February 13, 2012
The two-on-one wedding photography workshops we do are like bootcamp in a way. We open up about everything we do at Nordica – photography, marketing, SEO, processing, strategy, etc – and combine that with as many photography sessions as there’s time for.
Sometimes one day isn’t enough, as was the case with London wedding photographer RIK PENNINGTON. Rik emailed us about the workshops and was insistent on spending two full days together. After a bit of deliberation, we decided it was a great idea considering how far he was coming, and it would also give us ample time to really open up about what we do.
When putting together the itinerary for these two-on-ones, we focus on the priorities of the photographer. Rik made it clear beforehand that he was mainly interested in location scouting, seeing light, and interacting with couples. So, we ended up having four different shoots during our two days together. And in between the sessions, we grinded it out in front of the computers and talked about everything from Lightroom editing to WordPress plugins to online marketing strategies.
After the workshop, we asked Rik what he thought about our time together and for a few main points that were most valuable to him. This is what he said:
- Seeing how you scout locations and look for compositions that are consistent with your vision.
- How you look for light and get the best out of it in direct sun or shade.
- Watching wow you interact with couples and keep the flow of the shoot so well paced – seeing how quickly and efficiently you guys work together was an eye opener!
Rik also shared this with us:
As an experienced photographer, I was looking for a workshop that would really challenge me and help take my photography to the next level. You took on board what I was hoping to achieve and put a lot of time and effort into tailoring the two days so it focused on what I wanted to get out of it. During both days you were completely open about your vision, your editing workflow and your business approach. We covered so much ground that I can honestly say that I left feeling like there was no stone unturned. In some ways it served to affirm what I’m already doing, but that is incredibly valuable in itself. Your friendliness and hospitality made the experience so enjoyable that I hope I’ve made two friends in the process and I can’t recommend you guys enough. Thanks for an amazing two days!
To other photographers considering a Nordica workshop: Do it!
Whatever level the photographer is at, spending time with two photographers of your quality will be an invaluable experience. The fact that you’re located in such a fantastic city with so many great locations is just a bonus.
If you are interested in a two-on-one workshop with us, or you’re looking for more information, please email us at email@example.com