Bookings are now open for two new and completely unique Local is Lovely Pracshops™. Co-hosted by photographer Luisa Brimble, stylist Stephanie Stamatis and myself, these practical workshops will be held at Kimbri Farm (2 1/2 hours west of Sydney, just over the Blue Mountains) and will focus 80% on practical shooting and 20% on theory. We held our first Local is Lovely workshop in November last year and it really was a fantastic event, you can read/see more about them here and here.
During practical shooting elements of the workshop, we will discuss and put in practice how to use your camera, photography basics, lighting, composition, angles, camera gear, planning your own photoshoots, and the working relationship between photographer and stylist. 20% theory will cover things like the art of seeing technique and exercises; workflow, editing and ways to help you find your own style, collaboration and social media presence. We be rolling up our sleeves and together pick orchard fruit and olives from Kimbri farm, style a beautiful table setting among the trees and cook and eat there too. Luisa and Steph will be on hand to teach us how to shoot and style the whole process (from vignettes to raw ingredients, cooking and end result). There will be shared meals in the orchard, an early breakfast in the paddock, and we'll all come away full of inspiration and content. Our two days together will be a unique experience in editorial styling and shooting. It will be a group effort. It will be hands on, delicious and inspiring. You'll go away not only shooting with confidence (using manual settings of course!) but with a whole new way of thinking about styling and composition plus loads of new recipes and cooking experience.
Cost is $900pp and includes two full days workshop, all meals and accommodation (BYO alcohol).We are also offering a few 'day student' spots for $600 (accom not included). You can book these here (for March 31 and April 1) and here (for May 25 and 26).
31 Mar/1 April - Autumn Harvest, apples, pears and quinces
25/26th May - Autumn harvest, olives
Kimbri Farm, 2 1/2 hours west of Sydney, just over the Blue Mountains.
Because you will learn, share, create, collaborate, cooperate and have a ball.
Jump over to the Local is Lovely e-store to book. Or call or email me with any queries (0400 032 326 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that I'm travelling today so will respond as soon as I can but possibly not immediately.
All images by the amazing Luisa Brimble.