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"Great day! Super informative!"
"I seriously learned more here than anywhere!"
"It was amazing at how well the photos turned out, and I didn't have to do any editing to them!"
"Thank you for helping me conquer manual mode!"
"The class was amazing"
"Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!"
The above are just a few comments that we have received since the IN-CAMERA: Shooting & Post workshop on Sunday! We had an amazing time this past Sunday afternoon, despite the rainy weather! We had 13 students for this sold out workshop and we all had a blast shooting together and talking shop ALL day. :)
It was great to meet so many different photographers from different places and to see everyone get so excited to get such great images right in the camera (which is what these workshops are all about!). We had students from Nashville and the surrounding areas, and students who came all the way from Kentucky, Alabama, and Arkansas. The award for longest distance traveled goes to Melissa with an 8 hour drive! :)
The day began with some class time at our studio in good 'ol downtown Nashville, TN... (photos complements of Kristine Neeley)
Next, we headed off for lunch and then the hands-on shooting & learning time began! We started off as a whole group doing some stuff with 'el natural light and then split into two groups so people could get lots of time shooting with flash as well as natural light at the same time. Oooh ahhh!
Here are some behind the scenes shots of the hands on class time, some of the set-ups, and then some images from Jody and I and from the students that we took of our awesome models Lindsey and Dustin. Enjoy!!
Here we are talking through the basic flash set up that we used for some of the shots
I love this image! Everyone looks so intent on nailing the perfect shot!
As you can see, it was pretty rainy!
Here is Jody at another setup talking through the dynamics of available light and using it to one's advantage with an amazing thing called a reflector!
Here are two that I (Zach) took while demonstrating how to shoot the first flash set up.
And one with just the reflector used for adding light
Here is one that Jody took while demonstrating how to capture a correct exposure and white balance.
This shot belongs to the awesome MD Laidlaw
Here is one from the amazing Kristine Neeley
This one is from the super cool Da Norm
Here is a really cool one from Abiola
Here is a great shot from Wes Brown Wes Brown
After the shooting time, we all headed back to the studio for some snacks and then got into the post-production side. We went through our entire workflow and showed students the whole process from importing and organization, to editing and preparing the image for the final print.
It was an awesome day and we have received tons of amazing responses from all of our attending students (the workshop received 5 out of 5 on the exit surveys!) saying that the class was extremely helpful in giving them the tools to shoot photos the way they want in the camera without having to spend tons of time in Photoshop making them look they way they want. Mission accomplished.
You guys are all the best and we look forward to the next two workshops that are coming up the weekend of the 17th! There are a few spots left for this same class that we are hosting on Monday the 18th, so check out our website to sign up!
And lastly, here is the whole crew taken by one of our awesome assistants Cliff Neeley!!
Everyone who attended, feel free to leave us some comments and let us & others know about your experience!