We asked Katherine Cooper for a paragraph of testimonial on the workshop experience she shared with us in Daylesford, and this is what she wrote :)
March 2017, Daylesford Food Photography Workshop
"It’s now been a few weeks since the workshop and I have to tell you my approach to photography is still feeling the effects of that weekend - in a good way!
I am sure this will continue for a long time. It’s fair to say that this workshop has changed my view on life. I really do feel that my eyes have been opened. I now look at ‘light’ so differently, and find myself considering things from many angles, up close, but also stepping back and looking at the foreground, the background, and everything in between. And processing is a whole new world, and it is all very exciting.
The generosity of information shared by both of you, as well as all the other participants, made it an incredibly rich and rewarding experience. I have learnt so much. It has made me appreciate even more your skill and knowledge (and your patience!) and understand even more just how little I know, but given me confidence to have a crack and learn along the way.
I know that I am stating the obvious but I have to say again that the accommodation was so perfect - that light! And then there was the food… such beautiful photographic subjects with gorgeous styling, and still amazingly scrumptious - and prepared by Iron Chef Shellie no less! Plus the delicious expeditions into town for equally delicious fare... and the occasional gin... and the side trips to pick up a few ‘essential’ props, and to meet the piggies. All in all it was a beautifully balanced and creative program, and an amazing experience.
Everyone needs to make the time to do this sort of stuff.
It’s so lovely that I am excited again about photography and am anxiously awaiting the delivery of my new macbook pro to see the possibilities that offers. It’s the start of a joyous journey and I can’t thank you enough for your friendly and good natured advice. I look forward to staying in touch and sharing some of the results with you both very soon.
Thank you again!"
Meet Katherine :)
Ewen Bell's other website is called "Photography for Travellers", an online guide rich in features both practical and philosophical. Field guides to wonderful locations, insights into techniques plus inspiring idea to help you think differently about the art of photography.
Photography for Travellers
Ewen's guiding principles are simple...
"Go slow. Get closer. Look for the light."
"Photography is about showing other people how to see, to share the beauty of life. It's not a job, it's a lifestyle. We only get one lifetime, one chance to add some light into the world. Photography competitions are mostly silly. Cats are excellent."