Good Morning Everybody,
We left California at noon and landed safe and sound back in Kentucky last evening about 7:30p.m. and were on our home turf in less than an hour. I went right to work charging batteries and pulling the gear together for tomorrow's wedding to be sure I had everything during our brief hometown layover.
We've repacked the bags and are heading to Detroit in just an hour. It’s not much time home before we head out again but the wedding celebration weekend should be tremendous. Next week slows down a bit and we'll catch our breath then.
The Request Line Is Open
I mentioned yesterday that today I was looking for a little input from our DPT readers on a few upcoming projects. Here is the deal. I recently had a meeting with Matt Kloskowski, Director of Education for Kelby Media, and all around super-nice guy about topics for a series of upcoming Kelby Training videos.
We are planning to get together in early 2011 and produce a few more "David Ziser" training videos. I couldn't be more excited. I'm thrilled with the feedback my current six training videos received on Kelby Training making them some of the most popular on-line.
Matt was looking for topics for the next series of training videos and though I have several topics in mind, I'd like to hear from you guys and girls with your suggestions.
Here are a few of my ideas:
1 - Composition Made Easy: Learning To See Differently
In this video I plan to show five easy, repeatable techniques to compose your images for for maximum impact. To many times we find ourselves in similar shooting situations months later and just aren't able to produce the results we produced months earlier.
What's going on? What do we need to do, or more importantly, what do we need to see to produce results consistently? This video will give you your visual roadmap to more exciting images.
2 - Photographing Couples: Showing The Love
Photographing couples is more that just taking a couple to a park and shooting away. What do you need to do to make your images capture the feelings between the couple? It's a combination of many things - great lighting, sensitive camera technique, and romantic directing of the couple.
This video will show you how to do just that. The result will be a collection of images your clients will fall in love with. And, you will have a great time shooting.
3 - Photographing With Wide Angle Lenses: The Wider The Better
Wide angle lenses can bring a dramatic look to your photographs when used properly. But, they can also cause some nasty distortion to the subject if we are not careful. Wide angle lenses are still a powerful tool in our photographic arsenal that allow us to create some very exciting images.
4 - Getting Your Best Photographs In Dramatic Locations: and the Not So Dramatic Locations
Sure, great locations make for great photographs. This training session is not necessarily about wedding photography. It's about creating the dramatic portrait too. I'll show you how to create an exciting image in some awesome locations but I'll also show you how by using the same visual techniques you can create great images in not so dramatic locations too.
Anyway, that gives you and idea of what I'm thinking about. What topics would you like me to discuss in my upcoming series of training videos? How do you feel about the titles I've suggested here?
I sure would like to get your input. Why not take a few minutes and give me your feedback in the "Comments section" below.
Hey everybody, that's it for me today. We head to Detroit in just a few minutes so I've got to get moving.
Have a great weekend and I'll see you next week.