Looking Back

We spent the entire afternoon with Master Photographer, Ben Chen from LA. Along with his private and commercial work, Ben’s work has been used in national and local publications such as Cosmopolitan Magazine, USA Today, The LA Times, The New York Daily News, Popular Photography Magazine, ESPN Magazine, Sporting News, PC Photo Magazine, Professional Photographer of America Magazine, Range Finder Magazine, The Magazine, The Pasadena Star News, and the San Gabriel Tribute, as well as used as cover art for a sports photography book. Recently, several Ben’s photos were published in a Professional Wedding Photographer’s book.

It was humbling to listen to him speak about Portrait Lighting – we learned more in 4 hours than 6 months of study. He brought his Guerilla Lighting Kit to the course and showed us his basic kit which he “humps” to the beach and other places. Essentially some Speedlights, Quantum Flashes, Light modifiers, Battery Packs, Cheetah Stands, Pocket Wizards. He has refined this kit over the years and discussed its benefits and pitfalls!

This brings me to the posted image – this was one of our first Studio Sessions after learning some fundamental lighting techniques. Looking back, it is pretty good, but compared to a Master Photographer, we are Rookies! We look forward to honing our skills and perfecting our style…”Fresh Classy Fun”


3 responses

  1. Absolutely stunningly beautiful lighting. Wow.

    October 16, 2011 at 7:55 am

  2. IDK, I think this looks really good. Love that light.

    October 17, 2011 at 9:39 am

  3. Beautiful portrait Erik!

    November 6, 2011 at 7:57 pm

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