Kerry Riordan Wins Melody Hood, Clickin Moms PocketWizard Giveaway!

We previously featured news about Melody Hood’s Breakout Session with ClicknMoms. If you participated in this educational opportunity, you had the chance to win four PocketWizard Plus® III Transceivers and a G-Wiz Squared bag!

Kerry Riordan of Blu Lemonade Photography in the greater-Boston area attended Melody’s Clickin Moms session, and was the winner of the Plus III transceivers and the G-Wiz bag. Kerry chose the color blue.


Kerry Riordan of Blu Lemonade Photography. ©Kerry Riordan


From Kerry’s POV
When I saw renowned photographer Melody Hood was going to be offering a Clickin’ Moms breakout session, I knew I would be signing up immediately. Her amazing ability to move beyond capturing moments, to creating stories is magic. The mood, the lighting, the atmosphere; she weaves them all together in a way that is not contrived, but rather timeless. You see her images and create your own backstory. They evoke that kind of response. And as if this breakout couldn’t get any better, PocketWizard announced one lucky participant would win a set of PocketWizards. What?!? This was the marriage of two beautiful things and clearly a no-brainer.

I can easily say, Clickin Moms’ Breakout Session “Creating Light with Melody Hood” was a game changer for me. I honestly never even *thought* about approaching off-camera flash the way she does. She teaches you to look for beauty in unexpected places. She shows you how to use your vision to create images that capture the key elements of the moment, while letting the unimportant details fade away. As an example, Melody shows students a moody, dark image of a musician with his instrument. You would think it was taken in a studio setting — in front of a black backdrop of some sort. The reality? The setting was a busy gym with fluorescent lights and distractions everywhere. She masterfully placed her lights and adjusted settings so the only thing you see is him. The story would not have been the same with the real setting — so she created her own. Blew. My. Socks. Off.

I’m sure you can guess the rest of this story! I was the insanely-lucky winner of four PocketWizard Plus III’s and a carrying case to go along with them. I have been longing for my own set of PocketWizard radio triggers for a long time and I am eternally grateful to PocketWizard for offering such a generous prize. I can’t wait to get out and start practicing what I’ve learned with these top of the line, reliable triggers. And of course, a special thank you to Melody Hood for inspiring and empowering me to take a moment to find my story and then create the light.


Let’s Hear it for the Teacher!
Melody Hood, a photographer based out of Chattanooga, Tennesse, offered the breakout session on her wedding photography using PocketWizard Plus III Transceivers for the photographic educational resource Clickin Moms.

©Melody Hood

©Melody Hood

See more of Hood’s work at Innamorata.

See Kerry Riordan’s work at the Blu Lemonade site and on Facebook.

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