Things I Wanna Learn From #ThePhoto101

I created the group London Bloggers last year when I realised that locally there was no resource for us to come together, share ideas and learn. We have lots of interesting conversations in the group and one regarding photography led to me organising this workshop. There’s a personal interest in it for me as well as giving other bloggers and enthusiasts the opportunity to learn and be inspired.

Here’s what I wanna get out of the workshop in August:

I remember being in conversation with a brand and they mentioned they liked the images I used on my blog. This was a major factor for them in choosing to work with me and providing me with their product to share. As the quote above says; images transcend words.

I’ve always been into photography. I had my first camera with film and everything so many years ago. Since digital cameras came about I have probably updated mine every 2 – 4 years before iPhones came along! I bought my last digital camera at the airport as I jetted off to Miami some 5 or 6 years ago and recently upgraded to the Olympus PEN E – PL7.

I’ve had the PEN a few weeks now and take it everywhere with me; I read somewhere that you should take pictures everyday so I try.

I want to…

…Be able to make the most out of my camera and move away from auto mode. When I speak to photography friends and tell them I use auto mode, I feel like a little part of their soul dies. But it’s only easy when you know how, right?!

…have time to get my head around things! The last workshop I attended gave out notebooks at the end so it meant I couldn’t remember a thing to write down (I like to write; that’s my learning style!) and it lasted just 30 minutes. At #ThePhoto101 we have 3 hours with Eulanda and our peers! I’m hoping to get notebooks so no one need worry about not having anything to write on!

…have the opportunity to ask questions and also hear questions from others that I didn’t even know I needed the answer to!

share what I know, get new ideas from others and meet people who have a shared interest!

…maybe arrange meet ups after the workshop for “mini shoots” where we can take those outfit / outdoor pictures of each other that we’ve been meaning to take for months and get to put our new found knowledge and skills to work!

Are you looking to improve your photography skills?! If you’re in London on Sunday 16th August, please book your ticket {here} and join us for #ThePhoto101

What’s your top photography tip?! 

Elle ๐Ÿ™‚ 



  1. Elizabeth Wilson
    July 21, 2015 / 18:02

    I wanna join the hangout! Wish I could make it from Portlandโ€ฆ I too love photography, take pictures pretty much every day, learn by writing and writing and writing again, and don't really deviate from auto mode on the rare occasions I use a camera camera (v my iPhone camera). I'd love to do something like this here in the PNW! And what a great idea to set up mini post-workshop shoots! Great way to practice AND get some good shots as the "model."

    • Elle Linton
      July 21, 2015 / 21:10

      exactly like me! …well, I'm gonna make it my mission to ensure as many of us as possible use our camera cameras and to get "out of auto"!!

  2. Carleeh
    July 21, 2015 / 17:48

    Is there going to be an online format also? I would love to learn!

    • Elizabeth Wilson
      July 21, 2015 / 18:03

      Carleeh, let's do a PNW version!!

    • Elle Linton
      July 21, 2015 / 21:08

      OMG you should so join forces and organise something!! If you do, let me know how it goes!! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • Elle Linton
      July 21, 2015 / 21:09

      and Carleeh, an online format is such a good idea! I may consider putting together a little something for post workshop that everyone can join in! Like the 365 photo project but less intense and including learning x

  3. Rebecca McMahon
    July 21, 2015 / 09:41

    I really hope I can make it to this!

    • Elle Linton
      July 21, 2015 / 12:55

      I hope so too ๐Ÿ™‚ be fab just to see you!

  4. Amy C
    July 21, 2015 / 08:11

    Sounds like a great event!

    • Elle Linton
      July 21, 2015 / 12:55

      thanks Amy ๐Ÿ™‚

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