Michigan Speaking & Workshop Recap!

Last week we were in Michigan speaking at the local PPA group and then we held our IN-CAMERA: Light workshop! We had an awesome time being back home in my (Jody) stomping grounds, and it was so great meeting the other photographers there!

Here is us at MTPPA (thanks to mi madre, Patty Brouillet for grabbing this shot for us).

 

Once again, a big thanks to MTPPA for bringing us out!

On Thursday, we had our IN-CAMERA: Light workshop. Thanks to Jason Aten for letting us use his awesome studio space and it was the perfect spot to once again, hold our workshops.

Check out the shots from the workshop!

 

In the below shot, we were demoing a before and after with the lighting techniques that we were using that day. We set up the shot, then took a natural lit shot to show what it looked like before.

 

In this before image, the lighting is OK, but is not super directional and is a little flat looking.

Then, not going too far dramatically with the lighting, we added some directional light with the strobe and got a much cleaner, better looking lit shot. :)

 

Here is another behind the scenes shot of one of our set ups.

 

Then, once we lit it, we got the awesome blue sky and added some serious drama to the image!

In this last set up, we wanted to show what adding one extra, small light source in the background can do to an image. Here, as the light was getting really low, we shot an image in an area that had a cool background, but the lighting was not so cool.

In this final image, we used our softbox on the front and then simply added our 580ex with a gel in the background, changed the composition, and took the final shot. It made for a really dynamic image that is super cool and really simple to do!

Thanks to all of you fab peeps who came out and a big thanks to our models!!

For those of you interested in our workshops, we are holding IN-CAMERA: Light in Indianapolis this coming Sunday and will be doing all three of our workshops in Denver and in Nashville (2 out of the 3 Nashville workshops are sold out already). For more information, visit our IN-CAMERA Workshop Website.