Wednesday, April 18, 2007

One Light Workshop


Yesterday I was in the One Light Workshop in San Diego from 9:30 am to after midnight. It was a very full day but I learned a ton that I am really jazzed about taking home with me and applying to my photography. Above is our talented professor, Zack Arias, who really has a great handle on how to use light. His work is amazing.

We basically learned how to turn a descent photo like this:


Into a more dramatic and powerful photo like this:


By using a set-up like this:


I love how Zack was willing to lie on the ground and in puddles to get the best shot. It makes me question my own dedication :).


We hit the streets of San Diego and ran into a cool local artist who let us use his rooftop to shoot on. I took some time to shoot some photos just for fun (no workshop application here--I already know this stuff :))

A rooftop garden:


Another rooftop garden:


The view:


The cat:


Mitch shooting Ivan shooting something:


The beautiful Jasmine Star working her stuff:


I like the layers of this photo:


Zack set up this shot and let us give it a try:


Then he sent us out on our own in groups to see if we cold figure this stuff out ourselves. This is what I came up with using the very modelesque, Sara France as my model:



Pretty cool huh!?

At midnight when we were all wiped out we decided we needed to take a group photo out on Sara's front lawn. It started out all cute and normal:


Then....the sprinklers came on:



The perfect ending to a great day.

Thanks so much to Zack and all the fun photographers who attended who made this workshop one of the best I've been to yet!

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4 Comments:

Jasmine said...

I LOOOOOVE it! Those are awesome, Melissa! Okay, but please remove that heinous picture of me from your blog!! ;) Do I really look that dorky when I shoot?!

9:58 AM

 
Blue Orchid Designs said...

The sprinkler pics are too funny!

1:26 PM

 
Daniel & Jess said...

i am excited about the word "jazzed" he he he he! looks like you had a great time!!!! love ya! =0)

12:01 AM

 
|| davidjay || said...

Too good! I love it!!!

8:00 AM

 

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