Photography workshop #LightsCameraCurrys
28th September 2014
On Saturday I attended a photography workshop/blogger meet up in Manchester thanks to Currys and Joe Blogs. I caught a train to Liverpool and had a coffee at the station before I met up with Emma from Miss Pond, and together we made our way over to the Manchester Photographic studios.
The main photography lesson was quite basic but perfect for those who have never taken their camera off auto. If I’m being totally honest, I felt that I already knew most of what we were taught on the day. I think that shows what a great photography teacher Tyrone is (seriously, he should start charging for lessons!).
There was some coverage of Lightroom but as a die hard devotee to Photoshop I wasn’t so convinced. Everything we were taught to do in Lightroom I already knew how to do just as easily in Photoshop. Seriously, you’ve got to love RAW.
Lunch consisted of a buffet of sandwiches and nibbles, plus plenty of hot and cold drink options. Thumbs up from me!
Out and about in Manchester
In the afternoon we were sent on a photography challenge. Our task was to work in groups of 5 and to take photographs of particular aspects of the food festival in Manchester. Our group (group 3) was given the challenge of photographing food and drink, with a particular focus on preparation. Here’s my results…
This guy was loving the attention of all the ladies photographing him.
The freebies, courtesy of Currys, included a camera cleaning kit, a USB memory stick, a water bottle (not featured in photograph as it’s already in use) and a tote bag.
Overall I had a really good day out. My favourite thing about the whole day was getting to meet other bloggers, and if anything it inspired me. Many of the women1 I spoke to had busy lives, full time jobs and still managed to maintain their own blogs. It’s given me a real motivational boost and I feel like I have no reason as to why I can’t keep updating three times a week while in my final year of university. So thanks ladies!
I attended this event for free courtesy of Joe Blogs and Currys and in return I have wrote this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
- Not being sexist. The only guy there was the instructor! ↩