Do you love photography, but don’t quite know how to refine your skills? Do you wish you could take snaps like a pro, but are unsure of how to set up the perfect shot? This June the fabulous people at Topshop have teamed up with Olympus to offer a series of free workshops to help you do just that; running from their Oxford Circus flagship, there’s a portfolio of sessions designed to meet your every photography need. From shooting street style to understanding architecture, going right back to basics and even getting to grips with the manual settings, these are invaluable resources that are perfect for any budding bloggers. And if you’ve always wanted to know the best ways to shoot products or create images for your beauty blog, then you’re in luck… Because I’m hosting a session to help you do just that!
On Thursday 4th June I’ll be hosting three workshops, all roughly an hour in duration, in partnership with the Olympus PEN expert Cleveland Aaron. We’ll take you through our top tips on shooting still life and show you how to capture beauty products at their best, as well as providing you with inspiration to ensure the set-up of your images is second to none. I’m no photography expert, but having taught myself over the last five years I’d like to think I know a little about making a lipstick look fabulous! You don’t need a degree in photography to make your images look kick-ass – especially when you’ve got a tool like the Olympus Pen E-PL7 Lite to help. I wrote about why I love this camera so much here, but suffice to say it’s still one of my favourite gadgets ever. The camera is lightweight, stylish, offers incredible quality and practical features, as well as a WiFi hotspot so you can upload images to social media on the go – it really is a bloggers best friend.
The workshops can be booked here and are completely free, although there is a £5.00 charge to confirm your booking which is redeemable against any Topshop purchase on the day. Spaces are limited, so do book yours ASAP to ensure you’re not left disappointed. If product photography isn’t your thing, or you just can’t make that date, then do check out the other sessions that are available on the Topshop website. I can’t wait to be part of this exciting project and hope to see some of you there!
UPDATE: Unfortunately all of the spaces were snapped up within about an hour, but there will hopefully be future events to take part in! Stay tuned to my social channels for updates on the day.
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