Great intro to studio lighting class today in the Washington DC area! Thanks to everyone that came out and collaborated. We discussed the fundamentals of portrait lighting, light modifiers, shaping light, and telling a story with light. I will be doing more classes in a city near you in the future!
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APA DC hosted commercial photographer Erik Almas to speak about his lighting, shooting, and retouching styles this week. I was very thankful to have the time to attend for a variety of reasons. No matter where you may or may not be in your career, it is crucial to take the time to learn from [...]
In case you didn’t see the recent email blast from my friends over at Nik Software, I’ll be featured in an upcoming webinar on April 10, 2012 from 10 to 11am (Pacific Time). Learn about how I use post-production to create some of the most dynamic images in my portfolio. I will go through my process [...]
Here is an iPhone photo of the first of my 16 sold out photography classes I’m doing over the next 3 weekends. Great crowd. Going to be a busy month teaching nearly 650 folks! Following these classes, I will also be teaching at Photoshop World in DC next month. Make sure to come by and see [...]
See your Photoshop World email this morning? They announced that you can have a chance to do a photo walk around DC with me during the next photoshop world in March, which takes place March 24-26, 2012. Happy to have the opportunity! I mean if youre going to do a photo walk around DC, might [...]
My Kelby Training class is finally up and live! Watch over an hour of me on set talking about putting a shoot together from pre-produciton all the way through to post-production. Click the image above to sign up and check it out!
The trailer for my new KelbyTraining.com class coming out December 12 is finally out. Check it out and spread the word. You can sign up on the site to see my first full video workshop. I discuss how to put together an advertising shoot all the way from pre-production, to shoot day, to the post-production [...]
Make sure to catch one of my classes at the next Photoshop World, March 2012 in DC. They just officially added me to the instructor list on the site Will be announcing my classes soon! This is all in addition to my upcoming KelbyTraining.com video going up on the site in the next few weeks. [...]
I am up on the KelbyTraining.com website and should be soon followed by the release of my video workshop “Advertising Photo Shoot with Douglas Sonders.” Pretty exciting to see my name up there in lights with some incredible talent. Hope you guys like the workshop when it comes out! Will announce when it debuts.
Just got back from a wild photography adventure in Florida. The Kelby team filmed me for 3 days for my very first information and action-packed (approx. 60-90 minute) photography workshop video. I won’t give away all of my surprises, but the attached photos from only one of the shooting 3 filming days should give you [...]
I’m touching up my script/topics for my first online photo workshop through Scott Kelby’s “Kelby Training“. They are flying my primary retoucher, Justin, and I down to Florida tomorrow to be filmed for an online class essentially on how to put together a conceptual advertising photoshoot. Should be great. We will touch on pre-production, the [...]
If you haven’t heard of Scott Kelby or the NAPP at this point, you should have! The Kelby Media team handles the big Photoshop publications (like Photoshop User Magazine) as well as run the NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals). This week I just signed an exciting deal with Kelby Training (division of Kelby Media [...]
WHEW! Finally getting around to doing the recap. Held an awesome photography workshop at Fast Ashley’s Photo Studio in Brooklyn, New York. We had a couple of fun models and a solid group of good people in attendance. We focused on lighting techniques inside the studio and some outside lighting setups as well. My retoucher, [...]
Another awesome giveaway for my photography workshop on Sunday (02/27/11) in New York City just arrived from one of my sponsors, Lost Luggage. Its a beautiful brown leather portfolio book with an 02 Bag portfolio case and printable inkjet pages from Moab. All of my portfolios have been made by Lost Luggage and my clients [...]
The big day is in 1 week! My workshop is being held in a drive-in photo studio in Brooklyn, New York (just outside of Manhattan) next Sunday the 27th. There are a few spots left in the workshop hanging out in the open waiting to be snagged! It’s only $300 for a full day with [...]
It’s official, my next workshop will be held in the New York City area February 27, 2011. It appears the location will be in an awesome drive-in studio in the Brooklyn area (finalizing location this week). My last workshop was a huge success and look forward to sharing with a new group in a new [...]