Almost Ready to Launch!

Hey Everyone,

I’m ALMOST ready to launch my social media marketing campaign for my Outdoor Portrait Workshop…. almost, not quite. The funny thing is… I haven’t even marketed the workshop, and it’s already 2/3 full! I think I’m going to have to run it for 2 days in a row, to accommodate all the anticipated attendees!

I’m still finalizing minor details and am still in the process of building the promotional video, but here’s a sample video in the meantime…

The website is live and the payment system is setup, so if you or anyone you know is interested, everything you/they need to know is here:  http://www.PeteJones.ca/workshop

More Prep For My Outdoor Portrait Workshop

Just had an amazing test shoot with Phoebe – this girl can brave the cold!

Westcott Rapid Box Overhead on Avenger Boom Stand
Westcott Strip Box rear-right
2 x 680EX RT speedlights
Triggered by PocketWizard FlexxTT5 & PocketWizard Plus III
Reflector on stand front and center
200mm @ f2.8 | 1/320th | ISO: 100

SOOC

I’ve had many requests asking for me to post ‘straight out of camera’ (SOOC) images from my recent shoot. When I’m shooting on location and I’m not using Cam Ranger (which is all the time, because I don’t own one… yet), I tend to keep my camera’s LCD a little on the bright side, so that what I’m seeing outdoors on the tiny little 3″ LCD is, well… ‘a little bit on the bright side’ (of course I check my histogram occasionally to ensure that there’s no major clipping on either end of the spectrum).

This keeps the actual image slightly under exposed which, as Dani Diamond teaches us, is a good thing for natural light photography, but I also do this with strobes. I’ve always had a tendency to over do it; both with my lights and in post, creating hot-spots on people’s faces – so Dani’s technique has helped me a bit, even though I don’t apply it the way he teaches.

I’d rather be bringing back slightly under exposed details, than trying to pull down over exposed ones. Once that pixel goes white… there’s no information left to recover!