Monday, May 24, 2010

Natural Lighting Portraiture Workshop

So this weekend (May 23, 2010), I ran a Natural Lighting Portraiture workshop, for both TriCity Photography Club, and the Clear Focus Club; and while the weather looked grim first thing in the morning, the skies brightened up and the sun actually came out to play for us too.

There was a few brave souls that did attend, but the ones that did, I think had a great time. We had to run under cover a couple times for a spot of rain, but that was no more than 2 minutes at a time, and just a light rain. I hope everyone did learn something from it, I did hear the occasional "Oh, look at that" as they looked on the back of their cameras, so I think the attendees did learn. I want to thank Brennan and Scott for their help with the workshop. And to thank Toni & Valerie for modeling for us.

And a special thanks to Wayne (my former manager and now counterpart at Kerrisdale Cameras) from the Coquitlam Store for coming out to observe and help out where he could. Proof that bigger is not always better This image was taken on a Olympus E-P1 (the Micro 4/3 system), with a Leica M to M4/3 mount, to have a Leica-M 90mm F4 Elmar lens (as can be seen HERE). For those of you that have ever used a Leica before, know what amazing qualities their lenses have. Leica has the ability to give the out of focus background a dreamy blur; to make the subject pop in the image. So this is proof that bigger is not always better...

That said, the images I took on the Nikon D700 did just blow me away, and I will post some of those to the Flickr group as soon as I get them edited at home. Well, I am off back to Victoria, so I hope everyone had fun, and please for those that did attend, put all your images on a CD/DVD, get them to the Kerrisdale Cameras Coquitlam store, and they will forward them off to me so I can get the images to the two lovely models.

But BIGGER is really frakin' awesome

Until then, continue the good shooting Cheers JR