So, whilst most of my 1-1 tutorials are regular, weekly sessions, sometimes I like to throw a little curveball in.
This is because switching ourselves out of our patterns and comfort zones is where we make great progress through leaps in creativity!
On this note, my poor student was dragged out into the cold and the dark for a mid-January pre-sunrise session. I say dragged but she was willing, I promise! We were headed to a particular spot which may seem fairly unassuming to its many passers-by, but it usually has a layer of floating fog early in the morning before the sun comes up. This was going to be amazing practice at working in low light, and with some great opportunity for moody landscapes.
However, things don't always go to plan, do they?
We had no fog. We had no visible sun for the sunrise. We just had flat grey drizzle and murky haze. But - and here's the big BUT- there is ALWAYS room for creativity, and there is ALWAYS beauty to be found. So that became the mission - to work in low light in manual mode, and to find the beauty in an otherwise lame piece of roadside.
So, grab your camera and document the beauty in your lives folks!