Review: David Ziser Digital Wake-up Call Seminar

David Ziser is currently on tour with his Digital Wake Up Call Seminar. Last night he was in Tampa, and I went to see his presentation.

I’ll be honest and tell you that I’ve never actually been to this sort of seminar before. Occasionally, a big-name photographer will pass through Tampa running some sort of seminar and I’ll toss around the idea of going to see it… but usually I pass. I’ve been a fan of David’s work for some time and so I decided to lose my virginity with his seminar. (more…)

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Santa Fe Workshop, Part 3

Location, location, location”¦ after a great first day in studio and a bombardment of lighting know-how from Joe it was time for us to go on location. Our class of fourteen was divided into four teams of three and a team of two. Tuesday’s location was a Masonic Temple in downtown Santa Fe, this place reminded me of the set of The Shining, a big kitchen, a ballroom and except for us, not a soul around, yet plenty of interesting places to shoot. Wednesday’s location was a beautiful bed & breakfast just outside of Santa Fe, located on an eleven-acre horse farm. As I took a brief break, I looked out over the farm and off in the distance was a wall of snow-capped mountains, just beautiful. (more…)

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The Santa Fe Workshops, Part 1

Last year, my boss tells me that there is money in the budget for training, would I be interested in taking advantage of it? Let’s see, it took about 1/1000 of a second for me to answer – YES! So I immediately logged onto the Santa Fe Workshop web site to see when the next Joe McNally class was being held, the last week of February, perfect, I found my training! I’d like to start off by saying, it’s amazing that you can shoot professionally for almost thirty years and think you know it all, (more…)

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