Model: Emily Dear Heart
I’ve admired Hugo V for years now. He is a talented, self-taught photographer known for his work with tattooed alternative models, and his work can be seen all over Facebook and in industry publications such as Inked Magazine and his work with the Wild Girls (an alt modeling group).
So when I saw he was hosting a workshop in Denver, I jumped at the chance! I have always loved the poses and expressions he gets out of his models, on top of the high contrast and beautiful lighting in his images.
Some of the models involved with the workshop were some that I have followed for a while, along with several I knew already, and I couldn’t wait to get them in front of my camera.
Hugo rented out a really cool, industrial home close to my studio in the RiNo neighborhood in NE Denver. I was a sponge. I tried to always keep Hugo close so I could hear all the questions other photographers were asking, and hear his responses. I wanted to know everything – settings, how he chooses his lighting positions, cues to give the models, etc. He showed several different lighting options, and how he moves through a shoot/location/posing. There were so many little “nuggets” I took away from the shoot – I just can’t wait to put them to use in my own studio!
I am confident that continuing education is the only way to further your craft and develop your style, and mine just jumped up several points. Now, who wants to do a shoot?! 🙂
Enjoy several of my favorites and call or email today to schedule your private shoot… firstname.lastname@example.org 720.771.2200.
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