Continuing Education: After Dark 2013

I spent this past week in St. Louis, Missouri, attending a big photography workshop called After Dark Education. I had been asked by a great local photographer to be one of about 50 assistants at the workshop, so, of course, I said yes.(THANKS MELANIE!) Around 500 people from across the country attended for a week of hands on education about lighting, posing, business practices, and more. And, as the name “After Dark” implies, most of the good stuff happened well after midnight…so all normal sleep schedules went out the window. But, it was definitely a blast — I met a lot of great people, saw a lot of great photographers showing how they do what they do, and came back having learned a lot. Can’t wait to start implementing all of it! Most attendees took a lot of photos at each class, but I decided to take a step back and set the camera down so I could take notes and absorb the info from the classes. I did get to go to the Arch one night, and I snagged a few behind the scenes and Instagram shots…so here they are! Image (c)2013 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (21) Image (c)2013 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (20) Image (c)2013 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (19) Image (c)2013 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (18) Image (c)2013 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (17) Image (c)2013 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (16) Image (c)2013 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (15) Image (c)2013 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (14) Image (c)2013 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (13) Image (c)2013 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (12) Image (c)2013 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (11) Image (c)2013 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (10) Image (c)2013 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (9) Image (c)2013 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (8) Image (c)2013 Stephen Ironside / Ironside Photography (7)

Here’s the awesome toilet seat ring light that my roommate had made — it was pretty awesome.

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And, here’s an awesome video for After Dark that was made on the last day of the workshop, starring two of the girls (hi Rachel and Delaney!) that we hung out with quite a bit. Only 8 shots!

 

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