Another wonderful workshop week.

I get a little giddy putting together these posts and showcasing the work of our fabulous participants in the Finding the Light Workshop. I hope it gets you all excited to join us for the next one. Speaking of which – the next online natural light workshop will be the winter workshop and will most likely be starting at the end of January or beginning of February 2012. Keep a look out on the blog for updates on that. :)

Now on with the show.

Week 3′s assignment is about using the same delicious backlighting techniques students learned during the previous assignment, but for week three we ask them to throw in the addition of a reflector. Love or hate the reflector when it is used well it produces some stunning results. As you will see from the images I spotted on the forum this week.

Image by Rebecca, of Rebecca Spencer Photography 


Image by Anna, of Anna Debrenski 

Image by Gigi Herrera, you can view her work HERE

Image By Irene Hilhorst of www.mamaraza.nl

Image by Marissa, of Marissa Easterling Photography

Rashelle Cuperus of Rashelle Cuperus Photography


Image by Joanne, of Cowbrough Photography

Image by Mel McNamara of Cheeky Elephant Photography.

Image by Kim Benesh Photography

Image by Kylie Sabine

The bonus assignment was capturing silhouettes. I know what you are thinking, silhouettes are a whole lot of fun, and you are right! They really are. Here are some

silhouette  fun from some of our students.

Gemma of Gem Photography

Image by Janeen, of  janeenkelley.com

full sun and bring on the rain.

Here we are at the end of the week again, and the students have just completed assignment 2 of the Finding the Light Workshop. Assignment 2 is all about capturing images with full sun during the middle of the day and maintaining good skin exposure – it can be a challenge for sure as everyone knows full sun at mid-day is the harshest time of the day to photograph for sure, right? Right!

I {Gail} remember back when I first did the workshop (May 2010) learning to shoot in the mid day sun was the most freeing thing to happen for my photography, no longer was I trapped into photographing during ‘golden hour’. Sure, we all know that  golden hour light is truly ‘golden’ and absolutely delicious light but golden hour is also the most inconvenient time of the day for a family. It’s hard to have children be in the zone for photographs when they are tired and hungry, or just done for the day and ready to be horizontal and dreaming. So learning to handle harsh light is so helpful for scheduling sessions, and one of the many great things students learn during the online 60 day workshop.

Now shooting in the bright sun is one of my favourite times to photograph. So proud of the students as they continually ‘bring it’. There is so much more to come over the next few weeks – but for now, here are a few images I picked off the forum to showcase. – gail

Image by Alison, of Lollypop Photography

Image – Flo Dupuy of Yummy Faces

Image by Jen, of Jen Stafford Photography

Image by Jessica, of Jessica Marchetti Photography

Image by Rhonda, of Rhonda McMaster Photography

Image by Sunny, of Sunny Wright Photography

Image by Debbie Wibowo, her blog is here Delight in little things

 

 

The bonus assignment for this week seems to be the opposite of the full on sun, it’s what we call ‘bring on the rain’. Very pretty light can be found just before, or just after a storm.

ImagebyToni Raper of Maeve Photography

Image by Lori O’Brien

and here is one from me, there isn’t much rain around these parts currently …so he tried his new rainboots and umbrella out on the sprinkles.

Assignment one completed.

We are slowly getting into the swing of things again over on the Fall 2011 class of the Finding The Light Workshop. The students are producing some fabulous work and giving one another wonderful encouragement and support. It’s a beautiful thing to see in the industry, because we could all use a pit crew hanging off our camera strap from time to time. Detra, Jenny and I are grateful to be a part of that kind of goodness.

The students have just finished up the first assignment – the dramatic black and white, along with the bonus side lighting assignment. These are the assignments that challenge the photographers the most in the workshop and the participants have been really working hard at honing and perfect their skills, based of the feedback given to each individual photographer. Often it takes several attempts but they just keep clicking away until they get it. Love that fighting spirit lol.  I am so happy to share a few images from our photographers showcasing light kissing their subjects in all the right places. Keep up the great work guys!

Leah



Sherry

Lisa 

Stacey 

Shauna

Cris

Kami

I never get sick of seeing assignment 1, not only is it a great moment when people conquer it, but also by week 8 sometimes there has been a striking transformation that has taken place. it is truly such a thrill to be at this point with the excitement of anticipation of what may lay ahead. I hope you will tag along for the ride and/or perhaps consider joining us on the next one – most likely around end of Jan/beg Feb 2012. perfect time for our Southern Hemisphere people to make us all jealous with your sunshine and beaches! .  Next assignment is shooting in full mid-day sun. My FAVOURITE – g

Fall 2011 workshop {coming soon to a computer near you}

FYI – lots of you have been asking about the upcoming class,  we are so glad you are as excited as we are for it to start.

JUST ANNOUNCED

The start date is the 26th SEPTEMBER and early registration will be opening on the 15th of JULY. Thank you for your patience while last minute details are/were worked out.

In the meantime enjoy your summer (or stay warm and cosy if winter is visiting your house) …

for more general information about the workshops check out HERE

Favourite images from Workshop 12 (part 2)

I am so excited to share another set of images from some of the students of the spring Finding the Light Workshop (Workshop 12) held online over the last few weeks. It is always a thrill to be able to watch the development of each photographer as they walk their journey in “finding the light”. We absolutely love being a part of this journey together and are truly excited to see where these roads might take them.

Dana Yannone

Toni Raper of Maeve Photography

Val Spring of  The Red Balloon Photography

Sherry Ferrante of Ferrante Photo

Penelope Carrington Wallace from Petite Shards

Michelle Eichelberger of michellediane com.

Melissa De Luna

Thanks everyone for your commitment,  patience, desire to learn/grow/challenge yourself and one another. Thank you for embracing the beauty in finding the light – may the “sunflare’ be with you. xoxo -gail

Check back on Wednesday for another installment of student work.

For the upcoming fall workshop (starting on either Sept 12th or 19th 2011 TBA), please check out THIS LINK for more information. Registration will open soon.

The Next Workshop!! September 13th 2010

I have been updating this workshop each and every time I give one!! I have added so many things with out raising the price. I have added a 2nd (part time) instructor, class videos, over 10+ hours in live classes, new formats, assignments,class contest, guest archives, and etc. This next class I will be raising the price of my workshop from $400.00 to $475.00 for my 60 day online course. This will price is for a full participating student. I will now offer a price for a student that will be a non participating student who can only view the forum(assignments, videos, and class videos) . This student can not participate in the class as getting feed back on assignments or participate in live classes. The cost for this student will be 250.00. For my alumni spots are for students who have taken my course before and who would like to retake it to re-freshen or just because:) For a full participating alumni it will cost 100.00 and non participating alumni member it will cost 50.00 . For the first 48 hours only you can use the payment link to the right and take advantage of last workshop prices for new students. I will be removing this link in 48 hours starting at 12:01 am June 29th! I will be posting some current students works and letter from my workshop that is coming to an end soon!! SO STAY tuned, and don’t forget to sign up before it’s to late!!

Workshop 2010

Thanks to everyone who signed up for the 2010 workshop ! I wanted to post earlier … busy Holidays! The workshop of 2010 will have updated assignments ,new videos, and a video for each assignment. So excited with all the new things! Wanted to offer a Holiday Special for a discount of $50.00 off …… This is great value considering this January 31st workshop will last 90 days !!! Payment can be made with the payment button and the 50.00 will be refunded or you can make payment via paypal to thelightworkshop@yahoo.com .
Stay tuned for more news !
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