SWPP Convention 2014
Well, I’m back from the SWPP Convention and almost unpacked. I now have loads to do this week to email out notes to everyone that attended my masterclasses 🙂
The talks I gave this year were completely new so it did mean quite a bit of work to get them all ready and I was even tweaking them when I arrived…. another thing I needed to do was to go and find some locations in the hotel that I could use for my Low Light demonstrations…. I ended up choosing some fairly dingy corridors so that I could show what you can achieve with a single downlighter or fairly dark window…..
I must say a big thank you to everyone that attended my masterclasses; there are so many to choose from each year and it was lovely to see the rooms so full each time; especially at 8am on a Friday morning ! Each masterclass lasts for 1.5 hrs which really isn’t very long, and not nearly long enough to cover the subjects in the detail that I would like to so I will be running some full day training courses during the year. I do also offer one to one training for photographers throughout the year, please contact me for more details.
This year I managed to walk round the trade show without spending any money 🙂 (although there is a new product coming in February that is on my must buy list !) It was great to catch up with the people from Album Epoca; the company that I use to supply all our gorgeous wedding albums. They have some new products that will be launched later this year that fit in so well with the newborn photography that I have been doing recently, as soon as they are available I will let you know !
There was a real buzz at the convention this year and I think the year ahead is going to be very interesting.
If you are looking for a good model than I would recommend Della Maylan; she is based near Hull/Grimsby but does travel. It was lovely to work with her for the Low Light masterclass, very patient to allow everyone who wanted to take photographs to get the chance !
Anyway; these are just a few of the photographs from my masterclass “Who Turned the Lights Out ?” – based on low light photography at weddings 🙂
This photograph was taken just using the light from one window in a corridor… It has been edited in Photoshop using Nik ColorEfex
This was taken in a very narrow corridor from quite a low angle using a 16-35 f2.8 lens. Della was lit using the light from the downlighter you can see in the photograph. Again edited in Photoshop with Nik ColorEfex.
These two are straight from camera with white balance adjustments… it got a bit crowded in the corridors but it was great fun !
I’m always adding my latest work on to my Facebook Page so why not pop along and “Like” it !