The Studio at CCforPWe've been doing to major facelifts throughout the Center - including the white cyc wall studio. We resurfaced the backside with a fresh coat of gray paint and hit the others areas with some white paint too. At CCforP, we wanted to usher in the new year with a new look and a fresh attitude. We are offering new and unique classes in a quality-fun environment. In keeping with that resolution, we'll be hosting a new type of program called Open Studio with Amelia Phillips-Hale. This class offers you the ability to shoot what you want in the studio with a tutor, Amelia, on hand to assist you in any way. Each shooter will sign up for a 30-minute time slot, and then may observe the remainder of the shooters as they work. You may also sign up as an observer only, which means you may come to watch and learn while everyone else shoots with a tutor. These sessions are to provide you with access to all the studio equipment, and a professional to assist you with your project. You may photograph whatever you choose, and use any of the lighting equipment available at the Center.
Personally. I have a blast whenever I get a chance to shoot in the studio. There's nothing more fun, then setting up some lights, creating a set and making good pictures.
Yesterday, I had to opporunity to photograph some very wonderful children. They were enthusiastic, curious and willing participants.
They made my job easy, since they knew the final outcome would be worth it. In order to get them moving, we played games like 'Simon Says' and Red-Light-Green-Light'. We all enjoyed ourselves. I got down on their level and let them do their thing. I prefer to photograph the moments as they happen, instead of over-posing. I try to keep them within the light I've created and that's about it. The rest is all them.
Here are a few shots from yesterday!
With the help of Amelia's Open Studio tutoring, you can make pictures like this too. It's fun and rewarding! Don't worry about gear. We have quality easy-to-use lighting from Manfrotto's Elinchrom. All you need is a camera, lens and open mind.