Diane and Jen| Covington Imagery | Senior Photography

Diane & Jen have been friends forever and they braved the one of the hottest days of the entire summer to rock out a photo shoot in Philadelphia.   They were troopers as they braved modeling for a gaggle of us photographers each taking turns trying out new ways of seeing using off camera flash as taught by Brett Jarnagin of Flashfire Workshops.   The hottest day of the year was one of the best days of the year as I had several ‘lightbulb’ moments where i realized the why’s behind the adjustments on my off camera flash.  Off camera flash can be tricky.  I love it.  I’ve been experimenting with it for some time and wanted to learn to better control it.   I loved using it for my predawn shoot with Empire Circus back in January.  Thanks again to Stevie Cliff for being the best VAL ever…
I’ve taken a few OCF workshops before but just didn’t feel like I really knew what I was doing with it, the why’s behind what it was doing.  It worked for me but always took a lot of fussing.  Enter Brett Jarnagin who cleared the cobwebs from my head and very simply and effortlessly broke down the fundamentals of OCF.  & he was darn cool and loves aviator sunglasses.  He & his wife Casey drove over 11 hours to make the workshop happen in Philly and I’m so grateful that others had pointed me in their direction.   One of the things that really drew me to his workshop was the light painting that he has incorporated into his work.  I’m addicted to light painting.  My friend jordan and I used to stay up all hours of the night playing with light up toys and I’d never seen them incorporated so well into wedding and senior photography.  Brett opened my eyes to incorporating OCF into my light painting.  Why this had never occurred to me, I have no idea.   But I am ever so grateful to have it in my brain now.   Continual education is so important and I love when I have the opportunity to learn from another photographer in person.   I can’t wait to play with the new techniques.
I’m also very grateful to Diane & Jen for being such troopers in the blazing heat and staying so enthusiastic throughout the awesomely long day.

 

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