Today I gave my first lighting course, Strobist-style. As I've never done such a thing like that before it was a little unstructured. However, we were able to cover a lot of ground, and everybody went home feeling they had learned a lot. My friend Marc Faasse was friendly enough to let us rent his studio for the day, in the atmospheric NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam.

It was amazing to see how my students picked up on the techniques. They really enjoyed how their photos would come out better and better after each photo. I think I'll do more of those courses in the future!

The students' results:

And here are some of my photos, modeled by Patric:

Patric 1

Originally this photo was 2:3 in "portrait" orientation, but I felt it suited a square cut much better. Speedlite 430EX at low camera right. Shutter at max sync speed to block out all available light.

More photos after the break