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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tim Coulson, The Nursery, Adelaide

Walking off Adelaide's infamous Hindley Street and into the slightly grungy but quirky The Reading Room I knew immediately I was going to have an extraordinary day.  Tim, Kesh and little Roo radiated warmth and a genuine love for life the moment I met them. 

While some of us nibbled on our Haigh's chocolate (thanks Tim and Kesh!) each budding photographer shared their story and spoke about wanting to become better acquainted with their DSLR camera.  Before we had even turned the cameras on Tim spoke at length about emotional shooting and creating a connection with our subjects.  Tim used the phrase 'food tastes better when it's cooked with love' in relation to photography which made perfect sense.   

As Tim moved onto the technical side of photography we each switched our camera to manual and began to adjust shutter speeds, aperture and ISO settings.  Tim unravelled many mysteries for each of us in his steady, calm and knowledgeable manner. 

The live shoot gave us a chance to test our new skills and to also become subjects for each other to practice on.  I loved the city lane way location as it provided such a contrast to my usual country, garden and kitchen backgrounds. 

Tim also covered culling, importing and editing which I found very useful.  I often find myself confused with the editing process and I now have a clearer idea of where I want to be in relation to editing. 

As the end of our time at The Nursery starting approaching I really didn't want to leave.   I could have stayed in that interesting little room surrounded by cameras and conversation all afternoon.  If The Nursery visits your part of the world be sure to sign up.  It will change the way you think about photography and possibly change the way you look at your world.   

The photos below are some of my favourites from the day.  The lovely Kirsten took the photo of me and kindly shared it.  












23 comments :

  1. How fun! There are some really lovely shots there, thanks for sharing! xo

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    1. Thanks Sarah Jane, yes it was fun! x

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  2. On my To Do List for this year. Couldnt make it work last year. Lovely summary of the day and lovely photos too

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    1. Thank you Michele, I hope you can make it this year!

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  3. Oh wow, I've read about these sessions. They sound lovely. I'm so glad you had a good time, what a kick off to 2013! x

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    1. Thank you Lucent, yes it was great way to start 2013!

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  4. Fabulous shots! It's definitely an experience that stays with you! The Hobart one was all the way back in October last year and it still feels like yesterday to me! :)

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    1. Thank you Naomi, it was a wonderful experience!

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  5. Wasn't it amazing!? I can't believe how much the photography penny just dropped for me. The conversations my husband can have with me now I understand is amazing him. I'm also loving the clarity and pop my photos have with this new lens too. I enjoyed sitting next to you and you're new on my RSS so get used to seeing me around ;)!
    While my face looks very focused in your photo of me, I love that you've captured how involved in your learning curve Tim becomes. I'd really been struggling to understand shutter speed when he came and sat there with me. I didn't want the day to end either.
    Rachel :)

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    1. Thanks for calling in Rachel and I am pleased to be on your RSS! Happy photography days to you :)

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  6. Hi Jane, ohh you did a photography course..fantastic, something I'd love to do this year so will watch out for the nursery visiting Melbourne. Lovely photo of you and enjoyed hearing about the day. Catherine xx

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    1. Hi Catherine, yes do a photography course! If you can get to The Nursery I know you will love it x

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  7. Great images! I loved the story, thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Awesome post Jane!!!!! Sure does sound like you had a great time... Love the pic of you too - very sweet and that pink shade you're wearing really suits you... :)

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    1. Thank you Jodie, you are very kind. I am trying to occasionally embrace the idea of posting a photo of myself!

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  9. Great images Jane! Sounds like such a fun day!! Beautiful pic of you too!

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    1. Thank you and yes it was a fun day!

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  10. Great post and excellent photos! Sounds like you had a wonderful day. I would love to attend The Nursery or a photography course.

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    1. Thank you Za, you would enjoy The Nursery!

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  11. Lovely photos Jane, I've heard about the Nursery and know a few people who have attended, sounds wonderful. I want to go to a couple of workshops this year - love learning hands on!

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    1. Thank you Carly. It was a wonderful day of learning!

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  12. What, how did I miss this awesome post!?

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Hello and welcome. I will try to reply to all comments eventually because I love the conversation! Jane