This past weekend, I had the pleasure of taking some time off work, family, house, and taxes – BUT – I wasnt relaxing on a beach somewhere (besides thats just not me!) – I was taking Christopher Morris’ Small Strobes BootCamp at Vancouver Photo Workshops.
Chris’ teaching style is very relaxed but he doesnt skimp on details. I love the hands-on discussions on the merits of different modifiers, what works – what doesnt, and also – how to create a few of your own DIY modifiers. I would recommend his course to anyone looking to learn about using speedlights or just have the opportunity to shoot on location with him.
Saturday started off with some chat about speedlights & modifiers, whats new & hot (ie where to spend your money in case you were lacking in ideas), and by afternoon we grouped up and headed out to New West to a boxing arena for some very cool on-location shoots.
Sunday morning we were back at VPW and we focused on simple, but effective lighting setups in the studio with a few great models (the other models were more difficult to work with as they were US – the photographers!)
By late afternoon we settled in for some photo sharing & analysis. The most interesting part of sharing our photos was how each of us captured the same models but with our own perspective and style.
Looking forward to more classes at VPW and taking donations towards travel photography trips if anyone is feeling generous.
Oh Ya – and thanks to Kat Siepmann Photography for my new profile photo!