This past week, I treated myself to a photography lesson with the amazing Heidi of White Studio Loft. I have worked with Heidi on a few shoots now, and I am always amazed at the lightness she captures in her images. After spending some time reviewing the basic principals of photography (you know, all the fun stuff, f-stop, shutter speed, iso, etc.), we headed to Jephry Florist, a gorgeous, light filled flower shop on the West Side of Providence.
The goal was to work on capturing natural light- I am often frustrated when I cannot capture that airy, bright light that I so often come across out in the world. It was a bit scary setting my camera to Manual (I usually shoot in Aperture Priority), but once I got the hang of it, I was thrilled to have such control.
Heidi was such a patient teacher, and she instilled in me such confidence to put into practice what I learned. Although my photography time is so limited these days, I am excited to get out there and start shooting in manual. It can be hard to make “me time” a priority these days, but every time I spend a day doing what I love, and learning new skills to further my passion, I realize how important it is to build time for myself into our busy family schedule.
I can’t wait to share the shoot that we staged in the afternoon (hint: it has to do with cocktails!). I’ll leave you with my favorite images from the morning, a vase filled with gorgeous Hellebore blooms, a sure sign that spring is around the corner.