This year marks the 10th anniversary of the beginning of my love affair with photography. A full ten years since I decided to be brave, and make the decision to drop out of sixth form and instead, go to the local college to learn more about the only A-level I had enjoyed. How did I celebrate this? I did what many camera nerds would do, I went on a photography course.
No single photographer knows everything there is to know about the art, and every year I try to get my teeth into learning at least one new area of it. You'll have to stay tuned to find out what that is for me this year in my work over the next few months, all I can say is I really can't wait to learn more and put it into practice at weddings!
The class took place in a function room of The Water Poet pub, and sitting in a dark room with lines of tables, ornamental mirrors, red draping, animal heads and the like, made me feel like I was in a gothic school of some kind.
It was absolutely fantastic an I really learned a ton. It's one of those things where I know that I've got to grips with a certain area more than I had that very same morning, but there is so much more to explore, practice and eventually understand.
The room was full of fellow wedding photographers, oddly all women and oddly all using Canon cameras! It was so wonderful to be surrounded by friendly women who all had a shared passion for photography. A huge thank you Marianne for an amazing and instructive day (and for letting me take pictures of her with her "lightsaber", I really want one of my own now.)
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