Last week I took ‘a sense of place’ photography workshop by Kat Sloma. Kat lives in Oregon, USA, but thanks to the blogging network, I actually met her in York two years ago (posted here) whilst she was visiting from Italy where she was living at the time for her work assignment. Having a totally different career, Kat’s passion toward photography did not stop her moving forward and today she has been successfully running a number of photography courses. I simply admire her energy as a person. I also love her aesthetics. (look out for her beautiful photography here) When I found the news that Kat was coming to UK to run a workshop (and in Hebden Bridge!!), how could I resist? Of course not! So I went with my NIKON.
This workshop was particularly set for photographing of places. It was carefully coordinated to work on different criteria, but what I found interesting the most was her approach to photographing places. It is about personal connection to the places, how we experience it and capture it, and reflection of self and place. Not to show off to people, not to convince others to go (though you may feel so as a result!), nothing like travel or documentary photograph. I liked that. As we went off to practice in the afternoon out in the woods at Hardcastle Crags, I simply followed my heart. Just feel & shoot. It was rather wet walk but lovely to feel Autumn is on its way. Hope some of Kat’s tips are seen in the result?
If you are interested in Kat's online courses, click here for the details.
Why not photograph your sense of place? xm