This weekend marked the end of the Travel Photography Workshop I took at IPF. On Saturday, as I wrote before, we hit the field, namely the Feira da Ladra, an ancient street fair in an old Lisbon neighborhood. Our teacher Nuno Lobito directed us on what to do, and we split up for over two hours to do our work. It was great fun hanging around, trying to get as many good shots as I could. One thing I must work on more is approaching people. I found it a bit hard at first, but it ended up working well.
We then came back to the classroom where each of us selected out 10 best pictures, and we viewed them together, with some very useful input from Lobito.
On Sunday, several other aspects were approached, namely:
• Editing tips, using Adobe Photoshop Elements
• Practical travel tips
• Market contacts
We also improvised a little walk outside, so we got a chance to see the master in action. It was most useful to see how to approach people and make the first contact.
Although I had already heard some of the information at a previous workshop, I learned other useful tips and, most of all, had a chance to be on the field with the teacher’s guidance. And that is of great value.
Of course, I’m already planning my next workshop. It may be on Composition, or Photo Editing. More on that in future posts. In the meantime, if you know of great workshops please share them in the comments section.