To help develop my ‘art’ and motivation I try to do at least 2 workshops a year, just recently I had the pleasure to visit the Photography Farm to attend the Epic Farm Workshop by non other than a Rockstar of our Wedding Photography Industry – Sam Hurd. This guy has 60k+ Facebook fans, 20k+ Instagram followers, he’s a pioneer of prisming, lens chimping, rgbing, freelensing, just any new photography method and is featured everywhere all over the world! And he’s sooo…. humble and generous!
I’ve followed Sam’s career for a long time, since 2012 and as generous as he is ,every new method he learns he quickly shares online. So I knew most of his techniques already and with 4 years of wedding photography under my belt I somewhat arrogantly thought “What I have I go tot learn?”, I would never say it out loud and probably ignored myself thinking it but it was there.
I was very happily wrong, I not only learned Sam’s methods but his thinking and motivation behind the incredible shots he takes. Sam is a great teacher and his enthusiasm rubs off on you and I felt really excited to get hold of my camera, like he’d unlocked some secret circle to this inner knowledge. I will be forever grateful for this feeling of being like a big kid ready to explore with my camera! 🙂
Credit where credit is due I think structure of the workshop was great due to us all staying at the Photography Farm and we got to all hang out, and Rockstar (he would never describe himself as that) as he is we all chilled out together over dinner and a beer. Sam and Nessa are some of the loveliest people I’ve had the pleasure to meet and there will always be a spare room when you’re in Wales guys! I urge anyone that wants to learn more about Photography to check out the Photography Farm.