UPDATE: These are actual photos that we took using the techniques we will be sharing with you. Warren and I have spend many hours on honing our techniques to get the best possible results. Warren is actually bringing a Laser Trigger System for you to try out. For example, the top 2 images were shot out doors in bright sun light without flash. This is going to be a GREAT WORKSHOP! Don't spend hours trying to figure it out on your own, let us share with you what we have learned through trial and error. Bring a remote trigger cable to 1/8 stereo plug so that you can connect your camera to our Laser Trigger. We will also have a few available for you to borrow if they match your camera.
This Liquid Motion workshop will provide an exceptional opportunity to photograph objects and liquids that are colorful and fast-moving. During this workshop, you will learn how to capture action using a combination of camera shutter speed and continuous and stroboscopic lighting. This will be a truly fun and educational photo workshop.
At Avanza training center we have put together several work-stations for attendees to use and enjoy. The classroom portion of this workshop will start out with examples of what mood and photo opportunity each work-station will provide. After the explanation, demonstration phase, which will last approximately one hour, participants will be able to use work-stations to create their own unique photographic works of art.
Bring your digital camera, tripod, speed-light, and lenses. You will be shooting subjects from as close as a few inches to as far as several feet away. Lenses from 15 to 100mm in focal length should be more than adequate. Continuous lighting and stroboscopic lighting will be available; however, you may choose to bring your own speed-light that your camera brand is compatible with.
We will have two maybe three 10 gallon aquariums setup for you to practice on. You can choose between flash, high intensity lights or sunlight.
This image with the strawberry was taken using continues lighting and without the use of flash. The cost of the lights are less then $15 ea.
Here are a few of the items you will get to experiment with:
Short and Long exposures, flash and natural sunlight
Fruit, Dice or whatever we can find interesting dropped into an aquarium.
Various Viscosities, vegetable oil and glycerin.
Milk with or without coloring as it splashes.
Water balloons as they burst.
Various Gels, backdrops and targets.
What you need to bring with you:
Remote but not Required
External Flash but not Required
Snacks or Lunch, we have a fridge, microwave, snack machine, coffee and tea
Cloths you don't mind getting wet or messy in
If their is something in particular you would like to try, bring it.
Our plan is do a lecture and Q&A for about the first hour, then workshop after that.We will start class at 9:30 and wrap up around 4:30 but you can leave anytime. Remember, Time flies when your having fun.
Their will be a $15 charge to help cover the cost of facility and materials used in this workshop.