WITH GAVIN HOEY
Join us for an afternoon of bright lights, vibrant portraits, and shiny Olympus kit at this illuminating photography workshop hosted by Ambassador Gavin Hoey! Taking place at the Mecca of neon signs; Gods Own Junk Yard, you’ll work with a professional model to create some electrifying portraits, with Gavin’s expert guidance at every step of the way. No previous portrait experience will be required as Gavin will help you set up, pose and light the shots to ensure you come away with some memorable images.
After you’ve had a go at shooting some psychedelic portraits, you’ll have the opportunity to capture the charm and character of this unique venue. Whether you want to get up-close with Macro or go wide with Fisheye, you’ll find plenty of inspiration at every turn.
You’ll also be joined by the radiant Olympus team, on hand to lend out not only expert advice, but the latest award-winning Olympus equipment too! If you haven’t yet tried the stunning OM-D E-M1 Mark II, why not come along and see for yourself why it has received such glowing reviews!
ABOUT GODS OWN JUNK YARD
The late Chris Bracey – founder of Gods Own Junk Yard – created, installed and collected signs that have appeared behind some of the greatest stars. Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut, Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jack Nicholson in Batman are just a few that have appeared alongside the collection. When the film is wrapped, the neons were discarded. Chris collected these neon and bulb icons and salvaged old neons and architectural advertising from the streets before they disappeared forever. Repaired and resurrected, they have been coupled with quirky art and powered up to shine like jewels of light.
ABOUT GAVIN HOEY
Olympus Ambassador Gavin has been a freelance photographer, writer and trainer of all things photographic since 2001. His work can be seen in various photography magazines including his monthly “How To” column for Digital Photo Magazine, the UK’s best selling photography magazine. He has a passion for sharing his photography and Photoshop knowledge. In 2008 Gavin started recording and uploading video tutorials to YouTube. These quickly gained a large following and his videos have been viewed over 15 million times by people across the world.