The July 2011 Portable Portrait workshop has come and gone, and despite the blistering heat, things went pretty well.
The number for this workshop was small, but each student came with the desire to understand both their manual camera settings and how to work and control off-camera flash.
We were wrestling with a very hot day. We did a few locations outside, and then Studio 99 graciously allowed us usage of their space (which had fantastic A/C!) and use of their piano for some portrait sessions.
Outside: 1st and 2nd locations:
Studio 99: 3rd Location:
Once the group started to shut down for the evening, I got a chance to work with Caitlin more 1 on 1. I shot Caitlin last year for her Yearbook photographs. I was hoping to get another chance to photograph Caitlin before she ventures off to Arizona State in the fall, and I finally got my chance!
I wanted to do some natural light images. I normally don't shoot natural light, but Caitlin is such a beautiful young woman I wanted to experiment a little outside of my comfort zone.
From there, we moved out into the hallway:
One of the underlying things I try to stress during the workshops is you can take your sessions organically and with minimal gear you can move around more. Ending up at Studio 99 proved just that; going from the Picker Building to the Nashua River area to Studio 99.