The Nanaimo, Vancouver Island SMUG was thrilled that local photographer, Nelly Hernandez, offered to host a Glamour Shoot in her home. Being a somewhat non-traditional SMUG group, with approximately 20 members, we don’t have regular monthly speakers. Typically, we get together every other week in a new location and shoot our hearts out.
Nelly hosted a fashion shoot with models, demonstrating how she sets up a shoot and how to use indoor lighting. Many of our members are natural light photographers, so it was very educational for those of us without indoor lighting experience. Nelly talked in depth about using Soft Boxes, Umbrellas, a Beauty Dish, Reflectors, and Blockers. She provided a remote flash for everyone to take turns using on numerous shots with the different lighting techniques.
With only 7 of us in attendance, we had a great time playing and experiencing something different. Although this was also new for Nelly to give a presentation, she offered a great amount of knowledge regarding strobe lighting and flash. A huge thank you goes out to Nelly for walking us through a typical indoor photo shoot!
To learn more about Nelly, check her out at: nellyhernandezphotography.com.