The last weekend of June a good friend of mine and I loaded up and drove down to Fresno for a little photography workshop. This workshop was put on by Cori of Derksen Photography. This was Cori’s second workshop, which she was encouraged to do by friends that have dSLRs and wanted to learn how to use them in manual mode. I fall in that category, I want to learn how to really use my camera in manual. And really, I don’t have much of a choice because there isn’t an auto feature for me. It was a lot of fun, Cori knows her stuff, knows what works for her, and taught it in such simple man terms, which is what I need, that it seemed almost easy. Just before lunch we had our first little model. And she.was.adorable! Side note, I’m totally jealous of the room in Cori’s house to use as a office/studio.
After taking pictures of that doll we headed out to lunch as a group to this great little Italian restaurant near Cori’s house. Yum! It was good. And I probably ended up ordering the messiest item on the menu. Oh well. After lunch we grabbed our cameras to take pictures outside (old town Clovis) in natural lighting of Cori’s nieces. Hello cutey patooties and hams!
After that we were about done. Cori shared a little bit with us about what we just did and answered questions. It was good. It was fun. I’m glad I did it and I would recommend Cori’s workshop to anyone in the area looking for a low-key, low stress but educational workshop.
I know Cori has a few more workshops in the works for the summer, and I’m sure there will be more beyond that. For more information be sure to visit her Bruises and Bandaids site. She also posts helpful tips and information to that site. Good stuff!