Emily Soto Seminar Review
Emily Soto Seminar – To say that attendees to the Seamless sponsored Emily Soto Seminar in Dublin were excited is somewhat of an understatement. The doors to the event opened at 5:30pm but by that time most of the crowd had already assembled and were eagerly awaiting to find out what Emily Soto had to teach them. Even the prospect of complementary wine was barely enough to get people out of their seats in case they might miss something. Check out the video above, shot by our friends at Flawless Magazine, for a taste of the Emily Soto Seminar sponsored by Seamless.
Emily Soto Seminar.
After a brief introduction, Emily Soto, and her husband Vic Soto, took to the stage and right from the start you could tell that we were in for something special. Emily guided us through her story of how she has become one of the most sought after photographers working in the fashion industry today. She discussed how she discovered her passion for photography, her approach to the business side of things, the importance of developing a strong style, her dedication to post-production and why instant film is such an important part of her creative process.
Live Shoot With Emily Soto.
When it came time to actually witness Emily Soto shoot, the atmosphere in the room really became charged. The stylish Morrison Hotel, in the heart of Dublin city, is glamorous enough but it was paled in comparison to the striking beauty and utter professionalism of model Maria B of 1st Option Modelling Agency whom Emily Soto was shooting. To see how Emily connected with Maria and how the two worked together was a true insight into what professional photography should be and can be.
Using the subtlest of lighting techniques, Emily was able to create stunning portraits of Maria with ease. What was maybe most incredible was how Emily Soto was able to answer questions from the hungriest of audiences while not breaking pace in her shooting. The questions ranged from lighting setups to working with models and from optimal development conditions of instant film to the best camera settings. No stone was left unturned.
Emily Soto’s Gear.
With one of the most beautiful sounds in the world, that of instant film being expelled from a camera, adding to the atmosphere, Emily Stoto continued to shoot. Using nothing more than than the Seamless Octagon Softbox 150 cm and the Eleanor Muslin Backdrop, which she designed herself exclusively for Seamless, Emily Soto showed us how it’s done. To see the master at work and how she was able to produce such a variety of lighting styles and use the versatility of the backdrop with only a single light was truly inspiring.
During a short break, the seminar attendees were able to get their hands on a line of Seamless’ most prestigious products including the Eleanor Muslin Backdrop and the Eclipse Folio Box. Emily took little of a break herself as she chatted with people and showed the examples of instant film, straight out of the camera, she had just shot.
It was soon straight back to business with a question and answer session with Maria who discussed some techniques for getting the best out of your model, working with photographers and how to approach up and coming models to help build your portfolio. What followed was a complete breakdown of Emily’s post processing techniques and a step by step guide through an edit of a portrait she had just shot.
Be Inspired By Seamless.
The Seamless mission is to inspire photographers and the Emily Soto Seminar embodied this message in the best possible way. By seeing one of the world’s top photographer work through a complete workflow in a friendly and informative way, where no question was off the cards, represents why we do what we do. The theme of the night turned out to be one of inspiration with attendees going home with full notebooks and ideas on how they can bring their own photography, and business, to the next level. One of the photographers who took part in the event summarised it perfectly by saying, “That was just incredible! I never thought I would get so much from a workshop. All I want to do now is go home and start shooting.”
Click here to listen to the Be Inspired Podcast with guest Emily Soto.