As a photographer I choose to see beauty in amongst the places I encounter, taking time to stop and observe my surroundings. To really look at the colours, the way the light effects the shapes of various objects and how aged buildings have a real sense of establishment amidst nature. So when a few months ago my sweet husband took me to visit the Monasterio de Piedra a stones throw from our new home in Spain I couldn’t help but fall so deeply in love with it. Its dilapidated bricks and ancient painted walls and soft warm colour pallet had me smitten as I wandered through the breath taking corridors into these grand open spaces.
I knew that I wanted to share this newly found treasure with my fellow photographers so along with Jessie Thomson, Katie Julia and Amy Bowley we are bringing the second Illuminated Collective Workshop to Spain for a two day event of embracing our inner artist, how to market yourself and find your place in a sea of wedding photographers and lots and lots of shooting!
If you haven’t already read or heard about the workshop please feel free to pop over to www.illuminatedcollective.co.uk for more information and to reserve your place.
The workshop will take place over two days in September 14th and 15th and will boast many local and international sponsors/speakers for the affordable price of £850.00
I will be focusing on teaching the mechanics of film photography, shooting with a view to Fine Art Photography and finding your inner artist. Where as Katie will be focusing on placing yourself in the luxury wedding market, how to attract brides who focus on the aesthetics of a wedding and showing you hands on how she achieves her effortlessly beautiful photographs. Jessie and Amy will be styling along with discussing and demonstrating food styling, how to be seen by wedding planners and stylists and putting together two full styled shoots.
I look forward to making lots of new friends learning from each other, passing on my knowledge which I have gathered after working in the industry so long and then watching everyone fulfil their dreams!
Below are some images I have taken whilst walking around the Monastery and the surrounding areas: