Right after the madness of the Bridal Expo, I had the distinct honor of teaching a lighting class at the University of Hawaii's Pacific New Media campus. It was an off-camera lighting class and it was filled with a lot of curious souls who wanted to learn more about how to effectively light their shots for clarity or drama.
I've never been a supporter of the "expensive equipment = better photos" mentality, so a big portion of my class was dedicated to DIY (do-it-yourself) methods and just focusing on lighting smarter, not harder. I also showcased a lot of my popular images - and some rare ones - and revealed the often simplistic lighting patterns behind them.
The class got a great response and I got such great comments that I may be teaching another class during the summer, this time a half-day class!
I'll also be teaching another lighting and editing workshop out of Firebird Photography headquarters later in April/May. Stay tuned for more info on that!