Over the weekend I was a student of light, or more correctly, a student learning about better lighting technique. Two of the world’s leading voices on photography lighting (Joe McNally and David Hobby) were in town for a workshop and I arrived on Saturday ready to soak in all that I could.
My goal was to walk away with a few things I could put into practice in my photography and I met that goal. I’m going to experiment a bit with what I learned and end up creating better images than before.
Education should be an ongoing venture for photographers of any age, level of experience, or specialty. “What have you learned for me lately” is a very good question to ask any professional photographer when you’re making a decision to hire them.