The Old Rock Church in Providence was the setting for 7 Secrets to Imaging Conference, a day-long photography workshop presented by two local photographers, Steve Mackley and Levi Sim.
There were over 40 photographers in attendance that ranged from beginners to professionals who were looking for ways to improve their techniques with lighting and posing.
Steve Mackley introduced the day talking about his secrets to great photography. He touched on composition, lighting, posing, cameras and more. One of the techniques he shared was about short lighting with explanations and how to pose for this effect, something that was further practiced in the outdoors with the sun and flashes.
Levi Sim then took a few moments to discuss his secrets to using available light with some examples and a passion for his art that definitely is contagious. One of the secrets that Levi shared is to know your camera. If you know your camera, you will save so much time and understand better how you can achieve ??????the shot.??????
During the cool morning, the aspiring photographers were able to tag along with Steve and Levi to get a ??????hands-on?????? lesson of lighting and posing on the grounds of the Old Rock Church and inside around the parlor and brides room for shooting techniques. Each photographer has their own techniques and time was well spent to learn from two professionals.
The afternoon was taken up with tips and tricks on using photo software such as Lightroom and Photoshop to help ??????adjust?????? your photographs to get the ??????pop?????? to showcase. I find it amazing at the power of these programs. And better yet, some of the time-saving tips I learned with Photoshop have already saved me time in touching up photographs.
Nyles Stoddard with Our Photo Studio was impressed with the turnout. He attended as a vendor to support the workshop and let photographers know about his photo studio which is available for rent. Mr. Stoddard is hoping that there is another workshop where he can participate in the classes.
Other vendors supporting the 7 Secrets to Imaging Conference were Watkins Printing, Macey’s Photo Lab, Prince Framing and Rustic & Refined.
It was expressed by beginners and seasoned photographers alike that there hadn????????t been a workshop like this before in Logan and would like to see another workshop to hone their skills.