This image is of the beautiful bride Sidney White from my Oklahoma Workshop.  She's getting married soon and came along with my workshop attendee Peggy Hogan.  Something I like to do at my workshops is to give my attendees the opportunity to have someone they know used as the model for the shoot.  This is only allowed for my attendees so it really is an extra perk for them...and for any of you who attend in the future!

We found this little place in small town near Earlsboro or Shawneee and it's straight out of a movie set.  It's one of the reasons why I leave time during my workshops for driving around and scouting locations.  Many photographers truly miss out because they are in such a rush to shoot that they don't get the right location paired with the right time of day and the correct lighting situations.  This is all the type of stuff you learn at one of my workshops.

Simply put, if you slow down you will immediately be 200% better than you currently are today.  As I said in a recent post, the BEST photographers in the world are the most PATIENT photographers in the world. Many times at my workshops this is a wake up call for many of my attendees as they are the accustomed to shooting at a frenetic pace.  Believe me from experience, once you slow down you start to see more than what is directly in front of your eyes.  You start to see flaws in the image, you can correctly assess lighting conditions, you can make sure that you are able to shoot there uninterrupted, and most of all, you willl be prepared for the shoot.


Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/3200 sec at f/4.0, 16mm at ISO 64, flash did not fire.  Shot with complete natural lighting.