Hey there everyone,

What a day it’s been.  It is hard for me to believe that this is only day 2 of 5 days of Master Class on lighting and composition.  My brain is full and I just can’t wait to get to bed to recharge for tomorrow.   It boggles my mind that just this morning I logged a personal best pace on an 8.6km run.  I finally broke the 5min/km barrier.  Wohoo!

But, this post isn’t about running, as exciting as that may be to some.  No, today’s post is about the some of the things I’ve learned and experienced these last two days in Kentucky.

Yesterday was a classroom day with David Ziser talking with us about how he goes about lighting and composing his portrait images.  Really facinatating discussion, part review and a whole lot of a-ha going on.

Today was all shooting, all day.  We started off the morning with David demonstrating his technique in the unbelievably gorgeous Mother of God church in Cincinatti.  Built in the 1800s, this church has the most incredible stained glass and painted frescoes on the walls and ceilings.  Stunning.  Truly.  I captured a quick series for an HDR conversion when I get back home and I’ll put that up next week so you can see these frescoes.

After a wicked lunch of BLFGT sanga – that’s a Bacon Lettuce & Fried Green Tomato (YUM!!!!!!!!) sandwich – we worked in small groups in various locations of the church swapping locations, models and coaches whilst creating some fabulous portraits with a trio of truly lovely ladies.  As you can see from the images, today clearly had a wedding theme.  Tomorrow, after having our images critiqued by David and LaDawn, we’re off to the park for a more casual experience.

With that, I’ll leave you with these images from today’s sessions and bid you a good night!