Kicking off the meetups for the Tri-State Photography & Arts Group is the first of a series of instructional workshops that will cover a variety of photographic interpretations. This first workshop is a hands-on/slide show presentation geared more for the beginner/intermediate photographer, or for those wanting a refresher in the manual usage of their cameras. Photographer and Cinematographer Will Stotler will walk you through an easy but detailed process designed to improve the number of "keepers" you shoot, from managing your camera, the process of sculpting light, to a fast and professional post-processing workflow. Classroom-style instruction is mixed with extensive hands-on learning, which will include manually configuring your camera to get uniform shooting results, working to create stylized light setups for modeling, and computer time to try workflow with Lightroom or Aperture. Throughout the workshop, one-on-one assistance and personalized attention for each participant will be provided.
Taking Control of the Camera (Manual Shooting Workshop)
• Learn how to control your camera with manual settings to get better creative and technical control
• Learn how to shoot uniformly so there are no "surprises" in post
• Handouts and individual instruction provided
• Sculpt With Light (Lighting Workshop)
• Learn about modeling light and terms
• Learn to light for different looks
• A light kit and natural light will be used
• High-Speed Post-Processing Workflow (Post-Processing Workshop)
• Learn how to develop your photos quickly and efficiently, as a batch
Photographers are encouraged to bring the following:
-laptops with Aperture or Lightroom, plus a card-reader
-a variety of lenses, with one having f/1.8, f/2, or f/2.8 (this is not required, but just helpful)
Make-up services provided by:
Liana Carlan, http://www.modelmayhe...
Danielle Ovens, http://www.modelmayhe...
Mary Tompkins, http://www.modelmayhe...
Matt Simmons, http://www.modelmayhe...
Mandie S, portfolio pending
Kristina Paulk, http://www.modelmayhe...
Models will be on hand at this workshop (listed as booked), as will MUA services. Basic refreshments will be on hand. This series of workshops will be focusing on a more didactic, educational environment, with less papprazzi and more informational exchanges. Tri-State Photography & Arts will be offering an eclectic mix of educational workshops, artistic events, and many other topics as they are developed.
Will Stotler has published his photography on Flickr since 2005 and ModelMayhem since 2009. Will has shot complete sets with over 40 male and female models in a variety of settings and lighting conditions, garnering over 250,000 unique views of his work in 2010. When not shooting models, Will delivers landscape, macro, and portrait photography work—including post-production services--to corporate clients. As a cinematographer, Will designed, lit, and shot every scene in the feature film ABLE (2008). The film received accolades for its highly stylized cinematography and was selected to play at leading genre festivals, internationally (Sitges) and domestically (Philadelphia). By profession, Will is a creative technical consultant delivering Web, video, audio, photography, and print projects--often with a follow-on training component.
For more information:
Commentary and How-Tos
About the feature film ABLE