Monday, April 26, 2010

Observations From the Model Show

Yesterday's Women of Perfection convention was a great success! Congratz to my friend, Moses Marquez, and his crew, for putting together a terrific event. The big room with all the models and attendees was packed! Somehow, I never managed to go into that room. Go figure, right?

The workshop I hosted, I think, went quite well. Those who attended seemed to be having a good time and, hopefully, I passed on some tips and advice that will help them with their pretty girl shooting. Moses, the event's promoter, provided us with an awesome model, Maureen Chen.

Here's a couple of observations:

First, the majority of the photographers in attendance were hobbyists. The majority of those hobbyists also appeared to have better gear than I do! Leastwise, when it comes to cameras and glass and speedlites. What's with that???

I discovered I really enjoy running a workshop. It has re-invigorated my goal to start producing them. I was even semi-prepared! I had an outline AND a two-page handout! How's that for being a quasi professional instructor? While I didn't snap a single image--didn't want to horn in on the shooting time of those attending--I thought I played the role of photo-coach (during the shooting portion of the workshop) fairly well.

Anyway, thanks again, Moses! Had a super time. Looking forward to the next one.

The gratuitous eye-candy at the top is Devon from some time back. Snapped it at a location house in Huntington Beach, CA. Keeping platinum blonde hair from blowing-out is always a bitch. Just sayin.


RandJ-Photo said...

The difference between amateurs and pros, amateurs have better paying jobs and can afford the better equipment.

jimmyd said...


Hah! Ain't that the truth. Especially these days!

D.L. Wood said...

"What's with that???"

They have their ego at the end of their arm and they think better equipment make them a better photographer.

You know it doesn't.