Lighting Workshop: Portland, OR, 7/25 (Sold Out)
I'm heading to one of my favorite cities -- Portland, Oregon -- for a shoot and to connect with family and friends. I have left Sunday, July 25th, open for a one-day lighting workshop.
This seminar, Lighting in Layers, is designed to dig down deeper on what I feel is the most important control lever in flash photography -- balance. Whether the end product is simple or complex, we'll break down lighting into a series of logical steps to build your final look one easy variable at a time.
The morning will be spent in lecture with supporting visuals. We'll take a few minutes at first to go over the basic principles of balancing exposure so we leave no one behind, and then dig deeper as the day goes on.
We'll break for lunch close to midday, at a logical stopping point. There are many food choices within an easy walk of the seminar location.
After lunch, we'll do a complete walk-thru of an editorial assignment, with problems popping up onscreen just like they did in my camera. I have included every frame in which a change (lighting or otherwise) was made, and also the how and why behind the changes.
Things do not always go well for me, and I think that is important to show. It is the ability to solve problems that matters. That said, there is generally at least one solution for any problem and it is the thought process that matters.
After the assignment walk-thru we'll switch to demo mode, doing a series of shoots as time allows. Feel free to bring a camera if you want to record setups for reference.
And speaking of that, all of the material from the screen presentation will be available for download afterwards. You may want to take notes, but shaving to scribble down something that is already onscreen is ridiculous and redundant. And this way, you'll have the onscreen pics for later reference, too.
Class size will be limited, to promote interaction and discussion. That is my favorite part of the seminars, and I never fail to learn something of value at each session.
Location: The Embassy Suites Hotel, Portland Downtown, at 319 SW Pine St (pictured up top).
Location-wise, we chose it in part for easy public transport should you not want to pay to park. It is two blocks from a MAX Lightrail stop and one block from the Public Transit Mall.
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Doors will open at 9:00am, and we will hit the ground running at 9:30, with or without you. Lunch time will be a little variable, as described above.
We'll wrap around 4:30pm, as there is another group scheduled for the room in the evening. My plan at this point is to head down to the hotel's watering hole for an hour or so in which to be happy afterwards. Call it a happy hour, I guess.
The price for the seminar is $159.95, and you can register via PayPal. You do not have to be a PayPal member to register, but you will have to have a credit card.
Standard disclaimer: I have every intention of being there -- plane tix, hotel room and conference room already bought. But if for some reason beyond my control I cannot make it, refunds will be limited to the ticket price. Just sayin'.
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Lastly, I look forward to seeing and meeting you in Portland. I know that the city has a vibrant photo community, and I am excited to be headed out there.