The UK wedding photography workshop
This week I took part in the UK wedding photography workshop – two days full of positive energy, enthusiasm and photography tricks. The photos below are just a small fraction of what happened during that time. Every aspect of running a successful wedding photography business was covered. Even the astro photography! Big thanks to Aga Tomaszek, Dan Morris and Eirik Halvorsen – you guys rock! Even though I’ve been running my wedding photography business for five years, my brain got bombarded with new fantastic ideas which I’ve kept and I won’t hesitate to use in the future.
What is wedding photography about?
Not many people realize how difficult it is to be a good wedding photographer. This is not only a job, this is so much more – the lifestyle, passion, the right combination of talent, business skills, experience and drive. We are not just camera ladies, camera guys – there is so much more to it.
Wedding photography – more than just a job
We aim to capture the best memories and give them to our clients in a beautiful form of photographs. In every single picture we leave a bit of our soul. That’s why we need to really protect our souls and keep the right work/life balance. We’re neither tools nor machines. This UK wedding photography workshop reminded me about Jostein Gaarder’s ‘Sophie’s World’ (I love this book):
“To children, the world and everything in it is new, something that gives rise to astonishment. It is not like that for adults. Most adults accept the world as a matter of course. This is precisely where philosophers are a notable exception. A philosopher never gets quite used to the world. To him or her, the world continues to seem a bit unreasonable – bewildering, even enigmatic. Philosopers and small children thus have an important faculty in common. The only thing we require to be good philosophers is the faculty of wonder…”
Wedding photography – keep learning
After this UK wedding photography workshop I have decided not to grow up. Never! Thanks for reminding me about this amazing faculty of wonder! It is so important to keep learning, there is always something that can be improved. We can do our own projects, 52 photography challenge or attend a photography training – any action is good!