A workshop to recollect! Such a unbelievable time in Estonia lately, with an exquisite group of photographers. Collectively we did a deep dive into all method of portraiture. Lighting was crafted, tales have been instructed! The workshop was organized and produced by Janne and Clarika, the intrepid duo who run kursille.com, a fixture within the instructing and pictures realm within the Baltic area. We collaborated on an intimate, hands-on lighting workshop referred to as The Look and Really feel of Gentle.
Nice work by our gifted photographers Gerhard, Lolá, Otto, Tarja, and Melissa who shaped a wonderful, visually attuned crew. A sampling of their collective work within the banner above.
And couldn’t have functioned with out Pasi! A Finland based mostly photographer, Pasi does pretty work and was a continuous vitality machine all week, serving to everybody within the workshop, together with me.
Manufacturing is essential to the success of any workshop, and Janne and Clarika organized a wonderful array of places and naturally our gorgeous, affected person, and enthusiastic expertise! Thanks exit to Iiris, Nitta, Julia, and Livo who have been simply terrific to work with. And we had the distinctive alternative to work within the lovely and historic Kuressaare Fort – because of all of the workers. We had a blast within the Angla Windmill Park and an amazing dinner – bonus. And due to the splendidly named Ku Kuu Restaurant, which not solely stored us fueled with terrific meals all week, however grew to become a stunning location for portraiture.
Enormous because of Profoto, who supported the workshop with unimaginable gear. We labored A sequence lights (lots!) and B sequence lights to good impact. The workshop groups absolutely utilized nearly every thing we had entry to, from the “Clic” type tender bins to bigger gentle shapers. The magnetic gels and grids for the A10, A2 models have been used relentlessly. Profoto has introduced some extremely easy-to-use lighting expertise to the picture world within the final a number of years, and has opened the door to stylish lighting outcomes with unbelievable transportable gear. Tip of the hat to them.
From the woods to the seaside, we labored relentlessly, capturing within the afternoon, criticizing within the morning. We solely had a crack at one sundown! Up north, right now of 12 months, the solar would not set till about 10:30pm! However we made essentially the most of it.
Our small-scale workshop was an amazing instance, for me, of the picture neighborhood at massive. Completed photographers, spending per week honing expertise and searching for the following stage of their work. This stays, on the finish of the day, a lifelong ardour and quest for excellence.
Estonia…didn’t disappoint. Great nation, welcoming folks. An excellent week.
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