background // David Lloyd (davidlloydphoto.com) hosted a 'Model in the Woods' workshop, focused on traditional model lighting in an outdoor setting.
quick take // The instruction on using strobes and modifiers to setup Rembrandt lighting was thorough. David guided the group through the steps to find background exposure, use a light meter to set flash strength for a balanced image, position the lights to control facial shadows, and coach the model through the (long) process. Keely did a fantastic job modeling despite contradictory instruction coming from a handful of photographers at the same time. I still enjoy being more mobile and trying to work creatively with natural light, but this expanded my understanding of how to get great lighting across a face, something that is impotant no matter the light sorce. The lake and overlook locations were fantastic as well, inspired me to go check out more Arizona parks.