I love heading to Sydney in the summer to be welcomed by Australia’s booming light, bright colours and sunny Australians.
What a joy it was to plan this year’s Picture This Workshop and an ever greater kick after all the planning to meet the fabulous photographers who joined me and my super team for 4 days of portraiture and photo talk.
This year we went nuts on the colour, rented a big, knock-out mansion in Vaucluse that had pink walls galore, a garden to break your heart and a beautiful pool and cabana. We couldn’t resist a little unadulterated colour and fun to go with it.
So many wonderful people collaborated on this workshop to make it happen including two experienced photographers who assisted me, ‘real people’ models, stylists, make-up artists, organisers (amazing job Ath) and caterers.
The wonderful Tanya Anic from Tanya Anic Bridal went all out and created the beautiful blue silk chiffon dress specially for the workshop (and we went wild shooting movement with this soft floaty fabric). And the lovely Sara Dobson from Purdy in Bloom created our fun coloured headpiece for our Mexican Fiesta theme and also lent us her beauty as one of the models.
Here are some happy snaps I took during the 2 days of shooting..
50’s retro inspired glam beach theme photos copyright Carla Coulson
Gorgeous Sara Dobson from Purdy in Bloom copyright Carla Coulson
Our gorgeous model Charlie and the team on the last day copyright Carla Coulson
It was a joy and honour to teach the photographers who travelled from around Australia and from America (love ya Lisa) and it made my photographers heart beat with happiness to have two male participants this year who were enthusiastic, fabulous and took great pics.
In four days all the photographers were shooting original, unique portraits with their own special slant on it and I walked away from another workshop smiling happily to myself.
There is no greater joy than giving a little of the ‘key to the city’ and seeing you take it and make it your own.
So to all the marvellous people that were a part of Picture This 2015 a huge thank-you from the bottom of my heart.
“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” Mark Van Doren
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