woods canyon lake

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.

  samples //

a7III - Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 >> 35mm - 1/160 - f/7.1 - ISO 100

a7III - Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 >> 75mm - 1/200 - f/2.8 - ISO 100

a7III - Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 >> 34mm - 1/80 - f/5.6 - ISO 100

a7III - Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 >> 75mm - 1/160 - f/2.8 - ISO 100

a7III - Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 >> 28mm - 1/400 - f/8 - ISO 100

a7III - Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 >> 75mm - 1/3,200 - f/2.8 - ISO 100