Join us February 16th at 7 pm for Cliff Lawson’s Presentation, “Fantastic Portraits with One…OK, Maybe Two Speedlights”. You will learn how to get that flash OFF the camera to take better people images. We will discuss how to balance your flash with outdoor ambient so you do not get that “flashy” look.
We will start with just one light, add a reflector and then add a second speed light. You will also learn how various inexpensive – and some more expensive – modifiers can make a huge quality improvement in speed light portraits. Cliff’s website is http://www.CliffLawson.com
I have been involved with photography as a hobby since college days. After retirement in 2003, I needed something to do and took up the hobby seriously. As you may have remembered for my previous visit last fall, I started doing a lot of swim photography and that led to people wanting portrait work.
I joined the PPA and through that organization attended several multi-day classes from Fuzzy Duenkel, Don Chick, and Darton Drake. All accomplished portrait photographers. Supplementing that with information from the web – specifically, David Hobby and Joe McNally, I really studied lighting. Both outdoors and studio. I knew this was the way to distinguish myself from all the natural photographers flooding the marketplace.
Now, I have a successful portrait business – mostly High School Seniors, but lots of families as well. I also do well with corporate headshots by going to their location and setting up a traveling studio.
Through the PPA, I am a Certified Professional Photographer and did receive my Master Photographer degree at the annual PPA convention in Nashville on February 3, 2015.