The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Waiting. An interesting theme, that made me think of a number of images that I shot over the years.
There are several that came to mind rather quickly, but one stuck out, as it is a rather straightforward shot that I captured during a model shoot. While most of the work that I share on this blog is landscape or nature oriented, I have done a reasonable amount of people photography, which I have always found enjoyable.
For what might this lady be waiting?
This shoot was all about the jewelry, but I couldn’t resist to go for a bit more atmosphere in this image.
This weekend I am attending a photography workshop taught by Boston-based, freelance photographer Rick Friedman. Besides being an accomplished photographer who has captured many celebrities across the spectrum, Rick is a great teacher, who is eager to share his accumulated knowledge and makes it fun to learn.
So, I am definitely having a good time and learning along the way about working speedlight flashes into lots of great lighting configurations to solve the challenges presented by location lighting.
This is a quick look at one of the shots from Saturday. This shot of Brittany was done outside using flash to offset the bright light of a warm Saturday afternoon in Boston. Both Brittany and Morgan, who were the models for the entire day, were a pleasure despite the long day for them working with 8 different photographers. My goal here was to create warmth with the colors and a sense of fairy tale darkness.
One of the interesting things in doing a workshop of this kind is that it gives me the opportunity to recognize the areas where I need to pay more attention; as I went over the images from today, I picked up on numerous little details or technical glitches that made images less than perfect. My challenge for today is to see, if I can work on improving my overall results.