Matthew Saville will be leading with a handful of models, some off camera flash and a gorgeous sunset. (This will be a very casual shootout, no rotations, leaders, etc. Just come and shoot!)
Thursday, February 17th – 4pm for the Shootout, 6:30pm for the SMUG meeting
4:00-5:45pm Mini Shootout (Mountains by the Smug meeting room)
5:45-6:30 Break, bring a snack/dinner, meet people
6:30-8:15 SmugMug Meeting with speaker, Matthew Saville
2 Irvine Park Road Orange, CA
IMPORTANT: don’t pay the parking fee. use the gate code. there are 2 keypads by the gate look for the small silver one and enter #0124 … follow the road till you see the SMALL signs to Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center.
Here’s a map to the location. Thanks to a very kind member of the group:
Matthew Saville’s slideshow is titled “The four key elements that make up a beautiful portrait.” It will focus on four critical aspects in portrait images, and what can either make or break an artistic photograph. Matt will describe the personal thought process he uses when shooting and critiquing his own work, which should help both beginning and advanced photographers improve their portraiture in a dramatic way.
Matthew Saville is a full-time wedding and portrait photographer based in Southern California. Weddings and personal adventures take him around the country each year. He is best known for images of dramatic outdoor light and people in isolated outdoor locations.
Matt first learned photography on film, and currently shoots both digital and film on both Nikon and Canon cameras. He focuses equally on the artistic and technical aspects of image making, and critiques his own portfolio regularly to spark improvement.
Matt has been a SmugMug user for seven years, shooting a wide variety of jobs from weddings to children’s theater. He is a co-leader of the SoCal Photog Shootout group, and a contributing member of the [b] school.
Matthew was born and raised in Irvine California, where he currently lives with his wife Joy and dog Chloe. He is a Christian, a nature lover, an eagle scout, a sci-fi geek and a camera nerd.
Matt’s wedding portfolio can be viewed at: http://matthewsaville.com and his blog can be followed at http://matthewsaville.com/blog