Hands-On Workshop

September 10, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Hello everyone, I originally planned on a different topic for my second blog post but with my attending a workshop on this past Saturday, I made a change in my post schedule, so here is it.

With my decision to start my own photography business, I continue to work at building my knowledge of the craft by means of attending workshops, memberships to internet education websites, DVD/videos and books.  This last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending Sandy Puc' Hands-On Workshop that was awesome.  The instructors included, Sandy Puc' herself (master photographer), Brandon Cox (videographer), Bry Cox (photographer / Adobe partner), Travis Gadsby (photographer and owner of Silverlake Photo Accessories), Courtney Dailey (beauty photographer), and Steve Ragland (fashion photographer).  The attendees were able to work with them using our own camera and lenses, but unfortunately there was only time for working with four of the six instructors.  We had the opportunity to work with different lighting setups, lighting equipment, props, backgrounds and wonderful models.   A couple of the instructors took their students to other areas such as outside and around the pool.  I did sessions with Steve Ragland (with the western setup), Courtney Dailey (the bride model), Travis Gadsby (at the pool) and Brandon Cox (intro to video equipment – information only, no shooting).  I’m posting some of my photos from the sessions I attended plus some shots taken with only available light without the strobes (basically candid shots that I took in between sessions).  Note: working with strobes you need to have trigger equipment attached to your camera (they used Pocket Wizards) which only one person could use at a time.  Courtney Dailey did used Westcotts, Spiderlites (continuous lighting) which allowed more than one person to take photos at the same time, just different angles.  The shots at the pool with Travis Gadsby, was with available light and a reflector.  It was a great experience to work with such wonderful professionals and models, along with being able to work with different types of lighting equipment and props.  My thanks to Sandy Puc' for this fantastic workshop.

 

Western setup session, with Steve Ragland.

Western setup with Steve Ragland

 

Beauty photographer, Courtney Dailey session.

With beauty photographer Courtney Dailey

 

At the pool session with Travis Gadsby.

Shots taken in between sessions.

 

Thank you for viewing and visiting my blog.  Have a great day!

~Bonnie Fiser

P.S. As always, comments welcomed.


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