I went to a photography seminar at Painters Lodge in Campbell River today with my friend Ludy from Mennie Memories. We went to a course first thing in the morning where we got to play with putting vaseline, nets, spray painted bits of plastic and other things in front of our lenses. It was lots of fun and just like being back in arts and crafts class. The photos in this post are from that session. We then went to a big brunch before taking our full stomachs to look at other photographers work displayed around the lodge. In the afternoon we went to a small flash seminar by Snorri Gunnarsson (it was nice to be among other Strobist enthusiasts) then to a High Dynamic Range photo 'how to' seminar put on by Darren Stone of Victoria.
The sessions were pretty fun, and we ended the day with a meet and greet with the instructors where they invited us to bring images for their critique. This is something I actually really enjoy, getting honest feedback and encouragement from other people working in the same field. Overall I was very encouraged by the feedback I received, and I had the chance to see lots of images from photographers at all different levels. It was a very fun and inspiring day and I enjoyed just hanging out with other photographers.