Seats for Kindred Tulsa sold out in just 14 minutes after the registration link went live, so we knew we would have an enthusiastic group. It was a truly amazing, encouraging experience for everyone involved.
Attendees brought varying models of DSLR cameras with them and we literally started from the beginning with how to operate the camera. We moved into the basic manual mode components of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed and then onto concepts in lighting and composition. We know from experience that learning manual mode is hard, so we laughed and ate chocolate, too!
Our mission at Kindred is to help women document their families stories by providing them with the help they need to learn their DSLR cameras, so our priority at the workshop was remaining hands-on with what we were teaching- providing time for attendees to ask questions, troubleshoot, spend one-on-one time with a professional photographer, and practice with objects and subjects. This was so important to us because we wanted each attendee to leave feeling more comfortable with their camera than before they arrived and leave having the basic knowledge necessary to continue to grow their skills.
Before Kindred, I liked the idea of taking photos using my "nice" camera, but didn't enjoy actually taking the photos. It was stressful, confusing and honestly, a little frustrating! After attending, I am much more confident, empowered and truly enjoy the process of setting up the space, camera and finding the shot I want! I love the fact that I am able to capture our family's memories in this way and feel so proud of MY photos! -Lauren G., Kindred Tulsa
Kindred Tulsa was held at the bright and airy Floral Bar at Eversomething in the Kendall Whittier District of Tulsa, OK. Minimally styled by Jo and June, it was a simple aesthetic and fun learning environment. Attendees were provided with a Kindred manual and also surprised and spoiled with "swag bags" that included, among other goodies, items from Shop Bisby, Prairie Letter Shop, Gray and Mae and mpix.com. Two lucky ladies also won a Gray and Mae graphic t-shirt giveaway!
The Kindred workshop has inspired me to use my nice camera more often now that I know how to use it to it's ability! I love the photos I am able to take of my kids now; they are all SO much better than they ever were in automatic mode. - Jill V., Kindred Tulsa
Another exciting aspect of Kindred was our featured photographers. Three featured photographers were in attendance for the latter portion of the workshop as attendees practiced on subjects (ahem, our kids). This allowed attendees plenty of one-on-one time with a professional photographer to ask questions and troubleshoot. Our featured photographers were Christina Dixon of Tina Lynn Photography, Blair Schluter of Blair Schluter Photography, and Jess Tucker of Jessica Lynn Tucker Photography. We really appreciated their enthusiasm and expertise.
Kindred Tulsa was a huge (and we mean HUGE) success. We are so PROUD of our attendees. Their improvement over the course of our time together was remarkable and we continue to cheer them on as we see their photos with their DSLR cameras shared via email, Instagram, and our Facebook group.
Our next stop is Kindred OKC, hosted at the lovely Holloway House on September 10th, with registration beginning this Friday! We would love to see you there! Get on the list to be in the know about upcoming workshops and registration dates and times.
Kindred provided a comfortable, relaxed setting in which I was able to receive instruction, ask questions openly, and practice with one-on-one guidance! It was extremely beneficial to be able to take practice photos and then learn from a professional photographer the changes necessary to get my desired look! I feel more confident and am able to more quickly troubleshoot/change settings to achieve a beautiful images. - Vanessa B., Kindred Tulsa