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Just the F.A.Q.s ~ "Are you ever going to offer a workshop?"
|Two questions I've been asked a lot lately... "How did a guy like you ever score such a hot wife?" and "Are you ever going to do a workshop?"
I'm still dumbfounded on the first one, so you'll have to ask Kylie. I
suspect, though, it had something to do with my rock solid
organizational skills and/or my freakishly stellar Chewbacca noise impersonation skills.
I can, however, address the latter question.
First off, I truly am honored that people have been asking me about
doing a workshop for some time now. It's a humbling - and terrifying -
thing to think that some people want to know how I do my photography
work because honestly most days I still feel like I have a ton to learn
myself and such a long way to grow in some areas.
I've dodged this question for a while now (maybe I can try politics if
this photography gig doesn't work out), but here's my take on
workshops... E-v-e-r-y-b-o-d-y is doing them, and while there are some crazy-talented phtographers out there with a heart to share and teach (and they have
something to share and teach) putting on some fantastic workshops that
are worth every penny, there are also just as many people out there who
1) seem to have other motives, 2) have barely been doing photography
long enough to warrant doing a workshop, 3) are professional
workshoppers who haven't shot anything current in years, or 4) just
don't have the heart of a teacher. I don't want to be someone who
meets any of those latter criteria.
I told myself that I would never do a workshop until I was competent
& confident enough in my craft and felt like I had enough
meaningful things to share that would make a workshop worthwhile for
people where they walked away having felt like it was totally worth it
and had fun doing it.
So, with that in mind, I've been thinking about putting on
a workshop, and I've got a rough idea of what I'd want to do and cover
if I did, but no concrete plans or details yet. If I did do one,
though, I'm curious 1) how many people would be intrested, and 2) what
things people would find most valuable for me to talk about and/or
demonstrate. If you're interested or have thoughts, just shoot me an email!
How I Did It ~ Lighting Set-Up
|I had several people ask how I did the lighting for the fitness portfolio images of Jen, so I just decided to post a little visual since we all know what a picture's worth.
This set-up was for most of the images of Jen in her workout clothes. The image of her in street clothes was a little bit different set-up using just a Nikon SB-800 with a 20x20 softbox attachment, a silver reflector and ambient light.
Note: If I did the set-up below again, I would bump up the power of the Nikon SB-800 flash providing back light to 1/8th power or so to get a little stronger highlight from behind.