Blogger Event: Datacolour X Holly Mcglynn

I was lucky enough to go along to Datacolour’s photography masterclass/workshop hosted by fashion photographer Holly McGlynn (insta: @hollymcglynnphotographer) who’s worked with the likes of Levi’s, Cosmopolitan magazine and Louis Vuitton.

We started the day by meeting up at Albion’s in Shoreditch which is a really lovely little restaurant/coffee and pastry shop. Typical me, running a few minutes late so I didn’t have the chance to try the food myself but it all looked great! From there we started our walk through Shoreditch, London as it’s home to amazing wall art and mural’s. 

Holly assisted in helping us to get the best shots, giving us her best tips and applying them with our camera’s. She was so friendly and offered so much knowledge for getting great content for our blogs. 


About two hours and a thousand pictures later we headed to the Huckletree, Shoreditch which is a huge workspace for freelancer’s, entrepreneurs and small business owners to co-work amongst each other. I was taken back by how big of a space it was and just how resourceful it was however it’s members only! We chilled out and had some lunch for a little while before moving on to our editing workshop. 

I usually do all my editing on my phone using a mixture of Facetune, Snapseed and I used to use VSCO but I have been really interested in editing at a higher level but I’d never known what software to use and I definitely needed some kind of guidance. I also change my mind all the time about the kind of theme I go for when editing. My current Instagram feed is made up of really dark, shadowed pictures but now I’m into really bright, colourful pictures. Anyway, because I don’t have the best editing background I was lucky enough to be provided with the new Luminar 2018 photo editing software which I’ve been using ever since I got it! 

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Luminar comes with loads of video tutorials to explain how to use it which I’ve found to be really helpful. It also comes with multiple filters which you can customise and add different layers to your photo. During the workshop Holly showed us how she typically edits a photo and the main tools she uses. 


After playing around with Luminar 2018 or our chosen software and editing a few photo’s, we were gifted with a Datacolor Spyder5Express which is a colorimeter/calibrator that calibrates your screen to an industry colour reference standard so when editing or viewing photos, you’ll always see accurate colours. 

Overall, it was a really good event/workshop where I learnt some really useful tips and new skills from an really lovely professional photographer, managed to get some great shots and of course had the opportunity to network with other established bloggers. Thank you once again to Datacolor for putting this event together. 



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