So this past sunday, I was lucky enough to get a seat at the B&H event space to see none other than the inimitable David Ziser presenting. (for anyone who’s been living under a rock, David is the wedding photographer & blogger extrordinaire who runs DigitalProTalk)
Yours truly (left, with the hat hair), and Mr. Ziser (right):
His presentation was apparently a “dry run” of the material that he’ll be doing for the upcoming Digital WakeUp Call tour, And if this was any indication it’s going to be a great one!
Lighting, Lighting and more Lighting. Without tooting my own horn – I’m no slouch at lighting, but David is definitely a master, particularly when it comes to the kind of on-the-fly, quick-and-dirty techniques you need to know in a fast paced environment like a wedding. I definitely jotted down a few notes on some techniques that I will be adding to my repitoire!
Business, business, and more business. David also shared a *ton* of info on the more mundane aspects of a photography business, giving insight into his digital workflow, sharing tips and tricks from some of his favorite sofware suites (including the best layout program *ever*, Lumapix FotoFusion), and great ideas for marketing, promition and client service.
Suffice to say, it was a great presentation even in it’s “rough” form, so the final Digital WakeUp Call version should be fantastic. Definitely worth getting my butt out of bed at 5am and hauling up to NYC for!
And if that doesn’t make it sound good enough – stay tuned tomorrow when I’ll tell you how you can win a chance to go attend the Digital WakeUp Call tour in your city *for free* !
how about them apples? 🙂