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Urban Session - Asheville, NC - Learn composition, lighting, and posing

  • Jun 23, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Come join us for this fun 2 hour photography event in the urban downtown area of Asheville, NC

I will be arranging a few models for this workshop so there will be plenty of different subjects to work and practice with, and capture amazing portfolio images.

I will be teaching composition when working with a portrait subject, using urban structures, and proper lighting techniques.  We will be working mostly with natural light, simply because that is the easiest place for new photographers to begin.  However, if you like adding strobes to your session and wish to bring them along, you are always welcome to do so.

This workshop is for the beginner to the advanced.  If you are very new and wish for some instruction, I will be teaching with one model at a time, to those of you who request this. For the more advanced members who join us, you may photograph and capture images of the other models.

You will learn:

  • how to scout for good locations for urban sessions
  • which textures work well for backgrounds, and how to use them in your overall composition
  • how to find great available light - I will have reflectors with me and demonstrate how to use them
  • posing and client interaction techniques
  • and some basic camera and photography skills, like metering, focus, and white balance






































No experience is necessary to come to this event. You just need a camera and at least one lens. I would recommend something in the 50mm to 200mm range, fixed or zoom. However, you can use whatever you have and I can explain the limitations and work with you to still capture beautiful images.

I primarily work in all manual mode but it's OK if you usually keep your camera in one of the automatic modes. I will help you with your settings. We have a mix of beginners who don't know how to get out of automatic, to working professional photographers amongst us and everyone is always willing to help each other!

*Please note: You are REQUIRED to upload your images to this website within 2 weeks of an event.  The models are allowed to ask you for 2 to 3 full resolution images for them to print from and the rest you may share digitally if like, and leave your watermark on. This is the exchange for the models time and for the model release that allows you to use them within your websites and portfolios. However, the release is not signed for you to sell them to 3rd party sites. If you sell to stock photography sites, you will need to bring your own release and ask the model before shooting if he/ she is willing to allow you to do so.

I am really excited about this event. It's been awhile since I've been to Asheville and I scouted this location last time we were there visiting. I can't wait to get back with a few models to photograph there.

I hope you will come out and join us!






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  • Caren

    Really enjoyed the Meetup. Next time I'm going to stick with Lori to ensure I get as much instruction as possible! Enjoyed sharing the experience with everyone - but lots to cover in a short time with many photogs popping around. Thanks Lori - I look forward to your next Asheville appearance.

    June 24, 2013

  • Lori J.

    Fun meeting and working with so many new members. Can't wait to see what everyone captured!

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Lori J.

    So excited to be here in Asheville. No worries about this little "sun shower" - hopefully this will give us a beautiful sky!

    June 23, 2013

  • Bruce B.

    Looking forward to learning more about portrait photography

    June 19, 2013

  • Deborah M.


    June 17, 2013

  • [pat]

    Hi -- June 23 should work for me as well. Shame the weather looks violent for this afternoon!! Thank you for your work! [pat]

    June 2, 2013

  • Caren

    Hello - I received cancel notice and see it is rescheduled for June 23? That should work, and I'm very much looking forward to it! Thank you for efforts!

    June 2, 2013

  • [pat]

    I'm looking forward to the event! Thanks for arranging it!

    May 30, 2013

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