This past November Jim had to opportunity to go to Brazil to teach a Wedding Photography Workshop. The weather turned out less than ideal, which created great lessons in what to do when you don’t have much to work with. The beautiful resort was rainy and cold, and in such conditions (especially when in the business of making beautiful imagery) you have to make the best. Jim used this as an opportunity to get extra creative and resourceful. Instead of leaving the conference room to battle the elements, they decided to use what they had inside.
- window light
- gun light
- ice light
- plant to create foliage on the wall
- glass on the sound booth for reflection
- participants e-cigarette to create the background, back-lit smoke
Below are five different looks from the workshop to show with some portable gear, a blank wall, models and creative mindset, various styles of imagery and can be achieved. What are some of your favorite go-to tools to use in sub-par conditions? Any travel-gear essentials? We would love to hear. Share in the comments below!
– Jaclyn, J Garner Studios