Once or twice a year I take a planned working break to attend a hands-on workshop conference to further my photographic education.

I am always amazed at the techniques and styles that other photographers from around the country (and the world!) are willing to share.

For the most part, our clients only see the finished image (below).

But scroll down a little and you will see what most people never see: the setup behind the shot.  Professional photographers learning posing, setup, lighting and composition.

No, you won’t see me in the setup shot since I was holding the camera. But just so you know, I shot from below, laying on the tile floor, to get the dramatic angle you see below.