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About a week ago, I hosted a Headshot Workshop for other photographers. There were 5 of us at the workshop all with varying levels of experience and knowledge.
The point of hosting and participating in this event was multi-fold, and I'll get to that in a minute.
All of my headshots, up until now, have been self portraits. There are problems with self portraits. Any portrait must be engaging, with a connection to the audience (ie, photographer at the time of the session) and, of course, a portrait must have focus on the eye. Both of these requirements are really hard to achieve when there isn't a person on the other side of the camera! Ah, the problems a photographer faces!!
So, getting back to the purposes of hosting this workshop in my studio:
1. Education - I love to learn. I spend a good deal of my time (when I'm not shooting or processing photos) learning more about photography by watching workshops that I purchase online, researching and following photographers who I admire, attending hands on workshops, and reading books by photographers who enjoy and are good at teaching.
2. Connecting with other photographers - Some photographers, and other professionals, want to play alone in their own sandbox. No sharing needed that way. Not me. I like to collaborate, to learn from others, to teach what I know, and to form a connection with my colleagues. I really don't consider other photographers my competition. I think we each have our own unique style and my eye is different from any other photographer. We are creatives and no two are going to be exactly alike.
3. Providing headshots for other photographers and getting a good headshot or two to use myself!
The workshop was a lot of fun and very succesful. I plan on doing it again with a slightly different theme. I learned a lot, and hopefully was able to pass on a little bit of what I know. The photo above is of Chris Pritchard, another local photographer. I think it's pretty good, if I may say so myself!