November 7th, 2013
Earlier this week I ran three seminars of three hours each entitled from Concept To Print. Many years ago, way back in the dying years of the last century, a photographer called Stu Williamson wrote a book with the same title and I borrowed it for this three hour workshop.
My aim was to share the simplicity of creating beautiful images using continuous lighting and a 6ft stretch of hotel wall. I used just one hard light for the bulk of my shooting demonstration and went onto a multi light set up as the session evolved. After the shoot I downloaded the images into Lightroom and tweaked them prior to printing on my aged and slow ink jet printer. Here are a few of the images I shot….
The light was created using Lupolux 1000, Lupolux 650 and Lupolux Quad fixtures. I used a Scattergel™ a potted plant and a Venetian blind at various stages of the demonstration. I had a live audience of between 30 and 50 people for each session. The event was kindly supported by The Guild, InFocus insurance, South West Photo Mounts and Hahnemuhle paper. My model was Carla Monaco and my camera/ lens combination was the Fujifilm X-Pro1 with the 35mm f/1.4 lens. I had a Tiffen Black Pro Mist 1/4 filter fitted to give the images a filmic look.
The event was supposed to be a one off hence running it in Stoke on Trent right in the middle of the country but it was such a resounding success I’m going to run at least four more events of it’s kind. The plan is to run the Concept To Print events in Glasgow, Newcastle, Winchester, St Albans and Taunton. Please register your interest in these events with Blaise or Laura by phoning 01275 853204 or emailing them here.
Feel free to comment on these shots or the event if you were able to attend. Kind regards and thanks to you all, Damien.