DPE Atlanta Workshop Photos/Tips: Part II

Our first DPE Altanta workshop was a blast. Rob Knight and I really enjoyed working with the 20 talented students.

We covered Lightroom, lighting, HDR and travel photography. What fun!

Each day this week I will try to post a picture/tip from the workshop. So stay tuned!

Today’s tips:

• Never underestimate the importance of a good background. Here, it absolutely makes the shot.

• Integrate the background with the subject to help you tell a story. Speaking of which… try your hand at writing a caption for this photograph.

• Never underestimate the importance of working with a good model – someone who can follow directions, looks the part, and who is easy and fun to work with.

• See the light. The overcast sky, in this case, made it easy to get an even exposure.

I actually found this background three years ago in Little Five Points. Here’s a shot of the wall. If you wanna shoot there, get there early before the cars fill up the spaces.

I took all the pictures for this week’s post with my Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 24-105mm lens. When teaching a workshop, I try to travel light.

Explore the light,


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2 Responses to “DPE Atlanta Workshop Photos/Tips: Part II”

  1. Lou Says:

    This was such a great event! Really glad I signed up and look forward to your next visit South.


  2. Rick Sammon Says:

    Glad you make it and joined the fun!

    Take care


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