Information Overload

Many of you know that I'm into photography and, occasionally, photograph other people (couples). Well, this past weekend I had the opportunity to do a one-on-one mentor session with one of my favourite wedding photographers (based in Toronto) Claudia Hung. Claudia was recently named one of Canada's Top 25 Most Inspiring Wedding Photographers and just a few weeks ago also won PDN magazines (basically the gold standard magazine for photographers) Top Knots Best Wedding Portrait. Umm hello? She's amazing at what she does!

This was my first mentor session (I've never done a workshop either) so I was very excited. The entire day was so awesome and two days later my mind is still on photography overload. I learned so much and was so inspired. I can't wait to pick up my camera and start experimenting, making mistakes, and putting some of what I learned into practice.

I also had the opportunity to tag along with Claudia as she shot an engagement session. For the first time ever I forgot the battery for my camera (of all days right! what good is my camera with NO BATTERY! omg - I felt like a moron) but that's okay - it wasn't about me shooting, it was about learning and being inspired - which I definitely was. It was awesome to see how she actually works and afterwards we went back to her place where we went over programs, workflow, post processing - it was awesome.

I can't say enough good things about Claudia. For someone so accomplished in her field she is so down to earth and didn't make me feel stupid at any of the questions I asked. Quite the opposite! She said my work was really good & that she thought she wouldn't have anything to teach me! I was blown away lol because I feel I have so much to learn.

Claudia's already blogged the engagement session that I tagged along to watch her shoot - so definitely check out the images on her blog.

Now time to go jot down some photography related things that are swirling around in my head.


Tonia Lee Smith said...

I love her blog, love the "not normal" engagement pics. If there is such a thing ;-) beautiful work.

ceecee said...

Attach yourself to great people and you'll find yourself going places as well.

Mandy said...

So glad that you were able to have a one on one with this photographer. Her pictures are great and what an opportunity!

Designwali said...

Wow..fantastic experience. Photography lessons on are my bucket list..any advice on the type of camera I should get for a beginner?

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