Our next Specialty Class: Outdoor Lighting April 21, 2018 Taking it to the streets: 8 hour seminar that will emphasize outdoor lighting and photographing models outdoors. Seminar includes a three-hour shoot with one of Oahu’s top models. Topics include: Modifying sunlight Open shade Scrims and reflectors Using strobes Quality of light issues Controlling your backdrop… Continue reading Outdoor Lighting Workshop–April 21, 2018
This was also an Instagram post that I think deserves its own blog post. My good friend Robert Hernandez posted a ”behind-the-scenes” image a few days ago featuring a California Sunbounce scrim. I commented that the Sunbounce gear was great and that I have used the silver reflector for many years. It is my “go-to”… Continue reading Beauty Lighting Set-up
This was one of our recent Instagram posts, but I think it is important enough to warrant a separate blog entry. Creating beautiful portraits or fashion images is difficult enough, but the fun really begins when your model is wearing glasses! UGH! Those reflections from the strobes are guaranteed to mess things up…or are they?… Continue reading How to Photograph People Wearing Glasses
I am very pleased to tell you that we have secured one of my favorite—and one of O’ahu’s best models for our class. I’ve worked with Naomye many times and she is great! She is very talented and good fun. I know it will be a great afternoon! The class will be held on November… Continue reading Introduction to Studio Lighting Model Announced
7/18/17 UPDATE: I would like to express my deepest appreciation for all the support and concern expressed to Joan and me over the past few months. Summer classes from June through August were cancelled/postponed while I recover from back surgery. I had a fusion/decompression procedure at the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae in my lower… Continue reading Light and COLOR–plus a post-surgery update
First I want to start by thanking everyone for the amazing support over the past several months. I obviously have not been posting much because I’ve been dealing with some severe back issues that just led to a hopefully successful lower back (L-4/L-5) decompression and fusion surgery. I am not “out of the woods” yet… Continue reading Reflectors—or, More Correctly, Reflected Light
Overpower the Sun: Fashion and Swimwear Photography—We’ve spent the last few weeks talking about creating great images when the light is not the best, namely, when the sun is in front of you. The trick was to underexpose the image to create dramatic images. We have also seen that this works to create amazing sunset… Continue reading Overpower the Sun!
Welcome back to our blog! We are rebuilding from scratch after a nasty hack-job on our old site, so please bear with us as we put it back together. We will feature free lessons and thoughts here from time to time. Some lessons will be from the archives while some will be fresh. Here is… Continue reading The “Rebuild!”