I didn’t sleep much the night before the portrait workshop – too much excitement (or something). But once I got there my nerves/anxiety fell away and I was able to fully engage with learning more about portrait photography.
We went on location to the Sydney Heritage Fleet, where each weekend one of the volunteers agrees to model for workshop participants.
John was the volunteer I was fortunate enough to shoot.
I learnt a lot and look forward to practicising over the next weeks and months.
I turn my attention away from flowers today to focus on my other favourite: portraits.
Alison is usually found behind the camera – you can see some of her work here – and is generally uncomfortable with being in front of the camera, especially my camera.
But yesterday Alison offered herself up for a photo shoot, and I’m thrilled that she did. I don’t often do photo shoots and so it was a real learning experience for me. Alison is funny and thoughtful and insightful and resilient and courageous. I think I have a photo that shows each of these characteristics … here are just some of them.
Here’s another little person with a big personality.
Seven-year old Jack has a strong mind and a strong body – made stronger by Shen Martial Arts. He’s a lovely boy to spend time with one-on-one; he’s interested in the world around him and that makes for interesting conversations.