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Graz "Lebring" Workshop

Thank you PixelMaker "Robert Sommerauer" for being our host at the last workshop for this season in Austria. What a fantastic tour it has been.  The workshop shop was held in Lebring, Austria which is just outside of Graz. Graz is the second largest city in Austria.

This was a two day workshop, the first day involved the theory aspects of light and my approach to crafting an image using flash. The second day was spent on location with students shooting at a wonderful castle applying what they learned.  I would run around the castle helping solve students lighting issues or problem the encountered.

This is Eva, she's a fabulous photographer in Vienna and a return student to the workshops.  Eva attended one of my workshops 2 years ago in Linz, actually about 40% of the students attending this year were returning students!  I was very honored to have so many returning to the workshops, it's fun to visit with former student and hear how the first workshop helped them.

The photo of Eva was created with my Ripstop nylon taped to a glass door.  Here is the set up.

In this next photo, I placed a strobe outside of a window with a full CTO gel in order to simulate late afternoon light.

In the photo below you will see the effect of slowing or "dragging" the shutter to include more ambient light. The from left to right, the shutter speeds are 1/250, 1/125, 1/60 and 1/30. As you drag the shutter, the shadows open and produce a less contrast image.

After dinner the first night I demonstrated the use of a ring flash to open up shadows. The lighting of this photo below was a grid as my key "main" light, another grid with CTO as my hair or separation light, another light on the background and a "Round Flash" ring light on the camera.

Here are some of the students work as well as the activity on location during our shoot at the castle.

 

Thanks to everyone for attending this workshop, and once again a very special thank you my good friend Eric Krugl!