Several weeks ago I was in Cartagena, located in South East Spain, near Murcia. I had travelled to Spain for a few weeks of exploring the country and (trying) to speak the language. However the first few days was spent alongside some other photographers on an organised photography style training course in the Spanish sun. I was lucky to meet some great people, photographers and models alike. I wanted to share some of the pictures here to show some of the great locations around the Cartagena & Murcia area we visited and some of the powerful pictures we created.
Like many industries, photography is an ever changing one, and often what or how you photograph something is a very unique method to yourself. After the very basics of photography such as camera craft and knowing something that is sharp from something that isn’t, the rest is very conceptual to the individual photographer or the client paying for the outcome. Therefore opportunities that give me time to watch what other people do, how they operate, how they communicate and then seeing their results afterwards is always fairly interesting. Its an opportunity to see ways of doing things differntly or ideas you may not have considered. So many photographers, in my opinion, don’t understand this priceable of learning and adapting. I for one, have my way of doing things which I have learnt from others and through self teaching whist I was an enthusiast, then a semi pro, to the photographer I am today. However I also understand the need to develop, move forward and most importantly adapt!
I don’t do a lot in terms of training, nor have I ever done any formal training, in fact, the only notable qualification I have for my carer is an A grade in A-Level Photography. I learnt my camera craft myself, endless hours of just adjusting and adjusting, (not that it was a chore :) ) and then learn’t my operational skills and application of theory whilst on the job, and watching one or two key people go from idea to product. Now I am ever engaging with other professionals to share ideas and do that key thing… adapt.
So here are a few pictures from my most recent experimentation of adapting and meeting some great people in the process. Something a bit different from weddings today. Modelling credits to Olivia Ward & Natalia Warner. Hope you like. Weddings with resume tomorrow. :)