In OCtober, I was able to fulfill one of my major goals for the year : attend a hands-on workshop to improve my craft. There are so many s0-called photography workshops out there that it can be overwhelming figuring out where to invest your time and money. I knew I wanted to go to a workshop with a photographer who was an expert, someone who has been in the business for many years and has proven success in their business. I’ve read about Zak Arias and his OneLight Workshop many times, all with positive reviews; so when I saw he would be in Philadelphia I jumped on the opportunity to attend.
One thing I realized from the workshop is I knew a lot more than I thought I did which was very reassuring for me. However, I did learn some new techniques and got some much needed hands-on practice. We each had time with the models to practice what he had just taught us. Unfortunately it was a cold and rainy day, so we didn’t get much time outside. I do wish there would have been a backup location besides the studio we were shooting in. However, the great thing is once you know the basic techniques, you can apply them in any situation. We also got time at the end of the night to practice on the other attendees while Zak was there to answer our questions. Here are a few of the images I was able to capture at the workshop. These are pretty much straight out of the camera, with basic color correction and converting to black and white.