Why you should learn from your favorite photographers

I photographed these images last Sunday in England at a Natural Light Fashion Photography workshop. Yes, I traveled to England just for that! I thought I would write this post not only to share some of the photos I was able to take but also to explain why I went there.

You see, with the money I spent going to England I could have done at least 3 workshops in my local area. However, probably not with photographers I admire or even know their work, probably even not a workshop centered in the areas I want to evolve. I would have picked a portraiture one “just because”, hoping I would learn something and come back with nice images.

By going to England for that specific workshop I knew the photographer who was organizing it: Alexandra Cameron, because I’ve followed her work for about 4 years. I like her photography style very much so what better way to learn than spend a day shooting under her recommendations? She provided me and the other attendees with an amazing location, 2 models, outfits and a Hair & MakeUp Artist.

We spent the day shooting, free to direct the models and ask for tips when needed. It was also great to meet other photographers and exchange experiences, everyone was so supportive!

I don’t want to make this a huge post, I just wanted to share that if the photographers you admire the most are giving the opportunity to learn from them and spend a day photographing alongside them, then you should go for it! It’s so much more rewarding!

I leave you with the photos now.

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Organised by: Alexandra Cameron
Models: Charlotte Reardon & Amanda Powell
Hair & MUA: Fiona Cain
(All photos by me)

I think the most important thing I learned that day is that I can pull it off. I tend to second guess myself often… and this workshop was just the motivational kick I needed! Now I know that with the right team I can get the content I doubted I would so many times.
So thank you to Alex and everyone who was there!

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Some behind the scenes pics I took with my phone:

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12 thoughts on “Why you should learn from your favorite photographers

    1. Obrigada Cátia🙂 Ainda não desisti da ideia de te fotografar um dia, já te tinha dito!

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  1. Wow that’s so cool – and so that’s what you were over here for! It was such a shame that I’ve been on holiday but hopefully one day we’ll meet🙂 It looks like you had a busy time though and I’m really enjoying seeing how your portrait and fashion photography is developing. It’s really nice to see behind the scenes of these shots too. The light in the B&W one is beautiful (8th photo down), and I love the piercing blue eyes in the photo below🙂

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    1. Yes that was the reason eheh!
      Thank you🙂 That B&W is not really the type of photo I’m used to take but I love how it turned out. And those blue eyes are amazing, right?
      I’m sure there will be other opportunities for us to meet😉

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  2. The one in the greenhouse is my favorite🙂 I bet you learned a bunch in that workshop! I often scroll through the lists of workshops in the area but never apply because they’re always so general and mostly introduction classes. Good thing you took that risk to travel and pay some more for what you got🙂

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    1. Hi Jule! It was really good and I was able to learn from everyone, not only from the person who organized it but also from the models and the other attendees. I don’t regret the decision🙂

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