In my not so many years of dabbling with photography as a hobby, I have never had a chance to shoot in a studio setup before. It was therefore not a surprise when one of the recent Sony workshops on Studio Shooting was announced I immediately signed up for a spot. It was held at Pudu Plaza this afternoon, and conducted by the famous Kevin Ng, a passionate Sony photographer.
I have mentioned a few times I am not exactly a good portrait shooter, but since the beginning of 2013 I have told myself to be more open minded and dared myself to explore new territories. That also means, I should not say no when I have the opportunity to do something which I rarely or never did. Studio portrait shooting may be one of the most common and popular kind of photography, and there is much I can learn and pick up from this workshop.
All images were taken with Sony Alpha A350 and DT 50mm F1.8 lens
Part 1: Glamor Cover Girl Style
Part 2: Geisha Look
Behind the scenes
Photo taken by Kevin Ng
It was a full house for today's workshop. with over 20 participants attending. We only had one model, hence the time allocated for each person (we took turns and lined up) was very limited. Nonetheless, the aim of this workshop was to provide new photographers exposure to the environment of studio shooting and have a hands-on experience on how to handle lighting and model posing. Though I did not get to shoot that much, I finally found the itch (or more politely put, interest) to explore the world of portraiture more. Surely, this will not be the last arranged portrait shooting session you see from me, and I do find studio set up portraits quite exciting, for the first time. Or maybe I have just been reading Kirk Tuck's blog too much lately, who passionately shoots portraits and shares his love for portrait shooting in his blog.
Special Thanks to:
Workshop Trainer: Kevin Ng
Model: Sheena Liam
Make-Up Artist: Shireen Loo