Monday, April 4, 2016

A Day with Lindsay Adler

Sue Fenton heads up Shutter-Buds on, a local photography group, and she has a knack for putting together some great meetups. If you are a local hobbyist photographer and don't know Sue or her group I strongly suggest checking her out.

This past Saturday she, and a small crew of volunteers, put together a fantastic event featuring the very talented and inspirational, New York based fashion photographer, Lindsay Adler. Miss Adler is a Canon Explorer of Light photographer, educator and just an all around really great person. She is open and sharing and can probably inspire a dead person to get up and start dancing. She is that good.

The event took place at one of the most unique venues I have been to in a long time. The place is called Trinity on Main, located in New Britain, CT, and is a church that has been converted to a multi use event space. While still operating as a church for the United Methodist Church, they expanded to serve as a cultural center to foster the arts in their local community. It's a great place to see theatrical productions, musicians, operas and so much more.

The event began promptly at 9am with a glowing introduction of Miss Adler by our hostess, Sue. From there it was non stop education, inspiration and motivation by this remarkable and enthusiastic young lady. The event ended at 4pm, with a couple of short breaks, and Miss Adler covered everything from lighting and lens choices to working with models and hair/makeup artists, finding resources, building portfolios to where to find inspiration. The presentation was so jam packed with great information it was hard to believe that ticket price for all this was only $13. No, that is not a typo.

The best part about Miss Adler's presentation is you don't have to aspire to be a fashion photographer to walk away with valuable information. You don't even have to aspire to be any form of  professional photographer. You just need to have a love for creating compelling images. There is something to learn from each of her lessons whether you enjoy landscapes, architecture, sports or, like myself, products. It is all relatable.

The event also featured Canon products and a buffet display from Hunt's Photo. After the event, attendees had the opportunity of a meet and greet with Miss Adler and a few took advantage of getting a few selfies with the presenter.

If you missed April 2nd's event because you didn't think it applied to you, shame on you for thinking that way. At $13 there really was nothing to lose. As the saying goes, you shouldn't cry over spilt milk, but if you ever have the opportunity to attend one of Miss Adler's presentations in the future, I strongly urge you to make the effort of going. You won't be disappointed.

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