Sunday, May 04, 2008

Holga/ Diana Workshop

I have been yearning to do some sort of photography course for a while now, the searching (and yearning) is now over.
I had my first class yesterday. I am so glad I enrolled I absolutely love it. I’m doing a Holga & Diana workshop at the Blender Gallery/ Just Shoot Lomography Shop with Tim Hixson. It makes it even more awesome because its all about the Holga (and Diana) and lomography!

Our classroom was in the backyard of the Just Shoot Shop/ Blender Gallery, there are only seven people in our class and I love it because it is so cosy and such a warm and lovely environment to learn in. Everyone is relatively new to the Holga camera, however they are very much in love with what it can do and the whimsical photos it can produce.
Tim is an awesome teacher (he looks like Donnie’s father, in the film Donnie Darko). Tim gave us a run down on the camera and the various modifications he made to his cameras. You can see and feel his passion when he speaks about the Holga, his work and other photographers work (there was a Holga/ Diana exhibition in Blender Gallery, and we went around analyzing the work). One of our classmates, Andy, took that class for the second time around. He also had a few of his photographs exhibited in the gallery. He sold his first photograph whilst we were in lecture mode, how awesome! I think we were more excited than he was!! Haha.
I left that class not wanting it to end. So I can’t wait till next Saturday when we go to Tim’s studio.

Oh, I saw Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr. As I was waiting (with 2 other students) outside the Just shoot Lomography store, A Lexus was parking a couple of meters away from us. Then Orlando stepped out, then Miranda got out of the car (she was parking). I later found out they came into the store whilst we were in the backyard learning.

Meanwhile, I’ll leave you with a few pics from Friday night when I went to Space with Luke because he was DJing. My night as a roadie…. As AJ would say “bag bitch”.

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