Saturday, February 28, 2009

{jerry ghionis workshop}

This past week I had the privilege of attending one of the most inspiring and educational workshops I have ever been to with Jerry Ghionis. Jerry Ghionis is a Multi Award winning master photographer and he has won the last 6 out of 7 wedding album of the year awards. I have been following his work for the past couple of years and was thrilled when I got one of the last few spots available for his LA workshop. Jerry has been the inspiration behind many of my images, and I was so excited I was going to have 5 full days to learn and see the master at work. I have to say I learned so much more than I had bargained for. Jerry didn’t hold back, he showed us everything step by step from what inspires him, to how he gets such amazing images, even how he works with his clients from the moment he meets them to the final album review. Thanks Jerry for an awesome and inspirational week, you are an amazing photographer and a wonderful guy. The energy that you have and produce along with your stunning images made it a week to remember and I was able to absorb and learn so much. I can’t wait to take it out onto the field and put everything I learned into practice with my clients. I also wanted to thank our models (Roberto & Kim, Melissa & Rene, Suzie & Rene) Sally his assistant and his wife Georgina!

It was also great to be able to network with all the other photographers, some from LA and some from around the world. Can’t wait to hear how everyone is doing!

Thanks everyone for a fun, heartfelt, entertaining, and educational week. You all Rock!

Here are some images I took behind Jerry's shoulder as he was teaching us:

Here is the first assignment we had (finding the right light). We had 10 mins with the couple and it was so nerve-racking cause you were going to have one of the top 10 photographers critiquing your image. In all the years I had been photographing I had never been so nervous, lol.

look how cute Roberto and Kim are…awwww:

My second assignment was with Melissa & Rene. Again, we had 10 mins with the couple. I wast much more relaxed the second time around and we all had a good laugh and good time:

I told Rene to make Melissa laugh and she just started cracking up and couldn’t stop ( I so wanna know what he said to her, lol)


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