For any photographers out there who's getting stuck in the rut and not being inspired by your own photos taking workshops is a great way of getting all fired up. Jonathan is the primary photographer in our duo and for the most part I sit back and watch the magic happens. Although there are times where magic is happening in my own head of how I want to see the actual photo and its hard for me to explain. Taking Tanja Lippert's workshop on Thursday was rocking in more ways then one. She provided us with amazing models, Nathan and Lindsey, who are also husband and wife lifestyle photographers of BellaLu Photography. They were styled up by the fabulous Tia Regan of Freebird Productions. The location was to die for and everything about it was just amazing. I got to meet some awesome photographers and we all just had that beautiful common interest of turning our shots into timeless photographs. The workshop not only helped me to see my vision a little clearer, but there were so many great things that I needed to hear to make my life better. Such as setting the tone for things and putting the energy into the things you do to really make the outcome better. When times get rough, work gets overwhelming, and there's not enough time in the day. I find myself starting to have less and less energy to do what makes me happy. After hearing those simple things at Tanja's workshop, it made me realize that I just needed to re-energize so that I can keep on going and doing the things I love.
So here are some of the shots I got to take at the workshop. Enjoy!
And this is Tanja, just showing us how she gets the shots she wants.
This is Shannon Renee of Shannon Renee Photography. She's got the most piercing eyes. One of the most awesome things about this workshop is that Tanja had us break into groups and within our groups we had the chance to be director, model, and the fluffer. Doing this allowed us to really utilize some of the things we learned that day which I thought was really helpful.
The next two shots are from what I got to direct. Check out Lindsey's fire eyes.
And here's my favorite shot from the day!