From the second we arrived in Vienna all we heard about were how dark the churches are and how hard they are to shoot in. Very old, very beautiful, but dark. Well, part of our workshop involved a shoot with a bride and groom in a church, which is great because then we get to problem solve stuff like tricky lighting situations etc. So we get there and it is one of the most light filled churches in Vienna! Oh well! But it still presented some interesting shooting issues that we were able to go over.
So I led a section of the shoot where we try and find interesting places to do portraits. Sometimes outside situations can be less than ideal- like it could be raining or freezing outside or whatever and you are forced to do your portraits in the church. This was fun because I asked everyone to look around and find out of the ordinary places to shoot portraits in. In the corner behind the altar there was this odd little nook that had these blocks of windows that presented a less than ideal situation- so of course I wanted to see what we could all produce! This was what I got out of it.
When Steve and I walked in the church the first thing we saw were these giant textured awesome doors! We knew we would make it back to them and shoot our bride & groom in front of them. I can't wait to see how everyone else saw this!
After shooting inside the church and at the doors we wandered down this path to see what was at the end... and there was a big field just waiting for us to shoot in it! A nice little present for Steve- he is a field loving fool! :)
I showed them how I see fields, mostly from me shooting really low and using things in the foreground to lead you into the frame.
As always, during our trip there was a big Canon vs Nikon debate, with me being out numbered for the most part- especially when it was me, Steve, Daniela and Wolfgang! This guy puts the 'gang' in Wolfgang let me just put that out there! He was ganging up on me and my poor little D3 all week! ;) So when we got to the work shop there was a guy (Robert) who was shooting with a D3, so I felt like I wasn't all alone in the world since Mike wasn't there to help fight off the D3 / Nikon haters! :P There were actually quite a few of us Nikon users in the bunch so I felt protected...!
At the end of the workshop they wanted to shoot me and Steve in the field- so I had to shoot them shooting us as well! I know Robert got some hilarious shots of us and I can't wait to see the rest! So send those in and I will add them to this post!
Thanks for having Steve and I over to talk about something we love so much! I can't wait for the next one!!