Today was another fun day. I had the privilege of running another Creative People Photography workshop for Croydon Camera House. So, it was another day of laughter, photography and great people.
Our regular model/tutor, Natasha Humble, was not well today and organised for another girl to come in her stead. Now, I am normally a little apprehensive about stuff like this. Natasha is not only a great model for our workshops ( being somewhat attractive and a whole bunch of fun) but she is also a great photographer in her own right. So, she is perfect for our workshops. She not only poses for the photographers but gives each of them a right talking to if they are getting it wrong - in the nicest possible way, of course!
However, the moment Krystle arrived I knew we were all going to have a great day. Krystle is not an experienced model. She is more like the girl next door, with attitude...but not the kind of attitude that makes you want to run. Krystle was just a whole lot of fun. The fact that we don't use experienced models per se' makes our workshops more practical and more valuable. There is little use showing people how 'easy' it is to pose and photograph someone only to find that the ordinary people they photograph later will feel nowhere near as comfortable in front of a camera. We like to use models who are attractive, of course. But more than anything they need to have personality and be very real. Krystle fit the bill.
Thanks for being there for us today, Krystle. I am sure I speak for everyone when I say that you made the afternoon's practical session an absolute joy. It was an absolute ball!