I started my photography course today, so far, love it. Instructor seems pretty good and the class looks like a diverse and interesting bunch.
Projects for the term were handed out.
• 8x10" prints mounted prints of our work:
- "GAP" style portraits
- "Location/Editorial" Shot
- "Classic Portrait"
4 more assignment topics after this. See the image below of a portion of the studio, I tried to avoid getting any student in the pic. The studio itself is very nice. 2 shooting areas, huge backdrops, White and Black, tons of studio lighting ... CHIMERA ... I think, and ... hi end MACs!
We will have 6 or 8 models to work with and at the end, have to bring one of our own. Oh joy! I am already wracking my brains as I am sure, no one "locally" will volunteer! Oh, and we will individually be a model as well for a self portrait, so we can experience being on the receiving end! That should be fun as well.
Most of the work is in studio, a portion will be "street" photography. She seems to keep repeating a "homeless person" theme, need to set her straight on this.
Found out you can get seriously hurt if you don't handle the lighting power boxes correctly. We got a crash course today on how NOT to get blown across the room if you pull the cables out while the power is on. This is serious stuff!! Who knew!
We have lots of different Light Boxes, Glamour Dishes, Umbrellas etc. So, I am stoked!! I can hardly wait till next Monday!
She has requested we go 30 minutes early and stay later!! Loving it already. 4 hours in the studio!! How awesome is that!
The models are all different types so that is going to be fun too! Musician, glamour etc. I think we are going to avoid Fashion.
We can do any style we want, so I really like this part of the course.
We learned some technique today on how lighting effects different things, reflectors etc. All cursory information. A lot of ground was covered and not in a ton of detail, but enough that we can hit the ground running next week.
I will report on a weekly basis as the course progresses and share all the information I can with you. If you have any questions, ask!!
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What you see is about 1/4 of the studio.