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Chris Smith is a professional photographer in Charleston, SC. A photographer for almost 30 years, Chris offers a superior knowledge of creating perfect images. For many years, Chris has been the official photographer of the Family Circle Cup, a professional tennis tournament held annually in Daniel Island's tennis stadium

Lightbending with Alison

I had really enjoyable Lightbending session with Alison Stanfield and her assistant last month! She’s a phenomenal photographer. Check out her work at http://alisonstanfield.smugmug.com/. But she mostly works with natural light and wanted to expand her repertoir by mastering her off-camera flash techniques.

Since she’s already such an accomplished photographer, she didn’t need the full session to be about shooting. So together we tailored a program around her. We spent the first half of the session at our home studio, where I shared all our image management and backup procedures, delved into Adobe Lightroom editing techniques, and went over best business practices.

Then it was time to go “play”! We had previously arranged with the wonderful folks at Runnymede Plantation to use their beautiful venue for the shooting portion of the program. This is a gorgeous private shouthern plantation on the edge of the Ashley River with a giant oak tree and old plantation ruins. Check out www.eventsatrunnymede.com for more details. We had a great time working with the off-camera flashes and photographing Alison’s sister who had come to model for us!

If you’re interested in taking your photography to the next level, don’t hesitate to sign up for one of these Private Mentor Sessions. They are limited to one per month. So call early! I look forward to working with you…