Bob Davis @ Golden Gate School of Professional Photography

Meeting a master photographer like Bob Davis of la Storia foto always makes brings out the fan girl in me. I had the chance to take a class under Bob at the Golden Gate School of Professional Photography this week. And while I was blessed to have been awarded a scholarship by PPGBA, paying the full tuition would have been well worth the money.

Lessons learned?

1. Practice, practice, practice.

2. Radio poppers are an awesome alternative to Pocketwizards, if you are in the process of learning off-camera strobe lighting. You might want consider picking up a pair of these beauts, which allow you to control the output of your strobes from the master strobe using TTL mode.

3. 90% of what you do is a result of your relationship with the subject.

4. Read your camera manual. Self-explanatory, really.

And the wonderful vocabulary word of the day: “FOOFING” Don’t know what it is? Look it up here! Take note:  I’m referring to definition #1, okey? LOL =) It’s a technique I have been using for years. I never knew there was a term for it. =)

2 Comments Bob Davis @ Golden Gate School of Professional Photography

  1. aueysantos July 6, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    …maybe he did!? =) I had no idea the word existed until Bob Davis used it. I think we can give Regie the credit for making the technique popular. Thanks, Leland!


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