Announcing a new Meetup for Seattle Photography Group!
What: Family & Group Portraits 101
When: Saturday, May 15, 2010 2:00 PM
Price: $65.00 per person
212 Alaskan Way S.
Seattle, WA 98104Family & Group Portraits 101:
Finally... a weekend class!
If you?ve ever been asked to photograph at your family reunion or a team meeting at work, this workshop is for you. We?ll go over all the aspects of photographing small, medium, and large groups of people from simple lighting to posing and arranging individuals. We?ll talk about differences between family portraits and business group portraits. We?ll even talk about what to wear and some tips and tricks to making people comfortable.
We?ll shoot tethered to a large computer screen for instant feedback. We?ll start off with some theory and demonstration, then each photographer will have a chance to shoot and ?direct? applying theory introduced earlier.
Topics covered will include:
- Basic Lighting for Group & Family Portraits
? What to Wear
? Arranging & Posing Individuals in the Group
? Family Portraits vs Business Group Portraits
? Making Your Subjects Comfortable
? The Importance of Taking Charge
This class assumes you have working knowledge of your camera and lighting gear. The principles of studio lighting and metering are covered in the Intro to Studio Lighting workshop.
Read about our other workshops and events at www.Lumenars.com
Class size is limited to 8 to 10 people to allow for significant hands-on experience and individual attention. Please allow 3 to 4 hours for this class. Please send payment in advance to [address removed] through PayPal. Your YES rsvp will not be complete until payment has been received or you've made other arrangements with me directly. I'm sorry but there will be no refunds on last-minute cancellations.
My studio is located inside the OK Hotel in Pioneer Square: 212 Alaskan Way S, 98104. Parking is free Sundays and after 6:00 pm. The building is secure so you will need to call my cell phone when you arrive: [masked]
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns or if you need help with directions.
I look forward to seeing you in class!
[masked]Read what others have said about my workshops:
? This was a great introduction to studio lighting. But, really it's all due to Neil. He is a gifted instructor, knowledgeable, personable, and passionate about his craft. The session was hands on and paced to the participants. He made it look and feel easy to get outstanding results. I am looking forward to the next one! ? --Risa
? Tons of hands on experience. Neil was full of information and handled "off the wall" questions very well. The class seemed to flow to what interested us most. There were several different experience levels in the room and he catered to all of them well. ? --Thobert
? I enjoyed this experiential workshop and learned many useful techniques. The participants were able to experiment with many lighting combinations. A tethered shooting system provided immediate feedback. Neil's questions provoked me to think deeper about lighting and when participants' answers didn't expose things completely, Neil supplemented those answers to complete the exposure. It was fun working with the other participants. I felt like I was part of a team that was learning new things. The workshop provided some theory but focused on technique. That focus was just right for me. ? --Steven
? I highly recommend Neil's classes. He is a great teacher: patient, knowledgeable and gives hands-on experience. His small class sizes allow for a discussion-style teaching and caters to each individual's wants and needs. In the three plus hours, Neil gave us a wealth of knowledge, tips and ideas. This is well-worth the money. ? --Angela
? The organizer had great insight and was very open with his experiences and knowledge. He provided both the technical and real-world training as it related to lighting. He was open to any questions we asked. He also made sure everyone kept up. It was a great experience, and I am looking forward to his next training sessions. ? --Huzefam
? Neil's workshop was more than I expected! He created an open learning environment and had all the professional equipment for us to work with. Neil did a great job answering questions and encouraging participation. He was very knowledgeable with all types of photography and techniques. I highly recommended his workshops and am looking forward to part 2! ? --Erika
? Got exactly what I was looking for out of the session. Neil was great at adapting to the level of the attendees, and was able to modify contents accordingly. Thanks Neil ! ? --Rob
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/SeaPhoto/calendar/13446355/