Woo Hoo!

The first time I watched CreativeLive was when Neel of LearnFoodPhotography.com told us that Penny DeLosSantos was appearing on the show. I had no idea that this message would have a major influence on my life. CreativeLive presents 3 day courses that are free to watch live. I watched and I watched and I watched. I was hooked on CreativeLive. I’ve watched many photography courses since.

This week was no exception. Studio Lighting – The Power of Control with Tony Corbell was on. Tony was showing how to use light modifiers for portraits and I usually don’t do portraits. However, I was intrigued by his sense of humor, simple explanations and “old school” posing techniques.

What was different about this CreativeLive course is that Tony Corbell was hosting a photography contest. All you had to do was post your best studio lighting image on Facebook. So, I did.

There were hundreds of entries. Mostly portraits but some still life images. At the end of the third day, Tony critiqued six images and WOW, one of them was mine. I was soooooo excited. His critique was very complimentary and I was in the running for winning a prize but, not until after the break. Boy, that was a very long 15 minutes.

So, to cut to the chase, I won second place. Woo Hoo! Thank  you Tony Corbell and thank you CreativeLive. Really nice prizes too…pocket wizards, Induro tripod and ball head, WHCC photo box and Triple Scoop Music. Cool!

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About Jerry

I was a science teacher for 31 years. During that time I photographed wedding and Bar Mitzvahs for about 15 years but that was in the days before digital. Being a teacher, I had my summers free so I assisted food and commercial still life photographers in NYC for 3 summers and fell in love with it. Having a wife and a mortgage, it was not practical to give up a job in teaching and go into photography so I put off my dream of becoming a food photographer until I retired from teaching. Now I am living my dream - I am a food and product photographer servicing New York City, Philadelphia and all of New Jersey.
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1 Response to Woo Hoo!

  1. Jon Deutsch says:

    Congrats! Great shot.

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