Yesterday was the first official Ten Eyck Tuesday Workshop at my studio in Hartford- and it was a BLAST! Big super props go to my friend and fellow photographer Robin Dini and her husband Frank, aka THE FRANKNESS for being so much fun to work with!
My next all day Ten Eyck Tuesday workshop is scheduled for TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4TH! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the studio at 860-906-1993 to sign up- class size is limited to only THREE spots
Also- I have some spots open for models so if you are interested, call or email me! This list is booking up FAST so get on it!
We started the day with a review of the basics of what makes a good image- and introduced some more sophisticated image making concepts to get everyone thinking about this before going out and shooting...Robin shot these next two during the class
I limit the class size to only three people so that everyone gets plenty of personal instruction and discussion time- here are the ladies of the day: Val, Eileen and Claudia
OK so i use my hands a lot when I talk...Robin and Mike were dogging me out about this as they were trying to get some decent pictures of me but I just kept flailing around! Here I am demonstrating how to play the bongos
Enter.....the talent! Mr. and Mrs. Dini! While at this location at Riverside Park in Hartford, I was showing them that there is always a place to do some intimate close ups and to create the lighting situations you want despite the bright craziness of high noon- which is exactly when we were shooting!
Here Miss Eileen changes it up by changing her perspective while shooting- she got a really great shot of this, I hope she posts it on her blog! (hint, hint)
See the thing about shooting Robin is, it is all about her GRILL!! This girl just loves to laugh, as do I, so of course we LOVE hanging out and just laughing!
I caught a rare, quiet moment with Robin in between us laughing! I love it!
Now I have been driving under this overpass for YEARS and have always wanted to go up and shoot here...so why not? I knew it would create some really dynamic shooting conditions but also introduce some challenges as well - super bright crazy light with really no escape....it was a big hit with the ladies- they got some crazy good shots here!
Check them out working it- we were really seeing what different lenses do for the same situation and it was pretty cool
Who doesn't like a little foreground action?
Eileen is rocking her shot of Robin here
So the longer view of the overpass was pretty cool- but man, turn to the side and WHAT??? This was a cool location to really illustrate how exposing differently for an image can dramatically change the whole feel of each picture
We extended our shooting time by going to this cool tunnel in Hartford where Mike and I shot our clients Jessica and Eric a few months back- here Claudia is working her angle
Enter....THE FRANKNESS! I just LOVED shooting this guy! He was so comfortable in front of the camera, many thanks to Mrs. Dini for breaking him is for our shoot- it certainly helps to have your wife be a professional photographer ;)
Miss Val McCormick aka the new Butterfly QUEEN! :) Shooting it up!
Love this shot of Frank as he was being photographed by the ladies
Meet the cast: Miss Val McCormick
Miss Eileen Broderick- her eyes are just amazing!!
The super sarcastic Claudia of Fabuluxe Photography
Mrs. Robin Dini!
The Frankness! aka Frank Dini!
So after our shoot we went back to my studio and I made a big dinner while everyone downloaded their images and picked their favorites for our critique. This was another one of my goals for myself- to cook more- and I really loved bustling around the kitchen making rice & beans, tortilla soup and corn muffins for the crew! Great shot Robin!
Here my littlest one, Miss Georgie, was Mommy's helper and did such a great job making the corn muffins! It's a family affair at Ten Eyck Tuesdays! Great shot Robin!