Environmental Portraits Photography Workshop
For a second Saturday in a row, we attended a photography workshop. The first one was on street photography (Saturday Snapshot — Street Photography), the second on environmental portraits.
We learned a lot of secrets that go on behind the scene of a good portrait — and that it helps to have a lot of assistants. Rick took this photo while I was helping to hold the diffuser.
In this one, I’ve just backed out of the frame after making a wardrobe adjustment.
Rick took several photos of me that I really liked — which was the main purpose of the class for us. With an online presence, it seems like I can never have too many photos of myself around. I put one of the photos in my memoir piece yesterday: Mother and Me, Age 48 — October Memoir Challenge. Here’s another.
My portraiture photography improved with this class, too, but since this post is long already, I’ll post my portraits next week.
Edited to add: Someone asked about details on Twitter. We were at Shaw Nature Reserve which is part of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Our terrific instructor was Mark Katzman.
Check out West Metro Mommy Reads for more Saturday Snapshot posts this week.
How fun! I would love to take a photography workshop! I guess I’ll just live vicariously through you.
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I never mind long snapshot posts … but I’ll look forward to your portrait shots!
This looks like it was really an educational day for you and your camera!
I must look for some more courses around town.
Lovely photo of you!
You look great!
I keep meaning to do some photography workshops.
Joy, such a stunning pic of you!
How fun! This sounds fascinating when you describe it, but I never would have thought of attending a class like this!
How exciting. I would also like to learn about photography in a class. The photo of you is lovely, so looking forward to seeing the others.
Your photo is very lovely. That is a good idea to take a class for improvement on photo skills. Thanks for sharing.
I’d love to take a photography class, it looks like so much fun on top of learning some really good techniques.
I love that photo of you!! Your hair matches your shirt and it looks awesome!
You are doing a great job on your new hobby/potential vocation.
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what a great idea about taking a photography workshop! and such a lovely photo of you!
What great photos you both took! A great idea.
Lovely photo of you Joy – I look forward to the portraits too 🙂
Taking a photography class is a terrific idea. I wonder if they have them for people who only use iPhones. Your smile is terrific in that portrait.
What fun. Looks like you will be learning a lot.
Nice photo of yourself.
I don’t have a Saturday Snapshot, but wanted to stop by anyway.
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