Last week I had said I’d write more about the Penny De Los Santos workshop on creativeLIVE, and it’s taken me a while but here it is. I’ve been waiting for all the stuff in my head to finish rolling around and finally settle so I could then organize it into something that would make sense…
- I was inspired… Her love for photography is contagious and refreshing. I get so tired of meeting portrait photographers who see it as a job or chore and they seem to forget why they originally got into photography. From the first session Penny’s enthusiasm was undeniable. If I had gotten nothing else out of it, just seeing someone who enjoys what they do so much was worth it. It made me remember why I LOVE TAKING PICTURES.
- I was inspired… Natural light only. YES! HOORAY!! I love natural light, I think it’s the only way to go. Everyone/thing looks better in natural light. So often there’s this assumption that if you’re a “natural light photographer” you just don’t know how to use flash… But thanks Penny for showing the world it’s possible to go without flash.
- I was inspired… To do what I love. To remember why I love it. To push myself to be better, and never settle. To believe in myself.
I’m never going to be a food photographer, as much as I love food and taking pictures of it. But I’m so glad I took the time to watch this workshop. I learned some things, and was encouraged more than I ever expected to be. Thanks to Penny and all the creativeLIVE crew that made it happen.