I’ve had some enjoyable shoots recently for the lovely people at the BIPP – British Institute of Professional Photography. The first time I worked for them was at last years Annual Conference, at the RAF Museum in Cosford, posing for professional photographers Dave Hunt and Steve Howdle in their seminars.
Recently I’ve been working at their Head Office in Aylesbury, which is so close to where I live (very handy). They offer brilliant training days for both new and more experienced photographers, fronted by a quality array of expert photographers, giving insight into their style and techniques but also invaluable tips on how to run a business and make a living as a photographer. Here’s the link to this years training days… http://www.bipp.com/bipp_training_courses_2010.html
In the snowy January weather I worked with award winning wedding photographer Pete Bristo, we shot around and inside the nearby church, it was quite cold but I got to wrap up in a lovely cloak for some shots and everyone was very friendly 🙂 I love the colours here…
And last week I worked on renowned portrait photographer Tina Hadley‘s workshop. She had everyone very involved in the shoots, organising each other as well as directing me, which was great as the group got to experiment with lighting but also improve their communication skills with ‘real people’, learning how to deal with posing groups and family members appropriately.
We did some casual portraits outside as well, and have to admit it’s quite surreal sometimes when the group are shooting all at once in natural light, with all these lenses pointed at you and clicking away. I feel like a celebrity for 5 minutes 🙂
I have no idea how famous people cope with the paparazzi though, trying to give each person a nice shot, and trying not to blink and look half drunk so they put it in the tabloids, must be a nightmare all the time.