Mastering Artificial Light in Photography: Eden Strader’s NYC Workshop

Artificial Light in Photography
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I have been a photographer since 2010 and the owner of Mycah Bain Photography. When I'm not taking photos, I love traveling the world, designing and decorating my home, living the auntie life, running, yoga, reading, kombucha, trying new delicious foods, and happy hour with my besties.

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Falling in Love with Artificial Light in Photography: A Journey at Eden Strader’s Workshop

This past March, I had the incredible opportunity to attend an artificial light workshop organized by Eden Strader in New York City. As a photographer, falling in love with artificial light opens up a world of possibilities. Whether it’s capturing those special wedding day moments, shooting in indoor studios, or snapping post-sunset first dances, artificial light truly transforms the game. The best part? The setup and gear can be seamlessly transferred between different sessions and weddings. Thus, making it a versatile skill to master.

The excitement of learning something new and transformative in photography was palpable. With artificial light, the ability to control and manipulate light becomes an art form in itself. The versatility it offers allows for creativity beyond natural light limitations. This ensures that every photo session, regardless of the time of day or setting, can be beautifully illuminated.

The Workshop Experience + Vendors

We kicked off with a walkthrough of a mock ceremony and first dance. The styling was luxe and stunning, making every shot look visually amazing. Eden guided us through different storytelling and flat lay opportunities, teaching us how to use artificial light in various situations with different settings and techniques. The hands-on approach ensured that we could apply what we learned in real-time, making the lessons stick.

I photographed an incredible couple, Kai and Garrett, and a stunning bridal model, Hai. The diversity in this shoot was fantastic, showcasing different styles and looks. Kai looked stunning in a gown from Kleinfeld Bridal and Netta BenShabu Elite Couture, while Garrett looked dashing in suits from The Groom Shop by Michael Andrews and Prada. Hai was a vision in her gown from Kleinfeld Bridal and Tal Kedem Bridal, each look carefully curated to highlight the beauty of the designs under artificial light.

A huge shoutout to the amazing vendors who made this workshop possible! The floral arrangements by Vivi Fleurz added a touch of elegance to every shot. Kai’s makeup, done by Willow House Beauty, was flawless, and the bridal styling by Agency 8 Bridal Stylist was on point. These talented professionals truly brought the vision to life, enhancing every workshop element.

Working with such diverse subjects not only made the experience more enjoyable but also demonstrated the versatility of artificial light. Whether it was capturing the romantic connection between Kai and Garrett or the elegance of Hai’s bridal look, each shot told a unique story. This diversity enriched the workshop, providing a wide range of scenarios to apply our newfound skills.

Eden Strader pulled off an incredible workshop, and I’m so grateful to have been a part of it. Her expertise and guidance made this experience unforgettable. I walked away with a deeper understanding of artificial light and how to use it creatively in my work. Eden’s passion for photography and teaching was evident throughout the workshop. Truly, making it both an educational and inspiring experience.

Bringing Artificial Light to Your Branding Photography

If you’re looking for stunning brand photography, professional headshots, product photography, or event photography, I’m here to help bring your vision to life with the added creativity and precision of artificial light! With my recent experience at Eden Strader’s workshop, I can now offer enhanced lighting techniques to ensure your photos stand out, regardless of the setting. Visit my Website HERE to learn more about my services. I’m excited to work with you and illuminate your business with beautifully lit, captivating images.

Remember, your brand deserves to shine. And with artificial light, we can create dynamic and vibrant photos that truly reflect your vision. Let’s collaborate to capture images that make your business stand out and leave a lasting impression. Let’s make magic together!

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