what makes this special you ask? Well, let me tell you this Special edition we are bringing in the instructors who are teaching each segment, and it is really exciting to be able to actually catch up with them, talk to them a little bit about what's been going on and what they taught on Photo Week. It's really interesting to get that kind of behind the scenes perspective. So it's been really fun this week to be able to do that. My name is Sandy's, By the way. I don't think I introduced myself, so I'm gonna be hanging out with you watching it all day long, all week long. In fact, as we go through this rebroadcast today, we are going toe have we're going to start out the day right with Mr Scott, Robert Lim, who was teaching crazy stupid wedding light. Then we're gonna go with profitable pricing with Jared Bahman, self publishing with the blurb with Dan Milner and then finishing up the day with anatomy of an epic photo shoot with Benjamin von Wang. It's an exciting, exciting day that we a...
re doing today eso I am about ready to get started. Let's go ahead and start out the day, though with a little look at the highlights from photo weeks. Let's go ahead and check out those highlights, so be cool being weird. But with everything you dio everything that's just weird and strange. I want you to just keep asking yourself why Maybe even like almost underneath it and I'll show you something. I hope it comes out. Okay, you see what happened here, right? I went below table level. And if I again if I can lose this horizon line, that kind of almost looks like it's floating in air ones. Find that minimum focus distance and create an image using that minimal focus distance, and we'll get something that's very unique. Okay, so So there's our minimum distance. How about you're looking out the window again when I'm making headshots happen for people? I work off the color in their eyes or the colors in their hair. So for May, you could look straight at my face and say, blues, greens, purples file. It's grays. Or you could work with the color tons of my hair, which would be something like what you see here so you can ask the subject to bring whites, beiges and every Start with 10 of your favorite photographs. And then when you find something, when you produce something, you've got this gorgeous light. You've got this beautiful photograph. Take one of the town that you don't like us much and replace it as you flip over our brochure. This image right there is a real size eight by 10. So it's by far like an impact image, like when you're going through mailers, you're getting a relayed by 10. I will not wait for inspiration. I will search for it. So the important thing here is that if you just sit around and wait, then you're never going to know what to photograph. You're gonna feel panicked. Your clients will be very upset with you because you won't be prepared like I'm not telling you this. So then you please your client. I'm telling you this in the new liver. Really happy life. So I just love seeing all the highlights. It just reminds me of the things that we were able to. It was such a crazy week. We had over 40 instructors teaching 100 and 50 different classes, 150 hours of classes on three different channels was such a big week with so many of the folks that I love to learn from. So I had a great time, and I hope that you guys did as well. If you did watch it if he didn't, this is your opportunity to check out some of photo week. So we're going to start out this day, I think on the right foot. Ah, he is one of my favorites. I remember I've hosted one of his workshops and really, really enjoyed it. He is fun. He is smart. And he is someone who can really break down light into a approachable, practical way that you can actually use it in the real world. So I'm excited to bring on our first interview of the day. Mr. Scott. Robert Lim Scott. How you doing? Hey, I doing? I'm doing great. Good. Get good. So good to see you. Love the backdrop looking very. Thank you. Im issue. Guys, I wish I was there, you know. Oh, man, I know we miss you too. Eso tell us a little bit about your course from food a week. Crazy stupid wedding like, yeah, I had a chance to give riel easy ways and how to create and techniques and how to create great light during a wedding. Because a lot of people are afraid of student a wedding because there's Yeah, you know, the environments are unpredictable. You don't know where you're gonna be from minute to minute. But how do you create great light within these chaotic parameters? And that's what I kind of go over. I kind of go over some things that work for me, you know, for a decade. And I kind of share those tips and tricks that I've learned along the way. Yeah, it was really, really cool. Eso We're excited for people to be able to see it now. I want to talk to you really quick. I actually haven't asked you this. Usually we talk about lighting and our own work, and we're like, this is so super awesome. This is really amazing. This is just ridiculously cool. You call it crazy, Stupid. Why do you tell your lighting? Crazy? Stupid. I'm sorry. Go low. Is that what you call your lighting? Crazy? Stupid. Well, actually, I coulda ripped it off from ah movie title crazy, stupid love. And I really, really liked that movie. And then, hey, crazy, stupid light that I like that and that just stuck with May. And I think people kind of gravitated to it. And so it's kind of kind of owned it now. So I love it because, I mean, it actually describes your process really well. Like your process is just very mechanical and simple and straightforward so that you can really do it practically in any situation. At least that's what I picked up from hosting your first workshop, which was crazy. Stupid light. Do you want to talk just a little bit about that? That was our one of our first workshops that we shot in San Francisco. And it was I having. Yeah, I had a great time on crazy Stupid light. Quite frankly, I think if I I couldn't have done that workshop any better if you had me going and do it again, I don't think I could have done it better than I did those three days. It was very magical. Um, and I love you know, what was great was working with, um, the students that were there and seeing their progression from, you know, completely afraid to actually getting up there and managing three four lights in one shot in front of, like, 50,000 people. Uh, that was really ah, joy for me to see at how much they progressed in a short amount of time. Yeah, absolutely. Well, and even more than getting the shot right sometimes getting it in one shot like yes, well, using the formulas and setting up So that on the first shot, Yeah, that was their final exam. Um, I I said, you know, and it was like, Hey, you're gonna have to get up here and do it in one shot and they all knocked it out of the park. I mean, my requirement was three lights with some people were using, like, five lights, and it was crazy. It really was. And that was I mean, I loved it cause you were using very simple lights. Manual lights, you know, inexpensive triggers. Nothing that was, like crazy, crazy, expensive. It was just the simple stuff that gets the work done when you understand how it works. I think that's my philosophy in regards. Delighting equipment is that you don't need a lot of fancy stuff. Just, you know, understand. Having knowledge is more important than having fancy gear. And that's kind of like my whole philosophy on things. I love it. All right, so let's talk about the philosophy that you shared in your next course, which was think, like a 10-K wedding shooter. Oh, yeah. Um, that waas You know this really my story on how I became $1000 wedding photographer to a $10, wedding photographer and how, you know, I started with nothing and then created a luxury brand with my wedding photography and allowing me to charge on, you know, four times market value. Um, and a lot has to go in. There is not only technique, but it's a lot of belt business. And it's a lot about our personal growth and all those things. And so it was a tremendous workshop. I really loved that workshop as well. Yeah, and I think that's something that a lot of artists in particular struggle with Is that self doubt that doesn't allow them to actually value themselves where they are. So do you have any thoughts? And maybe, you know, I actually didn't get chance to watch that one. So I'm really excited to see it at some point. But, uh, do you have any thoughts on how to kind of overcome that and really start to value yourself where you should be? You know what I think? It's kind of a two step process and where you have to constantly try to improve your skills. And then when you improve your skills and people are booking you on a regular basis, then you can start to raise your rates. And what happens is we get comfortable once we start. You know, looking are 24 weddings a year, Uh, trying to kind of like to have that book to your in advance and that we don't take chances with our pricing and so forth. And so there's this kind of okey dokey plateau that we kind of run into once we kind of start getting our business point. But then we don't take it further because we're afraid to risk what we've already achieved. But, hey, band life is not like that. Life is always kind of going forward and taking risks, and even when you're at the top of your game. You still need to take risks and grow love that love it so much. Eso talking about being at the top of the game. Let's bring it back to the beginning. What are some of the things you wish you had known when you first got started out, That would have helped you kind of speed through that process a little faster. Ah, yeah. You know, I think, uh, one point, I kind of, uh, told this my Kim Kardashians story. Ah, and think like a 10-K went dark. So if you haven't seen that video to check it out, I'll talk. Tell you about my Kim Kim Kardashian story. And what if they basically was about was fear. Um, And if I could do things all over again, I would definitely take more chances with my career and not be so afraid of just trying things. Don't be afraid to fail. And I think that's the one thing that I've learned is to always push yourself. And even when you're doing really well, you still have to push yourself. It doesn't You know, we think like OK, you know what? Once I start making X amount life will be hunky Dorie and everything's gonna be fine. Well, guess what? That's not true. Every point of your career, you're going to reach a point where you're gonna have to continually stretch yourself, especially if you want to be successful. In this world. You want to be an R POTUS. We're always pushing and striving, and so we can't get away from risking and failing. It's just part of the growing process. Beautiful idea, Really quick. What are some of the most common questions that you hear from people and ah, and your answers to them? Yeah. You know, the Books Commons question, I think, is a lot on how toe control your flash. And I you know, I can't do it in a couple minutes, but if you get my crazy, stupid light video I workshop like, totally go over that and that is because flash is very hard to understand because it's a burst of light, a burst of instantaneous light, and we're not usedto understanding on how to control that. Ah, and so that's and we should learn how to do it instead of just avoiding it. Um, and I think that's the key thing is to kind of tackle your ears and to every photographer should learn how to manage their their flash. Beautiful. I love it. All right, So let's talk about what is new with Scott. Robert Lim. What's your big what kind of projects we're doing right now? What do you have to be? Oh, yeah, I'm still continuing to develop lighting products, and I've got some new ideas and some new products that are about to be released. That one that's been very popular. I actually introduced it on crazy stupid light eyes, the triple mouth, but I finally got it produced, and this has been going really well. Um, but also, other than that, what I think is a great companion to creative live workshops is the rial hands on workshops, and I'm doing one in London in August, and I'm doing one in New York City in September that are still open. And I think I left those because down I get the real hands on so we have the head knowledge. But how do we take that head knowledge and apply it and make it work in the real world? And that's what I love doing is thes live workshops to So I can Work hands on with people. Fantastic. Well, I can attest, folks, that if you do get the opportunity, take the opportunity to hang out with Scott and learn from him in person. Not only is he an amazing instructor, as you can see from from our creativelive productions, he's also just a great guy and a lot of fun to hang out with. So absolutely check that out. Working people find out about those. Just go to scott. Robert photography dot com. Perfect. All right, well, thank you. Thank you so much for joining us. Taking the time out of your day to talk to us today again. We we miss you. We love having you here and hopefully we'll see again. Really soon. Thank you, Scott. All right, everybody. So go ahead and check out. Scott. Rubber limbs. Crazy. Stupid Wedding light from Photo week
Internationally acclaimed, master photographer, Scott Robert Lim (Photog Cr. AOPA) was awarded the prestigious 2009 WPPI Kodak Award and was inducted into WPPI’s Society of Excellence and has earned an Accolade of Outstanding Photographic Achievement by one of the world’s
Thank you! I really enjoyed this course and found it extremely insightful and very useful in a "real life situation" kind of way - and as one just starting out professionally, I can't tell you how much I appreciate that :) I have done workshops and seen a course or two where the instructor really didn't seem to be speaking to my level, but at a level that I have yet to achieve. When that has happened I found it very hard to follow along. But Scott you are so wonderful! Your delivery and instruction are both on point, and I practiced what you were sharing at home right along with you when I was watching the video and was pleased with the results. Thank you for providing information that I could begin using right away in a real setting and truly benefit from. This is by far my favorite Creative Live course that I have taken to date!
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Scott is in LOVE!!!! Ive watched many of Creative live's presentations. This fella not only has a great love for the craft, but his life story just smacked me in the face and woke me up! He enjoys the blessing of what he has been given in life... even the bad, and made gourmet dinners when hes given much and made lemonade when given lemons. But, in all cases he has moved forward in a positive direction and attitude. At twice his age, he inspires me to be better as a photographer and as a person.
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Great class! Thanks so much, Scott. I love your enthusiasm and tips for great lighting. Awesome! :)