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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August St Lucia Workshop and update to Macro Workshop

Photographers, freelance ones that is, live in world of feast and famine. It just seems to work that way. One moment you are sitting wondering if you’ve done something wrong and questioning the motivations that made enter the heady, but extremely saturated world of professional photography. The next you are sitting in an airport and thanking your lucky stars the plane is delayed as it gives you some time to catch up on the admin side of the business. Feast or famine - Go figure.
I’ve just completed the usual St Lucia photography workshop with an extremely dynamic group of photographers. They were certainly a group of firsts. First time most of them came from roughly the same geographic region (save for our lonely American ). First time there were more men than women (to be fair 4:3 isn’t much of a majority though) and first time there was a majority of Nikon cameras. It was an excellent gruelling week with lots of shoots mixed in with plenty of theory. A good 5am-9pm kind of day.
As a kind of update, the micro workshop on macro and close-up photography has been moved to the 17th of September due to shoot commitments that have come up. There are still a few slots, so if anyone is interested make sure to email me to book a place.
On a different note entirely, thanks to last week’s photography group I had the opportunity to test the Nikkor 16-35 f4 AFS VR, 17-35 f2.8 AFS and 20-35 f2.8 AF lenses against each other. After my work commitments for the month are completed I’m hoping to get a brief comparison put up on the blog. Stay tuned if you are wondering which one to fork out for.
Thanks again to Catherine, Bob, Andrew, Emily, Sam, Tobie and Shauneen.
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