28.10.13

The Photohunt + A New Project




This past Saturday I went on ‘the Photohunt’ organised by Ché, Bobbi, and Lulu - a creative meetup of bloggers, heading out to shoot some fun photos for a few hours, get to know each other, and have a good time together.
And I definitely did have a good time. The actual photo ‘hunting’ was a lot of fun in itself. What I loved most about the day though, was getting to know other bloggers in person. You can get kind of ‘lost’ on the internet, and forget how cool it is to actually get out there and meet people for real. Seriously, it is about 500 times more awesome meeting like-minded people in person.

Oh, and some of the team names were super fun as well (my team was called ‘Dancing Bananas', others were ‘Sparkling Zombies’ or ‘Angry Wizards’).
So, above are some random shots of the day, some of them part of the tasks we got to do. E.g. ‘a rabbit’, or ‘creative interpretation of an idiom’.

Now, another announcement: I always draw so much inspiration and motivation from meeting and talking to like-minded people. It’s like fuel for my ideas - chatting to other creatives drives me to ‘just do it’, rather than perfecting everything (which is what usually happens - and things hardly ever end up being done).

So, while I’m offering photo workshops, I really wanted to give those of you not living in London a chance to improve your photography and learn about your camera as well. That’s why I’m now offering Skype sessions. This is a chance for you to ask me anything you’ve always wanted to know about photography, and to get practical feedback and advice on how to use your camera, and improve your photography. Go to the shop for more info. I really can’t wait to meet you almost in person, and to have a chat. :)

And if you are based in London - I’ve set a specific date for the next Photo Brunch workshop, which will be on Saturday 23 November (note: used to be 16 Nov initially, but I've moved it one week!). Come along to meet some lovely people, share ideas and thoughts, and have a great time. If you came along to the Photo Hunt last Saturday, you might even meet some of the other attendees again.

Can’t wait to help you out with your camera and any questions you have, and catch up with some of you - Or get to know you in person if we haven’t met yet.

Go to the shop now to book your ticket - for either a Skype session or the Photo Brunch.


28 comments:

  1. It was so lovely to meet you, we'll have to grab a coffee around e&c sometime!
    Once I get a nice camera & get more serious about photography I will definitely be looking to attend one of your photo workshops!

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    1. Yes, definitely! Would love to meet for coffee sometime soon. Let me know how your camera search goes, happy to help out if you need any advice. x

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    2. Great let's be in touch :) And thanks I may need to take you up on that as I'm pretty clueless about what to look for in a camera! x

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  2. I saw Che posting about this, it looks like it was so great! Londoners have all the fun :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Dannielle! It was a lot of fun - you should try and come along next time, or come and join my photo workshop if you can. :)

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  3. Lovely post Helena,great photos! I defo want to come along to one of your brunches, what time do they start and finish? My mum is coming down to see me on the 16th so this date may be a problem

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    1. Thanks, Laura! We'll meet for brunch at 10.30, and then see how long we want to hang out together for ;) Should be 'officially' finished by around 2. No worries if you can't make it, there will be more dates in the future. Would love to have you come along, though! x

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  4. What a creative collection of images. I love the expression captured in the photograph with sunglasses.

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    1. Thank you, Kari! I really appreciate that.

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  5. Helena I love this post and THANK YOU so much for joining us on Saturday!
    These photographs are awesome.
    It was so wonderful to meet you and your Photography workshops sound great!
    Definitely going to look into signing up myself too:)
    Lulu x

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    1. That would be amazing, Lulu! Would love for you to join us, and get to know you better! :) Saturday really was great - thank you for making it such fun! x

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  6. I would love to have a photohunt, but I don't know anyone here in Upstate, NY. I think it'd be a lot of fun to actually get out, meet likewise bloggers and be creative together. This is an awesome idea!

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    1. You could just organise one yourself, Steven! :) I'm sure it would be a lot of fun - you should give it a go.

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  7. I LOVE these pics Helena! You have such a beautiful style. I can't wait to see more snaps from your Photo Hunt team! Thank you so much for joining us - and for the awesome blogpost! x

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    1. Thank you so much, Che! It is really interesting seeing everyone's photos of the day, and even more amazing to know that everyone had a great time. :) x

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  8. Great photos! And I love the idea of a photo hunt, definitely have to look into setting one of those up up north when I become more established!

    Guy

    http://quickgetmycamera.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you!
      Yes, you should definitely give it a go - so much fun :) All the best with your photography!

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  9. So glad you'll be doing Skype sessions! I love how your photos turned out. You are seriously so talented.

    Kate from Clear the Way

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    1. Thank you so much, Kate! That is so kind of you! :) Will get back to your email as soon as I can as well!

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  10. The Photohunt looks like so much fun and like you had an incredible day! Events like that are one (of the many, many things) I wish I lived in London as well.

    And I'm so glad you'll be doing Skype sessions as well - currently I don't really have time to try new things and learn more about photography, but I'm definitely bookmarking your shop!

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    1. Ha, I wished you lived here as well! ;) I hope life isn't too stressful for you at the moment. Would love to have a Skype 'date' with you sometime in the future! :)

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  11. Beautiful photos, I just love your photography style.

    Mel
    Mel's Corner

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  12. Lovely post. Great meeting you! DO stay in touch xxx

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    1. Was lovely to meet you too, Xanthe! :) I hope all is going well for you! xxx

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  13. Oooh I'm loving the idea of your photo brunch workshops - food and camera fun, what more could a gaggle of girls want :)
    The photo hunt sounds like such a blast of an event, fingers crossed we can chat at the next one
    x x
    The Lobster & Me

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ibbs! It's always great getting together a group of like-minded people - you should come along to one of my photo brunches if you can :)

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