Last week Craig and I headed up to London to attend a 3 day wedding photography workshop by ADAM ALEX who runs XSight UK.
Adam is a fantastic photographer known for his own merits and has now associated himself with a world renowed brand. XSight in Australia boasts names such as Nick Ghionis, the owner as well as Jerry Ghionis and Ryan Schembri to name a few famous faces who have shot for them.
Those in the wedding photography world will be familiar with these photographers who are at the top of their game both from an artistic wedding photography and business perspective.
I believe strongly in investing time in your business and eduction. I love training courses both online and in person. I am always keen to learn new photography techniques to improve my knowledge of directing people and seeing light. Another thing I love about this industry is the networking and sharing of ideas.
Here is what we got up to around the streets of the East End of London…
ADAM ALEX posing the lovely bride & groom model couple
Craig taken by me
Me taken by Craig
Using a Video light for creative effect
Adam is never adverse to rearranging the furniture
Adam getting the positioning just right for the image before he picks up the camera
Craig watching on intently
What a fun group of people! Tele seen here does a cracking Phone Jacker impression.
One of Adam Alex’s Shots of the bride on the steps. His Photoshop treatment is really great on this image. Adam is going to be running a one day workshop to show you just how to achieve this sort of look. Head over to his site to read more about the workshop here ADAM ALEX PHOTOSHOP WORKSHOP
Left is straight out of camera | Right is Retouched in Photoshop
And yes there was classroom time too. I soaked in a lot of juicy information with regards to business, branding, marketing and pricing. I must say I am becoming a bit too excited these days when it comes to the business side of things, I am turning into a business nerd!
More video light work
Adam’s results from the video light / reflection shot. I could see his excitement in creating the shot on the right hand side especially. This is really what he is known for. Creating an artistic piece in a small room with little to work with to the untrained eye.
Out and about on the street finding reflections and working with video light. Image also by Adam Alex.
This shot was posed and directed by ADAM ALEX, it was my favourite shot that I took at the workshop mainly due to the choice of a bight red background and great expression evoked. I am also pleased with the catch lights in her eyes…
The following are some cool street shots taken by Craig around the East End of London where the workshop took place
and some fun snap shots of us after hours…
Ria and Chanelle
Craig, Adam, Chanelle