Sonia and I decided to take part in this year’s Rock Your Shot hosted by the insanely talented S6 Photography – Jon Dennis. We have followed Jon’s work over the last few years since setting up as a photography business ourselves and have always admired his bold style and ambitious shoot locations, often within the depths of the powerfully beautiful Peak District.
The workshop appealed to us for that very reason, to have the opportunity to conduct a shoot in a setting as ideal as the Peaks and enhance our own style and knowledge. Both of us being a keen advocate of forever improving and learning. We rocked up at 11.00am to a secret location, a farm located in the idyllic countryside to meet other like minded photographers, all enthused and excited for the workshop ahead. We did a short shoot in the morning in which Sonia and I became the models – being in front of the camera rather than behind is always a bit odd but great fun!
The most amazing Jacket Potatoes (and pasta!) were served up for lunch followed by a good brew, before the second part of the work shop commenced. With a mix of classroom and practical, Rock Your Shot workshop was everything and more we were expecting. Firstly, Jon as a mentor is hugely inspirational and his wealth of knowledge is very impressive. Secondly, the location was just simply jaw dropping. Being amongst the bellowing peaks, with the moodiest and atmospheric of skies created the perfect backdrop for the shoot later in the day.
After a long day, we retired back to the country farm house we were staying in and couldn’t wait to turn on our MacBook and import the images taken from the days shoot. We sat watching with excitement as the cards imported! We scanned through the images one by one and felt such amazement as the beauty of the peak district came to life in front of us.
Take a look below at what we captured!