This week I took part in the Xmentors two day wedding photography workshop which was run by XSight Photography with the two award winning photographers Nick Ghionis and Rocco Ancora. On day one we were all driven around Melbourne on a double decker bus and what a way to break the ice! It was on the edge of your seat (literally) kind of fun as this bus attempted to make it’s way through Melbourne streets almost taking down power cables, overhead tram lines and the many trees lining the streets on the way. It certainly made for good entertainment, filling the bus with laughter (or now that I think about it, that may have been panic) enabling this group of talented strangers to bond. It was a jam packed day where they set up the different parts of a real wedding day scenario around different areas of Melbourne. Day two went over what was shot on day one, with image processing and output with album creation. It was really great to meet other Australian based like minded photographers and learn some of Nick and Rocco’s tricks of the trade when it comes to photographing a wedding. We were taken through posing, lighting, planning and much more.
I always leave these workshops feeling motivated and inspired with so many new business ideas to implement into my work flow. I find attending workshops and seminars a great way to stay current, learn new things and get an insight into what other photographer’s are doing to be successful in their business and photographic methods. It’s also a great way to meet new people, make new friends and network, network, network.
Many thanks to Nick, Rocco, Sharifa and our beautiful bridal models Kasha and Vic for putting on a very fun and educational event. Here are some of the images I shot of the set ups throughout the day.