Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tim Coulson At' The Nursery'


Hello Tim and Kesh, thank you for the best day! Thank you for sending me away with a new found confidence, the confidence I needed to move from the Auto setting (without flash) to the Manual setting, although, it may take some time, I feel that together you have empowered me with the inspiration and knowledge to take hundreds and thousands of pictures and enjoy an emotional journey with my camera and the people I shoot.

Last Saturday I attended 'The Nursery', a photographic workshop for amateur photographers, hosted by Tim Coulson, his inspiring wife Kesh and a beautiful new baby boy, named Roo.  A group of ten people with a passion for taking meaningful photographs sat poised, listening intently to Tim speaking from his heart, narrating his photographic journey.


Tim 



 Greer, gentle heart, knitter, home baker and mother to three gorgeous girls.

Talented Annette

Colin adoring father of one soon to be two.

I like this picture, Colin was so proud of the photograph he just took.

A  boy, always seeking an adventure.  His mum the beautiful and capturing, Jody

A baby girl, full of wonder.  Who is she watching?


Her beautiful Mum of course!


The morning session, camera's in hand Tim spoke about emotion and how being emotive and connecting with your subject is what will give you the picture you will love.  Tim talked about the touch, waiting for the moment when you capture the human touch, a hand held, a head on a shoulder, the breezy stroke of the head, or a look that says it all, I love you, you are my strength, my fire you make me who I am.  A photograph can say it all.
After lunch we met by the river, Jody was our model, Tim took turns with each of us showing us how he worked his magic, Jody patiently posed while we practised our new found skills.  We photographed each other, we photographed Jody's children, we practised until the the light was almost gone.  The happiness was evident in our smiles and strides as we walked over the bridge and had our photograph taken by Tim.
Back at the Black Shack, we settled down for the last session.  The house keeping of being a photographer, the downloading, the culling, (yes in 5 seconds you can hit that delete button) the filing and the small adjustments that can make your picture, perfect.  The sun went down, baby Roo came to say goodbye and our day was over.

I left with a skip to my step and a song in my heart.  I enjoyed meeting like minded people, I loved the energy that surrounded Tim and Kesh.  I met Jody, whose blog I love and have been following for some time and I met Annette, whose blog I have been addicted to since.........If there is one very important, beautiful thing that I learnt and want to pass on to you, it is 'Love is everything' love is who you are and what you see and how you feel,  if you can see the love in your lense you will have an amazing journey with your camera.  Pop on over and see 'The Nursery' for yourself.

If you want to ask any questions, I'm very happy to answer them in my comments.




19 comments:

  1. Oh I am very envious! I would so love to do one of his courses and I would love to meet Jodi!! Just have to convince my husband that I need an SLR first!!! xx

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  2. I read Jodi's post but didn't realise you'd gone to it as well! Sounds like a perfect day and Tim sounds like an excellent teacher! Look forward to seeing more of your photos.

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    1. I will be taking lots of pics and trying very hard to capture many moments.

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  3. Gosh Jodi from Che and Fidel....Little Poet wears one of my little Dimple Hats so well!! I've now connected the two posts from two different blogs...Yes moving your camera of manual is a little bit of a daunting task, but well worth it in the end. Look forward to seeing some great shots.

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  4. I am inspired by Tim's photography... you lucky thing Roberta!! I just had a 'blast from the past' when I saw your photo of Colin... we went to Ag College together!

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    1. Wow, how funny. He seemed like such a lovely man.

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  5. This is so the direction I want to take. Hoping to get a new camera for my birthday and I may just do this course. You sound so inspired.
    Carolyn

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    1. Hi Carolyn, Tim uses a canon and I think I might swap from my Nikon over to a Canon. I'll email you and tell you about the day.

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  6. Oh how wonderful! I am going to go the 'nursery' when Tim visits Melbourne next month and I cannot wait! Reading this has made me even more excited!!

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    1. You should, I know yo would love it Jody.

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  7. Sounds inspirational! I love photography, I can't take photos that well myself, but I can certainly appreciate hen others can! Ada :)

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    1. If you hve a decent SLR you are half way there. It just take practice using the manual setting, I will be taking thousands of pictures in the hope that I might oneday take a great picture.

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  8. How fab! That last photo is stunning, Roberta. Wasn't it a great day?

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  9. That was a fascinating read, thank you. I really must attend one of these one day! I've been using the manual button for a while although probably not as much as I should. It's so good now that we can snap away and delete as necessary! thank you for following my blog, I'm now following yours. Suzy x

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  10. I follow Greer's blog and read her post with envy - it looks amazing! This is totally the kind of thing I need, to get me out of my auto-setting-without-flash comfort zone. Your photos are great, and it looks like you had fun and learnt loads. x

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  11. He is such a great photographer, I recently found his blog and adore his work. Your pictures are great too.

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  12. How exciting to get to attend a Tim workshop. It sounds fascinating. I love taking photos and I would love to learn more about outdoor photography, which is quite a bit trickier in my experience. Enjoy your sailing trip. What I wouldn't give to enjoy some coastal sunny weather right now!

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  13. Oh you lucky duck!! SOOOO wish I could attend one of these workshops - pity I live so far away :) How wonderful to have such an inspiring day that has left you feeling motivated and ready to try new things with your camera x

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