My post from the first time I was unleashed in a photo studio went away with the rest of my blog on that fateful day. Sunday, the Noco Pro Photo Meetup group held a studio lighting workshop at the Center for Fine Art Photography. So, I got to play with lights again, in a bigger way this time. We had 2 set-ups going, and there were about 20 of us there. My favorite set-up was in the basement of the Center, with the exposed stone wall. Courtney was a great model, well-prepared, sweet and up for just about anything. Thank you Brent and Justin for sharing your toys with us! And thank you Justin VanAlstyne for being our fearless organizer!
See? Isn’t she sweet?
After shooting her for a while, I wanted to photography a guy a bit. Just to mix it up. So here’s Ryan, who is not a model, but totally has the hair.
Since there were 2 lighting setups, and one official model, we ended up taking turns modeling for each other. I have to admit, I love being in front of the camera—in a nervous kind of way. I imagine it’s like the way people feel when they go sky diving. I’ve never gone sky diving, so I don’t really know… but it must be both fun and terrifying. Well, that’s how I feel when people are taking my picture. It’s fun being the center of attention, but I’m terrified at what the pictures end up looking like. I also use time in front of the camera as research… I take mental notes of what the photographer says and how it makes me feel. I think every time I’m in front of the camera I become better at making people comfortable when I’m behind it. So here are a couple of Brian Diaz’s shots of me. Had I known I’d be in front of the camera when I left my house at 8:45am on Sunday, I might have done things a little differently…