It's been a while now since I've led a photo workshop. But Pascal from the Photo International Club Zurich asked nicely earlier in the year and so we found a weekend which would work out for us both.
Now that the weather is turning fine again, it's time for a new photo course. I'm collaborating with the Photo International Club Zurich to run an all-day course on my usual topic - portraiture and lighting on location - on Sunday, 11th May in Zürich city.
Wow. Two years. It’s taken me two whole years to get around to writing about the photos I took for Choo Choo in 2010-2011, which they used to accompany their superb self-produced video for the single We Go. The two photo shoots to produce these photos were a little unusual but I really enjoyed…
Having been in the position of a new student, and wanting desperately to improve my technique, it makes me truly happy when I can pass on some knowledge to another photographer.
Yesterday's free portrait and lighting workshop at the Rolex Learning Centre in Lausanne was an unmitigated success, with just the right amount of photographers taking part to allow everyone to make new friends, work well together, and come up with some great shots.
The second of two photographic portraiture and lighting days this summer will take place at the Rolex Learning Centre on the grounds of the EPFL in Lausanne on Sunday 19th August.
Our workshop day this past Sunday was a great success, after the rain passed away from the MFO Park in Oerlikon some ten minutes before we started! Blazing sunshine soon warmed the area and gave us plenty of light to work with, so the day was spent mainly working with a mixture of natural sunlight and flash illumination to fill…
Thanks to all of those who toook part in a Doodle survey, the dates have now been set for the first of the on-location lighting and portraiture days here in Switzerland.
After a break of almost two years, and a handful of small lighting courses both on location and in the studio, I've decided to organize another free day of photography and learning in the style of the Swiss Strobist days.
I ran the latest of my photographic workshops last weekend and chose (mainly because of the time of year) to hold it in the studio. Thanks to the ready availability of the studio space at Satzart in Bern, we were able to use the spacious room to cover basic introduction to the Elinchrom equipment and lighting in general,…
Details of a new 60cm Walimex softbox I've bought for use with my compact flash guns.
I've carried out the first of my photographic lighting workshops for 2011 and there are still places available for the next one in Zurich in June.
I've learned a lot about artificial lighting over the past few years and invested a great deal of time to hone my skill. However, I feel that it's time to put the equipment to one side for a while and focus on using more natural light.
A technical explanation of how do make the light from a softbox more focused, whilst retaining the soft light through the use of a secondary light on very low power to fill in any unwanted shadows.
Now that I'm well into 2010, I'd like to re-start the search for volunteers for the One Frame Movie series. Find out more in this article.
An unplanned shot, taken of volunteer Niels for the One Frame Movie set of photographs I was working on a few weeks back.
With the arrival of warmer weather and longer, sunnier evenings, I am able to begin using a technique which works in many places with dark, deep shadows and small patches of bright sunlight. Here are a few examples and a description of how to achieve this kind of shot. The shots in this article are simple to achieve, provided that…