Alison photographs weddings, portraits, and commercial assignments and teaches lighting off camera and modern posing around the world.
As a former master degreed elementary teacher, Alison is able to relate to students both technically and personally. Alison is in her 15th year of business. She is a member of and teaches for PPA, PPGH, TPPA, SWPP London, and WPPI. Alison achieved her CPP in early 2016 after only a year with PPA and finished her Craftsman degree in Feb 2017.
Why You Should Take This Class:
Using Off Camera Flash Creatively
Course Number: 11
Level: Beginning to Intermediate
Looking for fresh ways to create your vision using lighting off camera?
Alison will teach you the exposures, power settings, modifiers, and random objects that inspire to her to use OCF daily. See how visualizing the final image and then working backwards helps to create her dramatic style.
Learn how to rim light, add water & fog, use gel color for correction and dramatic purposes, how to spin fire, and how to drag the shutter and still freeze the motion. Various modifiers from dome caps to grids will be used.
Class will begin by identifying all gear (speedlights, strobes, & video light) and then move into the basics of how high the light should be, light positions that create patterns & shadows, and the power settings.
Alison will teach her “triangle of light” that works every time using flash and sun as the backlight. If there is no sun, we will create it with a flash and a CTO gel. We will create athletic portraits using water, fog, and speedlights. Learn how to spin fire (tripod and bravery required)!
Modern posing for males and females will be taught along the way.
Bring your artistry into the OCF realm and learn from this passionate, energetic instructor!