INTERESTED IN EDITORIAL BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHY?


STEP ONE: Learn off-camera flash (OCF) TECHNIQUES.


Understanding the core concepts behind OCF opens up a world of creative possibilities and IS essential for developing a studio based PORTFOLIO. The amazing thing is that you do not need a lot of expensive gear to achieve great results.

I am a firm BELIEVER that creativity, preparation, and and execution WILL ALways TRUMP the latest and greatest EQUIPMENT.

I repeat.

This. workshop. is. not. about. gear. 

It is about how we can USE a studio eNVIRONMENT to execute an editorial vision. It is about learning how to conceptualize a cohesive FASHION story. It is about developing the TEAM BUILDING skills needed to create on the fly. It is about learning how to light so that you can create ART.

In the end, It doesn't matter what you are using. but. This workshop SPECIFICALLY will utilize SPEED-LIGHTS because they are portable, CONVENIENT, and a great place to start learning off camera flash methods.

Believe it or not, (camera excluded) the money spent on producing thE image BELOW was less than the cost to attend this workshop:

Speed-lights + trigger: $130
REFLECTOR: $20
Background - jersey knit fabric: $7
Clamps: $20
Softbox (2): $60
Knowing how to use it all: Priceless

 

MODEL SERVING IT: ESSENTIAL

 


STEP 2: LEARN ABOUT SET design and Editorial storytelling


 

WHAT IS COLOR THEORY?

CAN YOU  USE COLORS TO communicate emotion?

WHAT MATERIALS CAN I USE TO BUILD A BACKDROP/SET?

WHAT CAN I FIX WITH POST PRODUCTION?

WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNIcation within a team?

HOW DO I BUILD A FASHION OR BEAUTY STORY?

WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO GETTING PUBLISHED?

These ARE THE QUESTIONS I HOPE TO SHED LIGHT ON.

We will talk about the importance of cohesiveness and practice by creating a single beauty story on DAy 2.  This means all 6-7 make up artists and 6-7 photographers will need to work together to create 6 cohesive looks to photograph. One of OUR main goals is for professional creatives who are in orlando to meet and start building together. This is beyond networking. 


STEP 3: RETOUCH IT


ALWAYS.

IF YOU DON't know high end retouching, send it out to a professional. If you want to learn ABOUT some of the techniques I use, take this workshop.  Either way... retouching adds an element that turns a good photo into a stellar one. And a stellar one in to a work of art.

We're goING TO retouch together.

Half of the second day is deDicated to retouching. I will take you through my workflow and you will have the chance to follow along and ask questions.


SO WHAT?


Many photographers avoid incorporating OCF into their workflow because of the steep learning curve. This workshop is designed to turn this daunting task into something you will enjoy. I promise that you will walk away from this EXPERIENCE with the knowledge and newfound inspiration to begin creating high quality editorial imagery of your own.

 

We will cover:

1. The gear you need and how to configure your camera and speed-lights for OCF.

2. How to network with others in the industry to cultivate inspiration and design editorials.

3. Core concepts you need to understand in order to master OCF such as the inverse square law and balancing ambient light with flash.

4. Lighting setups common in editorial and fashion photography.

5. How to effectively work with gels.

6. How to setup off camera flash for macro beauty work.

7. Posing basics and model direction.

8. how to create a painted canvas backdrop.

9. Retouching techniques for editorial photography. 

8. A bunch of other stuff plus any questions you have about this exciting field.


 

Here's what Others had to say

I have participated in 2 of Sam’s workshops and learned so much! He’s a great teacher and loves to share what he knows. His workshops are a lot of fun and his work is amazing! I definitely recommend Sam as a photographer and an instructor.
— Mille Sorger
I [was] a natural light photographer; one in which the thought of flash made me throw up in my mouth a little. I used flash indoors or bumped up my ISO; grain party- but never loved my photos. I knew that my lack of knowledge in this area was holding me back from expanding my portfolio and achieving the look I desired. I decided to make a change, I had seen Sam’s classes advertised on Facebook and I LOVED his work. I stalked him a little (just kidding), but I did read his website, bio, checked out his IG and Facebook. I loved that he too was self-taught and didn’t project a stuck up persona. Taking his class was the best thing I could have done. Now OCF has become another part of photography I’m obsessed with. He started the class with a classroom setting to include a refresher of basics and then into the more nitty gritty of light. Then it was all hands on. He was so much fun, easy to get along with, and laughed at my crazy self. He is a wonderful teacher; quizzed me through each step, reviewed and answered my questions. Sam created a wonderful learning environment with his patience and wealth of knowledge. I walked away from his class so excited! If you are lacking in the OCF department- take a class with Sam! I <3 OCF!!!
— Mary Fosky
I recently took a workshop with Sam and I loved every moment of it. It was informative, personal and fun. Sam gave so much of his time and experience and really made sure that we understood each step of the process. I left feeling energized and ready to practice what he taught us.
— Liz Rowney

DETAILS

WHEN?

FEB 17-18, 2018, 9am-7pM

Where?

LOCAL ORLANDO STUDIO

COST?

$395 ($175 retainer) 


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