Wednesday night we wrapped up the 13th MJ2Day! It was a two-day whirlwind held in my home in Phoenix and 12 attendees came in from Texas, Oklahoma, California and Arizona. We had a great time getting to know each other and packed both days full of learning goodness!
Monday we covered topics ranging from shooting techniques, to finding good light, interacting with clients, posing, and off-camera flash. Then we went out into the good light the hour before sunset so I could demonstrate how I interact with clients, find light, and use compositional elements in the context of a mock engagement shoot. Amy & Jordan Demos -- local photographers and good friends of mine -- were our AMAZING models. We started in an open lot in my neighborhood with a fun vintage car provided by my neighbor friends, then shot in another neighbor's backyard, and finally ended in the street. I like to keep these shoots simple in order to demonstrate how you don't need a super-unique location in order to make good images.

I am in LOVE with how the photos turned out. Of course it helps when you have models like these guys:
How cute are THEY??
Throughout the shoot, I turned to the attendees to share more about what I was doing and answer any questions:
I love this spot we found:
Thanks Amy and Jordan for being so amazing!

Stay tuned -- tomorrow I'll share a recap of day 2 of the workshop, and more about the fun attendees!


Equipment used for mock shoot photos: Canon 5D Mark III // Canon 50mm 1.2 lens // Canon 70-200 2.8 lens
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