First, there was the wonderful class 2 weeks ago at Loop & Leaf
in Santa Barbara. Reports here
. What a fab group of knitters! And the setting, 100% charming. Just a short one, a 3 hour class, on Photographing Your FOs. No kidding, I was plotting a return appearance before I left the premises. Interested? contact me, or Celeste
at the shop.
A week later I headed to Virginia, for the Juniper Moon Farm Photo Workshop Weekend
. (click to get some idea of the action). I like to think of it as the first ever
, because that hints of return, which I am all for.
little known fact: Susan is a fabulous trained chef. Eating well at Juniper Moon. Seriously.This was lunch break.
Go get a drink and put your feet up, the rest of this post is long with lots of photos.
Susan Gibbs, or Shepherd Susie as she is known on Twitter, is the brains and the beauty behind Juniper Moon. We'd been talking about doing something together for ages and boy was it fun to finally do it. And what a fabulous group joined us. (If any of you are reading this, post links to your own photos from last weekend in the comments, OK? I know you've got the goods).
A weekend workshop means plenty of time to shoot, to get to know your subjects,
play with color
and motion (this didn't quite work but you can see the potential).
And oh the cuteness! Lambs & kids & her beautiful dogs.
Did I mention the chickens? Good looking chickens.
Work with light & shade
Discovering that a kid makes an adorable prop but distracts from the sweater details. BTW? This is Maggie, who is assisting on the farm, and is a talented spinner, I have my eye on some of her yarn at the farm retail shop.
Dyeing demo. The weekend format left time for a couple of yarn experiences that were interesting as well as photogenic- and we also had time to download images and discuss. I have to tell you, this doesn't seem like work to me at all. I know it's self-promotional as all get out to say this , but if this looks like fun to you, bookmark this link
, where I list upcoming workshops. The next one is in Kentucky! July 10th & 11th.
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