Today we were joined by two Italian Models and a local photographer. They traveled with us for the day and the class was coached on basic portrait lighting.
First Stop - Villa Balbianello as seen in James Bond's Casino Royale and the movie Ocean's Twelve. I don't recall the scenes in the movies -- guess I'll just have to watch them again.
Randy helped a group photograph the retired architect model...
While Drake worked with young Mikayla.
After the villa field trip, we bused to a local pizzeria for lunch...
|Photo by Heather Hobbs|
Then on to another small village...
... where the photographers were given more portrait experience.
This time, Randy worked with Mikayla. He had her set up against a door.
Suddenly the door flew open, and Mikayla jumped a mile. A very tiny little old lady came out, spoke some Italian a million miles a minute, then went back in shutting the door behind her.
Her daughter-in-law came to the upstairs window sporting a smile. (We had an interpreter.) "Grandmother" had come back into the house remarking, "Someone outside has lost her pants, and I think they're all trying to find them."
It gave us all a good laugh.
I TOLD you she wasn't wearing much.
|photo by Shaun McFarland|
Next Stop - The Piano Nature Reserve recommended by the local photographer.
Forgot your fishing pole? Just use your tripod!