Last weekend here in Austin Texas, Hananexposures studio hosted the first Studio lighting / Digital Workflow & Retouching workshop held with my great friend, photographer & new media design expert in from Brazil, Rodrigo Bressane .
Aimed at beginner to intermediate photographers, the main purpose of the event was that the attendees would take 8-12 months off their journey to better photographs. This goal had two major components : Studio lighting and Workflow & Retouching.
As part of this hands-on demonstration with the students, we had 2 models Gabriela & Ashley. Both models were styled by fashion stylist Edith Henry , while their makeup was done by Liliana Espinosa and their hair was styled by Rafael Virguez of Suede Salon – Austin TX.
Gabriela is a signed agency model with Wilhelmina Brown, the Austin office of Wilhelmina models, and Ashley is starting out in her career as a model and is proving to be a complete natural.
In the morning session I covered studio lighting by looking at light & lighting equipment choices. At the end of my presentation, we moved into practical demonstrations of studio lighting including teaching a lighting setup which I learned from my dear friend, celebrity, advertising and fashion photographer Jerry Avenaim.
Once we perfected this setup, the attendees began shooting the models and created images they would then use in the afternoon workflow & re-touching session with Rodrigo.
Below are some studio shots I took during the workshop along with some behind the scenes shots of the students in action.
And we also talked about once you know the rules, you can break them to get different results.
In the afternoon, Rodrigo taught on workflow from capture to bridge, camera raw and professional retouching.
A enjoyable day draws to a close.
Tiffany. Gabriela, Liliana, Melissa, Don, Rodrigo, me, Rich, Edith, Rafael & Ashley.