This year we had the pleasure of exhibiting at Professional Photographer of America‘s Imaging USA held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Not only did we debut a new booth, we also hosted photowalk’s each day of the Expo. Each day, a different photographer hosted two workshop sessions that lasted approximately one hour. Each photowalk focused mainly on mixing ambient light with strobes. We had the opportunity to work with three very talented photographers (Jeff Carpenter, Nino Batista, Tatan Zuleta) and three very talented models (Lindsay Carver, Zoë Thomas, Leah Tobak). Over 40 individuals participated in the photowalks and had the chance to not only learn from the guest photographers, but shoot using our one light kit on location.
Below is a re-cap video from each of the sessions, photographer process, and final photos from the participants!
JEFF CARPENTER | PHOTOWALK SESSION
“For my photo walk, I emphasized the technique of balancing your strobe with natural light. Understanding that you’re dealing with two different exposures, one from the ambient light and the other from the flash, will help you get the shot every time. I also took a slightly hands-off approach and let the participants create and setup their own shot. This allowed everyone to get the shot that they wanted and not just the shot I set up.”
MODEL: Lindsay Carver (@LindsayCarverMusic)
CARPENTER PHOTOWALK PARTICIPANT GALLERY
NINO BATISTA | PHOTOWALK SESSION
“I decided to go with a not-too-often seen use of the PLM, and focus on cascading light downward, and super soft, while directly above and in front of the model. All in a mixed light environment, and not a studio, to try to great a very subtle mood, perhaps different than just simple reflector use in such a scenario.”
MODEL: Zoë Thomas (@zoe.thomas_)
BATISTA PHOTOWALK PARTICIPANT GALLERY
TATAN ZULETA | PHOTOWALK SESSION
“For the photowalk I decided to work with the edge of the light. Once the light was feathered, it helped me to make the source softer and fill more of the shadows without needing to use the ambient light as fill. My main goal was to show how the inverse square law, and the position of the lighting source, could help achieve different effects and solve some issues with low ambient light in darker scenarios. ”
MODEL: Leah Tobak (@leahtobak)
ZULETA PHOTOWALK PARTICIPANT GALLERY
Thank you to everyone that attended and assisted in making these walks such a success. Special thanks to Shelby Carpenter, Matthew Carrier, Alex Ventura, and Jeremy Pavia for all your help!