This week Rob Booker, Phil Barber & myself ran our first 3B Media ‘Inspiring Photography’ workshop, called ‘Urban Portraits’. We’ve been planning it for quite some time now and it turned out to be such a fantastic day!
At the Round Foundry Media Centre near Leeds’ Granary Wharf we brought together 2 models, a make-up artist & 4 delegates and spent the day teaching them how we shoot portraits in the urban environment.
The delegates had fun shooting our pro-models, and it was so rewarding seeing them grow in confidence through the day.
In fact, some of the images they were getting were starting to make me feel we’d taught them too well!
After Phil’s classroom time running through exposure and how to shoot manually, Rob ran the mornings ‘finding backgrounds’ and ‘Communication & Etiquette’ practical shoot classes.We taught delegates how to quickly find & use clean backgrounds, such as this one of Alex.
Here’s Phil teaching the Natasha’s (there were two, which took some of the load off my memory!) Our long time 3B Media make-up artist also models, so after she’d made Alex & Stef up, she got involved herself!
What amazing brown eyes!
Here’s Natasha finding backgrounds.
Shooting for the eyes!
More leading lines…
Check me looking all teachery!
It was such a awesome day, with everyone getting a set of stunning photos and leaving inspired and in control of their DSLRs!
It was equally inspiring to us as 3B Media, and we’re going to run the same course again in May and start planning further workshops on (amongst other things) flash, wedding photography & post production!
After a quick group shot, we popped to the pub (3B goody bags in hand!) for a cheeky beverage or two…
I’ll be posting more on the workshop soon, once we’ve edited some video and rounded up some images shot by delegates! But keep your eyes on www.3bmedia.co.uk or on our facebook page below to become a fan / get news on upcoming workshops!