Last weekend, I was lucky enough to attend a workshop with the amazing David and Clare of David & Clare Oliver Photography.
It was a really well-planned workshop. The setting was their amazing property in the Hunter Valley, a farm complete with Eastern Highland cattle (super-cute).
The first day was spent learning about wedding photography and David and Clare shared tips from their experiences. Then David, Clare and their family put on a mock wedding for us - it's not every day you get to shoot a fake wedding and make sure you get the shots right. We started with some indoor pre-wedding shots, then moved to a gorgeous little church about 10 minutes from the property. Here, we practised shooting the bride outside the church, the bride walking up the aisle, the groom inside the church and post-ceremony shots. Then we did some environmental portraits on a suspension bridge and some creek shots back at the property.
The next morning, we met more members of the family for a family shoot and spent the afternoon talking all things business and getting out work critiqued by the Grand Master himself, David.
The light was perfect on both days and David directed our models on where to stand and gave us tips on where to get some great angles.
This was such a great opportunity to learn from a Master and Grand Master of Photography. I highly recommend their workshop to anyone who is keen to learn natural light portraiture and have the opportunity to do so.
It wouldn't be fair not to mention the hospitality of the whole family, including Cathy, whose culinary prowess left all bellies happy and wanting more. I'm still drooling over that rhubarb pie!
More images below from the workshop so you can see what I got up to...