Inspiration: Photography course

Home Barn

Have you ever fancied taking your photography a step further and booking yourself onto a course?
One of those where they teach you how to make the jump from auto to manual. Or where they teach you about composition or lighting or how to move your snaps on another level to something really quite spectacular? Or just being able to photograph something and get it right first time out of camera without having to Photoshop it to death?
I have a few friends who have been on said courses and while they said they were very informative and the instructors very knowledgeable, they were a bit boring. As in most of the session was help in a conference room with grey walls, a sea of desks and windows with more grey walls outside.

Home Barn

I attended a photography session at the weekend that was the total opposite of this.
It was held at Home Barn, an interiors ‘shop’ in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, that is literally in a barn and is stuffed to the rafters with a cornucopia of interesting and – most importantly – photogenic goods.
There was SO much to photograph. It was atmospheric and interesting and MADE everyone want to grab their cameras and click click click away.

photography workshop in action Home Barn photography workshop

jay mountford photography workshop

I attended the course to help out a friend, Jay Mountford, with photographing the day and Tweeting the photos, the tips, the people. But I came away thinking, THAT is the sort of photography course people should be paying for! THAT is what is going to get them buzzing about photography.
She was energetic, enthusiastic, personable and clearly passionate about giving attendees that ‘eureka’ moment when it all clicks into place.
I’m not sure when her next workshop is planned for but keep your eyes peeled!
Until then, here’s Jay in action.

Jay Mountford Jay Mountford photography workshop

Photography team

And also here’s CybHer founder Sian To getting in the zone!

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12 Responses to Inspiration: Photography course

  1. Simon says:

    Looks like you had loads of fun 🙂 Kudos for using the word "cornucopia" I can barely say it nevermind spell it!
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  2. Chelseamamma says:

    Followed the session intently on twitter. I shall be first in line if she does another one!

  3. Sian says:

    The most awesome day ever!

  4. mrsteepot says:

    I so wish I could have gone, it looks like great fun and I'm sure there was so much to learn.
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  5. Becky says:

    Looks fab!
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  6. Lisa says:

    What a brilliant place and the day looks as though it was great too 🙂
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  7. Suzanne says:

    All too often I grab my iPhone and snap pictures with Instagram. The downside to this is that there’s no art involved or admiration of the photography skills. This sounds amazing and I only love about 30 mins from Marlow! What a find 🙂

  8. Claire says:

    This was a brilliant workshop. I TOTALLY recommend!!
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  10. Julie Connors says:

    Will definitely keep an eye out for this one again-looks like a really fun and informative day! Thanks

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