Monday, 24 May 2010

This Week....

Just a quick reminder, this weeks challenge is ........"Light"
See you all Thursday.

Strobist Presentation

I was lucky enough to attend a presentation by Dave Hobby on Saturday in London. Dave, who is giving 4 presentations in the UK is the man who has made off camera flash (strobe) so popular (see Strobist Blog). I was surprised to see Drew Gardner in the audience, I shouldn't have been, clearly Drew also believes that there is always something new to learn. (See his blog and comments on the presentation here). The lighting techniques that Dave Hobby practices and teaches seem a world away from the lavish set ups that Drew uses, perhaps that was the draw. The morning was spent going through the techniques and ethos that Dave uses to produce his portraits with little by way of equipment required. The afternoon was a "gather round" session with Dave demonstrating his techniques on members of the audience. I came away with a much better understanding of how to build portrait lighting and feel that I have a much better set of tool that I can deploy - I don't mean stuff, I mean techniques. Money well spent in my estimation, thanks Dave.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Meeting Notes 13 May 2010

Meeting notes kindly compiled by Fiona can be found here.