After Dark…

I can’t believe I’m just now blogging my images from my time at After Dark Education!  I was able to travel to Tucson, AZ in November for a few days.  I joined over 300 other photographers for lots of fun, LOTS of images taken, little sleep, and lots of learning.  If you’re a photographer and have never experience After Dark before I’d highly recommend it.  It truly is an experience like  non other!  This was my second time, and I’m already looking forward to the next time.  I worked primarily with Jordan Chan and Beth Forester.  I also got to spend time with Chuck Arlund doing an image critic.  I chose to focus a large part of my energy while I was there on learning more about OCF (off camera flash) and seniors.   The beauty with OCF is that it can allow you to shoot in little to no light, or to overcome the sun and shoot when you typically wouldn’t due to too much light.  I got to work with both settings, and am excited to continue to learn and create some more images.  In fact just last night I found the perfect spot for a senior shoot in the dark!  Now, I just to wait for it to warm up a bit… shooting in the dark in 20 degree weather doesn’t sound too fun!

These first images were set up by Beth Forester at one of her classes I attended.  The first image shows how you can use OCF to overpower the sun.  The second image is without lights as you can see it gives it a totally different feel.The next 4 images show again how you’re able to overpower the sun using OCF.  These are all shots that I composed and shot myself during our sessions.

And, now we’ve moved inside and are using the OCF to balance out the lack of light.  These shots were all done during a session with Jordan Chan.  We set everything up and he critiqued and helped us figure out what we needed to do differently.

 Spokane, WA Senior Photographer

If you’d like to be apart of one of my fun OCF shoots I have planned make sure you apply to be a Senior Model with Creatively Yours Seniors.  All my senior models will be the first to take part in all my creative shoots this year!

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  • Looks like you had an amazing time!! These images are awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • omgosh! I love this share!!! what a cool workshop to attend. I’ll have to keep my eye out for this to some to sd!! love the outdoor ones! gorgeous work!ReplyCancel

  • love these. i need to get to AD this year!ReplyCancel

  • so jealous you were able to go to AD!!! nice work!!ReplyCancel

  • these are so fun! i love seeing all the cool things you guys did!!ReplyCancel

  • Such an awesome opportunity for an amazing experience, the photos that resulted are fantastic!!!ReplyCancel

  • Looks like this was definitely a workshop worth taking! Great work and LOVE that first image Kelly.ReplyCancel

  • Awesome use of OCF. Absolutely love that first shot.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa VanLeeuwen

    Wow, that is awesome! All those shots and different lighting scenarios. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • wow looks like so much fun!! love the first two especially :)ReplyCancel

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