Laura Joy Photography | I just thought I’d say hi and tell you a bit about what we have been up to recently. Why? Well, I can’t always post on social media and so I thought I would give you this instead. As the end of the year is fast aproaching, I went on a few courses and signed up to things to get myself completely out of my comfort zone. I wanted to learn new skills, think about things from a different perspective and that is what I have done and will continue to do.
Firstly, I have joined a camera club – I didn’t really know what this was until I stumbled upon Queens Park Camera Club at a Doors Open Day in 2018. After chatting to the club members I thought I would apply…it has taken over a year to gain admission and I know it will be worth the wait. Working for yourself and by yourself needs a bit of company along the way, so I am looking forward to being a part of the club and learning lots more. If any of you would like to find out more, please drop me a message below.
I recently took to the streets of Glasgow to do a Street Photography Course with Leanne Boulton – this most definitely took me out of my comfort zone. I definitely noticed myself looking at people more (when out in the city) and really being aware of my surroundings. Rather than just focusing on where I needed to be and worrying about time. I ended up walking up to random strangers in the city and asked if I could take their picture. I am not really sure how I feel about this genre but I am going to incorporate some of the things I learnt into my Family Photography Sessions and have some bookings for early next year. If you see me out and about in Glasgow, please come and say hello. I will share some pictures soon on my social media pages (from the course).
Capturing Personality was another course I have recently done with Jeff Gilmour, a Glasgow based photographer. I attended the event at Wex in Glasgow and met lots of other local photographers which was really interesting too. It was great to see how others work and see how they think. One of the things I got from this – is how you think about your subject. As in really think about them, when I capture tiny humans under ten days old, even though that little person has only been on planet earth for ten days you get a lot back, what the camera can not and does not see. So next time you are looking at a picture of your baby, a family member, just take five seconds and think. What do you associate with the picture, how the person was feeling that day, a life changing event, an emotion.
I did a Family Session yesterday and I have two more Newborn Bookings this week and then I am off for Christmas. If you would like to enquire about booking in 2020 OR ask anything. Please drop me a message below.
I hope that you have a fab festive period and most of all that you enjoy it.
Thanks for reading.