Back in July, I had the opportunity to take part in Spencer Lum’s “I Will Make You Suffer” photography workshop. I really had no idea what it was going in. Spencer is one of my favorite writers in the wedding industry, so when he announced the workshop, I signed up without reading any of the fine print. Turns out I had agreed to a four-day personal project intensive. And intense is exactly what it was: four brutal days of constant shooting, with two critiques each day. That means TWICE a day, you had to bring in new material to be torn apart.
What I’m showing here is a selection of some of the images that were not selected to be part of my project. But I still love them and even if I killed my babies in critique, this is my blog and I can revive them. All of these images are from the first two days of shooting – when I was wandering the streets and thinking I would be doing a general New York City street project. It was really good to be shooting street, and to be shooting it for hours on end, regardless of how much my feet hurt. I claim to be a street photographer but the truth is I don’t spend that much time going out to do street. It’s intimidating. But having four hours to get something good to show in critique really pushes you to go for it. These are some of my favorite images from the first part of the workshop.
I’ll be posting my final workshop images two blog posts on this subject from now. But if you want to cut right to the chase, you can hop over to Spencer’s post on the workshop.