My Photography Workshop January 8, 2011 In The Washington D.C. Area
Date and location are finally set! Saturday, January 8, 2011 I will be holding a beginner / intermediate lighting workshop at Studio 206 in Alexandria, Virginia (206 South Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314) just outside of Washington D.C.
Who am I? Why take a workshop from me?
If you are new to my blog/website/work, I am a commercial/editorial photographer and filmmaker that spends a lot of time on the road shooting unique and challenging projects. I’ve lived on rock and roll tour busses, ridden on tanks, hung out of helicopters feet from the ground chasing race vehicles, raced Lamborghinis, run around the White House, made Lenny Kravitz blush, swam in the grotto… all in the pursuit of my fun professional photography photoshoot adventures. You may have seen my work in your favorite magazines or album covers, possibly a billboard or two, maybe even on television.
I’ve been profiled in PDN (Photo District News) a few times for my photography, and had a nice piece done about my on-location lighting techniques (LINK – September 2008) in the magazine. I’ve also been named one of Washington D.C.’s “top creative innovators” and one of D.C.’s most influential under 40 for the film work my video company does.
I’ve travelled hundred’s of thousands of miles over the years on jobs and have learned how to make shoots work no matter what unforeseen situation pops up (and they will, trust me). I am sure this workshop will be a unique and enlightening experience for you as I share my knowledge “from the road.”
You should have a good understanding of photography. You should know how to change the white balance, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO on your digital SLR. It’s ok if you aren’t a lighting expert, though, because you will learn the fundamentals as well as advanced techniques from this workshop with the assistance of our lovely models. In addition, I will touch on photography business/marketing practices that should help new professionals, as well as those that have already been shooting for awhile.
Don’t forget the great photography swag giveaways and special surprises that will be announced in the coming days!
What to expect from the workshop:
Learn the best way to utilize your DSLR’s features to create your desired effect (color, depth of field, motion)
Learn creative strobe lighting techniques with limited amounts of equipment. Not everyone can afford to have 4+ strobes on set for a shoot. Learn to make the most with 1-3 strobes on a limited budget / limited equipment availability.
Learn more advanced lighting portrait setups in-studio and outside (if weather permits)
Have a chance to shoot with your own camera with our lovely provided models
Time for Q&A about photography business practices, software, professional photoshoot protocol, and of course sharing fun photoshoot stories
Catering will be provided
Workshop members will receive exclusive coupons, swag, and giveaways from camera gear sponsors. As of now, we have awesome giveaways from Phase One (giving away 1 new Capture Pro 6 software, a $399 value!), Blinkbid photo business software, Think Tank Bags, Ona Bags & more to be announced in the coming days!
Check back for more surprises to be announced soon!
Workshop starts at 10:30am and should go approximately 6-8 hours
Cost for the workshop is only $300 and limited space is available!
You just need to bring your DSLR, something to take notes with, and an open mind.