Miguel Times Three (MX3)
In class Tuesday night we worked in the studio learning about flash. The professor (Miguel Gandert) demo-ed how to use a basic flash with the camera and also using studio lighting. Each student had to take a turn, both in front of and behind the camera. Of course, one student decided to use Miguel as his subject.This was at the end of class as we reviewed what we had shot. I like this image showing the real Miguel and then an image taken in class on both the laptop and screen.
I was considering using this class session in the studio for a documentary I have due in the other photo class.... but in class as I took images using my own camera (hand held, usually no flash and trying to be unobtrusive....) I didn't feel I was getting much to work with.... I did get a few fun or interesting pictures, though.
During my Saturday class, we also had a class session about using a flash. Both teachers had very different approaches to flash photography and I learned something from each one.
And I guess Miguel learned a foto phrase he had never heard (he has been taking pictures forever) In college for me, eons ago, and with the two wedding photographers i worked for, they discribed the way men place both hands togther in front of them as a "Fig Leaf." I was taught you never wanted to let men do the "Fig Leaf" in pictures.... the entire class was rolling on the floor when I told the guy I was taking pictures of not to do the fig leaf thing.... then I had to explain it.... Have any of you heard/used this phrase?