Walking off Adelaide’s infamous Hindley Street and into the slightly grungy but quirky The Reading Room I knew immediately I was going to have an extraordinary day. Tim, Kesh and little Roo radiated warmth and a genuine love for life the moment I met them.
While some of us nibbled on our Haigh’s
chocolate (thanks Tim and Kesh!) each budding photographer shared their story and spoke about wanting to become better acquainted with their DSLR camera. Before we had even turned the cameras on Tim spoke at length about emotional shooting and creating a connection with our subjects. Tim used the phrase ‘food tastes better when it’s cooked with love’ in relation to photography which made perfect sense.
As Tim moved onto the technical side of photography we each switched our camera to manual and began to adjust shutter speeds, aperture and ISO settings. Tim unravelled many mysteries for each of us in his steady, calm and knowledgeable manner.
The live shoot gave us a chance to test our new skills and to also become subjects for each other to practice on. I loved the city lane way location as it provided such a contrast to my usual country, garden and kitchen backgrounds.
Tim also covered culling, importing and editing which I found very useful. I often find myself confused with the editing process and I now have a clearer idea of where I want to be in relation to editing.
As the end of our time at The Nursery starting approaching I really didn’t want to leave. I could have stayed in that interesting little room surrounded by cameras and conversation all afternoon. If The Nursery
visits your part of the world be sure to sign up. It will change the way you think about photography and possibly change the way you look at your world.
The photos below are some of my favourites from the day. The lovely Kirsten took the photo of me and kindly shared it.