I recently hosted a La Brisa Aspiring Photographer Workshop (APW) in Manhattan, KS! Hayley and Alan recently got hitched in Jamaica and so these newlyweds were ideal to model for my workshop! You may recognize Hayley from Megan and Stephen’s gorgeous wedding that I photographed two years ago. Hayley was Megan’s beautiful maid of honor and I knew her and Alan would be ridiculously fun and awesome! They definitely exceeded my expectations! Together, they are hilarious, super easygoing and passionate. Honestly, they are one of those couples that everyone wants to be friends with and other couples are a little jealous of because they are so fun! Thank you both again so much for sharing your relationship with us!
The photographers and I shot in a parking structure because there was a serious chance of rain and we wanted nearby shelter. I showed how I typically photograph one of my Attraction Sessions. Throughout the APW, the photographers had the opportunity to pose/shoot the couple, listen to how I interact/pose the couple and ask questions of why I do what I do. Afterwards, we headed over to Keltic Star Public House for delicious food, drinks and to critique each other’s photos!
True confession: at every APW, I learn something new. This time, I learned that sometimes by asking your clients to pose themselves comfortably or ask for their input on a new pose that you are trying, you’ll often end up with a much more flattering and genuine pose! Great little tip that I can’t wait to use during my next shoot!
Thank you to all of the participants who attended! I hope you were able to learn something and that this APW was helpful in your photography journey!
I absolutely love teaching. My background is in education and I am grateful that I have the opportunity to share my photography experience with photographers of all skill levels. The reason I started hosting free Aspiring Photographer Workshops back in 2008 was to give back to all the photographers who helped me get started as well as to help grow the photography community.
If you are interested in future FREE La Brisa APWs, please request to join my private group on facebook, HERE and send a FB message to me so that I can send you the rules of the group – www.facebook.com/christopherhsieh. APWs are Aspiring Photographer Workshops for photographers of any skill level/experience that I host as a way to give back to the photography community. Two rules of the group: 1) be kind. negative/unhelpful comments will be deleted. 2) be willing to share resources/experience/etc with everyone else!
Here are a few behind the scene candids of the photographers in action (thanks to Little Leapling Photography for a couple of these images)!
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