Outdoor Lighting Workshops and Upcoming Cruise(s)

From: David L.
Sent on: Monday, February 13, 2012 12:01 PM

Hello fellow Student Photographers,

For those of you who attended our recent February Outdoor Lighting Workshop, thank you for your participation and making our first in a Series, such a great success!

I have great plans for our continued workshops as we build on the knowledge of understanding "Light."

For our second Outdoor Lighting Workshop, scheduled for March 24th, I will be limiting the attendance to 16 Photographers as we fine tune and ramp up the learning experience.

We will be providing in-depth instruction for three Lighting Scenarios:

• Learning to Control Daylight with Reflectors and Diffusers, building on what we have learned.

• Creating Studio Quality Light Outdoors with Speed Lights - Indoors Too, by the way!

• Working with Street Lights and Colored Gels

Day's Schedule: I have also incorporated a schedule for the day to help keep us organized and provide adequate shooting time for everyone.

There will be two short breaks and a half hour meal break with Q/A Discussions. We will also be learning the importance of selecting the right background and as well the little known secret of where the subject being photographed should look.

Our Models: I would like to invite those attending our second workshop to be sure and provide a gratuity for our models. They work really hard to provide you with beauty and style and let's face it, an awesome final image!

Photography Contest: I will be setting up a Smugmug account for us to post our best five photographs from February's Outdoor Lighting Workshop. Voting will be conducted on the basis of composition, use of lighting and overall impact. The winners will be announced the first week in March and the prizes awarded at our March Outdoor Lighting Workshop:

1st Prize - Scott Robert Lim's "Tiny Trigger" Set. (radio trigger with one transmitter and three receivers) $259 value 

2nd Prize - Free attendance to upcoming Outdoor Lighting Workshop. $149 value

Note: To be eligible to win, you will need to bring an 11x14 or 16x20 finished and mounted print of your winning image. This print will be ceremoniously given to the model you photographed, with applause from your fellow photographers and a Staff Photo!

Upcoming Catalina Cruise: I am also planing a more intensive Weekend Cruise Lighting Workshop. I am researching the details and will announce the dates and rates as soon as I have them finalized. Our first Cruise will likely be to Catalina Island and of course our models will be there for Boat Side photos and the amazing beauty of Catalina as a backdrop and the lights of Avalon Harbor and Pavillion as a setting for the evening shots with Speed Lights and Gels.

P.S. Practice Makes Perfect!

Utilizing one of the Speed Light techniques we learned at our February Lighting Workshop, I photographed a Head Shot Portrait of one of the upcoming Arizona United States Pageant Delegates. Jessica Smith

Here is the setup and the resulting photograph. View it larger in our Photo Album 15" Softbox, reflector and Hair light with Rogue Diffusion panel. Set up time 15 minutes

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