For those who attended our second wedding photography workshop – good times! Our goals were to promote learning and community building. We had a total of 25 attendees (I think)! There were so many that it made my humble home look like a zoo of photographers.
Special thanks to the following for making this wedding photography workshop a total success!
Furious Photographers – Super awesome wedding photographers
All Made Up – Makeup Team
Enjoy the pictures from our workshop! Since I do not have everyone’s cards, I will just share a few images from Doug’s camera. Before we begin with images of the hot models, here are some kudos to Peter for introducing the models, Gavin for helping out, and Julie and Angelina from All Made Up!
Here is a picture of Megan getting ready 🙂
Doug was trying to show the class that a photographer can shoot in just about any location. This was taken at the stairs in our living room.
Do not deny it, he’s hot!
This goes equal for Megan! Thanks to Gavin for introducing this awesome location to us!
Remember, not all images must include faces as long as viewers clearly know who the subjects are or what they are intending to do.
This one was a tricky picture because Doug intentionally let light leak through to give Megan some nice hair light so proper calibration was crucial.
Shooting in the shade with minimal back lighting is always easy. Therefore, we discussed photographing in situations where lighting might not be as favorable. We had the models stand right in the middle of the street where there was no shade. The pose was simple after I asked a couple of questions. “Is there shadows under my face when looking at the sun?” “Am I squinting? If so, which way do you think might be better?” To compensate for back lighting, we showed them that they can either splash some light onto their faces or overexpose just a little. The following is me making that point.
Picture looks good, right? Keep it simple. As a photographer, we are always not given the best lighting conditions, so be prepared!
Here is some of the 2008 Furious Photographers Workshop class shooting away!
After years of not having a group photo, we took this opportunity to take a picture of the Furious Photographers team. Isn’t this an awesome picture? It was so hot wearing ties and sports coats in the afternoon heat. From left to right, we have Tang, me (Lawrence), Doug, Julie and Greg.
As much as I wanted to have a lesson on remote strobes, there simply was not enough time to cram it into our already packed schedule. After shooting, we returned to our home studio to learn about post-production techniques and marketing strategies.
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Some <3 from our students:
“A REALLY BIG THANK YOU for hosting the photography workshop. I truly did learn a lot and I appreciate you getting up after not getting much sleep the night before!!!” –Tawny
“Thanks for hosting such an awesome workshop. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and personal stories with me. I really learned a lot from the shoot in downtown LA. With each of your workshops I have left with a new sense of confidence and perspective I did not have before.” –Kevin
“Thank you so much for putting on the amazing workshop yesterday. I felt like I learned so much at the first one, but this one went even more in depth on a lot of things that I had questions about! I really appreciate you guys extending your hands out to people like me and sharing so much with us… makes me really excited to be a part of a community that is so giving and generous.” –Adrienne
“Thanks again for hosting the workshop. I really learned a lot about portrait shooting. Lets do lunch sometime when you’re free, it’ll be on me.” –Ryan
“Thank you so much for the hospitality and sharing your knowledge. It’s good to know there are still good hearted business men still floating around.” -Clemente
“Just want to let you guys know that I’m really impressed and appreciated all your time and efforts in making this workshop a blast. It was an awesome and very informative workshop. There are so much to learn on the business management beside the technicality of how to get the great pictures.” –Ethan
…and many more.