Students should bring a laptop with Photoshop already installed and an external hard drive containing the images they would like to work on.
This workshop is designed to give you a solid foundation in understanding light. Remember the goal is always to match your idea, your personal interpretation with the technique.
The workshop will be fast paced, incorporating demonstrations with a great deal of hands on shooting. Digital is welcome and encouraged in this workshop, but if you are film shooter then use professional E-6 slide film. Plan to bring on 10 to 20 rolls.
We will review basic lighting techniques including lighting patterns, ratios, high and low key, and the qualities of umbrellas, boxes and grids. This understanding translates to better “seeing” ambient light in the real world. You will learn to scout the light, not just the location and place your subject in the quality of light that best suits the idea of the photograph.
We will start reviewing and critiquing your work both old and new. Please bring a few samples of the best you have done and what it is you would like to do. This is an integral part of the learning process because not only do you get feedback on your own work, but learn by the other participant’s efforts. We will do demonstrations, and cover various topics including; techniques, quality of light, working with people for expressions and emotion, concepts, point of view, etc.