Photo Assistant to Professional Photographer Mark Robert Halper in Wine Country (Santa Ynez Valley)::: Vic's Ultimate Photography Experience Thus Far
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I learned so much about photography in merely four days! I have acquired a heightened sensitivity for lighting and my sense of composition has radically changed as well.... And perhaps I have barely scratched the surface....
Here are some comments made in my journal entry:
Vic’s Radical Shift in Perception; Radical Shift in Approach to Photography
I was in my little box of know-how with photography… and then I was hired as a Photo Assistant to Mark Robert Halper… and talk about… getting thrown OUTSIDE THE BOX and establishing a new sense of direction and passion on the next level of photography/videography!!! Geez! This internship made my summer; it made me feel like I accomplished something tremendous this summer…. I just find it fascinating how I meet so many people every single day and I learn so little from most of them and then I encounter one character and I endure a drastic metamorphosis through the eyes and mind of one individual… and this individual happens to be Mark Robert Halper….
This experience to me embodied a rapid evolution in my life and my perception of the world around me, particularly through the lens of photography (and by default, film); I told several people that I had a year’s worth of photography training (e.g. through an educational institution) in four days, just through observation and acquiring some form of autonomic-autopilot maneuvering of lighting equipment for Mark (supposedly a very simple system of a light kit), observing the decisions he was making for each scene and each subject / specimen of interest.
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