I typically don’t do public service announcements on this blog, but occasionally I feel compelled to do ping you about something news-y when it’s relevant. The last one I posted was to remind you to change your clocks over for daylight saving time (I’m the guy who can blow that sort of thing…) This next PSA is about one hundred times more important than showing up for work on time the day after changing your clocks. This time, it’s the Strobist Lighting Seminar.
First of all, if you’re not tuned into Strobist’s blog, go there now and reap many rewards. Strobist is the online brainchild of photographer David Hobby. He has assembled a deep archive of lighting tricks for the value-minded photographer. I claim it’s the finest resources of it’s type on the web. Seriously, there’s that much info there.
Second, if you’re able to be in Seattle on August 18th or 19th, then you should plan to attend the Strobist Lighting Seminar. These are one-day seminars, and will each cover the same material, so you would register for just one, not both. And get this: the info-packed, day-long events are available for the screaming-deal price of $159. (Charging this paltry amount for such a killer course is crazy, but once you’re tuned into the Strobist ethic, it will all make sense. He drives a “DIY”, “do more with less” vibe and he backs it up by making this seminar the best value of anything around.) The additional beauty beyond Strobist’s value, is that the seminars are relevant for photographers of every level. Whether you’re an aspiring photographer learning the basics of using artificial light, or you’re an established pro who’s looking for a few great tips on honing your craft, this event is for you.
Now here’s the kicker: if you’re interested, you need to go here and sign up asap. His events always sell out quickly (London recently sold out almost immediately), and spaces go on sale today, Sunday July 22nd. Here’s a Flickr thread to ask questions and get more info.
This concludes our public service announcement. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.