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Behind the Scenes at Reception Lighting Workshop

September 1st, 2010  |  Published in Featured, Mingle

We want to send out a big thanks to everyone who attended Monday’s Rock Your Reception Lighting workshop at the Grand Ballroom of the Providence Biltmore Hotel this Monday. We really had had a fabulous time hanging with you all.

At this workshop each ShootStyle member explained their individual approach to lighting receptions. As you might expect there was a lot of overlap in the the lighting basic concepts we all used, but how we applied those concepts to our lighting turned out to be very very different. The topics covered ranged from bounced on-camera flash to off-camera speedlites, to studio lights to light-on-a-stick.

The day started with an informal lecture session where we all discussed our lighting methods and showed examples of those methods in use with images from actual weddings.




After the lecture, everyone broke off into small groups for hands-on instruction. To make the experience as real as possible, participants learned each of our lighting styles using their own cameras connected to our lighting gear.






One of our goals was for each participant to have 1 on 1 time with each ShootStyle photographer, so that if they had any questions specific to how that photographer worked, they’d have a chance to get them answered.



And occasionally, folks got to take their thinking caps off and have a little fun.


Big shout-outs go to Nantucket photographer Mark Crosby for shooting these behind the scenes photos and to ShootStyle Alumni Alicia Williams for keeping us on time throughout the day.


This workshop sold out pretty quickly, and if you missed out on it we have another very special workshop coming up on October 30th. Zofia will be leading a Lifestyle Family Portrait Workshop on Nantucket. We’ll be working with real families and Zofia will be demonstrating her approach to untraditional family portraits. This will be very intimate event with a maximum of 9 participants.  Complete information on our upcoming Nantucket workshop can be found here.

About Earl Christie

Earl Christie has written 40 post in this blog.

Earl is a Boston wedding photographer who finds love and magic and wonder in everything he shoots.


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