I am so excited about this workshop. I am in the process of opening a home studio and I'm pretty confident in everything except lighting. It keeps me up at night and my confidence level drops when I think about it. I have very little natural light, so all I will have is studio lighting. I want to get it right in camera, not in post-production.
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Well, if you want to have proper lighting, you must use reflectors.
I watched every minute and purchased the course because Don explained lighting in a way I understood and my fear has been reduced by 90%. I can't wait to start using what I learned and rewatching the workshop, I know I will learn something else. THANKS Don and CL
I have purchased Zacarias course "foundation of a working photographer" and it's amazing, but I find some stuff here with Don that aren't mentioned by Zach, so I wonder weather it will be good for me to add this course to my purchase or have I better to buy the first course of Zach for a complete vision. I'm really afraid to have redundant information.
I also have the course of Sandy Puc because that's exactly the kind of photography I want : babies & families.
I'm confident about my camera settings skills with a bit of flash knowledge but I feel it's not enough to run a successful photography business.
What do you think? Thank you in advance.
A perfect opportunity to learn from the big guys, I think. I'm so grateful to be able to enjoy this opportunity!
I can't wait. ... I, just as so many others, am working towards and learning as much as I get the chance to, in order to be able to start - as well prepared as I can be - my own photography business. I've been bitten by the bug, and am still enjoying it every single day. Still every single day ... I am fascinated and (how do I say this) invigorated, or - maybe better said - It makes me happy, gives me joy, it fills my dreams, it touches on my fascination with electronics, technology, social awareness, networking, physics, chemistry, organisation-skills, in short everything in life is connected to photography, well in my life. In the meantime - since I picked up my first camera a few years ago, I haven't once stopped being utterly fascinated by the endless possibilities, being actively evolved with photography, has brought me, and is still going to bring me.
But I am a somewhat careful or hesitant person maybe, in the sense that I take a long time before I am confident enough to take the plunge to start with my own business. I still have a great deal to learn before I will be proficient enough to step up to potential clients knowing what I am, and what I'm worth. Apart from the fact I have very bad vision to where my clients are or could be. This is my greatest fear almost. Since that is the biggest / most important thing at first in starting a business ... making enough money to live and to grow as a business.
Again I can't wait to get started with Don Giannatti, and learn some beautiful insights in this enigma of lighting.
I also agree! I need help with lighting the most of everything! My studio doesnt have much natural light either! :(
I am in the same boat. I have complete confidence in my camera settings and understanding exposure, composition, etc but in the past when I have tried to learn lighting with my speedlight, I'm lost. Every class I've had just explains the flash settings and buttons, but not how to really *use* it or use it well. I'm not sure if this would be a good class for me where I'm at or if there is something else here at CreativeLIVE that would be more appropriate.
I'm hoping it is a good class. I agree with you, I know how to turn them on and how to get them to flash or not (I have continuous light softboxes, too). I need to see where they are set up and the results, not read or look at diagrams.