I had the opportunity to participate in a styled shoot that was sponsored by Alicia Lucia Photography this year, and boy did I learn a lot!
It was my first time working with professional models, make-up artists, set designers, and so on, but it was an awesome experience.
One of the most important things that I learned was how to be more direct in posing people. Our beautiful models were able to hold poses that most of us would never see outside a fashion magazine, but the way in which I saw them being directed will be useful in my regular sessions.
This opportunity was also important to me because I was able to meet a few other area photographers. As in any industry, it's good to know the people you're sharing it with.
It was an awesome day, spent capturing beautiful photos for my portfolio, and meeting new people.