‘Lighting Bootcamp’ v1 recap
Last Wednesday I ran my first ‘lighting bootcamp’ workshop. There was supposed to be a workshop before on the Sunday but the weather was impossibly foul (that insanely wet weekend) so this was the first. It was a great day. Again I was worried about threatening thunderstorms as per the weather forecast. But I decided that the weather would be in typical fickle Highlands style, so we would probably have the 4 seasons in the one day. I am really happy I didn’t postpone this one also. We had glorious sun, some fun rain and it ended up being a great day. Some special thanks in order for Yvette and Claire from Ethix for prepping our model Bella.
I showed as much as I possibly could throughout the day (although always more things came to mind when I sat in bed that night and reflected on the day). More or less a brain vomit and hoping it was coherent enough! During the day I showed; shooting in sunshine, posing in sun, using light angles, using natural reflectors, using reflectors in sun and shade, using off-camera flash – both small speedlights and larger studio packs, using grids, emulating window light with flash, using video light, light painting, burning things – smoke and steel wool and a host of other things.
Thanks to the 11 photographers who took time out to come and join me for the day!
Here are some frames I took during the day as I demonstrated photography techniques.These photos are unretouched (except for the black and white changes)