What adjectives best describe your Lockdown experience?
Inspired , motivated, enthusiastic and energised ?
Or bored, trapped, unchallenged, unmotivated?
Did you neglect your photographic aspirations or decide to use the time for photographic projects, learn new skills and perhaps find a way to record an emotional response to what you were seeing or feeling during these unprecedented times?
Was your photography a welcome distraction, a means of reflection, a way to experience mindfulness, or in this strange moment in time, an opportunity to understand and record it in pictures?
For many RPS DIG members, the last year has been punctuated by regular, top quality Webinars, presented by some great photographers across the genre of subjects.
Hundreds have been inspired, entertained and wowed at 4pm on many Saturday afternoons since the summer of 2020.
Others have signed up for exclusive workshops, to increase their knowledge with processing techniques and camera craft and the resulting skillset learnt have produced some wonderfully creative images.
Celia Henderson has tutored some amazing workshops in the South East and creativity has blossomed amongst photographers who signed up . Celia, an IT Trainer, has combined her love of photography with that of teaching and her Photoshop workshops have inspired, motivated, entertained and showed varied techniques and tools to provide ‘students’ with the skills to produce Fine Art style images.
Comment on Celia's Textures Workshop
" I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed the first session today - really helpful, informative and inspiring. Am most keen to get on with homework and practice!"
However, my main reason for emailing is to congratulate you on the excellent Resources package sent out in advance. Just brilliant and so helpful - something other workshop leaders should emulate. The course, the paperwork all seem so well organised - for which, thank you.
Some images created using skills learnt in Celia's Flowers and Photoshop Creative Photography, and the Textures and Brushes Workshops. Images by Liz Barber, Jacqui Dracup, and Jenni Cheesman, Helen MacKay Hilary Bailey and Yvonne Green and Mary Auckland.
Glenys Garnett a Photographer, Digital Artist, Graphic Designer, and Trainer, admits she wants to help others get the maximum enjoyment from her workshops and to come away from them with a renewed enthusiasm for photography and to develop their own creative images.
Six very lucky people, who were quick to secure places, enjoyed one such Workshop, in three sessions, and the feedback from these sessions has been so positive,
"Glenys is a first-class and inspiring tutor who went above and beyond my expectations. The personal 1:1 session was a brilliant extra and nothing was too much trouble in terms of guidance and support"
" I learned so much. Glenys you have a unique set of talents and you are such a good teacher. I feel I now have so much more growth potential in my photography. I accept that developing my creative side will not be easy but you have given me the motivation, direction and techniques to allow me to grow"
Some images from Lorraine Grey that were created as a result of the sessions with Glenys.
Images Into the Woods by Colin Smith who attended Developing a Creative Approach to Photography with Glenys Garnett.
Image by Hilary Bailey who said,
'TEXTURE & 4 MADE BRUSHES was made simply as an exercise to show Celia that I had learnt lots! I made the textured background then made 4 brushes from my own images - finally combining to make an image - great fun!