Creative Asia 2011 : Day 1 – A Workshop with Michael Greenberg

Creative Asia 2011 : Day 1 - A Workshop with Michael Greenberg

I started off my Creative Asia week by attending Michael Greenberg’s workshop. Make no mistake, it wasn’t a Michael Greenberg day as there were 2 other workshops by Joe McNally and Manny Librodo.

Michael Greenberg is renowned for taking photographs that are characterized as art pieces. Voted Canada’s top ten wedding photographer, he once wanted to be a pilot and astronaut. Photography eventually came top, a passion which began with his first camera at the age of seven. Among his many talents, Michael is renown for his Renaissance-era-inspired elaborate group portraits he produced. One of them, “Family” won a Grand Award at WPPI 2010. He has won 11 WPPI awards in the last four years. His work has been published in numerous photography magazines including a recent book “The best of wedding photojournalism” by Bill Hurter.

Source, and you can visit his website at http://www.phototerra.com/

Being A Student Again

Time again I’ve stressed the importance of improving in photography by attending workshops, seminars and talks, so here am I walking the talk. 🙂 Do you remember my article about upgrading yourself?

It’s worth spending on such workshops and conferences – I’ll be attending all 5 days so you calculate the cost. I bet most of you would rather just use that money to grab your next pro-grade lens.

Anyway, back to Michael’s class – Yes at one point I really felt like a student again but it was great. Michael shared to us many things regarding the business aspects of his wedding photography business, and also the various lighting techniques he used. 🙂 Believe it or not, we started our day shooting photos of a green apple.

Creative Asia 2011 : Day 1 - A Workshop with Michael Greenberg

Here’s Michael Greenberg himself ……….

Creative Asia 2011 : Day 1 - A Workshop with Michael Greenberg

Sharing to the class ……..

Creative Asia 2011 : Day 1 - A Workshop with Michael Greenberg

And demonstrating as well ……….

Creative Asia 2011 : Day 1 - A Workshop with Michael Greenberg

Here’s the video

🙂 We had a good time, and no – there’s no PDF / Powerpoint slides for you. You know why……..

By the way, you’re not a wedding photographer…….

Yes I know. I’m probably the only one there that’s NOT in the wedding photography direction.

Why am I there? I’m there to expand my horizons and perception, there’s no rule saying commercial / industrial photographer can’t attend a wedding photography workshop. There are many rules, concepts and other ideas that are applicable in both the photography aspect and the business aspect.

I look forward for tomorrow! We’ll get to snap some models for our hands-on lighting tutorials.

Signing off now, Michael gave us some homework to do. 🙁 It really feels like school.

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