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Feb
28
2011

WPPI Zach and Jody Style! | Las Vegas Desert Shoot

by Jody on February 28, 2011, posted in Behind the Scenes

We had the awesome privilege of hosting a Master Class at WPPI this year which is a class that 35 photographers pay extra to come to and get a 2 hour classroom time that is specific to a certain area of photography. You don’t really get to go out and shoot much, and with this classes focus being on lighting, we wanted to do something extra special for our crew! So, we decided to hire two models, rent and borrow 6 different cars and head out with as many peeps as wanted to come and set out to the desert at 9am for an impromptu shoot as the sun came up! Whew!

It was an amazing time of shooting and we let all the photographers who came out (19 in all) shoot a few set-ups and we rocked them out! We had the coolest location to shoot at which was a dry lake bed in Jean, NV about 35 minutes from downtown Vegas (thanks Chelsea and Jared for your local expertise!). Major props to the photographers who came out – we had a call time of 5:15 AM. Whew!

The amazing Heather and Eugene of 2duce2.com came out to do some behind the scenes video and the whole morning was super fun and cool! We were so blessed to be able to connect with our class in a unique way (since we did this shoot the day before our actual Master Class) and we already have some new friends that we will stay in touch with for a long time to come. Check out the shots below!!

Unloading the car as the sunrise was quickly coming up… you can see what the natural light looks like.

The models getting ready as the sun begins to pop up over the mountains!!

Love this shot because you can see the warm sun coming up and our breath – it was COLD out!

Explaining the setup…

The landscape was amazing out there!

The group shooting…

One of our models drove out with this super cool custom Mustang, so we just HAD to get a few shot with it!

Taking a moment to explain the setup.

Here is the whole crew that came out! Thanks everyone for hanging with us and we can’t wait to see you all again soon!!

Thanks to Jessica Frey Photography & CSE Photography.

Want to see the lighting setup and know the gear we used to make this happen? You will find out tomorrow on our Tuesday Tips & Tricks! However, tomorrow is the first Tuesday of the month, which means the Tips & Tricks will exclusively go out to those of you who are signed up for our newsletter! (*Note, for those of you signing up today and through out the end of the week, the newsletter will be sent out the following MONDAY). Thanks for stopping by!

  • http://www.bellalucefoto.com Katie

    Thanks, Zach & Jody, for such an amazing class and shoot in the desert! It was totally rockin! Loved finally meeting you both. I am so grateful for your willingness to share your knowledge and experience!!!!

  • http://www.alisondouglassphotographyblog.com Alison

    That looks like such an amazing place to shoot! It was a pleasure meeting you both at Justin & Mary’s platform, and thank you again for all that you share with others, it is so helpful!

  • http://www.wesrobertsphotography.com Wes Roberts

    I feel as if I was almost there! Wait, I was and was so stinking awesome! Thanks guys for such a great time and for sharing your wisdom.

  • http://www.jessicafreyphotography.com Jessica Frey

    Zach and Jody you guys rock! The 5:15am call time was beyond worth it, thank you so much for sharing beyond expectations! I feel blessed to have gotten a seat to your master class, shared the experience of Ignite with you, and being able to show your behind the scenes off! Thanks again have a great cruise!!

  • http://www.jenjohnsonboudoir.com Jen Johnson

    You guys are too cool!

  • http://www.covenantphoto.com Joel and Amber Palmer

    HA!! I love it how you can see in the 4th picture that Zach has already been on the ground doing what he does best!
    Absolutely STUNNING pictures, and I can’t wait for Tuesday!!

  • http://www.studioaphoto.net Abby

    Way awesome. I’d love to get your newsletter! Sign me up!

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  • http://sbardophotography.com sarah

    i’m SO in for next year :-)

  • http://www.robynrobinsonphotography.com Robyn Robinson

    Z & J! I love you guys and we had SUCH a blast out there (despite the FRIIIIGID temps!) You guys are the best and you are such great teachers and an inspiration to me. See you at one of your workshops SOON!!!!

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