Classes planned for 2018
May- Lightroom and the the 10 steps to a perfect workflow you can count on.
June- Off camera lighting and posing. Blend ambient light with flash in a few easy steps.
July-Photoshop and 5 easy and quick ways to make your images better.
August- How to photograph on the beach. Lighting, direction, the elements and your gear.
September- Photoshop compositing. Blend your imagination with your camera.
October- Hands on family portraits. You will be ready for the upcoming holidays after this class!
November- To be announced
December- To be announced
Off camera lighting and posing $60
June 16, 2018 3-5 PM
In this small class, students will work with their instructor and a model (both indoor and out) to create and construct their own OCF lighting setups from scratch. The idea is to teach concepts the student can than go home with and be confident in re-creating those setups completely without assistance. In most workshops, some of the setup is done for you with the instructor’s equipment and this can impede learning and retaining the knowledge you’ve learned. This is why we’re taking it a step further here. We will start by photographing each other for about an hour and then bring in a model to practice the setups further and really showcase the magic of off camera flash techniques.
Major topics covered:
1. Learn to make a good portrait using only one light.
2. Learn the standard lighting positions, and how those positions combined with distance and diffusion affect your image.
3. Review all the fundamentals of camera settings and triggering OCF to interact with your camera.
4. Get a closer look and extended practice at balancing or mixing OCF with natural light
Prerequisites- -Students should have a basic understanding of manual exposure (setting aperture, shutter and ISO independently
Class will start with a presentation and intro to the various types of equipment used for off camera flash, as well as a breakdown of how your camera settings interact with flash equipment.
Hands on shooting will follow. Each student will create and execute their own setup, get feedback from the instructor and allow the other students to try their setup.
We’ll have a great model and you’re free to use the images in your own portfolio or social media. In order to give everyone the attention and help they deserve, the class size will be limited to 6 people and one model.
All classes are subject to change based on enrollment. Class size limited to 6 participants unless otherwise stated. Children must be 15 and over to participate in this class.
Photoshop Magic-Adding light to a dull image $50
How to photograph on the beach
Hands on family portraits.
November Workshop TBA
December Worshop TBA
All classes are subject to change based on enrollment. Class size limited to 10 participants unless otherwise stated. Children must be 10 and over to participate in classes.