I just got back from teaching at my big one-week hands on lighting event, Texas School. It’s where photographers can sign up to spend an entire week with one instructor and learn hands on with equipment and models. It’s a mix of both classroom instruction and actual shooting.
I demo various techniques in order to give challenges for photographers to each try. I like starting in a studio, then adding lights and complexity, then moving out on location with lighting gear to tackle common lighting problems.
One of my wranglers, Bob Ray, shot video and behind the scenes footage of me and created this cool video.
One of the key things I like to emphasize is doing as much in camera and with lighting as possible. That way the images look as if they’re already retouched before editing them. Knowing how to light a woman really well saves time in post production. That time can better be spent doing detailed and fine retouching on the key portraits, or even painting over the image as this image shows below.
During this event, I only shoot each model for a few moments in order to demo ideas and get some good sample images for the models. The rest of the time is for the photographers in attendance to shoot. But here’s some of my favorites that I created in these short moments.
If you’d like some fun and beautiful new portraits in studio or out on location, give me a call at 801-728-3317. Spring is here and it’s perfect outside to create something magical of you.
And if you’re a photographer and would like more training, check out my live events as well as online courses at BryCoxWORKSHOPS.com.
And until next time, America.