Oh where to start… I can’t say enough good things about Zach and Jody Gray (of Gray Photography in Nashville), and their complete awesomeness! I was lucky enough to attend their IN-CAMERA workshop last week in Laguna Beach, and it was one of the best things I’ve done for my photography in awhile! I learned so much, but what I loved most is how efficiency is their priority each step of the way; meaning spending less time in front of the computer, yay!
The first day focused on In-camera shooting and post production. I left completely inspired and better equipped to handle challenging lighting situations with ease. After the morning lecture we broke into groups and put everything we learned into practice. Jesiree and Kahala were our models and both did an incredible job working it for our cameras!
All photographs have NO PHOTOSHOP enhancements and have only slight adjustments made with Adobe Lightroom! How freakin’ cool is that??? I can’t wait to put everything I learned into practice and use Photoshop less and less!
Below: Our group photographing right into the sun and making it look almost flash lit with the use of one reflector!
Behind the scenes shot of Jody explaining the use of diffusers and reflectors used in the photograph above. I usually don’t work with reflectors but after only using them for a few hours I’m totally hooked and I’ve added them to my holiday shopping list!
Hello gorgeous! Jesiree is such a pro, and it was nearly impossible to take a bad photograph of her!
Kahala was such a sport and held that pose for a good 10 mins as everyone took their shots, making sure her silhouette was just right. I was so excited that I got some birds in the background of this shot, I kept yelling “birds, birds!!!” LOL clearly I was pumped!
This was only day one of the workshop and I have to break them up because I captured sooo many terrific shots! Stay tuned for more of the beautiful Jesiree with some EPIC lighting that completely blew my mind! Also you might have noticed that my watermark has changed! In the effort to become more efficient I’ve adopted a waaayyy quick and easy system of watermarking my photographs for the blog, what do you think?