Monday, November 12, 2012
Posted by Dana at 11:31 PM
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Recently, I gave a program on light to a group of professional photographers in the Finger Lakes region of NY. Thanks to FJ Westcott and the coolest rep in the world, David Piazza, I was able to demonstrate the beauty of continuous lighting. The images were created with TD6 SpiderLites and for a few others, I used the new ICE lights. What a blast.
|Profile lighting is so easy when you can see your light.|
|This was photographed near a window and the ICE lights provided perfect fill.|
|More with the ICE Lights and ambient light in the background.|
|The ICE Lights really impressed me.|
Posted by Dana at 11:44 AM
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
For this Super Monday class, I had the pleasure to teach with my friend Stephanie Cunningham. The cool thing about it is the fact that she had attended a bunch of my workshops over the years, and now for the first time, she had a chance to teach. It's so rewarding to watch photographers grow and apply the things
they have learned.
they have learned.
Posted by Dana at 7:58 AM
Friday, September 21, 2012
Stephanie Cunningham, CPP
Dana Nordlund, Cr. Photog., CPP
This program will address the quest for light. Beautiful light is all around us, but sometimes, that light needs a gentle nudge to help it become beautiful on our subject. Steph will explore the nostalgia and romance of a vintage look image. See how to recreate this classic feel with studio strobes! Whether it’s a high key look or a film noir, we'll cover modifying your light to mimic stage lights, backdrops and styling for your subject. Post processing suggestions in photoshop will give your images some sparkle. Everything old is new again!
In Dana's part of the journey, we will make beautiful, soft light from many different situations. We will work with available light as well as add artificial light while keeping the look natural. We will learn the process working with reflectors, diffusion, flash, custom white balancing and hand held metering. We will be shooting outside (weather permitting), with and without flash, inside by window light and in a studio setting. It's all about the simple and effective mechanics of lighting. Join us as we search for beautiful light.
Posted by Dana at 5:16 PM
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Bringing photographic education to the masses without the use of Photoshop actions, that's what we're all about. On August 12, 2012, John Metcalfe and Dana Nordlund presented a workshop to the Southwestern New York Association of Professional Photographers (SNAPP). The event was held at the beautiful Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, NY.
|The theatre was truly way too classy for us, but we did our best to not wreck the place.|
|Dave Piazza from FJ Westcott demonstrates to toughness of the new ICE Light.|
|Even the front porch on this place was super cool.|
Posted by Dana at 10:06 AM
For most of the images, a 4 light set up was used. The quality of light was absolutely consistent throughout the day.
Posted by Dana at 9:40 AM