This post is almost a month late At the Kiss Get SImple Seminar in August I met Mike Larson. I was very inspired by him and his shooting style, so in the beginning of October I made the trek to Las Vegas to participate in a workshop that he held with Brittany of BLR Life Studios.
It was an awesome 2 days of learning, shooting and laughing with mostly new friends. I did drag along my friend Charise to room with me!
This is Mike talking to our group. Of course, I am always the troublemaker in the back of the class!
On our first day out! We shot 2 models in a dry lake bed. It was such an awesome location!
Here is Brittany working her magic:
And of course, Mike working his:
After Day one, a few of use stragglers went out to dinner and we surprised Mike with a birthday flan. I shot these at 3200 ISO, 24mm, f/1.4 hand held at 1/30th, Auto White Balance in a very red room (obviously)
I promise he did not eat the whole candle.
This is one of the lovely couples from Day 2 of shooting!
And the other lovely couple!
Poor Emily was convinced she could get a rad shot from the top of the wine barrel. But alas, the wine barrel didn’t think so…and she fell all the way through! Thank goodness she wasn’t horribly hurt! I wish I would have captured the falling motion, but I was too busy screaming at the top of my lungs. This is immediately after. Oh and she was holding on to Mike’s camera (Mark II, I believe) and she was able to save that!
My stomach aches for Jimmy Johns when I cross the state line. I cannot wait until this sub shop makes it to California. I seriously crave the Turkey Tom.
One thing that Mike is known for in the industry is his camera toss. I stole this image below off of his blog. You can see a video of Mike doing a different toss at this link.
Vegas was so much fun, I can’t wait to hang out again at WPPI!