A Day of Live Shoots with Jerry Ghionis, Vanessa Joy and Doug Gordon at On The Road, Atlantic City

It’s hands-on day at On The Road Atlantic City, and that means one thing: Live shoots.

JP Elario photo demonstration Atlantic City

JP Elario demonstrates camera angles during his session in Atlantic City.

It’s so inspiring to see some of the photographers we follow in action as they divulge their shooting secrets–their light settings, how they frame a shot, how they pose their subjects–and break down the complexity of the process into simple, doable steps.

iPad photo

The result of JP Elario's live shoot. Attendees were able to see the shot from the camera as soon as it was taken.

Vanessa Joy On The Road photo

Vanessa Joy explains her camera settings during a live shoot with a faux bride.

From Doug Gordon asking a model to lay on the floor and “spread it,” to Chuck Arlund’s detailed explanation of when to use broad light vs. short light, each photographer brought his or her own style of shooting and arsenal of tricks.

Doug Gordon on the road photo

Doug Gordon asks a model to "spread it" in the lobby of The Golden Nugget, Atlantic City.

Chuck Arlund on the road photo

Chuck Arlund explains how he uses broad light vs. short light to a group of photographers.

Kevin Kubota On The Road photo

Kevin Kubota, master instructor, shares posing tips.

What was also awesome about the experience was the amount of time instructors were able to spend with attendees. At one point, Jerry Ghionis could be seen in an intimate pow-wow with six or seven photographers, just talking shop.

Jerry Ghionis on the road atlantic city photo

Jerry Ghionis gets intimate with his live demo.

We’re a little biased, but this was a great two-day event. Intimate, informative and not overwhelming in size. See you July 15 and 16 at the next one in Los Angeles!

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Jessica Gordon loves discovering new photographers, and learning about historic image-makers who’ve helped evolve the craft. As senior editor for Rangefinder magazine, she’s passionate about clever copy and great design. On the weekends, you can find her biking around Brooklyn and downward dogging in yoga.

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