There was a great turnout at the San Francisco PAC, with about 80 people attended the San Francisco PAC, with about a dozen newcomers.
The guest speaker, a self-taught photographer, Michael Soo, built his business after leaving an engineering management position 5 years ago. Soo uses is a Canon shooter that mainly uses prime lenses, only using zooms when needed.
His work includes landscape, fashion, food, commercial and weddings. He talked mainly about lighting, showing slides that demonstrated different lighting techniques.
Corporate headshots are often a one picture deal. Soo suggested up selling clients a collage of 3 photos that demonstrates variety in their personality.
One challenge Soo faced was creating romantic pictures at a reception, inside a not so romantic Chinese restaurant. Turning down the house lights and shooting into his own lighting helped disguise the surroundings. He also went up on the roof to shoot a moment through the skylight.
Soo’s keys to perfect lighting:
· See the Light
· Understand the Light
· Utilize the Light
· Modify the Light
· Create Light
All in all, great information, from a confident Michael Soo!
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