“Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.” ~ Jacques Henri Lartigue
We had been so looking forward to this for some time. The 37 Frames 1-Day Workshop. A whole day of devoted to nothing but a love of photography. In Tokyo. Designed to be engaging, in a thoroughly warm and supportive learning environment. To get off Auto and understand your fancy camera once & for all (and to finally dust off that manual in conjunction with having Trace right on hand…). And to start being free to create without fear of what will happen if I push this button? Whatever the interest in photography people, places, life – the key was to develop transferable skills and try it all. And to practice, practice, practice and of course to have oodles of fun and to connect. And most importantly to simply get more out of your Japan story. Lofty goals perhaps? But we were up for it. And everyone needs a starting point. So away we go… We started early and went seriously all day. From 10am-9pm, not quite sure how it was going to go, where the learning curve would be and how things would unfold. But the day, the gorgeous group and the results surpassed even our expectations. And so we’ve already planned the next one – the date is set for July 29th and registration is ONLINE HERE. Following that our next date is in early September with an advanced Workshop planned for November. So looking forward to it all… But for now back to today and we’re featuring all the post… The run-down, the follow-up. The photos. The play-by-play. Where we started and where we ended – and all those moments in between.
In the middle of Shibs everyone found us and Sunday morning was spent on technicals. Just the tip of the iceberg, we know, but we covered A LOT, with little mini-teaches after each segment, lots of sharing and finding buttons and discussion and 13+ new friends made.
After lunch we got to play as our happy group expanded… And many, many, many thanks to our gorgeous real-life model family for coming along and being so…yes, I’m going to say it…so FABULOUS!!! You were all seriously amazing and so beyond prepared and so real and beautiful. It was the perfect opportunity for everyone to make practical all they had learned in the AM, to make mistakes, to compose, to pose, to interact, to engage, to seek light, to troubleshoot, to see, think and act. And shoot with purpose…as our favorite mentor always instructs.
In between the instruction we ran off a few night shots…
And then onto the FINALE!!! Yes, there was a photo-inspired EVENT…but we’re not saying any more…You have to be in the know, to really know what went on…or come join us on July 29th!
Here’s a little Showcase from the extravaganza… So far only Heather & Morana, Rhonda & Yoshiko have come through. More to come. We promise…
And finally we’d love to share a few faves from the day, taken by our lovely and talented participants… Love the way they saw creatively with space, angles and light. All while practicing their manual settings!!!
And that was it…Huge, huge THANK YOUS and hugs to everyone involved. It was just a great day. Still giggling at the highlights…especially the Irish Dancing straight out of shot (another reason you need to be clear in your directions…)…and Big Kev…Love all your Big Kev settings. Thank you all for being so opening to learning, helping each other and not stopping til the very end. The energy was palpable, the reactions to the images being produced by the end so real and tangible and emotional. You gave us all so much and we truly value the feedback. As we said at the beginning of the day the experience doesn’t end as we all go off into the Tokyo night. It is just the very beginning. Here’s to endless practice, practice, practice, to reading your manual, learning the technicals, letting go of the fear and simply loving good photography, knowing the difference and doing it in style, with new friends…Dee & Trace x