A Day with Fellow Shutterbugs: My Experience at a Photography Workshop in Grand Central

March 25, 2024

KaliKali shot by AdamaAmidst the whispers of Grand Central's hustle, a photographer's introspective moment captures the essence of shared creativity.

Hey there, Kali McCarthy here, otherwise known around the photography circles as Kali Artistry. I recently had the pleasure of joining forces with Adama from Little Black Photobook, and fellow photographers Justin and Brianna, for a meetup in none other than New York City’s iconic Grand Central Station.

This wasn't your average tourist photo op. We were there for something much more: a workshop to share our photography techniques, tricks, and tips. It’s something special when you can join like-minded creatives and just explore and learn from one another.

The photo we’re talking about today, shot by Adama, holds a little piece of that day. You can see me there, lost in thought, or maybe just taking a brief pause from the buzz of activity. Grand Central, with its grandeur is a photographer's playground, and we were all kids in a candy shop.

Adama’s got a keen eye for mood, and it shows. The way I’m framed, with that stark light above me cutting through the darkness, it’s almost symbolic of the inspiration we were all feeling—these bursts of ideas coming to us amidst the shadowy uncertainty of trying something new.

I was dressed for the New York chill, beanie and all, which just adds to the contrast in this shot. It’s a mixture of casual and intense, kind of like our workshop. We were there to learn, sure, but it was also about sharing moments, cracking jokes, and just enjoying the company of people who get why you'd spend five minutes waiting for the perfect light to hit a patch of floor.

Looking at this photo takes me back to the energy of that day—the shared glances when someone nailed a shot, the quick nods of appreciation for a clever angle, and the collective sigh of contentment after capturing something truly special.

So here’s to days spent doing what we love, with people who understand the passion behind every press of the shutter button. It’s workshops like these, and moments like these, that keep the fire of creativity burning bright. Cheers to many more!

 

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