Nashville, TN IN-CAMERA Photography Workshops completed!

“This is the best investment I could have made in my business. I’m so thrilled I did it early on in my business.”

“Loved it, Love it, Loved it!  Learned so much it blows my mind!”

“This is the most beneficial class to learn how to improve my photography.  It was broken down in a way we could easily understand and apply it.”

“This is truly one of the best workshops I have ever attended!”

“This workshop is going to change the way I shoot receptions”

“This weekend started with me knowing absolutely nothing, now I’m honestly full equipped to rock it!”

“Great learning experience.  What I learned will save me a lot of time”

“I learned here more than anywhere else”

On a scale of 1-5, How would you rate this experience overall: “26,432.84 Think that says it all.”

“Excellent, excellent, excellent!!! This will give me so much more time with my husband and kids.  Thank-you!!!”

“The information and hands-on shooting was amazing!”

“I learned exactly what I came here for.”

“I’d do it all over again.”

“All I can say is thank-you.  You guys are awesome.”

“This class was amazing!”

“Great, personal instruction!”

“Thank you again for the awesome learning opportunity and experience!!”

 

“Not only did I walk away with invaluable information from you two, but I also gained some wonderful friendships”

Whew!  What a weekend!!!  All four of our Nashville, TN IN-CAMERA Photography Workshops are complete and what a joy they were for us to hold.  Above are just a few of the many comments we received on our Exit Surveys and can we say that we just love doing what we do.   We have been busy like crazy entertaining the 70 seats that photographers filled at our place for two weekends! We had an amazing time and made some new friends, hung out with old friends, and had an all-around AMAZING time with everyone who came out. :) We had shooters from all over the country and it was cool to go around the room and listen to accents ranging from Texan to MinnesOtan, all the way to Puerto Rican.  Lol, good times!

This spring we did our Shooting & Post and Light workshops, but then added another workshop that was built around more advanced off-camera lighting and lighting for receptions (Light II).  This workshop could not have happened without all of our Nashville event specialists who came out and gave of their time to make this work.  We were able to get a big enough space and have it lit like a reception from the amazing crew over at Nashville Event Lighting, we had two cakes that we were able to shoot from the awesome folks at The Bake Shoppe, we had table settings put up by Music City Tents and Event and a beautiful centerpiece designed just for us and brought in by The Enchanted Florist.  Tons of set up, tons of planning and lots of shooters came out and we all had an absolute blast!  A thanks also goes to Southern Events who provided us with all the seating for our home studio!

Below are some behind the scenes images from the workshops (thanks to our amazing intern KATE the AWESOME!!!  aka Kawesome) and some demo shots that Jody and I took for the students during the first set ups from the different days of workshops. Enjoy and if you attended one of the workshops, leave us some love and let people know about your experience from the day!

Day One:

On Saturday, we started off with our IN-CAMERA: Shooting & Post photography workshop that is all about natural lighting and how to enhance it with some cool tools. This workshop also covers color, composition, exposure, posing and a host of other goodies!  We opened this class after our Shooting & Post workshop from the previous weekend sold out in its first week.  Glad we were able to have you all come out!  Here is the class!

We started out talking through all the techniques we use, then headed out to demo how to get great looking shots in any lighting condition. This shot was taken while the sun was hammering down on us, but we showed everyone how we could control that nasty light and make it look beautiful!  Notice the awesome light in Jessica’s eyes.

After the shoot we headed back to go over our post-production workflow and thanks to Expo Imaging we have been able to do an awesome giveaway of a free Expo Disk (valued at $99.95!)! Chase, who came down from Oklahoma, was the big winner that night and he was super stoked!!

Day Two!

We held our IN-CAMERA: Light photography workshop on Sunday to a sold out class of 16 students which was the biggest class of this type we have ever done. We brought in another awesome shooter, David Molnar,  to help run some of the shooting time so that we could devote plenty of one-on-one attention to the shooters that were there. David and his wife Tammy are incredible photographers here in town and are also really good friends of ours!

We started the day with some class time and then lunch, then headed out to start shooting! We went out during the worst time of the day to shoot and demonstrated how bringing the light with you can make up for lack of good natural light.

You can see how harsh and contrasty the natural light was hitting me in the head! Yuck!

Resulting image: (Editing time 8 seconds with zero skin retouching).

Jody headed out with a team to shoot some images behind a big hill and demo some cool flare shots.

Resulting Image taken by Jody with fab model, Elly:

We then headed off to show all three teams how to do a cool back-lit shot and got some killer images! Look at all those perty Westcott Soft Boxes! Me heart you!

Here is the shot that I got from the set (with lovely model, Lindsey)! Set up time for this shot was about 30 seconds. Editing time was even less. :)

After this set up we headed over to catch the last of the sunlight and do some shots that were a bit different.  Gotta love models and machinery!

Here is the “crew”!!

Day Three:

On Monday, we hosted our brand new IN-CAMERA: Light 2 photography workshop! This workshop was geared toward advanced off-camera lighting and shooting receptions and low light imagery. We had a blast with this packed house of 16 shooters and everything went off without a hitch. We were blessed to have the help of all those mentioned in the beginning of this post and could not have made it happen otherwise.

We had an entire reception style set-up with cakes to shoot, centerpieces, up-lighting and a bride and groom! It was really cool to finally be able to demo this side of our shooting and show others exactly how we do it!

We also demonstrated how to shoot killer portraits indoors with or without flash photography.  This shot was taken with Westcott’s SpiderLite constant light with model Jason.  Love it!

Then we headed outside to get crunk! It was time for some multiple strobe technique and some serious lighting control to create show-stopping images right in the camera.

Below is Kate the Awesome (our fab intern!) giving us an extra hand.  Thanks to Evin Photography for the below shot :)

Our awesome dude model Jason worked it out like no one’s business!

Resulting Image: Zero dodging, zero burning, no PhotoShop and about 4 seconds of editing time in Adobe Lightroom 2 to turn the image back into a JPG for print.

We had SUCH a great time with all of you who came out and cannot wait to see all of your images!  Feel free to leave your workshop feedback below and share your links when you blog about the workshops so others can see!

Jody and I are headed off to Connecticut for another round of workshops this weekend (and Michigan workshops two weekends after)! Our Light class is sold out and there are a few seats hanging in there for Shooting and Post this Sunday, so if you are thinking of coming out, then click HERE to sign up!! See you guys in CT soon!!