When I was a child I use to dream about becoming characters in movies or storybooks, wait, actually, I still do this. One of the incredible things about photography is with a little imagination, a good knowledge of light and a touch of magic you can, even for a few minutes become one of those characters. I love stories or fairies or tree nymphs, I always picture them with round little arms and bellies full of the fruits and nectars they drink, long hair that graces their shoulder, a touch of spunk and a glimmer in their eyes….
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LBP211: Life, Lit Beautifully
Taught by Maria Fuller
Maria’s ability to capture everyday moments and turn them into extraordinary images is based on her deep understanding of natural light and the many ways to utilize it, as well as the gift of simple instruction, allowing her to guide her subjects in their environment with minimal intervention. This course was developed to allow others to view and capture the ordinary and everyday moments of their life, lit beautifully!
This is an interactive six week lifestyle photography course, taught as three “lessons” of two weeks each. Each lesson will begin with a brief online overview video where Maria will share some of her tips and tricks, followed by a one-hour Q&A session through our online forums. You will then be given two weeks to submit your images, also through the learning forums, at the end of which Maria will host another online critiquing session. During each lesson’s final critiquing session, Maria will indivdually review each submission from each student, and students are encouraged to critique each others’ work. This interactive format – receiving critiques directly from a professional, while also getting feedback from your peers and learning to give constructive feedback to your peers – is truly one of the most effective ways to learn an art form, such as photography.
This year we had the pleasure of being the exclusive photographer for Long Island Weddings’ “Wedding of the Year”. The event showcased some of NY’s finest vendors and hottest trends for the season. The day started out quite early for Robert and I as we made our way out to the south shore of Long Island in this January’s snowstorm! It was a long ride but we made it safely and warmed up by the fire as everyone got ready! While I do love to photograph outdoors as much as possible and I would have taken everyone out in a heartbeat into the snow, the freezing rain combined with strong winds led me to quickly visualize a beautiful and dramatic concept for photographing these lovely ladies indoors. “Old Hollywood” was a huge inspiration in terms of lighting – based on the girls looks – and so we dove in full force and the results were stunning!
I decided to showcase the images in a unique and edgy way. Since our style is very editorial, I laid out the images in a magazine to display the event as it unfolded that day! Here is a beautiful look into an incredible day!
Click the cover to see the Love, Illuminated Magazine featuring The Wedding of the Year!
We are currently booking 2012 and 2013 weddings!
For more information please call +1 (203) 936-7371!