… just one little sample of the first scene from my shoot with Robynne Pogue on Tuesday, more to come.
We’re gearing up for a new series of workshops starting with “Introduction to Studio Lighting” and this one is in association with one of my favourite photo stores, Bell Arte Camera. This particular workshop is designed for beginners in the studio – budding photographers wanting to get introduced to the fun world of using strobes (as in studio flash)… It’s a two day workshop – day one we get our feet wet straight away learning how to use the lights and after a quick lighting demo there will be a shared opportunity to photograph a professional model. Day two (one week later) will be the critique of students work followed by q&a. It’s sure to be fun and informative couple of evenings. To learn more about our studio lighting workshop or sign up simply send me an email ( email@example.com ).
For the past 5 or so years I have the whirlwind experience (and pleasure) of being in Chicago to photograph the showrooms and product lines of some of my US clients and this year was no exception. Chicago is one of those great American cities with lots to do and see and an incredible waterfront, if you haven’t been I highly recommend it. It also helps that I arrive in time to check out the Chicago Blues Festival and this year my hotel was right across the street. NeoCon is like the super bowl for the interior design community. The event lasts only three days and takes part in the Merchandise Mart which happens to be the second larges office building in the United States – it has it’s own ZIP code if that tells you anything. The event itself is North America’s largest design trade show of commercial interiors for architecture and design professionals. For me, it’s a chance to meet and greet with past, present and future clients as well as soak in the amazing designs. The biggest challenge from a photography standpoint is to convey a sense of drama and interest with the lighting – for this I brought a whole suite of strobes, and with clients approving shots as they happen right from my laptop it was a smooth experience.
The first shoot of the day started at 7am and was for Davis Furniture which has a permanent showroom inside the mart, here are a few highlights from that session.
After four hours with Davis I moved up two floors to my friends at AIS for some vignettes of their showroom.
By mid afternoon I was ready for my final shoot of the day and brand new client KRUG. Here are some images from their showroom.
All-in-all it was a fun trip and I made some great connections. Looking forward to next year!
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