Yesterday I was teaching a class at Living & Learning Nillumbik in Eltham. The class was about photographing people. I had such a wonderful time and had some fantastic students. We spent more time taking photos and usually at the end a class I do a quick editing section, but we had such a great model that I decided that we should keep taking photos. I told them I would edit some images and put them up here for them to see. I hope you enjoy seeing them as well.
We started by doing some photos inside with one of my very crinkled backdrops. I had to teach them how to use natural lighting, and how to bounce light around with a reflector. The dress she is wearing is one I got recently from a vintage market. I took quite a few costumes, which I think made the class more fun, well I hope it did.
Then we had a break, a change of costume and we headed outside. I have never really taken advantage of where the centre is before. There are so many places around it to take great photos. I knew there were possibilites, but I never realised how great the images could be.
I know this is a bit of a weird weekend wandering, but taking a class is a great thing to do on a weekend. There are classes everywhere. I teach some, but there are many others. It is a great way to learn and a great way to meet like minded people.
I am going to put all the photos in a gallery now, I am going to put the original, almost unedited photo, only processed in camera raw, first then straight after the image the edited version. I hope the students enjoy the photos.