Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ben Willmore Class

Day three of Ben Willmore's Fine Art Nudes is complete. The last two days have been a whirlwind with Ben teaching in the morning and then shooting all afternoon.

Yesterday was spent on location outdoors using natural lighting. From high on a hill, we shot at an exclusive pool setting overlooking the entire Central Coast.

In contrast, today was all in the studio. As you may recall, we have been outfitted with an excellent studio lighting system manufactured by Profoto and sponsored by MAC group. We had multiple stations working today as we practiced the studio lighting and shooting techniques Ben taught all morning.

As you might expect Ben has also been very active teaching the class Photoshop. Many of his techniques apply perfectly to the shooting this week.

Tomorrow will begin with a critique (all participants submit their best images from today for display on the big screen and constructive critique from all.) After that we will spend the rest of the day shooting in the studio again. The plan had been for another natural lighting session but it is possible to get so creative (with perfect lighting) indoors.

Take care and hope to see you soonest.


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