Workshop Preview: Head in the Clouds

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I had a fantastic time at the two-day workshop I hosted this weekend — I was really honored to have it sold out even though I announced it with less than a month’s notice. Even with that, people still came from all over North America. We spent a lot of time working on themes of using new techniques and expanding old ones to push yourself and keep your work fresh and exciting, so that it doesn’t feel like work at all. We started Day 2’s Shootshop with Brandon, and I wanted to show off that one of the purposes of a flash composite wasn’t just power, but the way that you can use it to shape light with a dramatic falloff. Somehow I managed to focus my Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 while staring directly into the sun.

Lens: Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 AIS
Camera: Nikon D3s

Paul Rowland - I saw this image last night on facebook and meant to comment…this is ridiculously awesome. The lighting & awesome blue tones in it are signature Brenizer.

coin22 - Ubelievable quality – I am your fan !

Joe dantone - This is amazing. It just goes to show that even a speedlight in super bright conditions can be used to light a subject and actually be a nice smooth and soft light and have a really great fall off to kick. I guess it truly comes down to how you utilize the lights instead of the price and how big the lights are.

Kieran - Fantastic shot!

Sara - Impressive.. Thank you for never thinking about photography from within the box..

alex - Love the light! Very cool effect!

Marcin - Wow, this is kind of lighting i love ;)