Last week we got to spend three amazing days with some extremely artistic, high-energy, inspiring people! We eagerly traveled to attend and mentor alongside some of the industries best at After Dark- what some people call an “un-conference”, for photographers.
After Dark isn’t your average learning experience.. and it’s hard to call it a workshop, convention or conference. There were numerous times during the trip that we’d wander around in the wee hours of the morning and find groups of people laying on the floor of the lobby getting a shot of a model.. or outside in the rain photographing and testing out new techniques. Late one night they even sent out a mass text asking for “anyone in formal wear willing to jump in the pool!” I think if you check out their facebook page there’s even a video :0) A creative mind has no limits.. and it never sleeps! The amazing people After Dark know that photographers (and artists in general) learn in a different way. And that’s why we love being apart of it so much!
As a mentor, Julie got to talk about business and marketing techniques in small, intimate group discussions as well as work hands on demonstrating with fresh little newborn models. Here are a few of our favorite images from the shoots
We’re already getting excited for the next After Dark event in Tuscon.. it’s less than a month away!
Check out their website afterdarkedu.com for more info on upcoming events!