On Saturday I spent the day with Oat and Nelson on their Off-Camera-Flash workshop. Now this was definitely something different for me… a devout landscaper. However it’s been something that I’ve been watching with interest for a while… in fact ever since Oat (aka HangingPixels) went to the “dark side” and crossed from being a landscaper into a photographer that photographs chicks in their underwear.
When I turned up clutching my tripod like a security blanket, it wasn’t long before these staunch Canon shooters started paying out on the “Nikon Guy”. However this didn’t phase me… those Canon guys can jibe me all they want…. water off a duck’s back!
Anyway, what can I say about the workshop… it was fantastic. Nelson (aka NellyPro) and Oat really know their stuff, and after browsing their portfolio’s, their experience in off-camera-flash was very apparent. I totally enjoyed the day. Not only did they de-mystify off-camera-flash, but the location shoots were a blast and made me really want to start experimenting a bit more with this type of shooting.
The ballet dancer (Emma) that I photographed a few weeks back has agreed to come out on location and do some modelling with me, so I have some pretty clear ideas of how I would like to incorporate off-camera-flash into my landscape and night photography work. Watch this space.
In the meantime, for any of you Aussie photographers, if you are at all considering a workshop to improve your skills, then I would highly recommend this workshop. If you want to reach these guys you can email Oat or email Nelson.
Check out this video that I made of the day. This should give you a feel for the fun we had on Saturday.