Today Chris shows you two ways to get your creative juices flowing: The St. Louis City Museum and After Dark, a unique photo event. Also listen in as Chris talks with After Dark mentor Mike Ridinger about how to take pictures of children.
An intimate look at a very unique photo event: After Dark. Chris Marquardt attended this year’s St. Louis event as a mentor and Jon Miller (The Rest of Everest) was there to film and make this wonderful video.
Today we will find out the secret behind the fish-eye picture, Chris will look at how to balance light at a sunset model shot on the beach, you’ll learn about the confusion between pixels, inches and file sizes. Special guest: Dave Junion of After Dark is back with some exciting news!
This is the last part of the 2012 North American tour recap.
I ended the tour by treating myself to one of the most creative photo events I’ve ever been to: After Dark.
The sessions with creative photographers include pretty much all topics, from studio photography to seeing light to post production to how creativity works. Together with a bunch of vendors who provide equipment to play with. It’s the perfect organised chaos with tens of sessions and activity and the sessions can last far into the small hours of the day. Night location shot anyone? It’s called After Dark for a reason…
Chris has spent the last three days at a photography event like no other. After Dark is a very relaxed and highly creative meet-up of several hundred participating photographers and several tens of professional photographers who act as mentors and work with the participants on all kinds of projects, from small flash on-location lighting, working with models, fashion photography, post production, big studio setups, marketing, business, photoshop, … you name it. The event takes place at different locations throughout the year, this time it was in Kansas City.
Chris catches some of the atmosphere of After Dark and talks with the founder of After Dark, David Junion, and with Brian DeMint, photographer and one of the mentors at the event.