SRS Lighting The Streets Workshop

            SRS Lighting The Streets Workshop

            SRS Lighting The Streets Workshop was full to the brim with 16 attendees. It is the first photography workshop I’ve tutored with a group of photographers of this size that involved a full shoot with two models, and a full afternoon of live editing and workflow demonstrations.

            I have to admit it was a cold one, but as always myself and the team pull our socks up and crack on with the day regardless of the weather. Sam and Charlotte, my two top models, never let me down with how they perform on the day to accommodate everyone’s needs. The morning shoot took place at the back of the SRS shop in Watford with its painted grey walls. I thought it was the perfect place to start with natural light.

            After we covered the basics, it was time to start getting creative. We done this by adding in a reflector for a bit of extra light to soften the shadows in the face. Everyone had a turn as we built up scene, adding one light at a time. Now using the Profoto B2 kit we added one light with no modifiers, or delusion, to create a small rim light around the gloves of Sam ,giving a separation from the background.

            We soon nailed the shots and decided to move location for the final part of the morning. The area I found earlier that morning was the BT work centre. It had lots of room and we wouldn’t be disturbed by the public. I set up 2 shoot locations using natural light, and splitting the group in to two. This worked really well with having two models as everyone got to cover more shots throughout the morning.

            As the morning session was coming to an end, we decided to finish with a flash shoot using just Sam for our model, before everyone made their way back to SRS for a well deserved break. We all managed to grab a bite to eat along with a nice hot drink before it was time to get down to Lightroom and show everyone my workflow.

            I started out by demonstrating Photo Mechanic. A powerful tool for culling and weighting all your meta data. From this we ended up in Lightroom to demonstrate how to get your images ready (basic starting edit) for you to start work on, and use presets from VSCO.

            Conclusion on the streets workshop

            We defiantly covered a great deal On The Streets Workshop, with everyone getting a good amount of images. One of my personal favourites from the day was sharing how I sort my images out from the camera to Lightroom. The top tip, and the one I think everyone is so surprised with, is how I set the camera up to meeter, and how I take a meeter reading.

            Thank you to everyone for attending, and look forward to the next time!

            PREV. ITEM Sarah and Scott wedding NEXT ITEM Olympus PEN-F 1962
            Robert Pugh
            17th January 2016

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            Thanks Dewayne,

            As always thanks for your feedback and amazing comments, good to have you along.

            See you on the next workshop!!

            Thanks Robert. Another great day. It has been already mentioned but Sam & Charlotte were just amazing despite the cold. The post processing session was very informative. Some great tips. SRS staff (as always) and Dave from Olympus were very helpful and I’m looking forward to their workshops. Also picked up some tips from my fellow trainees (thanks Alun). Look forward to the next one.

            Thanks Rob, and Charlotte and Sam! It a great day in spite of the cold. lol

            “We defiantly covered a great deal”? – we definitely defied the cold anyway!

            Thanks Steve,

            It was a cold one thats for shore!! lol Good to have you along and I’m glad you enjoyed it.

            Thanks Robert for another great workshop. I have learnt something new on every one that I have attended. David form Olympus, helped sort out a technical issue with my EM5 and I think a special mention should be given to Charlotte and Sam, who, despite the cold, were very professional. The afternoon session, covering workflow and post processing, was very helpful.

            Thanks David, as always it was a pleasure to have you along and i totally agree both Charlotte and sam was amazing and not letting the cold get them down!

            Im glad Big Dave sorted out your camera, where not just there to show you how to capture images but also to help you out with your cameras in anyway We can from settings to tech problems.

            Always good to see you on the workshops!

            I had a great time at this event, lots of information given about camera settings & lightroom functions. Rob, staff at SRS Watford & models were fantastic. Would recommend these workshops to all photographers beginner or advanced, always something new to learn.

            Thank you so much Pat and I’m glad you enjoyed the day!looking forward to seeing you on the next one and if you post images on twitter can you copy me in using either of the tags @robjpugh of use #rptrainingday as i would love to see the shots from everyone.

            Once again thank you for coming along!

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