Last Saturday we had a wedding photography workshop at Samy’s Camera in Orange County. We had another great group of photographers and we all had a great time! As always, we did some shooting at our challenging outdoor location next to the store. Here’s the gang:
Our friend Jennifer Owens gave us a hand with reflectors and translucent panels. Thanks Jennifer!!
Here we tried to show that good subject placement and an inexpensive reflector can make a difficult location look great!
I think good light is more important than a good background. Unfortunately, sometimes you can’t turn your subject to take advantage of the best light, so adding a translucent panel can make the image… And a little help from a friend… Or two…
Usually the little on-camera speed light is no match for the sun. It’s difficult to expose your subject correctly while keeping pretty blue skies… But used correctly, the on-camera flash can be a mighty friend as the image below will prove. Who needs a gas generator and a 2000 watt pack with a beauty dish… I do!!! But not for this shot…
If the background is malo… Go shallow… I like the sound of that! (malo = bad in spanish).
We want to thank all the class members who volunteered to play models for us. Great job! As always, if we featured your image on the blog post or you want the group shot, you’re welcomed to it. You can use it on your facebook page, make prints, etc. Just drop us a line and we’ll email you a 4×6 @ 300 ppi JPEG Except for the one below… You can’t have that one… 🙂 But thanks for helping us demonstrate the importance of subject placement and shooting for the album. What does that mean you ask? Well, you’ll have to sign up for the next workshop. Keep an eye on this blog and on Samy’s website for future workshops.
If you’re interested in more in-depth private instruction, Mirta and I offer consulting sessions for individual photographers and groups of up to four people. Give us a call for more information. Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave us a comment!