Monday, 13 August 2012

'The Nursery' - A Review




Image Credits: Timcoulson.com

It’s been crazy around these parts recently. I now have a 1 year old who is totally in love with electrical cords, the heater button and running toward the road given half a chance. My husband hurt his back at work doing yoga of all things and is slowly returning to work after several months and we have been slowly plodding along with house renovations at a glacial pace.

I was supposed to attend 'The Nursery' photography workshop at the very first one in May but with Regan's injured back and a breast fed baby, it just didn't happen. I had been anticipating this workshop and had heard only good things so on Saturday I took a road trip by myself complete with pumping music and the most beautiful scenery to Werri beach on the South Coast of NSW. I arrived at the 'black shack' where Tim and Kesh live with their completely mesmerising son, Roo. (WARNING: He will make you clucky!)

Tim and Kesh were so warm and welcoming as we entered their home, feeding us scones, made by the very domestic Tim and caramel slice, by the lovely Kesh. My aim was to be able to take great shots on manual and to say farewell to my old friend auto for good and although I feel I have a long way to go to reach the calibre of images I hope to put my name to, I feel that I am now well on the path.

His mantra is to take thousands of photos over hundreds of days and it is evident in his teaching method, as is his passion for capturing love through emotional connection with his clients. He also covered technical skills in shooting in manual and how he works in editing and filing his work which was something that I was so interested in with my random folders scattered everywhere!

We finished off the day at the very VERY windy headlands for a practical shoot with the lovely Gabby as our model. The wind and cold could not deter us though as we were itching to use our new found knowledge and had so much fun. Thanks so much Tim and Kesh for welcoming us into your home and for my fellow amateur photographers who were such fun on the day.

So here are the photos from the day. I still need to get some editing software as these images are straight off the camera and might need a slight tweak but I'm pretty stoked with how they turned out.
































12 comments:

  1. A lovely review!! It was so great to meet you on the weekend, i look forward to seeing all the shots you take in the future (both here and on FB!)

    xo em

    p.s may I steal some of these pics for my blog, i'll credit you of course!?

    xx

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    1. It was really lovely meeting you too! You are such a great model! You can definately use any of my photos that you like :)
      Can't wait to see some of your snaps!
      xx

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  2. Thanks so much for coming. Your images are so good.

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  3. Ellen!! These pictures are just stunning! I wonder if he will be coming to Adelaide- would love to take his course. Thanks for sharing!

    PS: love that you are the cutest mummy out there and all your instagram pics!!

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    1. Thanks so much :) I'm pretty sure he has plans to do his course in a few different states. Send him a message or email with your interest and I'm sure if he gets enough interest he would come over there :)

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  4. beautiful ellen....so much lies ahead for you (and your camera) x

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    1. Thank you Jodi :) I have loved seeing all the amazing photos of you from last week's Nursery xx

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  5. I want to do this workshop - too bad I don't have a decent camera :-P I have no idea about composition etc but I love your shots Ellen. xx

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  6. Ellen these photos are amazing!!! You have an amazing eye, oh man you are going to go places!:)
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you! You are so kind to say that :) xx

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  7. Lovely to meet you Ellen! And thanks for managing to get some shots of me smiling :)

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