My First Workshop!
Hey, Y'all! I teamed up with Story Forge and Paul C Buff for my first ever workshop on June 12th, 2018. This first workshop was an introduction to product photography. I covered everything from my tethered workflow, to using guides and overlays, and showed two different lighting setups that I use for product photography. We had fantastic attendance at this first workshop and I'm really excited to do some more basic and more advanced workshops in the future.
Story Forge and Paul C Buff Teaser Video
Below is a quick teaser video from my workshop with Story Forge and Paul C Buff. It also features Jeff Carpenter from Ready Light Media and Jess Williams. I am really looking forward to doing more workshop with Story Forge and Paul C Buff in the future. At some point, there will be a full video of the workshop released. These workshops are about learning, interacting and ultimately creating. They give you a glimpse into how photographers from various creative fields interact and work on set.
About Story Forge
Story Forge is a studio space for musicians and artists located less than 10 minutes from downtown Nashville. Any artist or arts-allied professional is welcome to become a member or rent their space by the day. They have three amazing studios a white Cyc, a green Cyc, and a headshot studio. It is an amazing space to work out of. It is also an amazing space for a workshop. They made setting up my first workshop super easy.
About Paul C Buff
Paul C Buff is a lighting manufacturer based in Nashville, TN. They make top quality professional lights for an amazing price. They have the absolute best customer service in the business. I have been using their lights for the past ten years it will be eleven years in October.
About the Gear
For this workshop series, I am using all Paul C Buff lighting gear! I love Paul C Buff lighting and for this workshop, I used all Paul C Buff lighting gear. To see a full list of equipment that I used in this workshop check out my kit below! You can click on the embedded photo and see everything that I used in my workshop and even where I bought it!
To find out about future workshops be sure to follow:
Paul C Buff on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/paulcbuffinc/
Story Forge on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/storyforgenashville/
Nick Bumgardner on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bumgardnerphoto/
Wrapping It Up
I just want to say that I am super happy that I have gotten to partner with both Story Forge and Paul C Buff on this series. I have been teaching photography classes for the last few years at Nossi College of Art and it is great to take what I have learned about teaching and start teaching my own workshops as well. I really love teaching people new tips and tricks to help improve their photography businesses. What workshops would you all like to see me do in the future? I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on photography workshops in the comments below! What makes a good workshop for you? Do you want to see someone run through a shoot from start to finish, do you want it to have lots of participation? What do you like about the workshops?
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