As a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers, I was pleased to help the The Society at The Societies 2013 Convention. I also attended a number of master-classes and John Denton‘s Embankment Safari which was all about London Fashion Photography, and this blog post focuses on the Safari.
It was a cold January afternoon when a group of 15 photographers met John Denton at Hilton London Metropole and after quick introducation, we made our way in taxis to the National Theatre. Here we were introduced to our models, Nikki, Geraldine and Gabrielle and we got started by photographing them in ambient light. Following this short session and as the evening was drawing in, we moved towards the London Eye and photographed the models by mixing the ambient light with flash lights. John was able to show the group techniques to match flash with ambient light, looking for light sources and we were left to take the photographs in front of some of London’s iconic landmarks.
The tips and tricks that John demonstrated to the group were not only helpful for fashion photography but also for wedding and portraiture photography. It was a great learning experience – seeing how John made full use of the location, looking for those eye catching sights, working with ambient light were possible and mixing with flash. He also demonstrated the use of three flash lights.
Thanks go to Nikki, Geraldine and Gabrielle for braving the cold January weather and allowing me to create these images. My thanks also to John Denton for sharing his techniques and experiences with the group.
Below are some of the images that I look using ambient light and mixing with flash.