Over the past few years I have made it a point in my business to work to learn and grow throughout the year. One of the things I have done the past three years in the winter (which is usually my slower season for weddings) is taking a photography workshop. Last year I took one that helped teach me a lot about off camera lighting and the basics of using the flash to light a wedding. This work shop took it up a notch and taught us how to use off camera lighting in every time of the day. We went outside mid-day and overpowered the sun (I didn't take pictures of this I was observing this portion), then we broke out into groups and tried different types of lighting. It is always a great experience to learn from such talented photographers and find out ways to improve my photography no matter what time of day or kind of light there is! Here are just a couple examples of the different lighting scenarios we set up to test our skills in being able to use the flash and come up with some amazing photos.