Monday saw me heading to Warrington to see Damian ‘Big Dog’ McGillicuddy. For those of you who have followed my blog, you will know what I have been attending several mentoring sessions a year with Damian. In fact it is safe to say I have not spent money on any other training since discovering Damian.
I am happy to say my photography has taken a leap in the last year, I am sure if you look back you will see the leaps and bounds I have made. I am so confident in lighting now, and it is entirely down to Damian imparting his vision and wisdom onto his delegates. Of course I still had to use that knowledge.
After 5 or 6 sessions things are starting to get really interesting… for the past year or more I’ve been learning the rules… Now it’s time to start breaking them.
In the early days I broke them all the time, but I didn’t even know I was and most of the results were bad. So with the rules in mind Damian set about building a lighting setup that broke the rules. There was no rembrandt lighting, no loop, no butterfly, this was everything that shouldnt be, but designed to make it so right. So here are the results of the broken rules and you can’t deny the photographs are still beautiful. Proof that rules are made to be broken, just as long as you understand how. 😉
Check out Damian’s blog for more of his work or information on his training courses.