Brooke Shaden Workshop | Evaluation

Brooke’s calm relaxed and thorough approach to creating composites is very encouraging to anyone starting out.

You don’t need fancy equipment or props and she proved this during the workshop, amazing images created on a shoe string with only what’s available.

Her understanding of light and how she can visualise her editing process before she takes her photos is the most important part to creating a great image. I understand this completely, whenever i visualise something i can make it exactly how i imagined it because i can see the final product. And this allows me to work backwards and try and forsee any problems that might occur and plan how i’m going to deal with them.

I really love the painterly finish that Brooke gives her images by using desaturated colours and texture overlays, they add a fantasy, dreamlike edge to them and this is something that i would like to pay attention to when creating my fantasy composites. Brooke’s work has herself stamped all over it because she is consistent with the moody colour pallatte she uses, the square crop, and the texture overlays.

Newborn Training Workshop | Introduction

Newborn Training Workshop @ Newborn Posing Ltd, Cheadle. Thursday 26th October

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If you have followed my Blog over the past few years you will know that Kelly Brown has been my ultimate inspiration all the way so when she finally announced that she would be doing a workshop in Manchester i was literally tripping over myself to secure a place on it. You can read more about Kelly Brown – Little Pieces Photography HERE in my previous blogs.

It was £1000 for one day so not something i will likely be able to do again and it used up all my savings so i had to get as much as i could out of it.

After getting stuck in traffic and my journey taking a whole hour longer than it was meant to i eventually arrived (rather windswept and out of breath from having to park so far away) excited and ready!

I greeted Kelly with a huge overly excited cuddle even though i promised myself i would try and reign in my exuberance it just didn’t happen. I feel like i know her after watching videos and tutorials for so long she is such a familiar face to me …yet i am a stranger to her except from our brief meeting at the SWPP in London earlier in the year:

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The workshop was taking place at Newborn Posing Ltd, Cheadle. I have also attended Jillian Greenhill’s Newborn Posing Workshop there back in 2016 BLOG LINK.