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Inspiration inside Scoop

I found Christina Greve of Divas and Dreams via Chic Critique forum. As a photographer I find it fascinating to read about what other photographers have to share. Christine is a portrait photographer and make the most beautiful images. Her mantra is it is not the camera who makes the image but the person behind it. No bag full of gear to prove that she is professional but the bare minimum. I like that and I love to share the magazine that she created.

Here you can read the first volume of Inside Scoop. Have fun.


The backup

Category: Photographers

Storage seems to get cheaper and cheaper every month. A terra-bite would cost thousands of euro's a couple of years ago, now you can purchase 1TB for less then 100 euro on a disc that is hardly larger then a credit card. But with the large files that come out of a camera and need to be stored, the available space sometimes seems to evaporate.

I like to have multiple instances of my images and store them in different location. So I now purchased the ultimate storage for my backup. It is the G-drive from G-Technology which is power by Hitachi. It looks and feels like a complements the Apple family perfectly. It is completely recyclable and all aluminum. I am amazed by the speed of the Firewire connection. So I am looking forward to storing many images on it.

See for yourself doesn't it look cute.

In Camera Lighting Workshop: Zach & Jody Gray part II

So here a more detailed recap of the In Camera Lighting workshop that was organised by Anouschka and her husband Ray. They managed to set this whole workshop up in less than two months from initial contact with Zach and Jody to making sure nobody was hungry or thirsty during the workshop. They took care of everything.

We started with the theory behind lighting, different lighting styles, lighting the scene and artificial lighting. Then on to studio strobes, metering and posing tips. We learned all about how to use a light meter and how we can make sure no photograph is waisted (this is really true no photograph waisted!). We then got to the hands on part as the models Stephanie and Angela came to the workshop.

The group was divided into two smaller groups which gave everybody the chance to set up a scene and shoot it and to see all the other attendees set up a scene to learn how to do again and again to make sure it sticks.

When we were en route the temperature was not that bad but as the afternoon went on the temperature seems to drop a couple of degrees. We went from the square near the workshop location to the Binnenhof and as we had big (I mean really big) soft boxes we were also an attraction to all the tourists in the Binnenhof.

So here a number of behind the scenes and result photographs! Never thought I could pull off images like these, showing you how fabulous this workshop has been.

Every one got the chance to set up a location

The softboxes were about to fly away they were that big but look at that light!

These were taken around 15.00 in the afternoon but the drama was created by the light (85mm, F4.5, 1/200, iso100)

Zach was very connected with the Dutch ground. Taking amazing images from this position.

One of my favorites

The amazing red mega heels of Angela.

Shot with my 85mm.

Angela forgot her coat and she was so cold but still managed to look amazing.

All of the images were edited using Zach Lightroom routine and I managed to edit them all (144 images) in less than 10 minutes! Whew what a huge time saver this will become.

In Camera Business & Marketing workshop: Zach & Jody

Here we are for day two of the In Camera workshop of Zach and Jody. Today we have focused on Business & Marketing. Yesterday flew by. What a day, packed with information and hands-on training and ended with a nice dinner with all the attendees and Zach and Jody. Even during dinner they could not stop giving us all sorts of tips and tricks and we got the chance to talk with other photographers.

During the Business & Marketing workshop the group was extended to 14. Zack and Jody let it all out. In a fully loaded 5 hour workshop they shared everything from how they started their business, first contact with their clients, how they use marketing, the various media, to pricing and explaning the Zach and Jody experience.

There was so much information that my head was buzzzzzing all through the afternoon but they gave us so much to work with and we will be implementing a lot of it during the coming week, months, years. Off course we could not leave with a fan photo and they were so nice to take one with us. Yay!

We have said it so many times during the day but Zach & Jody we had two great days and thank you, thank you, thank you! You guys rock!

If you ever get the chance to attend any of their workshops, take it and you will not be disappointed!

In Camera Lighting Workshop: Zach & Jody Gray

A short blog post today and I will have a more extended blog post on this topic soon because there is so much to tell! First of all how awsome Zach & Jody are in person and as photographers. I was looking forward to their workshop ever since we registered for it and it has not dissappointed in any way.

We started indoors with introductions and the story of Zach and Jody and then a lot of info on Lighting. We started with a lot of rain and fortunately the weather became dry and the sun came out just a bit and so we could get out and shoot. And shooting is what we did in the heart of The Hague in the Binnenhof. Hands on.

Here a behind the scene's of the first shooting location.