Added by RobertAHowarth
- 12 April 2013
Paul booked me for a training event at Plas Glansevin in Wales. It's the second time I've done an event like this with him - the first time I never thought to leave any feedback here on Purestorm, I did it all on facebook instead. But I want everyone to be able to see this:
For the short version, skip to the bottom paragraph; if you want to contact me regarding more in-depth feedback. Find me here on or Facebook "Rob Howarth"
money: lets get this out the way first, for the events I was paid expenses+. And money I earned was down to people booking my time slots after the lessons with the trainers were completed for the day. It's a slight gamble but the odds are stacked way in the models favour, plus Paul and the trainers are always thinking of ways to make it better for the model. Both times I was more than happy with the money I got, especially considering I'm basically being paid to be a prop to help people learn to take great photos of me, have a wicked laugh along the way, be watered, fed, and given a room for free!
the pictures: remember this is a training event, be patient, there are some real super-star photographers here, but they've got to let the newbies have a go too! Some of your time will be used simply to help someone learn a new technique and the images might not be great; but you WILL get some amazing ones I promise you. The trainers will be photographing you too, to show the rest how it's done – but it is brilliant to be there when a 'inexperienced' photographer gets a perfect smoking hot image for the first time and you're there to share that with them! Great feeling! Sharing the love haha!
The atmosphere is always great, buzzing with creativity, technical frustration followed by satisfaction when the problems are over-come, everyone's so friendly and supportive! There are no ego's everyone is there to learn and improve and help each other. Personally I'm not a “full time model” I work in the fitness industry, the atmosphere at Paul's events rivals that of a holiday. I loved it both times!
Short version: I would 100% recommend this event; privileged is the word to use if you've reading this because you've been invited. Both events I went to: I arrived late Monday, left early Friday, shot most of the day Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday & ended up with roughly £350-£450 each time. Was fed and watered through-out the day, & treated like a VIP. Leave your ego at home, be patient & open minded, you'll have a bloody brilliant time, meet amazing people (and probably a load of business contacts which could lead to more work.) & you'll leave that place feeling like one big family, so much so that the girls usually get a bit emotional lol!
Thank you again Paul, I hope this helps convince whoever you approach that this event is well worth their time! Otherwise you'll be stuck with me coming back again haha!