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WORKSHOP: High Fashion Studio Lighting 105b - advanced long exposure techniques

Sunday August 3rd · 3-7 PM

The Studio Too,    30982 Huntwood Ave. #205, Hayward, CA

“This will be a great intermediate to advanced class on beautiful long exposure studio lighting for high fashion special effect photos.”

We have a slight change of models at the last minute, Shantal Rooke just canceled on us tonight, but not to worry, I'm always prepared with a backup plan, and I've got TWO models ready to replace her for tomorrow, Jamie and Britteney.  It's going to be nice to have TWO models instead of just one, so we we'll have even more time shooting with them since we can now alternate and shoot with the second model while the first one is changing. If for some reason there is a photographer who signed up only to shoot Shantal and doesn't want to shoot with our replacement models, then I will offer them a full refund. Just email me before the class starts. I do hope you will all be happy with our TWO replacement models, Jamie and Britteney, and here are some photos of them to show:


and Britteney:

Pretty nice models huh?

And as always we still have access to some amazing haute-couture clothes by a well known local haute-couture designer, Tuan Tran. He has one dress made entirely of crocheted recycled phone wire and LED lights. SO we are going to learn how to balance a flash exposure with the ambient LED lights to make "LIGHT-TRAILS" flow from the dress! A type of "light-painting" (but easier to calculate the exposure).  Take a look at the dress:

And some more dresses from Tuan:

We will also have a talented hair and makeup artist on set to make our images truly fashionable. These will definitely be some cool shots to add to anyone's portfolio. I like to keep the classes small and spaces are limited, so sign up soon.

This class will be a great opportunity to learn how to shoot beautiful fashion photos with some techniques that can challenge even an advanced photographer. We will not only learn some great studio lighting tips, but we will have time to get to know each others work and get pier reviews.  We will start the class with a brief introduction, portfolio review, and educational lecture. After a Q&A and brief break, we will have lots of fun shooting our model in some amazing dresses with our studio lighting setup.  I want to make it clear that this will be a learning experience and not just a free-for-all shootout like many other "workshops". I am here to teach about photography, and I want everyone who attends to leave feeling like they have learned something new, and are excited to try to experiment more on their own. I urge you to bring in 5 of your best images on CD or USB key, and we will give you a short portfolio review and some personal advice on what each person needs to work on. If you have attended our classes in the past, please bring in examples of what you shot in those classes.

It will stay a small class so sign up soon before it fills up.

The class will be held on Sunday August 3rd. 3-7pm. The class price is $115, and I can offer a $10 discount for referrals if you bring a friend.

I hope you can join us. Sign up soon.


Leon Saperstein

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  • *Kendra*

    Really fun workshop. I learned a new technique and got some great shots. Leon's a wonderful teacher - very knowledgable, helpful and loves to help people get the shot they dream of.

    August 7, 2014

  • Kelly

    Unique (workshop) concept. Beautiful dresses, models and hair & make-up. Leon patiently shares his creative process and is gracious with questions. Thanks for a great class!

    August 4, 2014

  • Jose Selit R.

    As usual very informative. Enjoy going to your workshops Leon!!

    August 3, 2014

  • Felicia H

    Hi Leon, there is a power outtage in Hayward/union City area. Is the studio affected?

    August 3, 2014

    • Felicia H

      Ok power is restored now :-)

      August 3, 2014

  • Gregory T. W.

    Hello Leon, if all goes well this week I plan on attending. I always look forward to your workshops. I'll know tomorrow if I'm going to attend. M

    July 31, 2014

    • Leon

      Hope you can join! If the class fills up there is a slight chance we can get a second model to join.

      August 1, 2014

  • Beverly

    So happy to see other women photographer's participating in this workshop!!! :o)

    July 29, 2014

    • Leon

      I think you meant "found"? Hahaha. I hope I don't need to fire her. But maybe she will be on fire durring our shoot, hehe.

      July 31, 2014

    • Leon

      Or she will be fired up about our shoot. ☺️

      July 31, 2014

  • Brett

    I really enjoyed your last class I attended and looking forward to this one.

    July 29, 2014

    • Leon

      Hi Brett, glad you enjoyed our last workshop and happy to see you coming back. It would be wonderful if you can post an honest review of your experiences on the "group review" bulletin board. It would be much appreciated also. I love the photo you posted of the "water" dress. Very nice! Would love to see the high-res version in our class if you can bring it? THANKS.

      July 29, 2014

  • Dave B.

    In the other photo meetups I attend, the models are typically known beforehand to allow the attendees to decide if the model fits their style.

    1 · July 28, 2014

    • Leon

      Hi Dave, tomorrow I will post which model I'm choosing, and you can decide whether you want to attend at that point. I'd like to make it clear though that I like to consider our workshops more educational than your typical model shootout, so I hope you will want to come to learn some new tricks and get advice about your work no matter which model is chosen. None the less, I do hope our model will please you. Hope you can attend.

      July 29, 2014

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