May 7, 2009

Paparazzi ... Workshop Style

secret workshop papparazzi

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.



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...

stacy larson collage

I'll post some more workshop images tomorrow.

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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...

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 : ).