This was my VERY FIRST Afterdark Workshop and I attended it with fellow photographers, Cathy Dervalis of Goodnight Moon Photography and Alecia Hoyt of Alecia Hoyt Photography. This was a 3 day workshop that kept us up til the wee hours of the morning packing in as much photography knowledge as we could wrap our brains around. :)
What is After Dark EDU you say? Here's a little video to help you to visualize all the fun we had there.....
We stayed at The Sheraton in Crown Center and our room was on the 39th floor....quite the view!!
The place was packed with different "bays" which were small studio spaces all set up to take photos using different techniques with the help of mentors.
There were also "Pods" set up which were like small little discussion areas where the mentors can teach little mini classes. These were very helpful as well!
The mentors would later take us outside to shoot various models as they would shoot them in an actual photo shoot. I learned all about various off camera lighting techniques. This was very helpful to me since I mostly shoot using natural light.
The mentors that I had were all pretty amazing.....and VERY helpful!
MIke Ridinger shows off his baby wrangling skills.
Speaking of babies.....there were lots of folks crowded in to see the adorable newborn models....
The fantastic Chuck Arlund really gets into his work.
Brian Demint from Eyeworks Photography was by far one of my favorite mentors of the weekend....his work just blows my mind!
Here he is demonstrating just one of his techniques using just a single bulb and a piece of plexi glass....
Here is the my photo from that setup....
While we were photographing one of our child models.....she happened to point behind us and say...."Look, some elephants." Sure enough, there was literally a herd of elephants walking down the street behind us heading for the circus.
Did I mention that we had some pretty amazing models at this event as well??????
To see the rest of the images that I got at this workshop....visit the gallery HERE.