Last weekend, I had the privilege of spending a couple of days with Zach and Jody Gray. They are a husband and wife photography team from Nashville and I was super excited to host their Gray Photography Workshop in Jacksonville Beach. After a few months of planning, we were able to make it happen and it came together perfectly. Thanks to Gary Denman for allowing us to use his new store, The Photo Shop in Jax Beach for the workshop. We had a really great group of photographers who traveled from as far as Minnesota, North Carolina, South Florida and some locals. It was awesome to meet so many talented photographers and it was very cool that I hadn’t met a single one of them before the actual workshop. The power of the internet is pretty amazing.
The two days were spent learning and practicing all kinds of valuable information that Zach and Jody taught us from shooting, to post processing to lighting. It was definitely one of those “Ah-ha” moments for me and I’m sure I can speak for the others on that also. One of the things I love so much about this business is the wonderful friends I have made along the way. I had an awesome time and learned a ton!
We were also really lucky to have 2 awesome models, Lauren Rossi and Autumn Anderson. Thanks ladies, you both did an awesome job modeling and braving the cold, wet, windy weather for the sake of education and art. ha ha )
Thank you Zach and Jody for coming to Jacksonville. I know everyone had a great time and I really enjoyed getting to know the two of you.
Here are just a few of the images from the 2 days. I am so happy to have made new friends from Nashville.
These next 3 are definitely my favorites. I just goes to show what a minor, minor change in settings can do to make a dramatic change to an image.
And lastly, my favorite from the entire workshop.
Here’s a group shot from the Lighting portion of the workshop. I’m on the bottom right.
Come back to Jacksonville any time!
To read more, visit Zach and Jody’s blog about the workshop here.