26.11.13

The Photo Brunch Shoreditch / 01





I’m so excited to write this post, and to show you some photos of my first ‘official’ Photo Brunch last Saturday. I had a great time, and I’m so glad everyone else seemed to have as well. I had Emma, Laura, and Lisa come along (Jo was meant to join as well, but sadly didn’t feel very well). It was nice having a small group of people to start with, it felt more intimate and I got to really focus on everyone and help them out with their cameras.
I seriously enjoyed teaching and sharing my knowledge, and it was so great to see that all three of them really got it, and understood what I was telling them about camera settings, and how to achieve certain photo outcomes.

We met at Dishoom in Shoreditch for brunch, which was great. I initially wanted to go to the Breakfast Club, but it’s usually very busy on weekends, so I decided that I needed to be able to book a table. Dishoom was just as good - I especially enjoyed my Chocolate Chai.

After having a chat and enjoying some breakfast I talked everyone through the spreadsheet I had created, including the basics of photography - aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.
Although you can read up a lot on these settings all over the internet, I think it really helps having someone explain everything in person. Plus, you get to ask questions and actually try it out on your camera while getting on-hand help.




Another great thing about meeting with a few people to go out and shoot, is that it gives you the freedom to actually stop and take photos (quoting what Emma wrote, because it’s such a good way of saying it). Quite often I find that if I’m out with a non-photographer person, I don’t want to stop all the time, as I feel it must be annoying for them. And if I’m on my own I don’t usually find the motivation or enthusiasm to just go for a wander to take random photos. And of course it is just a lot more fun going for a walk and taking photos with like-minded people.

So, we had a really great time (it was sunny, too) - a big thank you to everyone who joined.
If you want to come along to the next one, it will be on 8 February. You can book your place right here.






18 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea! I have been thinking of doing a photo mission with a friend, but making it a regular thing and with brunch is fantastic!
    Sarah x

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    1. You should definitely give it a go, it's a lot of fun!:)

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  2. I'd love to come and do this! Will have to wait till the new year sadly to see what plans are. I saw Emma's post on this as well.

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    1. Would love to have you come along, Dannielle! Let me know once you know ;)

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  3. I totally agree with you about going out photographing with other photographers, and the "motivation" it gives you to "wander" and the "freedom" it gives you to "stop." Looks like you all had a lot of fun!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kari and sharing your thoughts! Love hearing other people's experiences on this :)

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  4. I wish I could join you, it's an amazing idea! I live so far though... I'll have to visit London soon:)

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    1. That would be lovely, Giulia! You can always book a Skype Session - not quite the same, but we'll get to talk about anything photography related. :)

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  5. This is so great! Congrats on your first official Photo Brunch! Looks really successful! I agree with you about going out with photographer versus non-photographer friends. I feel like a nuisance if I stop for photos when the other people don't really care for photography as much.

    Can't wait to go over these things with you whenever our schedules bubble down. I'm still bummed I missed this morning....UGH!

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    1. Thank you Kate - great to hear it's not just me.

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  6. Yay so glad to hear that it went well & you all had a good time!! It looks like so much fun & I've already decided that I want to come to the next one to expand my knowledge a bit, even if I haven't gotten a DSLR yet.

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    1. Yay, that would be awesome Sarah! :) Would love to have you! You might be able to see in the pictures, but not everyone actually had a DSLR - so you can definitely come along. We'll talk about more general photography stuff as well, composition, etc. - so it's not all technical ;)

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  7. I had so much fun! I can't wait for the next one :)

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  8. if you ever come by and visit california, we should definitely meet up and have a photo brunch helena (: ps. i think i know which camera i'm gonna get

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    1. Yes, definitely!! Would love to come to California sometime! :) What camera did you decide on in the end?

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    1. Glad you came across my site :) Looking forward to meeting you, Demi!

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