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Final Photos from Michigan Workshop

Belle Isle, Detroit, MI

Monday, July 2, 2007
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After the grungy session in downtown Detroit, we all went to eat at a local Italian restaurant. The workshop was over, and some of the photographers left. The rest of us drove out to Belle Isle on the Detroit River and shot some more photos around the Scott Memorial Fountain. In the end, Jessica was even convinced to get in the fountain.

Final Photos from Michigan Workshop

Final Photos from Michigan Workshop

Final Photos from Michigan Workshop

Final Photos from Michigan Workshop



Final Photos from Michigan Workshop 

The workshop was fun, and I learned a few things as well. It is always educational to watch other photographers work and to just talk business with them. From the models, I learned a bit about posing and how to get the most from my subjects. Additionally, I had the opportunity to see work done with a video light and a reflector, two tools that I've been wanting to use more, and I decided not to dread afternoon sun quite so much. Although I would still much rather work in the evening, it is possible to take good photos in the afternoon.

I also saw examples from two types of Fashion Photography. David Beckstead's fashion work is more editorial in nature. The models/brides aren't always the center of attention. Rather, they are only a part of the overall story, and he often utilizes movement, flare, or unique angles to add context to the photos. Kevin's work is more commercial. He likes to use very shallow depth of field so that the bride is the focal point, and the background is often thrown out of focus to make a pretty backdrop for the subject. I think that both styles have their advantages and hope to include a bit of both in my work.

A main requirement for this type of photography is time. I amassed a lot of photographs from the workshop, but I have separated them based on the different locations. Of course everything goes much faster when there's only one photographer shooting so each location is roughly equivalent to the time you would get from one of my normal bridal/couple sessions. I hope that these posts have inspired some of you to consider a bridal/couple session separate from your wedding day photography. It really is the best way to get amazing photos of you together and individually, and it can be as creative and fun as you want it to be.
7/5/2007 7:54:25 PM
Your picture of Jessica throwing the water is great. It certainly captures the feeling of fun!

-Sarah-
Sarah
7/6/2007 4:19:26 PM
Great pictures Nancy
Danielle
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