May 7, 2009

Paparazzi ... Workshop Style

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The Secret Workshop, that is. Not that the workshop itself is a secret - after all, it has a website and blog :-). It's called "secret" because it's a workshop that promises to share the best "secrets" for portrait photography. And it did so. In two very jam-packed, delightful days.

Here are Cheryl and Amy. They are fabulous photographers and friends. Patti Schmidt (not pictured), whom I quickly dubbed the Baby Whisperer, was also on hand to share with us her magic. Let's just call them the dream team.

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Aren't they beautiful?

So, what's all the paparazzi about? Well, for me, it was about watching these consummate pros in action. Seeing/studying how they do what they do. Trying to observe their "vision". And then snapping some fun pictures of my own along the way (reaping the benefits of their set-up, preparation, & enthusiasm).

Here is the lovely Catherine Clay (who was also helping at the workshop) and her children...

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I'll post some more workshop images tomorrow.

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14 comments:

Catherine said...

That looks like so much fun! How do you find seminars like that? I would love to go to one! Can't wait to see more pictures of the babies.

Sharon said...

Oh. MY. GEEZ!!! I wanna do that!! So much fun :-D

SKELLER said...

Catherine-
These kinds of workshops are going on all the time, all over the place. I usually hear of them on photographers' blogs.

Jaleen said...

Great shots. Wasn't it the best workshop EVER?! Cheryl & her team are amazing. Great pictures!!!

~ shi ~ said...

What a wonderful opportunity...lovely pictures :)

Tracy P. said...

Holy buckets, that's a lot of cameras! Fun pics! But can you share the SECRETS?????? ;-)

Katarina said...

What an opportunity...I think I need to find myself a workshop like that. Looks like tons of fun.
Hope you had a great time and learned tons!

theArthurClan said...

What an amazing experience that must have been Susan! Your photos turned out wonderful.

Donna Boucher said...

Patti-I don't do workshops- Schmidt was there.

Okay, I am officially sick to my stomach.

I don't think there is anyone better.

You are really blessed, Susan!!!

fxmixer said...

Crazy fun!

Kat said...

I wanna do a workshop like that! Of course, I really need someone to really tell me how to work my camera!

But all those women. Where did your subjects know to look??

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Oh my! This was a great get-away! I am so happy for you and the baby pics below are so dreamy and soft yet sharp. So, how much chocolate do we send you to spill the beans, I mean secrets!!! That must have been totally fun and inspiring. I can't wait to hear more.

Boybarian Dad said...

This completely sounds like a blast and what a great learning experience.

I really like the way you captured them in this photojournalistic way. Pretty cool.

B Dad

Life with Kaishon said...

I just need to know how to find a good one near me. How do you find them? Or maybe I should move to California near you : ).