If you want to learn to find your photographic style, and to learn from an honest and genuine person who loves to share her knowledge and shoot from the heart, then Carla is your photography teacher!
The “Picture This??? workshop was an amazing three days and yes a life-changing experience! Previous to this workshop I had no experience using a DSLR besides a one day workshop I had done a while ago. With nil experience I found this workshop a bit daunting at times because I’d literally be learning to do everything at once-learning to change shutter speed, F-stop, ISO, due to changing indoor/outdoor light and trying to quickly photograph the models – it all worked out though. I just shot from the heart. Carla, her assistant Loc Boyle, and the other photographers at the workshop, were always there to jump in and help out.
It was such a steep learning curve for me the whole photographic shoot experience from beginning until the end- seeing how a shoot was done on location, with real models, clothes, props and makeup artists. It was fantastic!
The three locations chosen added to the whole experience-the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, The Vaucluse Yacht Club and the amazing Woollahra House, what an incredible place for a shoot!
The models were all real people and were pleased and flexible to do as asked.
On arrival of the first day of the workshop at the Hotel, we worked in a gorgeous historical room. Laying there for us on the table we were each given a lovely gift of Carla’s latest book “Chasing A Dream???. In a white box we were given three bound books with lots of informative invaluable material to take away with us – on “Fashion/Portraiture???, “Working with your clients??? and “Your Portraiture business???. And it was all tied up with a pink bowed ribbon!
You could tell a lot of love, dedication, and attention to detail had gone into preparing for this workshop by Carla.
A big thank you to the workshop organiser Athalee, who had an amazing work ethic, and always gave of her best to accommodate for everyone!!
It was a fun-filled 3 days, an incredible experience!
P.S: I was sitting in Carla’s very first workshop “Get Published??? held in Sydney 8th December 2012, when I realised I just had to do this three day workshop to be held 7-9 January 2013. The only thing was I had very little experience in using a DSLR. I asked Carla if I could attend her workshop if I was able to learn use of the DSLR in one month (when the next workshop was starting). Carla sat me down and wrote the main things I had to know and use of the camera, and the rest is history.
– Silvia Maggioto | Picture This Workshop