Past Meetup

Classic Portraiture by Master of Photography Michael Landes

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Price: $169.00 /per person
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Professional portrait and wedding photographers! It's time to step up your game and really learn classic lighting and posing! As our photography school grows, we are able to attract bigger names in the photography world! We are bringing Master Photographer Michael Landes down from Tampa for a 5 hour workshop on classic lighting and posing.


Michael Landes credits his 30 years of membership in the Florida Professional Photographers Association and its membership for his successes. He is a Master of Photography, a Photographic Craftsman, a Certified Professional Photographer and holds the Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence, the Florida Service Award and the Florida Lifetime Membership Certificate. ** Please read more about Michael below.

Photojournalism is great and lots of fun, but if you want to really break into the high end portrait market, you have to understand how to make people look their best. Posing doesn't have to be, and shouldn't be, a grueling experience for your clients. You need to learn composition and posing tips to bring out the best in everyone, easily and quickly!

When you see portraits that make you go WOW - it's usually because the lighting is so beautiful. In this hands-on class, Michael will teach you how to light your portraits so that your work will stand out in the crowded photography business. Here are some of the things he will cover:

Learn Classic Facial Angles

Learn Classic Lighting Patterns

Learn Lighting Ratios

Male and Female Posing

Full Length to Head and Shoulder Posing

Live Demonstration

Hands On Review

Model Direction Techniques

Studio Psychology

Light Quality

High/Low/Medium Key

This workshop is also open to hobbyists and beginners. Michael's step by step teaching style is easily followed by all levels of photographers. You will have the opportunity to photograph a beautiful model and leave with gorgeous images. You will LOVE this workshop!!

As with all of our instructors, Michael is not just an incredible photographer, he is also skilled at teaching. There are many good photographers out there, but not as many who are experienced and trained instructors!

** More about Michael Landes:

Michael has had images included in the PPA Traveling Loan Collection, the Disney Epcot Exhibit and the Photokina International Exhibit. He has over 100 combined salon First Place Awards and over 100 combined salon Merits and has been awarded Photographer of the Year 10 times from the Professional Photography Guild of Mid-Florida and the 2012 Digital Artist of the Year. This is the second consecutive year receiving the Tampa Photographer of the Year Award and the Portrait Category Award. He has also received the Social Function Category and the Unclassified Category Awards. He is currently the Commercial Photography Program Instructor at the Pinellas Technical Education Center in St. Petersburg and one of his greatest joys is seeing his students succeed in TAPPA, FPP and Skills competitions.


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