04 March 2012

I'm heading north




This is my fourth year heading back north to my old school (Lofoten Folkehøgskole) in Norway to hold a workshop. It's in a tiny little village called Kabelvåg(top photo), on one of the little islands spread out into the shape of a genies lamp that is Lofoten.
I will talk about the dreamy theatrical photography, show some photoshop-tricks and try and inspire the best I can. Sometimes I get through and sometimes I don't. I love when students ask a lot of questions and interrupt me, but I know that photography beginners can be rather shy. Or it's just me that's rather unintresting. Hehe. Eh...

The first time I held a workshop I actually made a student cry. But it wasn't because I was mean (I hope), she was late with the photo task I had given them so I helped her edit her photograph and while klicking through photoshop I joked "Why didn't you do it last night, where you with a boooy?" and then she stormed of in tears. And no there was no boy drama, she had simply been offended that I accused her for being late/lazy. I just sat there shocked and the other students looked at me and said she's a little weird. I hope my crying students isn't reading this, but if you are, I'm very sorry but I'm also not quite sure what I did wrong. 

9 comments:

  1. MAGICAL! Especially the one with the mountain. And I hope I will have an opportunity to see the Nordic lights some day in my life.
    Don't worry about the student. She will be fine :-)

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  2. Beautiful! Yes, don't worry about the student. Sometimes we end up in a crossfire that we didn't know existed, no one's fault at all!

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  3. envious here)


    http://bohemeenvoyage.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hahah, hilarious story! Sorry you felt so awkward, though. Would love for you to share some photoshop tips with your readers :)

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