Studio Work with Michael Lau

25th October 2012
As you know my first passion like many enthusiast photographers is landscapes. But, that is not to say I'm not interested in other aspects of photography. I'll be the first to admit I have absolutely no clue about studio photography and the use of lighting systems...at least I didn't until recently.

As a birthday gift I received a Studio Photography workshop session with Nottingham based photographer Michael Lau. The session included the basic principles of studio lighting and the opportunity to work with a model with our own cameras. It quickly became apparent to me that the technical aspects of lighting and how it interacts with the camera system you use isn't actually that difficult to understand...the hardest part is perhaps having the creativity of mind and the ability to communicate your thoughts to the model.

Thankfully the model Michael used in our session, Jess, didn't require too much prompting and although I certainly wasn't a natural at direction, I was able to capture some nice shots.

Michael himself was extremely friendly and full of knowledge that he couldn't wait to impart on his clients. He was also willing to provide feedback on post-processing after the workshop. He regularly runs workshops through his Photo Academy and I'll almost certainly call upon his services again in the future. He's not a bad photographer either!

Here are a few of the images I took of Jess from the session. Model courtesy of Michael Lau Photography.






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