Rahul Rekapall

I visited NYC from India, and signed up for the BREED workshop with Melissa in Sept 2015. On the first day, I walked into a studio filled with photographers (full-time, part-time, aspiring) from 6-7 countries. Melissa and Tyler put us at ease and we spent the first day shooting six different looks under different lighting setups with two models. Each participant could direct the models to get theirshot, while the styling and lighting was predetermined by the instructors. The participants helped each other by assisting too! I followed Melissa's work for a few years, and I just fired away questions on everything I wanted to know and she explained everything very patiently. On the second day, Tyler explained the process of retouching the images. The techniques that he taught allowed me to retouch my images with better results than I achieved before. In the afternoon, Melissa reviewed each participant's portfolio and offered them critical advice on the next step they should take to become a successful fashion photographer. At the end of the second day, all the instructors and participants had a social get-together. I came back from the workshop with a new set of friends, lots of practical information on techniques and a head full of ideas! I would highly
recommend the workshop with Melissa and Tyler and am already planning to attend another one!

Rahul Rekapall