In preparation for the May 19th portrait competition, Suzanne Gonzalez gave our LPA members tips for creating great portraits. Her studio set up at the senior center included backdrops, lighting variations and posing demonstrations. Images were taken and projected on the overhead screen to show how the lighting impacted the final photo. Our members were both photographers and models.
Suzanne also discussed the quality of various light sources such as direct sun, cloudy days, and shadowy conditions. Various light modifiers (reflectors, diffusers, natural ) were discussed.
Suzanne’s extensive photography background over the last 35+ years made for some colorful examples of “how not to” and “how to” make quality portraits. She has clients which include schools, graduations, sports teams, attorneys & head shots, proms and her specialty with dancers. She is quite active with the Glendora camera club for the past 6 years.
All that attended came away with a better understanding of how lighting affects their images.