After Dark Photography Education – St Louis, MO – 2014

After Dark Photography Education - St Louis - 2014

After Dark is one of the very best experiences to learn more about photography, whether technique or business or to be inspired. Not quite a convention, it's more of a slightly-anarchic experience. It's hard to describe really, but ask anyone who has attended, and they will all rave about it, myself included. The  Read more inside...

overpowering the sun with off-camera flash – what are my settings?

off-camera flash / speed light - overpowering the sun - what are my settings?

Teaching a class on using off-camera flash at a photography convention, I took a group of attendees outside on the street with two models. Then I stepped them through the thought-process in how to get to your basic, fail-safe, works-everytime settings for off-camera flash. We specifically  Read more inside...

After Dark Photography Education – St Louis, MO – 2013

After Dark Photography Education - St Louis, MO - 2013

Anyone who regularly followed the Tangents blog during the past year or so, will know that I've raved about the After Dark events that I attended (and presented at). In my opinion, After Dark is the best (and most fun) learning experience that I've encountered. If you want more details about After Dark: -  Read more inside...

After Dark Photography Education – Charlotte, NC – 2012

After Dark Photography Education – Charlotte, NC –  2012 The recent After Dark event in Charlotte was the third time that I attended as a presenter. As you may well guess from my previous blog posts about After Dark Education events, I loved it!  A crazy-hectic-fun time. So much to do and learn and take part in. It is in my opinion the best opportunity for any photographer to  Read more inside...

After Dark Photography Education – Dallas, TX – 2012

After Dark Photography Education - Dallas, TX - 2012

I've raved here about the After Dark photography conventions before, as being the best photography convention / learning experience that I've attended. So it is with great pleasure that I did several presentations at the After Dark event in Dallas, TX during Feb 27 -29, 2012. I even expanded the range of topics I  Read more inside...

favorite images – After Dark Edu – Charlotte, NC – 2011

favorite images - After Dark Edu - Charlotte, NC - 2011

As a mentor and presenter at the recent After Dark Education events in Charlotte, (much like what happens at any workshop or seminar that I present), I didn't get to shoot much. I feel it is more important to let the people that are attending, get the time with fingers-on-the-camera's-controls. But I did get to  Read more inside...

After Dark photography education – Charlotte, NC – 2011

After Dark photography education - Charlotte, NC - 2011

This striking portrait is of Britney, one of the number of models that are at this, the current After Dark photography convention. Regular followers of the Tangents blog will easily recognize the lighting as being a video light. In this case, I reverted to the Lowel ID-light because it creates a stronger beam of  Read more inside...

After Dark photography education – Cincinnati, OH – 2011

After Dark photography education - Cincinnati, OH - 2011

In an earlier post I mentioned how impressed I was with After Dark's workshops & seminar series in Las Vegas. I was invited by Dave Junion to teach at the Cincinnati venue this past week as one of the Mentors.  I presented 4 seminars and shooting sessions, and another impromptu demonstration late the one  Read more inside...

After Dark photography education

After Dark photography education

This photograph was taken at one of the stations at the After Dark workshops in Las Vegas. Two strip lights on either side, freezing this Cirque du Soleil performer doing jumps on his board. Pretty wild, I think. "Pretty wild" would also sum up the entire three day experience of attending the After Dark workshop, if I had to go by  Read more inside...