Flashes of Light Photography Workshop 2019: Review

30 May 2019

On Saturday I attended the Flashes of Light Photography workshop which was hosted by Shante & Tam - photography and styling gurus respectively.  As soon as they announced they were hosting this workshop a few months ago -  I emailed them for a registration form straight away - I knew I had to go.

My aim for this workshop was to walk away with more confidence when using my camera so I could take beautiful images for my clients and my own business. I also wanted to connect with like-minded woman and have fun. I mean - a day away from routine is always a winner in my book when you have two small kiddos!

I can confirm that all three of my boxes were ticked - it was a phenomenal day which was jam-packed with tips, knowledge and every last detail was thought of.

On arrival we each had a little pack at our seats with two prints from Boft which were our own images (such a special touch) along with a beautifully printed manual of everything that would be covered that day.

Finally - after years of using my camera I can actually pick it up and know what I’m doing when it comes to aperture and shutter speed. I’ve been on a few courses before but just never got it.

The workshop included endless coffee and snacks (a must for me!), a delicious lunch where vegan options were made possible without any stress, Tam & Shante both sharing their knowledge on their expert subject, styling our own flatlay, taking portraits of each other and demo's.

And let's not forget the beautiful goodie bag we got which included amazing products - all listed at the bottom of this blog post as well as flash prizes throughout the day!
I won a Lunar camera strap which is stunning!

Shante & Tam organised Dee from Butterfly Tree Farm, Claire from Frosted Raspberry and Demi, June and Erinn from Tonian Closet - we were split into groups and got to see these talented ladies in action and got to use our cameras to shoot them in action so enabling us to practice our skills which we had just learnt - such a great idea.

It was such an awesome way to use what we had learnt that morning practically and actually put our newly learned skills to the test.

Shante & Tam were on hand throughout the day and offered constant support.  The Styling Shed was a beautiful venue and offered us so many different spaces for photography.  I can honestly say that it was a magical day where I felt appreciated, I felt confident, I felt creative and it was a safe space where each of us were able to demonstrate our own personal style. 

Thanks ladies - I can't wait for the next one!

Below the list of generous sponsors and partners:

Goodie bags & gifts at your table/served

The Frosted Raspberry (Camera cookie) - https://www.instagram.com/thefrostedraspberry/
Love Letters Stationery (Notebook and pencil)
Silistraw  and Kids Emporium (Silistraw) 
https://www.instagram.com/silistrawofficial/ and 
Sugar & Vice (Greeting Card) -  https://www.instagram.com/sugarandvicesa/    
Sugar Swan (Co
tton candy) - https://www.instagram.com/thesugarswan/
Tiger Lily Tots (Bag) - https://www.instagram.com/tigerlilytots/  
The Little Banner Company (
Banner) - https://www.instagram.com/claire_choudhry/
Woven Whimsy (Keyring) - https://www.instagram.com/wovenwhimsy/

Prizes & Challenges

Flatlayboards SA/ Backdropshop SA (Flatlay boards) - https://www.instagram.com/flatlayboards_sa/
Da Luca (Sparkling Rose) https://www.instagram.com/dalucaprosecco/
Hide and Sleek (Leather purse) - https://www.instagram.com/hideandsleek_za/
IMJ Studio (
Necklace) - https://www.instagram.com/imjewellerystudio/
Lunar Straps (Camera strap) https://www.instagram.com/lunar.straps/
Sugar and Vice (
Serving dish) https://www.instagram.com/sugarandvicesa/
Tiger Lily Tots (
Mobile) - 
Vivolicious (
Yoga Leggings) - https://www.instagram.com/vivolicious_za/
Woven Whimsy (
Wall Hanging) - 


Butterfly Tree Flowers (demo) - https://www.instagram.com/butterflytreeflowers/
The Frosted Raspberry (demo) - https://www.instagram.com/thefrostedraspberry/  

And special thanks to Demi, June and Erinn for their availability - 

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