The Workshop: Behind the Scenes

The Workshop: Behind the Scenes

The last few weekends have been a blast. So. Much. Fun. Mostly because I got to spend some time doing what I love most: shooting photos. But this time was a little unique. I had a student along with me.


Meet Rachel, my photography student. She heard about me through Rocket City Mom, and wanted to learn more about how to become a photographer.

Over the course of several days, we traveled around Huntsville for one-on-one training taking photos of nature, architecture, art photography, portrait photography — she even conducted her own photo session! We talked about posing, composition, making subjects feel comfortable, working with natural lighting, and we even touched on those manual settings.

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Our portable subject challenge


We had a ton of fun together. We completed exercises and photography challenges, conducted a real photo session — she even had homework assignments.  All in all, it completely awesome, and I’m missing our sessions!

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Here’s a little excerpt about her, Q& A style:

Me: What got you interested in photography?

Rachel: I’ve always taken photos at family events, and now I want to learn more & start putting together a portfolio. 

Me: What do you most like photographing?

Rachel: Family members, and nature.

Me: What kind of photography can you see yourself getting in to 5 years down the road?

Rachel: I’d love to be a wedding photographer. Maybe even work for National Geographic.


Isn’t she great? I miss her already!


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