and it all comes together | by Tobin Smith | phoTobin photography

August 26, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

Several months ago while Sarah was picking up hair and make-up supplies, she saw a pink make-up bag and felt she had to buy it.  Sarah is not a pink person, her brushes and other supplies are mostly black, but she felt she had to have this one because one day creativeLIVE (cL)  would invite Simona Janek ( Sue's makeup artist/ assistant on her last workshop) to come back and do an extensive hair and make-up workshop and Sarah wanted something girly for when she got to attend.  This was not assumptive; this was her manifesting a dream. From the week after Sue’s first workshop we had been writing and suggesting and petitioning that cL would create just such a workshop. After all, with Sue’s following how could they not, and Sarah was determined that she would be a part of it. Then 2 weeks ago, with Sue’s invitation for Sarah to join them, it has become so.

 

As you are probably well aware we have extensive love and gratitude for Sue Bryce  and the influence she has had on the direction of our photography.

 

While Sarah’s guest blog post gave you an insight into how we were introduced to her, I thought I’d share about the significance of this week and how it brings everything together.

 

About six months ago, I had the privilege of being down at creativeLIVE for Sue’s Glamour workshop.  I believe I mentioned earlier that my intention was to learn from Sue and bring her styling to my corporate, commercial and family photography, but we fell so in love with contemporary {glamour} portraiture that instead of bringing it into our business, we made it our business.

 

Well of course learning the posing is only one element of the recipe for contemporary portraits.  As we began our transition, Sarah practiced and practiced and worked on bringing back the make-up skills she had learned a decade ago. She also brought in a hairstylist for tutoring and watched a lot of YouTube, and while her skills are above and beyond other stylists we even auditioned, they were still not to the level that we expect of ourselves.  This isn’t a ‘be better than the competition’. This is a ‘be better for yourselves’.

 

Our photography and business have gone through a drastic change EVERY time we have attended a cL workshop (because yes, we have been blessed to attend several times now) but certainly the biggest change was Sue’s Glamour workshop.  I can only imagine what will happen after this week.

 

While the kids and I will be partying this week (it’s Isla’s 2nd birthday on Tuesday), you can be sure we will be tuning in to witness the next evolution of phoTobin photography, where our goal is to transcend the everyday.

The workshop is FREE to watch live and I invite you to join us on this journey as Sue and Simona bring their decades of experience and knowledge to a world wide audience.  It’s 'working with hair and make-up’ on Monday and Tuesday followed by 3 days of Sue taking us further ‘Inside the Glamour Studio’.

Join Sarah on her amazing week on FB and Twitter.  Behind the scenes photos, anecdotes and some personal reflections.  Can't wait!


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