I recently shot a wonderful 5-day Hindu wedding and when I got to the end of it I felt an immense sadness. This most definitely had to do with the fact that I push myself beyond what is normal when I shoot any wedding and had a bad case of adrenal burn out which is something I suffer from, but it also had to do with the realisation that it was the last wedding where my assistant Elizabeth would be working with me on a typical wedding shoot. This is my ode to her!
If you are a photographer who has been itching to attend my Unstuck Yourself workshop but haven’t been able to get in I’ve got good news for you I am coming to Jozi in June! Yip here are the dates.
UNSTUCK YOURSELF ONE DAY CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
13 JUNE 2018 IN JOHANNESBURG
OPTIONAL EXTRA DAY OF PRACTICAL SHOOTING DESIGNED FOR THOSE THAT NEED A BIT MORE HANDS ON FUN
14 JUNE 2018 JOHANNESBURG
Are you a photographer who is feeling stuck in a rut and bored of your own work?
Do difficult shooting situations and tricky lighting scare you?
Are you feeling burnt out and over your job?
Do you suffer from creative anxiety?
Do you want to start 2018 feeling inspired and ready to play again?
If so this may be the workshop for you!
So many wedding and portraits photographers are scared of their flash and panic when faced with tricky lighting situations. Often these same photographers can get stuck in ruts making safe images, which has them dreading work and serving clients who don’t resonate with them. Creative anxiety can also often be a huge problem and can debilitate new ideas and motivation.
If you are one of these photographers well then the next few lines are for you!
I know what it is like to feel totally burnt out and uninspired but with my Fine Art background, introspection and lots of reading I manage to push past the dark patches! 3 years ago I went on a trip to Bali to figure out what do with my life and my work. When I left South Africa I was battling with adrenal burnout and a broken heart. I had the most wonderful 2 life changing months in this magical land and by giving myself the space and time to think and dream I came home inspired and filled with a new lease on life. I realized whilst I was there that I wanted to help other people reach their potential and I dreamed up a workshop where I would teach other photographers to move from a place of “stuckness” and in to a place of creativity and self expression. My first “Unstuck Yourself Workshop” happened on a beautiful farm on the outskirts of Johannesburg last week. Not everyone can go to Bali for a shake up but you can take a day out of life to inspire yourself!
My aim for this workshop is to help you move past any fear you have surrounding your work and give you confidence to turn tricky situations into creative possibilities! I want to help you speak with your own visual language and create images that you are proud of! I have one spot open for the next workshop in Cape Town on the 1st of November.
My dear assistant Lizzy will be leaving me and I will be looking for a person to fill her role. Liz would have worked for me on a permanent basis for 4 years at the end of this year, and I have seen her grow in so many ways during this time. Besides learning so much from a technical and business point of view we have shared so many incredible life experiences together like visiting Mauritius, Sweden and Nambia. She has been a vital ingredient in my business and has added so much value. I am incredibly sad that she is leaving but I also know how much potential this girl has and I am so looking forward to seeing her fly.