Wedding photography workshop by Fer Juaristi

I love educating myself. I love e-books, CreativeLive (www.creativelive.com) and other self paced courses that I can find from internet. I constantly try to push myself as a wedding photographer and get better and better each day. I love when I can learn new things, new tricks and techniques.

Last week I participated in my first (ever!) photography workshop. That was an epic workshop held by the great international wedding photographer Fer Juaristi (www.ferjuaristi.com). Fer is a very humble, open and energetic person who had us all laughing the whole day. He was a real Mexican monkey! It was so great to get some bits of his knowledge. I especially loved his “1-2-3 simplicity thing”. I am also going to experiment further his technique of under exposing images and exposing for the highlights. One thing which for sure stays with me is that I changed my camera’s live view in monochrome mode. That really helps to see the light in your image when looking it from the back of your camera!

Overall the workshop was very inspiring! And yes, it was a full and really exciting day!

Here are some of photos that I manage to take during the day. I tried couple of different editing styles here…the colour ones are not not really my usual editing style but I thought it’s good to experiment once in awhile.

Fershop  I  Wedding photography workshop  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola   www.petraveikkola.com

Fershop  I  Wedding photography workshop  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola   www.petraveikkola.com
Fershop  I  Wedding photography workshop  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola   www.petraveikkola.com
Fershop  I  Wedding photography workshop  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola   www.petraveikkola.com
Fershop  I  Wedding photography workshop  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola   www.petraveikkola.com
Fershop  I  Wedding photography workshop  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola   www.petraveikkola.com
Fershop  I  Wedding photography workshop  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola   www.petraveikkola.com
Fershop I Wedding photography workshop I Photo by Petra Veikkola www.petraveikkola.com
Fershop I Wedding photography workshop I Photo by Petra Veikkola www.petraveikkola.com
Fershop  I  Wedding photography workshop  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola   www.petraveikkola.com
Fershop  I  Wedding photography workshop  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola   www.petraveikkola.com
Fershop  I  Wedding photography workshop  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola   www.petraveikkola.com

 

 

    I have been neglecting this little blog of mine too much. Couple of days ago (or was it weeks?) I made a promise to myself that I will update this blog more often. So, I should start with an easy post to get going. This is a personal travel story with travel photography.

    We went to Rome, Italy for a long weekend. I was supposed to take iPhone photos also but guess what…I didn’t take any one of them. That’s why my Instagram (@petraveikkola) has been very quiet during our trip.

    I have been in Rome before but the others that I’ve travelled with have never been there so we went to see all “the must see” sites, of course. Despite those great tourist attractions that we visited, I concentrated more to photograph things and scenes that inspired me in one or other way…rugged walls, letterboxes, small alleys, scenery over the roofs and great spring colors.

    We were staying in a nice B&B in Trastevere which is a great neighbourhood if you don’t want to stay right in the middle of Rome’s centre. Easy walking almost anywhere worth seeing during a long weekend trip…

    Weather was really nice, sunny and quite warm (around 18 – 20 degrees). Superb early spring! And great news is that I will be back in Rome in August! If only I could photograph a wedding in Rome someday…

    Couple  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    In Rome, Italy   I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    In Trastevere, Rome   I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    Fontana di Trevi, Rome  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    In Rome   I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    Rome I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    Fishing in Rome  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    At the Trastevere

    View over the rooftops in Rome  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    In Rome  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    Rome, Italy  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    Houses in Rome  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    The view over Rome  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    Fiat mini  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    Spanish steps, Rome  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    Trastevere bar  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    Details from Rome, Italy  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    In Rome, Italy  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    Flowers in Rome  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    Window in Rome  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    Pantheon, Rome  I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

    Sights in Rome   I  Photo by Petra Veikkola

      Engagement shoot, Photo by Petra Veikkola

      Engagement session is always a great way to get to know your wedding photographer better. I am going to shoot their winter wedding.

        Wedding photographer Tampere

         

        These two were so nice people and their wedding was really elegant and sophisticated. I truly loved photographing their wedding. It didn’t even bother that the day started with some rain drops.

        My day started with getting ready pics and ended after the wedding dance. What a long but great day!

        You can find more of their photos and other wedding images in my wedding gallery.

        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
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        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography
        Wedding in Urjala, photo by Petra Veikkola Photography