BurkeShops version 1.0 is in the books and we could not be happier with the outcomes! We ended up with 9 awesome students! Our goal was to keep it small and limited to 6, but we could not say no to the eager participants. This was a great group of folks! It is always a blessing to make new friends. I expect to hear from all of you, to keep me informed of your progress.
We started the day by reviewing Equipment and Exposure. Once our brains were full, we took a break for lunch. We then did a newborn shoot with baby Chyler to implement all of the information we just discussed. I was so impressed by everyone’s abilities and desires to “Get it Right” in camera. I only snapped a few images because I really wanted to be available for the students.
After the shoot, we reviewed Post-Processing with Lightroom and Photoshop. We ended the day with a Q&A and then said goodbye for now. It was a pleasure to see everyone so energized to get home and make things happen.
I just want to thank all of these amazing students for investing in their passion, by building their skills. I believe that each one of you will be more confident during your next shoot. You will be in charge of your camera and be able to tell IT what to do! It is so fulfilling to see knowledge gained and watch people put it into action. I can’t wait to get your images on the blog for our little contest.
Thank you to Heather for being such an integral part of the workshop and sharing some incredible techniques on shooting and post processing.
Most of all I want to thank my wonderful wife, Bridget, for being the wife, mother and woman that she is. I simply could not do what I do without her continued love and support. She makes everyday a brighter one and worth living. She was incredible today, from handling logistics for our children, the dog, the food and refreshments, tending to Chyler and just being a wonderful host. I love you with all of my heart B.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself today and look forward to more BurkeShops!
Here is one of my images from today. I am showing the BEFORE and AFTER images and explaining what I did in Post Processing.
*Image notes: Captured in Camera Jpeg Custom B&W, Processed Image entirely in Lightroom and the Nik Silver Efex Pro plugin for Lightroom. Removed skin flakes and scratches using the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom, Added Kodak TMAX 3200 filter in Nik Silver Efex Pro (adds contrast and film grain for character), saved for web and applied logo.