Fer Juaristi Workshop
Fershop | A workshop with Fer Juaristi
As a photographer I don’t think you ever reach a stage where you can sit back comfortable in the knowledge that you can do it all, that you know all you need to know. The world of photography is not finite.
Quite the reverse, the more I learn the more I realise there still is left to learn. The better my photography becomes the harsher my inner critic becomes. For me, my photography is and will always be a process where I need to keep learning, keep moving, keep evolving, keep shifting things up a gear, keep challenging myself and yes keep making mistakes. Oh those wonderfully painful mistakes, how vital a part of the process you are but how incredibly unwelcome you are whenever you choose to raise your head.
Fer Juraristi has long been a photographer I have admired, who’s images have inspired me, thrilled me and often challenged me. Although Fer lives in Mexico he’s frequently shooting wedding in Europe and coincides this with some workshops, one of which I was lucky, bloody lucky, to get a place on. I’d been looking forward to it for months and saw it as a great opportunity to top up my creative batteries after the height of the wedding season.
It’s no secret how talented a photographer Fer is but what I wasn’t expecting was to meet and connect with someone so open, genuine and generous with their knowledge and skill. What an amazing day. At times I was scared at just how damn good Fer is and yet I was excited by the possibility of how amazing wedding photography can be.
Fer, thank you so much, the day spent with you was magical. It’s going to take me weeks, months even years to digest it all. Keep on keeping on.
I will always be a student of photography
While this wasn’t the sort of workshop where all attendees come away with bucket loads of photographs to show off, I did managed to snap a few – I hope you like them