From a very early age I was taught to share – even though we had nothing and this need to share has never left me.
When I visit camera clubs to do may presentations I am regularly thanked for sharing my “knowledge” and people often say that they are surprised I am so open as to how I “do things”. I have lost count of the number of people who tell me that so and so at their club knows how to do something to a high standard but when asked how they did it will say “oh, I’ve forgetting how I did that…. I did it a long time ago”… or similar statements.
Whether it be camera settings, what lighting was used, how a picture was constructed or even the name of the model featured in the photograph, many people will keep this information closely guarded.
In some ways I understand. If you have taken the time and trouble to learn something (especially if you have paid for that information) does it sit comfortably to then pass on that newly gleaned information to others ? I have heard people say “I had to learn how to do such and such a thing so everyone else should do the same and find out for themselves……why should I teach them”. I also understand that for some people telling others how they (for example) put their picture together might help others to “beat them in the monthly comps” – I have heard this reason for not helping others time and time again, I have also had personal experience of that particular mind set when the person involved would always shrug and smile when asked how they had created the image.
I was told a few years ago “that I was crazy” to show people how I did my textured images – I was told that I should “keep it a secret and tell no-one”. Those that know me know I didn’t take any notice of that piece of advice and there are lots and LOTS of people who have attended my workshops and those people are now producing some lovely textured images. Am I dismayed about that fact … not in the least ! I am thrilled to bits that they have embraced what I have shown them and gone off and done their own thing.
I try and help and give advise to as many people as I can – people come to my home for a one to one, I give critiques over the internet and I also run a Face Book group which is dedicated to help people be more creative. This is all done free of charge and I do it willingly in the hope that some (if not all) may benefit from the little bit of input I give them
Helping others improve is a great gift and seeing them blossom and move forward is a wonderful thing and I for one throughly recommend it.
Just a quick update to say that the Fine Art Nude Photo Shoot on the 14th June is now fully sold out.
Thanks to all who have booked on the photographic sessions and apologies to all who were a bit late in requesting a place.
If you are interested in any further Fine Art Nude Photo Shoots or indeed a Fine Art Nude Workshop (for those people who would like to photograph Fine Art Nudes but haven’t done anything like it before) please contact me using the form below – I will keep you updated on future events
The Fine Art Nude Photo Session scheduled for Sunday 14th June is almost sold out.
There are only 2 places left on the morning session starting at 9:30am and 1 place left on the afternoon session starting at 2:00pm.
There will be a maximum of 3 photographers to each model and the photographic shoot will take place in a studio north of Manchester.
We have 2 of the finest Fine Art Nude models around at the moment Freda and Raphaella Withlove. I have photographed both of these ladies before (Raphaella – a few years ago) and both are a delight to work with.
If you would like more information about this photographic session please fill in the contact form below and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Having had a recent Fine Art Nude shoot it has encouraged me to have a look back at my first photographic attempts. I have drawn and painted many models both female and male in life classes at art school and the above picture (the first session I had with the delightful Ivory Flame) combined both disciplines …….well I think so anyway.
I think mono and Fine Art Nudes go together and I feel that this photograph is a nice example of that. This was my very first Fine Art Nude photographic session back in 2008 – I am pleased to say there were many more to follow and now I organise Fine Art Nude photographic workshops to encourage others to “have a go” at the genre.
THE ABOVE PICTURES WERE ALL TAKEN IN 2008 AND REPRESENTED BY FIRST PHOTOGRAPHIC ATTEMPS AT FINE ART NUDE PHOTOGRAPHY
I learned quite early on that I could use the pictures I took in the studio to turn them into something more……. creative ! Here is an example
I HAVE MANY EXAMPLES OF HOW I HAVE TAKEN AN “ORDINARY” SHOT AND TURNED IT INTO SOMETHING MORE CREATIVE –
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