Melbourne March 2016 (8 photos)
Whilst in Melbourne recently, I attended a photography workshop. Basically, a group of about 12 of us met up for a photoshoot with a formerly Hollywood-based fashion photographer, a make up artist and a model, to try our hands at low light portraiture.
We started with a quick tutorial before heading into the city for some dinner. Then we hit the streets of Melbourne looking to hone our low light skills.
Our model for the night was Charlotte, a lovely woman with a beautiful photogenic face. We were all caught up in Charlotte’s web.
All photography was done in manual mode: ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed all determined manually.
Usually I’m a candid photographer. Shooting a professional model and asking her to go through various poses was rather strange territory for me. When I review my photos from the night, I can see in the images that I gained a lot of confidence as the night progressed. These are my earlier shots when I was still kind of nervous.
This was a great introduction to low light photography and it certainly helped that I had the same camera and lens as our instructing photographer. I would say that more in-depth teaching is best done in a one-on-one situation. People just tend to get in your way or in your shot so often.
Stay tuned for Charlotte’s Web (2) in the next post.