Kim's teachings and the inspiration, support and encouragement from all these beautiful ladies, I was able to speak on still life photography and then put on a workshop. I definitely didn't do it all by myself. I am looking forward to putting on another workshop in the near future as a couple of ladies have indicated they are interested in attending. Who knows where this will lead.... I am leaving it in God's hands.
Thank you for stopping by.... May God bless you and have a wonderful day!
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Event, Still Life & Lifestyle Photographer