Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Visiting Artist!

If you remember from my previous blog, my Photography professor from Jacksonville University had invited me to come in to her studio class as a visiting artist. I was really stoked to come in today and talk about my photography business to the class, as well as share some tips on how to start one (ie-website, blog, getting the right lens and photo-editing softwares). I also had the chance to share the Trash the Dress idea to everyone and passed around the pictures I took of Hana trashing her gown in the cornfield. I also shared with the class about another hot trend going on right now, which is Senior girls trashing their own prom dresses. Although my session with Scarlett back in December was more of like a Glamour session, it can very well pass as a prom dress trashing ;-)

Professor Ginger's studio class rocks!! Everyone was so nice, and I can tell that photography is their passion as well :) It feels good to be able to share my passion with everyone who appreciates it :) God is so good to have put people in my life to help and support me when I was just starting out, and the least I could do is do the same to others that are just starting out as well. Maybe I get to speak in a seminar/workshop one day ;-) For now, one step at a time. Speaking of workshops, there's one in October that I would like to attend. It's the Image X Workshop in New Orleans, but it is just a wishful thinking as of right now. I know for sure that one of my goals for 2009 is to attend fun seminars around the country, maybe Vegas or Miami--anywhere fun and educational!

Enjoy the pictures below!

Professor Ginger's Studio class:

The class and I goofing off:

Professor Ginger is so sweet to level with my height (I'm still very short even with high heels on!):

By the way, since I shared what's in my camera bag with the class, then I may as well post it in the blog:

- Canon 30D
- Canon 300D (for backup)
- Fisheye 15mm f/2.8 (one of my faves!)
- 100mm Macro f/2.8
- 70-200mm f/2.8 (love it, but very heavy!)
- 85mm f/1.8 (my favorite besides the fisheye)
- 50mm f1/8 (pretty good for the price of $80...the one w/ f/1.2 is around $1,200-1,500)
- 18-55mm f/3.5 (this came with the camera)
- Speedlite 580EX flash
- Speedlite 220EX flash
- SanDisk Extreme III and Lexar Professional memory cards
- Gary Fong's Light Sphere

I don't have much, but I'm good for now. I'm really just starting out in the business too, so next time the money rolls in, then maybe more lenses like the 50mm f/1.2, 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 and 70-300mm f/4-5.6...and maybe the EOS-1Ds Mark III camera ;-)


lyndsay said...


brittany purscell said...

I found your presentation tremendously
helpful! I'm so glad you came in to talk! The funny thing is, nature
photography is my passion as well. I just LOVE it! Most of the stuff I
do on my own time is black and white nature (mostly because I haven't
taken a color class yet)! I think its so beautiful!

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