So I attended a workshop on March 1 put on by the amazing Eliesa Johnson of Photogen Inc. She is an uber talented Minneapolis/International Wedding and Commercial Photographer. She ROCKS!It was SO much fun. She challenged us to think outside of the box, by bringing back in the very basics of art school concepts. I thought this was SO AWESOME since as a photographer I like to consider myself more of an artist then someone who just goes out and shoots photographs. I like to think about the basic design of an image and how you set it up. How you will process it and seeing all of that in the original moment that you are capturing the image! All this, so that it becomes more than a photograph, it becomes a story, it becomes art.
Any who Eliesa had flowers from the amazing Skinner Jones and models ready for us to capture images with the information she had just given us and reviewed with us. We drew names out of an awesome Kelly Moore bag. I drew the name of Spencer Combs and his lovely wife Alex Combs. Spencer is also an uber talented Minneapolis Photographer. These two are so darn photogenic on top of the fact that their chemistry is SMOKIN! They made it all the more easy for me to get the fabulous images I did…if I do say so myself!
We shot at the gorgeous Calhoun Beach Club which when picking an ideal session location pretty much has it all. Beautiful architecture. Gorgeous HUGE windows, with brilliant soft light spilling in. And a large airy terrace to get those lovely outside shots!
Thanks again Eliesa for providing a workshop where my brain was able to be stimulated to branch even further into what an image can really be…a piece of artwork!