I just returned from the trip of a lifetime. I spent two days in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France at a photography workshop taught by none other than Sue Bryce. I’m fortunate that this was the second time I participated in one of her workshops. Day one was a full day of photographing beautiful women and one very handsome man at the historic Hotel du Duc de Noailles. We photographed throughout the hotel (all four floors) at nine stations. We practiced posing, lighting and connecting with our models. There was a small language barrier with some of the models as English was their second language. However, it was overcome with a smile, expressive eye contact and providing directing with my hands. We wrapped up the day by gathering to watch Sue photograph one of the models.
On day two, again I took a train from Paris and then a taxi to meet all my new international photographer friends at Chateau du Val. I joined them for breakfast before we headed into the conference room to start the second day of the workshop. OK, I said conference room…but it was the most beautiful conference room I’d ever been in with beautiful chandeliers.
At the end of the day we got our photos taken with Sue. I gave her a t-shirt with the Philadelphia skyline on it as a small thank you and to represent our area. She graciously placed it across her and posed for a photo with me. I do believe I have the goofiest smile but it is filled with happiness and gratitude to this woman I admire.