August 29-30-31 I taught an ultimate weekend workshop in New York at the studio from our friend Hector, 5th Floor.
An awesome location with loads of space and an amazing overview of New York.
The weekend was divided into several segments.
The first day it was mostly me explaining techniques, showing setups and letting the attendees shoot several shots per setup, during the evening we did some cool sunset and nightshots of New York, which I will share later.
The second day it was the time for the attendees to shoot, I switched between the groups to assist and help out with ideas, this day was ended with a nice BBQ on the roof.
Workflow and retouching was explained on Day 3, including a complete headshot session for each attendee.
The ultimate weekend workshops are exactly what they say, it’s the ultimate learning experience and to be honest it’s very intense for both me and the attendees but it’s so much worth it when hearing the responses and seeing the results. And with that being said…. here are some of my results.
We started out with showing the difference between natural light and strobes, explaining metering techniques and of course some information about coaching the model.
After the first set we moved up to the roof to have some fun with strobes and the models, not all shots have to be serious 😀
Now a lot of people think that you always need strobes or extra light to get some cool shots, but in reality it’s often more than enough to use window light. In this case I used exactly that and nothing else.