Together they wined* and dined their guests in an uber hip warehouse studio commonly used as the setting for Kinfolk gatherings and commercial photo shoots. Upon arrival we were presented with hand printed calico bags containing everything one would require for such an event - notebook, customised pencils, resource list, life captured handbook, a copy of fete magazine AND a jar of lollies. BAM.
As we sipped hot tea from vintage fine bone china, Trish took us through the manual functions on our cameras and uncovered some of those 'lighting' secrets that seem to be so tightly held by the professionals. While I have admired Trish's work online for some time, it was SO lovely to see her in action - shooting from multiple angles and capturing misty golden light, all with a sure but quiet humility.
After a delicious catered lunch Ronnie enlightened us on all things Lightroom/ Photo Organising and Memory Keeping and I'll be honest, this was so very useful for a scatter hatter like me.
Ronnie has a beautiful brain. It's crisp and organised and logical and alert. She communicates ideas clearly, slowly and precisely. I came away with a greatly enhanced understanding of how to archive and organise my images. Ronnie even made it seem easy, breaking each week/ project into manageable compartments.
If you have an interest in photography on any level, you'll really want to hop along. Trish and Ronnie make the perfect team and together they teach a truly comprehensive course covering the basics of shooting on manual, photo editing, organising and archiving.
Trish and Ronnie are planning their next workshop for Friday 30th May 2014. Places are strictly limited and I suspect they will be selling quickly (attendees traveled from all over Australia and Internationally to be there) . To register your interest, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
And in the mean time, visit them in their personal/professional spaces and oogle at their talents.
Pink Ronnie - Life is Colourful
Ronnie and Trish, thank you for such a beautiful day**
*okay, okay so there was no wine.
** Made possible by Sue (my favourite mother in law) who came and doted on Elke whilst I concentrated.