I'm Teaching Stuff at the Expo This Year!

The Photo & Film Expo is always a great time of the year for me. When I was just starting out, I loved listening to the speakers, and I always hope that "one day" I would be a speaker. Last year's expo was my first "One Day". I had a great time, and I've got the opportunity to teach and speak again this year. 

This year, I'll be doing 5 completely different talks. Below is a little video about what I'll be doing:

Below are all the details for each of the talks:

Post Processing Workflow - How to Edit a Full Wedding in No Time

Thursday, 10:00-10:45

Once I had shot about 50 weddings, I realised that I was slowly losing my mind from how long it was taking to edit a set of these images. Spending a week on a single wedding felt like a nightmare. I started working hard on figuring out a workflow that help me get stuff done faster, and helped me keep a super high standard of work. Now, I can edit a wedding in a morning/afternoon, and I want to teach you how. 

 

Balancing Ambient and Flash

Thursday, 1:00-1:45 - Fujifilm Live Demo Area

Balancing ambient and flash is a fundamental piece of knowledge that every photographer needs to have, if they plan on using any kind of artificial light. But learning how to find this balance can be a tricky process. In this talk, I'll teach you how to balance ambient and flash, and I'll teach you how to do it in no more than 30 seconds. This skill will become an invaluable tool in your skill set as a photographer. 

 

Creating Amazing Light Without An Amazing Budget

Firday, 2:30-3:15 - Tamron Main Stage

I’ve always loved the amazing light created by high-end photographers, but I’ve always seen them creating the light with incredibly expensive equipment. In this talk, I’ll be teaching you what “interesting light”, how to create that light, and as a bonus, I’ll teach you how to do it without spending a fortune. In this talk, I'll be doing the exact same shoot twice. First with high-end lighting gear, and then again with lighting modifiers made from stuff I found around the house.


Creating Super Realistic Sunsets From Scratch

Sunday, 10:00-10:45 - DDS Editing Stage

Sometimes a beautiful background sunset can take your images to the next level.
But creating a beautiful, realistic looking sunset from scratch is far more complicated than simply rendering a flare in Photoshop. In this tutorial, I'll teach you how to create the effects necessary to blend a sunset into the background of your portraits naturally, and in a way that looks 100% authentic

 

Introduction to Off-Camera Flash

Sunday, 11:30-12:15 - Fujifilm Live Demo Area

Sooner or later, most photographers get interested in getting a more interesting quality of light, and they try to feed that with off-camera light. But more often than not, they get completely overwhelmed by it, because it seems way more complicated than it is. This talk is just the beginning, and it's the primer to your future with off-camera flash. I'll show you the basics, and run through any gear you might need. 

That's it! I'm really excited to share all of this with you. See you there!