Last Saturday I went to the Makelight Studio to attend a photography workshop hosted by Emily Quinton and Kate from A Playful Day. I have been wanting to learn how to take better pictures for ages, so when fellow blogger Katie at BeNourishd tagged me on Instagram to say there’d be a workshop aimed at people wanting to take better photos of their knitting and crochet I booked straight away!
There was a lot of technical info to digest and I learnt a number of new words, but I was able to follow things well enough thanks to Emily’s warm and accessible teaching style – all the more appreciated because she was fighting a mean cold! The good news is that her advice is helpful to anyone with any form of camera (phone, point and shoot and SLR), so if you’re interested there’ll be an online version of this course available.
Below are some of my photos from the day, taken on my Sony Xperia SP, in no particular order. This model is definitely not the latest, and because of its age is prone to the occasional crash or tantrum, but the camera component was better than I realised and with a bit of knowledge I was taking some better pictures with it. The next steps are practice, practice, practice – and in such a beautiful environment drowning in natural light, we all began practicing there and then. Onward and upward!