We had three weddings this weekend and 2 portrait sessions before that. To say that we are super tired would be an understatement. Since it is Monday though I wanted to make sure that you guys had a pretty image to check out. This is another shot from free to create put on by Scott Stebner. We are super appreciative of the time and effort for organizing it and allowing us to come have some fun. Lots more images soon.
We even ended up teaching some about our off camera flash and this is one of the shots that we set up and lit. We used one light but by using the sun as as second light we were able to get another two light look. One for a hair light and another as a rim light for her arms and back.
Want to see how we shoot? The best way to learn new styles of shooting is to have someone teach you and do it as they teach. We have spent years learning what works and doesn’t. Many workshops will teach you how to shoot in just one style. Learn how we create award winning images. A styled shoot with instruction throughout the day on available light shooting, off camera lighting and other techniques. We will be teaching some basic film shooting as well for those that are interested. We will have a few film camera’s on hand for you to practice and shoot your first rolls. Learn how to make beautiful portraits and wedding images with whatever you are given.
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For the Last three years we have donated either a workshop or a mentor lunch at WPPI and the proceeds all go to Thirst Relief. Thirst Relief helps bring clean water to those that don’t have it. I couldn’t believe how many people go without something we take for granted. We wanted to help even if in some small way.
I think one of the things that we all want is “purpose”. We want to feel like we are doing something important. Angie and I truly believe that the pictures we take are important. Whether its volunteering to shoot a wedding for free for a vow renewal for a terminally ill cancer patient or volunteering our time as mentors to help raise money for Thirst Relief. Our purpose is to help others through life with our images. They can remind you of how you felt. They can remind you of the good times. They can tell your story. We are so thankful that our skill is able to sometimes make a difference.
When the auction goes live we will let all of you know as well. You may be wondering what we are donating. I want to thank WHCC our lab and sponsors, that has continually supported us through classes,workshops, and Thrist Relief projects. If you are looking for a lab these are great people to work with.
The winner of this auction will also receive a registration to a custom 1 day Woodshop class with Andy & Angie Wood in Colorado. This is a full day workshop in a one-on-one setting where you can design what you learn; this can include anything from shooting to business to studio lighting and is worth $800! This class is for up to 2 people within your studio. Check out their workshop website at: http://www.awoodshop.net for more information. This is for a registration to the class only, all other expenses (including all travel) are responsibility of the winner of this auction. Thanks to the wonderful people at WHCC, the winner of this auction will not only spend time and learn from Andy & Angie Wood but will receive a gift certificate to WHCC for some of their amazing products! WHCC 20×24 canvas.
Our vision is simple yet profound – to save lives and change the world.
Thirst Relief International is a water development organization working to improve access to safe water in nine countries worldwide. Founded in 2005, Thirst Relief works with its implementing partners to launch and sustain water projects in impoverished rural areas and urban slum communities. By providing infrastructure development, training, and financial and technical resources to our partners, we are helping thousands of people each year improve their health through safe drinking water. Without Thirst Relief’s support, and the generosity of our donors, many of these water projects would never come into being.
The Worldwide Water Crisis
In this day and age, the statistics are seemingly unbelievable. 1.1 billion people lack access to clean drinking water, and nearly 2.5 million people die each year due to waterborne-related disease (90% of which are children under the age of 5). As a result, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a worldwide water crisis among the world’s poorest people. Further, the UN has declared 2005-2015 Water for Life: The International Decade for Action.
Every week, due to easily preventable causes, diarrheal disease claims the lives of 30,000 people, most of them young children. This is a silent humanitarian crisis that thwarts progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs). The consequences of our collective failure to tackle this problem are the dimmed prospects for the billions of people locked in a cycle of poverty and disease.
Here is a list from last years. I am sure the list will be even more impressive this year
Jeffery and Julia Woods
Me Ra Koh
Michael + Anna Costa
Jim and Lara Davis-Hicks
Bebb Studios: Jen and Stephen Bebb
Justin and Mary Marantz
Carla Ten Eyck
Image is Found: Nate and Jaclyn Kaiser
Andy and Angie Wood
Angie and I wanted to take the time to thank everyone who signed up for our MasterClass yesterday and had it sold out hours after becoming available. I can’t tell you what a feeling of accomplishment it is to have a sold out program next to some of the best photographers in the world. We look forward to meeting all of you out there.
Andy and Angie
I want to thank our sponsors again because these companies truly are dedicated to helping photographers and without their support we could’nt have done some of these wonderful things.
If you haven’t signed up for any yet there are still amazing photographers to see. Go check out the list, you wont be disappointed.