Innovation is key in life, it starts as soon as we're born, everything is new, there's so much to learn, and that doesn't stop as we get older, we just have to make the effort to look for it. Whatever your field of interest there is always a new development, or fresh discovery worth investigating. Photography is no exception. Technology has opened the door to new techniques but it's how we put these into practice that creates the real excitement.
In a world of copyright law and increasing demand for creative content to be provided for free it's easy to get protective about your output, but unless we share our ideas innovation can shudder to a halt very quickly. The more of us experimenting with new ideas and showing the world what we're getting up to the greater the chance of prompting that big leap forward. Individual achievement should be lauded, but it's those collective breakthroughs that lift us all up.
Seeing the light
Photography is all about light. It's easy to forget sometimes how much fun you can have playing with it in the real world with the advent of digital imagery and the software to manipulate those images. Open up your shutter with a few light props and a little patience, what can be achieved is will also open your mind, far more natural, random and magical than anything created in Photoshop.
Back to school
From next month we will be running the first of our Light Painting Introduction Workshops. We are the only photographic studio in the UK that uses light painting in the professional photography world and now we want to teach it to you. We will be teaching how to create the most magical, otherworldly shots, just like we do in our professional shoots, straight from your camera in our Brighton studio.
Grab your place
For more details on what is included in the workshop, what you need to bring and what you'll take away, head to our workshops page or give us a call on 01273809554. We will be running more workshops on different aspects of photography in the future, including advanced light painting techniques, so keep an eye on this area of the website.
Look forward to seeing you at one of our workshops and swapping some ideas!
Greg and Justin