Getting Moody at a Makelight Workshop
At the end of last month, I attended another one of Emily Quinton's brilliant Makelight Photography Workshops; Makelight Level 2. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know that I'm a huge fan of Emily's, her Level 1 Workshop was literally life changing for me when it comes to photography, without it, I have no doubt I would still be taking horrible, badly-lit photos! The Level 2 Workshop was a bit different, in that it was mostly practical, a chance to take photographs in a beautiful lit studio, with Emily on hand to offer guidance should any questions arise, and once again provide us with no end of useful tips.
Before I even set out for the workshop, I decided I was going to take the opportunity to work on my dark and moody photography, a style that I absolutely love, but felt that I could just do with a bit more help on. So that's what I did, I hogged the bit of the studio with a dark background (apologies once again to my fellow students for that!), and got to work photographing some of the beautiful flowers that Emily had provided. Emily was readily available to answer any questions I had, and I am extremely happy with the results.
Another thing that is important to me when it comes to taking photographs, is that they need minimum editing before publishing, not because I'm against editing, but because I have limited time to spend doing it, and with Emily's guidance I now have the technical knowledge to be able to achieve that. Most of these photos have not been edited, and with those that have, it has just been the bare minimum.
All in all, I had another really lovely and creative day, and as always I would highly recommend the Makelight Workshops for those wanting to improve their photography. I am positive that not only will you come away with fantastic new skills, but also feeling incredibly inspired.