I know, I know... it's been a while. There are no excuses, but in my defense I've been traveling like mad. I went to New York City, D.C., New York City and right now - Charlotte. This Tuesday, Andy and I will head to D.C. for the Military Photographer of the Year judging and then the D.C. Shoot Off.
In between my travels, I have been spending many hours at CCforP. During my time there, I have been working hard to teach my interns about lighting and studio work. We actually busted out our new Elinchrom lights and had some fun.
I showed them different lighting techniques and showed them that you have to know the rules to break the rules.
Here is the lighting set-up...
Last night, we launched the Visual Culture Awards "Picture Maker of the Year", Larry Louie's, exhibition. There was a great turn out and we all had a ton of fun. Larry gave a presentation, which featured his work from all over the world. Then...
Andy and I got up early and drove to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, which is located near Charlotte. I was invited by Dave Kelly to give a couple of lectures over the weekend. Dave and his wife, Peaches, have been more than accommodating and the conversation has been photo-tastic. Thanks Dave and Peaches!
Coincidentally, I got the privilege of talking to Nanine Hartzenbucsh. She's a really great photographer, who I clicked with instantly. This may be premature, but I think we may have a long-term friendship in the making. I hope so. Nanine, you are awesome!
The gardens were buzzing with photographers and vendors. It was fun. Andy got to talk tech-stuff with the Apple guys and I got to take in the sunshine and blossoms.
Today I gave a lecture on my military photography and tomorrow I will talk about portraiture. The room was full and everyone was interested. That's always a good combo for a successful presentation. LOL!
After all of that traveling, I'm pretty worn out. I think Andy is too. Andy and I don't mind crashing anywhere when we are sleepy, even hotels. Heck, hotels are great compared to tents and concrete floors we slept on during deployments. Did you know that the Hampton Inn features photography throughout their building? Pretty neat!
Good night for now and talk to you tomorrow.