Last weekend I did something for the first time, I gave a talk on my photography. I was contacted some time ago about giving a couple of 1 hour talks about my photography for the WAPF (WA Photographic Federation) One session was on what makes a good panoramic photograph and the second session on my post production theories and ideas. I originally thought to myself “oh shit, folks are going to find out how little I really know”.
Well the small group I had envisioned ended up being around the 70 attendee mark, way more than I had thought. Standing up in front of that many folks talking about a few of my photographs on the projector was going to test the stage fright for the first time in like 20 plus years, and many years ago I was behind a huge set of drums and had 4 other members taking the spotlight. Not this time round …
Arriving friday afternoon in small town Kalannie (around 3.5hrs north east of Perth) we all met at the local club for dinner and few drinks before kicking off the weekends activities. Rolling Saturday I gave my first talk before lunch and then another one after lunch. I thought those 2 1 hour sessions would feel like days, but once I got going I found it quite easy to carry on chatting away and answering questions about something I am very passionate about. I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend away would recommend anyone thinking of joining the WAPF group to do so, you will meet many like minded photographers all very passionate about photography and a great group of people to be around.
I’d like to thank Ric and Ailsa Mc Donald, Kingsley Klau from Photo Coffee, Jo Ashworth and Danni McCreery, Gary and the legendary cook Anton (awesome bacon and egg rolls) for the invitation I hope folks took away something that will each help take their photographer further, I look forward to following a new group of photographers through their blogs and flickR pages, yes Jo and Danni I will be keep a close eye on those locations you have up there 🙂
To all those that attended one of my individual workshops, thanks a million I also took away very useful intel. If any one of those that took my hourly classes have any further questions please do not hesitate to shoot us an email and I will help out if I know the answer …
Below are a few images of the weekend. I think Kingsley Klau is the photographer for most if not all the images. I think I shot a full 2 frames the whole weekend so sorry folks no images from myself from the area, I had my hands full all weekend.
Oh and one last thing, If the Lady ( sorry your name escapes me right now) that takes the bird photography reads this post …. GET YOUR BLOG UP NOW! You have some seriously amazing bird photography others should see ….