The most key essential tool you will ever have as a fashion photographer is your ability to light. There is no other way to master exceptional fashion photography if you don’t know how to use and manipulate and SEE light! I’m sorry, but no “fixing it in photoshop” or action/plug-in can take the place of the most important element in your photography: the lighting. Understanding modifiers, from softboxes to umbrellas or octabanks, using continous light mixed with strobe and manipulating contrast and highlights will help take your work to such a higher level of mastery. I know that lighting can seem intimidating in the beginning. You don’t know what each modifier really does, you’re not sure of how much power to use or how to direct the light exactly and it’s showing in your work. What takes a mediocre shot transformed into a compelling photograph is the lighting.
Well, fret no more because I’m here to help! I think my biggest asset as a photographer is my deep understanding of lighting. Since 1980, when I first picked up a camera, I began the journey of mastering light. Throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s I worked hard to understand and use lighting intuitively and brilliantly. For the past 17 years, I have continued to master light in the digital age. I have learned many extraordinary things in these past 30 years and now I want to share them with you by offering a one-day intensive lighting workshop.
Come join me and Gabriel Montagnani in New York City for a day in the studio with an array of lighting and modifiers so we can show you what each one does, how it works, why it works and most importantly, how to make it work for you! We will show you first what the modifier and lighting set up does and explain why it works in a certain way and then you’ll get a chance to capture that lighting so you can learn to work with it as well! I will have my personal makeup artist, hair stylist and wardrobe stylist on hand to have our model look amazing! It will be a full day of learning, no rest for the wicked they say, so be prepared to take a ton of notes, a bunch of iPhone photos of lighting set ups and of course, a desire to learn how to use light the right way because I guarantee, you will leave with an amplified knowledge of lighting and a skill set you can take home with you to use for the rest of your life.
You don’t need to have a lot of lighting knowledge to take this class, all I want to see is a thirst and open mindedness to learn! The class is limited so I can take time with each student. All you’ll need to bring is your camera, your memory cards, your laptop and a hard drive if you have it. Join us in NYC….. You won’t regret it!
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Studio: DenBk Studios in Brooklyn, NY
Friday November 10th
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