Children of the French Revolution in Downtown New York City
Oct 11, 2018 | By: Frank Michael Photography
On Sunday, September 23rd, I had the honor of taking an in person workshop with Stephanie Lemmon and Lindsey Lee in New York City, New York. The day started off at an amazing apartment in the heart of the city right next to Central Park. It was an intimate workshop of no more than three other attendees and I gained a wealth of knowledge. We went over everything from running a successful business to tips and tricks on editing photos. My fingers were flying as I took as many notes as I could.
While all of this was happening professional models were being prepped in another room for the French Revolution photoshoot. It was neat to sneak in every once in a while to see the progress and watch them transform into their individual characters. Around 4:30 we headed downtown near where the World Trade Center once stood. We were transported back to another world as we walked down cobblestone streets with stores that looked like they were still decades in the past.
Getting to work with professional models was fun and definitely not what I was expecting. They were all beyond nice, super friendly, and were willing to try any weird or awkward pose I may have wanted. I am new to directing people to do what I want so it was nice to have a little help and guidance from them because they pretty understood what I wanted.
This has already helped in photoshoots I have done since, like the one in the sunflower fields at Holland Ridge Farms. I was much more confident and was able to communicate with my client about exactly the look I was going for. You can check out that article and pictures by visiting the post from my blog.
At the end of the two hour shoot I walked away with some pretty stunning images that I am still going through and deciding which ones I want to edit in between work I have for my clients. My train ride back from New York to New Jersey consisted of me going through my camera over and over again trying to decide what would be edited first! At the bottom of the blog are pictures of each of the models that I photographed that day.