Lens Explorations: The Art of Creative Seeing & Lighting Sponsored by Sigma Photo & Dynalite Monday, November 25, 2013 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Imagining scenes differently then making compelling photographs of them is always the goal of creative lens selection and lighting. Lenses are the light benders that paint the sensor with the photographer’s vision. This course by Sigma Pro, Dynalite VIP and commercial photographer Kevin Ames shows his explorations of lenses and light in traditionally “wrong” situations… ultra wide angles for fashion, portrait lenses for product, extra long telephotos for engagement portraits or medium zooms for landscapes are some of the challenges he solves in this exploration. On the how-it-works side of things, Kevin explains focal lengths, where they come from and what they mean to cropped and full frame sensor camera users.
Throughout the program, Kevin shares his lighting setups with Dynalite packs and heads that create his dynamic, dramatically lit photographs he makes using Sigma wide angle, portrait, zoom and prime lenses. Be inspired to get the most out of your lenses in this creative seeing and lighting program.
Photography is life. Kevin Ames is living it to the fullest. His career encompasses commercial photography, authoring books on Photoshop, Lightroom, as well as on photographing women, two magazine columns (Digital Photographer’s Notebook) in Photoshop User, (Lighting Photographer’s Handbook) in Light It! and speaking engagements in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia at Photoshop World, WPPI and Photo Plus Expo.
Through it all he maintains his studio in Atlanta, Georgia working with clients including A.T.&T., Westin Hotels and Honda Power Equipment. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Time, Atlanta Sports and Fitness and exhibited at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art and on corporate websites, brochures and catalogs. Kevin is a Sigma Pro and Dynalite VIP.