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For those of you keeping score – Meet Ms Ariella Eyal, or Ms Ariella as we like to call her – V is working on shortening it to Ella. As tiny as The Bear is big, with the sweetest lopsided smile, and a habit of being dressed in pink (not her fault, I’m working on it). She digs the Rockabye baby versions of Metallica, and lately has been getting into LL Cool J’s Bigger and Deffer LP.
image by Andy Nix Pix
Thanks to everyone who sent well wishes, clothes, cards, blankets, sms, whatsapps and asked us to see a photo of her.
Interview with me in Petit Fute – thank you Lucie
Just south of Sydney, listening to the Kookaburras laughing and watching The Bear charm the Brazilian ladies on the beaches of Manly. Back in the studio next week.
It’s been a year since V and I won the lottery, hit the jackpot, and our lives changed forever. That smile slayed me when we met, and it still slays me today.
can’t believe he’s almost one. thirteen kilos of free will, a killer bee sense of humor and a love for the ladies
please note the studio will be closed from Dec 17 to Jan 7
one of the last true masters of classical photography –
Over the years photographers have chosen to move away from a natural light source in order to control the light. One could simply override these limitations by avoiding them altogether. Move away from a natural light source, control the light with something artificial and avoid dealing with a real world that has feelings, moods, and even rain.
If you came through to hear my dubiously titled talk last Sunday, thank you – not sure that I would have gone to hear a talk about workflow. My best two experiences of the expo were seeing huge prints of my work courtesy of PrintWild – seriously amazing prints, and seeing a Sally Shorkend print (not sure which part or exhibit or whatever it was – it was somewhere at the back). She’s simply an incredible photographer and the images I’ve seen online just don’t do her work justice, this one blew me away … and then there was the t-shirt which still makes me smile when I think about it.
a bit about my talk at the expo and a pic of me talking
I’ve been doing a lot of marketing lately, it’s something that we do in the off season. Making sure that our brand reflects the kind of images that I want to be making and attracts the right kind of clients. A lot of it involves combing through tons of keyword data from google searches. I see a lot of bizarre search terms – today I spotted a couple of variations of “how to edit like dror eyal“, “dror eyal lightroom technique“, “how does dror eyal get his warm colors“, “dror eyal before after“, “dror eyal photoshop style” and “dror eyal look“.
To answer some of these questions:
We do hold Lightroom workshops every year – these sell out pretty quickly, so if you’re interested it’s best to be on our mailing list. These aren’t photography workshops, but specialized lightroom workshops designed to get your wedding workflow down to four hours or less. I usually hold these in Joburg.
If you can’t make our lightroom workshops, I have four DVDs for sale, Crushing It In Lightroom Volume I, which takes you through several images step-by-step, and Crushing It In Lightroom Volume II, which takes you though our four hour workflow process from end-to-end. I ship these all over the world.