While in NYC on vacation, I stopped into B&H, the dream store of all photographers great & small. While there I was able to drop into a lighting seminar given by photographer, DJ LaDez & Lumedyne.

This was my first time flirting with lighting and live models & it was a bit of a challenge but totally fun!

Although the focus of the seminar was using strobe lights, when we got out onto the streets, I found that my favorite images where ones where I used natural light only.

There were three models for class participants to work with but I gravitated to Lydia Hicks. Maybe it was her smile. Maybe it was her awesome hair… Whatever it was, I loved working with here and was excited to see how well our photographs came out.

Talk about being out of your element but making it work!

See more photos of Lydia here