Monday, 8 September 2014

Birmingham A Photography Workshop Archiecture Old Meets New

Last Sunday I went on a photography walk to an urban environment and that hidden utopia was Birmingham. I'll not lie sometimes cities make me panic as I learn for my countryside.

As long as I can see what I love which is stunning architecture be it old it new then my panic  settles down. The historian architectural side within me is kindled into a burning flame and I'm off. I think 4 steps ahead when it comes to photography shots.  

Myself and other bloggers were given guidance on our photo walk which is thanks to Goodman Business parks inspiring us to take control of our manual settings and look look up.

I love photography my blog , instagram ,Facebook its testament to that it is a rare moment that I don't have some form of camera in my hand. On the photography walk, it was enthralling to be surrounded by other like minded people who loved photography as much as I do. I was very intimated by those who had bigger cameras as we were all on a level playing field of learning new skills.

Our tutor ( Simon) told us the fundamentals of going  manual, and once you grasp that concept then there is no stopping you. The beauty of modern cameras are that is really doesn't matter if you make a mistake, as you can delete it , it is as if the mistake never happened.

Buildings hold a wonder for me and to see the old reflected in the new is heart stopping , this is a concept I first came across when I was in Canada Toronto seeing an old building reflected in the crick of the neck sky scrapers!

All too soon it was time for our meal at Jamie's Italian , if ever an opportunity for picture taking then food and restaurant surroundings are it. They had the coolest toilets as well but don't worry I didn't take a shot of the toilets!

I had Turkey Milanese and it was sublime , all of the other bloggers food , I sat there thinking I want that  .. wish I had , had Polenta chips now as well.

If you want to see life in all its glory , then you must see it from all the angles you can , think you've seen it all , always think again ....

Even if you see the same building day in day out then there is always something different about it , the light, the day, the season the angle , a myriad of possibilities.

The day went all too quickly and I came home buzzing full of ideas so much so it has taken me a week to write this all up!

So thanks again to Goodman Business Parks also  to  Simon of Iguana Photography,  and for organising the event  Joe Blogs Network


  1. Lovely pics! I so wish I was artsy and creative...sigh

  2. I love your photography - and that workshop sounds like it was a great day.

    I did write a much longer comment about my photog.skills and mixing the old and new landscapes but Blogger ate it. Hope this one makes it through.


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