Gulf photo plus 2015

Gulf Photo Plus- Behind the Scenes Part 2

Gulf Photo Plus- Behind the Scenes Part 2

"We know what we would do with the great light in this shot, but what about when we don't have great light and have to get creative?", said Ryan Brenizer as we walked into the lush and extravagant Sofitel Hotel on the Palm in Dubai. True to the Problem Solver/ Storyteller description on his website; standing in the lobby of Sofitel hotel that morning Ryan immediately listed all the problem areas; the mixed light, the abundance of choice, the noise, the busyness. He was talking, or more meditating - a stream of thinking consciousness being verbalised. Like a well oiled machine working, clunking and clicking away Ryan's brain was working and we were hearing the process, the formula and all the intricacies into how he would go about taking a shot in the vast and hectic Sofitel hotel lobby..

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Gulf Photo Plus- Behind the Scenes Part 1

Gulf Photo Plus- Behind the Scenes Part 1

Well it's been just about a month since GPP 2015 I had the honor of assisting the lovely Lindsay Adler for her Fashion Photography workshop in addition to attending Ryan Brenizer's Wedding Story Teller/ Problem Solver Workshop. The experience was amazing. Lindsay's workshop was all about fashion photography on location and for 5 days I learnt a lot about people management, logistics and planning. We had a lot of gear as the workshop was very hands on which is always difficult to manage, but the main idea is that every student gets time with the lights and the model which I really respect.

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