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Chapter 116
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This chapter includes
  • Ice Pick - Simon and Sekha (Locations Part 1)
  • Posing & Lighting - Portrait on a staircase
  • Advice - Single image critiques
  • Ice Queen - Kathleen
  • Practice - Same subject/different lighting
  • Tip of the Iceberg - Don't burn out!
  • Icing on the Cake - More ideas for the Ice Light
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Welcome to Chapter 116 of the Ice Society. We will continue to bring valuable information each and every month to take your photography to the next level.

Simon and Sekha's wedding has been featured for the past few months and we will continue this month with their formal portraits. Follow us on the Ice Pick section as we work through their portraits which were actually taken a whole day before the wedding. They knew their timeline on the wedding day was a bit tight so this allows us to capture them in a less rushed environment. 

The Posing and Lighting section this month takes you up a step or a few as Jerry will breakdown photographing a couple on a staircase from above. He will walk you through posing which is a bit different as it would be if the couple was standing right in front of you. You will see that it's also a great way to minimize height differences of your subjects should you encounter that.

A brand new set of 10 images from our members are featured for the Advice section of Chapter 116. Listen and learn and Jerry will walk you through the good and also the room for improvement in each image. 

We love featuring our brides as Ice Queen's and we did just that this month with Kathleen. A portrait session which also included their dog Siren, take a peek at check out some of the images from the wedding of Kathleen and Stephen. 

How important is the right lighting to create the right feel for an image? It's crucial. Watch as Jerry shows multiple examples of a couple in a similar pose, same clothing, and just a change of lighting. You will see how much of a difference it makes in the mood of the capture. Always be sure that the lighting is matching the expression and mood you are trying to achieve. This full review is featured in the Practice section.

When you have photographed the same thing for some time, over and over, whether it be weddings, portraits or anything else, it can be easy to get burned out. Check out this month's Tip of the Iceberg section as we cover how to avoid feeling burned out and remain creative after shooting for a long period of time. We hope this information will allow you to take a different perspective toward your business.

We have had a huge demand for images using the Ice Light so we wanted to continue on from last month and cover a bit more on Icing on the Cake. Jerry will take you through different scenarios to capture that "Wow" shot using the Ice Light.