While I’ve been stressing over the details of going contractor my photography’s been quietly ticking over; I’ve done a couple of nights at Club Debbie and some crowds-eye shots at a couple of drag shows and conferences. I’ve found even half-assed conference shots have legs, probably down to the kind of people on Flickr.
I’d seen Dan Rubin give a great talk at MK GeekNight so I jumped at the chance to attend his workshop in cameraphone photography organised by Zoe Timmers, I even joined Instagram to better take advantage of it. I was pleased / surprised / intimidated how much good stuff is on there, showcasing the kind of eye I admire and aspire to.
Though I think I’ve gotten better at club shots I still suck at composition and portraits, and while I’m comfortable editing on the computer it’d be great to be better at setting up the shot: there were some nice photos of Italy but finding them in the 1000+ I’d taken was laborious.
The workshop was a really lovely day out; Dan and Zoe giving great tips on seeing the shot, looking for details in the everyday, what kind of editing is possible, which apps to use, and insights on the workings of Instagram, its community and hashtags. It was funny being the only non-iphone user in the group – slumming it with my humble Moto G – Dan giving periodic Android-specific asides just for my benefit.
It was great meeting everyone chatting over lunch and editing pics in VSCOcam, wandering around the beautiful Town Hall Hotel who kindly served as hosts and venue, and along the canal to Broadway Market in the sun. I’m so glad I went and I’ll be keeping an eye out it for future photowalks and such.
Follow me on Instagram, I might get the hang of it eventually!