So over the weekend, Wanderwall Space had their first Introduction class to Calligraphy with Sarah Ku (@artbysarahku). The class filled up quickly by very eager students who wanted to learn this traditional craft of handwriting.
My game plan was to come in and grab some stock images of the event to use for future classes. In hindsight, I should of spent more time grabbing some lifestyle of the students interacting with each other but there is always next week but I am happy with the shots I got. I kept the images tight to really hone in on the craft aspect.
For this shoot, I grabbed the Sony A7s, Canon 16-35mm 2.8 Mark II, Canon 135mm 2.0 and Canon 100mm 2.8 IS macro. I have been so involved with the mirrorless systems in the past week that when I picked up a Canon 5d Mark III, I felt the DSLR was oversized... (can't believe I just wrote that). I still have a lot of time I need to spend with the A7 system because when a customer returned the A7s from IE Photo Rentals, there was a lot of custom settings put in and I didn't have time to reset it for default use. The viewfinder was disabled so I had to basically shoot live view. You may not understand how big of a deal that is for me because I was such a hater of people shooting like that. I mean who shoots like this?! Luckily focus peaking was on point and it still allowed me to nail focus properly.
The other issue I ran into was with the adapter. I was using the Metabones adapter which allows me to control my aperture but a customer came in and wanted to rent it so I had to let it go since that was the last one we had at the shop. I ended up using a generic one that had no aperture control so I had to shoot everything wide open. It ended up working out because I was going for an artistic look so the shallow depth of field ended up working out.
I used the 16-35mm II for the wide shots since the space is very tight. The 135mm 2.0 was used to give those really super thin DoF shots. Worked out nicely for what it was intended for. The 100mm 2.8 IS macro lens was used to get in much tighter and get more details.
Also, since my buddy Randy was around, we decided to pull him into the shoot. Why you ask? Well the class was filled with women only. Apparently only women are interested in this class but I know back in the day, men did a lot of calligraphy in Asia. All I know is that if you are a man and you like to talk to the ladies, this class is perfect because the woman to man ratio would be extremely ideal. So get on it boys!
Above are all of the freebies you get in the class. Gold foiled tote bag, starter calligraphy pen with two nibs, ink, Strathmore Calligraphy pad, clipboard and alphabet template. Get on it!
Thanks to all of the ladies that made it out today! ^Group photo courtesy of http://www.marthapimentel.photography
Til the next one