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Lab Notes Blog

Sculpting With Shadow & Light; Learn to Control and Create the Light that Defines Photography

April 14, 2013

Tags: Photography, Class, Master Class, Sally Wiener Grotta, Lighting, Studio, Education

Sally has announced her next Photography Master Class. Limited to only 6 students, and held in her studio (which is generally not open to the public), the class will focus on using light -- ambient, available and studio lights -- to create your personal photographic vision.

 A Live Model Shoot Here's an article on the class: on PMDA's website

For more details about the class, including price and how to sign up, go to the Master Class section of her American Hands website.

Lighting a Still Life Setup

Report from PhotoPlus East, Part I
by Daniel Grotta

November 1, 2009

Tags: Daniel's entries, Photo Plus East, Trade show report, Olympus, Leica, Phase One, Lighting


PhotoPlus East (PPE) is the big four-day camera show held every October that's aimed primarily at professional photographers, and not the retail photo industry. So, unlike trade shows such as CES (in Las Vegas in January) or Photo Marketing Association (in Anaheim in February), no under-wraps pre-production models were on display behind closed doors for technology journalists and industry analysts. (Those behind-behind-the-scenes confidential meetings are one of the reasons why we tend to have advance notice about cameras and other equipment and software before they’re announced to the public.) What PhotoPlus does provide is an overview of current state-of-the-art photo equipment, a place to meet and talk with our colleagues and contacts, and a glimpse of industry trends - all under one roof at the Javits Convention Center in midtown Manhattan.

Here are a handful of cameras and a lighting trend that caught our interest at PPE: (more…)