The instructors were all fantastic at teaching us about lighting ratios, styles, the effects of different modifiers, types of strobes, how to overpower the sun with your own light, and more. They struck an excellent balance between classroom-style instruction and hands-on exercises. And of course, the importance of having a light meter in your kit (I ordered myself a Sekonic L-358 off eBay shortly after).
The workshop really helped to cement my enthusiasm, and the timing was perfect, as I had recently been approached by an aspiring model by the name of Holly who was interested in doing some shooting with me. How could I say no to such a privilege?
Though it was a very simple one, we both had a lot of fun on the shoot, and I think we both learned a fair bit from the experience, since we’re both relatively new to it. I’m looking forward to working with her again sometime soon! (More photos of Holly below.)
After my light meter arrived in the mail, I was eager to use it, and maybe get some more use of the AlienBees monoblocks in the process. So I invited “The Hobos” to come over to my house, and a handful of us did a shoot with the lovely model Andii (who is also a Hobo).
We all got some great shots, Andii was fantastic to work with, and copious amounts of beer plus some really good bourbon and some Jaeger were consumed in the process (no Jaeger for me, though, yuck). Immeasurable amounts of fun were had by all.
The light meter, by the way?
WORTH IT. It removes just about any and all guesswork exposing properly with the strobes. It worked flawlessly, I love it.
So that’s what I’ve been up to lately, and I’ve been having a blast with it.
What’s that? More photos? Well, ok…