March 14, 2008

The Anti-Workshop!

Here's a quick recap of the Anti-Workshop in Vegas:

Day 1 we dove right into the deep end with lectures from Chenin, Doug, and John (JMC) about previsualization, context, making every image interesting, telling the story, and branding. (that's just a tidbit of things found in my notebook) Then we went out to shoot Elvis with polaroid cameras all over Downtown Las Vegas. Yes, Elvis lives! Too bad I didn't get (digital) pictures of this. But it was a great exercise in using a limited tool to rely on more "thinking" rather than having all the digital advantages.

Day 2 was all about finding the light, and creating dramatic lighting. And this time we got to shoot with our own cameras. Here's a few favs that I got of our models (and photographers) Trish and Jared:














Day 3 was all about creating TRUST from clients, directing, cool group shots, being proactive, album designs, self promotion, and workflow. We even got a little bit of expert PhotoShop tips from Doug.

And that evening we met up with my friends from San Francisco Ed and Monica Pingol (awesome photographers!) for an impromptu romantic photo shoot:












Afterwards we had a little fun while looking for a Starbucks (vid courtesy of Erwin, starring Monica, Ed, Jeff, me, Josh)

Ok it was about 3am in the morning and I had the wrong shoes on!

So the workshop ended with a demo shoot at "The Boneyard" - the Neon Sign Museum in Las Vegas. John, Chenin, and Doug



The Anti-Students!


Oh wait, it doesn't really end there...
we also had a chance to shoot Eliesa and Judd at Bally's

They were totally cool and were down for anything!









Awesome times!

16 comments:

Josh said...

You knew I had to post that pic:)

I'm loving the ones you got of Ed and Monica in front of that red wall. That's awesome stuff!

Troy said...

Great recap, Greg! It was awesome meeting you and I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

Wayne Toshikazu said...

Sounds like a great time. Those night shots from Day 3 are AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

Greg!!!!

You got some amazing stuff!!!! Thank you SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!! for photographing us! I just love them!

eliesa

eliesa said...

p.s...HILARIOUS VIDEO! AAAAAAnnnnnnd great coverage of your workshop bride! AAAAANNNNNND! Props on being the only student with a group photo! haha! Sweet!

eliesa

susan yee said...

ed & monica!!! what beautiful shots of them!! <3 <3

analee said...

Pretty pictures and good times in Vegas?! Looks like your have your work cut out for you.

= )

Jan Garcia said...

so awesome that you were able to go to Anti! I'll never forget my Seattle experience. Amazing stuff as usual...

Jan Garcia said...

so awesome that you were able to go to Anti! I'll never forget my Seattle experience. Amazing stuff as usual...

david & kimi baxter said...

greg it was awesome hanging with you in vegas and watching you work. you're nothing short of amazing man.

you got some killer images here. hope to see you around!

Marlin Munoz said...

Great images Greg, I love the post-processing! I so wish I could have gone the the Anti-Workshop! Next time for sure!

abby said...

awesome!

Nataly Lemus said...

Greg, this post is off the hook! All the images are amazing! Way to go!

Christine Walker = CW Photography said...

I'm so envious, I would love to attend a workshop like this. Is there anything similiar coming up like this that won't break the bank? Also, next time you have a shoot at the Disney Concert Hall, I want to come out. I know you photograph there often and I've never been. Your blog is looking better than ever!

JWCfotos said...

INCREDIBLE. I am your new biggest fan. Whew!

JWCfotos said...

INCREDIBLE. I am your new biggest fan. Whew!