Workshop with Charlie Waite and Sue Bishop

Recently had a very pleasant workshop with Charlie Waite and Sue Bishop at Lordington Lavender in West Sussex. My first experience with a Light and Land workshop and since I am a firm admirer of master landscape photographer Charlie Waite, with his workshop services offered just over the border into West Sussex I was inclined to participate. The more I look at Charlie's pictures, the more I see and the description 'his style is unique in that his photographs convey a spiritual quality of serenity and calm' is very fitting.

First Charlie gave a talk about his thoughts of his 'Silent Exchange' exhibition which led onto different photography subjects. And then Sue discussed the art and technique behind her excellent flower photography and myself being a newbie to flower photography, there was a lot to be learned. 

Then we headed to Lordington Lavender field. Charlie gave a talk on multiple exposure photography, which was pleasing as I am a fan of this technique on the side of my regular photography style.

Now it was time to delve into the actual process of photography into the lavender field and wild meadows bordering the lavender, and Charlie and myself discussed how interesting it was that all the participants separated, honing in on their own individual vision and craft. 

Here are some pictures taken during the day, no masterpieces but I believe workshops are not about the immediate result,  more so about the fine tuning process of the interconnections between human experience, art and technique.