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Film Is Not Dead: Workshop

A little while ago I posted about attending the FIND workshop in the Hunter Valley. It was nothing short of amazing, here’s just a little glimpse of why…

The FIND experience, in all honesty, blew me away. I signed up for the workshop on the spur of the moment in a whirlwind of excitement. I had only shot a little on film at that stage on an old 35mm camera borrowed from my uncle. I was hooked. But I had no idea what I was doing, film was totally foreign to me. I was gifted a new (to me) Canon EOS 3 and planned to practice my film work a whole bunch before flying over to join the workshop in the Hunter Valley. But then life happened, and I didn’t get around to it. As the workshop approached I was getting more than a little nervous about attending, I felt way out of my league. But from the moment I arrived at the house we’d all be staying in for the week and was greeted by Jon‘s beaming smile and big hugs, I felt immediately comfortable.

Jon was an open book to us all over the next few days, sharing what he knows about shooting film and about running a successful photography business. There was so much I learned in these short few days, too much to list here. I’m feeling more comfortable about shooting film, so that’s definitely something you’ll start to see more of around here. But one of the biggest things I took away from the workshop was a reminder of the importance of shooting personal work. Shooting just for me, with complete creative freedom. I have a bunch of personal projects that I’m excited to get stuck into, so you’ll see some more of that work here too. I can’t thank Jon and all the other FINDers enough for an amazing week, and I can’t rate the FIND workshop highly enough. The workshop was exactly what I needed, not just for my business, but on a personal level too.

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