Sunday, April 26, 2009

Photographing People

Over the past several weeks I've been taking classes taught at the International School of Photography in Orem, Utah. The teacher is Master Photographer Kenneth Linge and he is incredible. So far I've completed classes 1 and 2 which are basically a full Saturday of instruction and practice. I've learned so much about lighting, seeing the light, using the light, light layers and more. Can you tell what the main theme of the class is?

The eyes and face are the single most important part of a portrait - but are generally the worst lit. This makes obvious sense, but it was never brought to my attention until now. I'm excited to apply what I've learned in my classes to my upcoming shoots and projects. I know I'll have very noticeable results.

I have several weddings booked for the summer, including a trip to Washington DC in May for Nate and Emilee. I'm very very excited to go! I also noticed I haven't updated my blog since November, but it's not because I've been gone. I redid my website again a little while ago and was busy with that. Now I'm focusing on my portfolio more, refining some of my favorite shots over the years. I'm excited for what 2009 has is store for me, so far it's off to a great start.