Interiors and Lifestyle Photography
- Note - This class is limited to 12 students only
This workshop is aimed at the photographer who has some experience shooting interiors and architecture, but wants to take things to another level, either by adding lighting, or improving compositional skills, or both. Over the course of two days, we'll push way past the quick-and-dirty real estate techniques and focus on making a truly killer photo that combines the best of the existing ambient light with our own added lighting to create exactly the mood we want - and to draw the viewers eye to the specific features we want to emphasize. We'll use shift lenses to control the perspective - another fundamental tool of the architectural shooter.
We'll be working mostly on location, and combining speedlights with large strobes, continuous lighting, and modifiers to sculpt the light, and the space. You'll learn how to approach a complex shot and pull it off without relying on HDR, exposure blending, or tedious hours of post-production. We'll add people to the shot and create a lifestyle image. And we'll be working late - shooting twilight exteriors is a fundamental skill in architectural work.
Who Should Attend
You are a very confident camera user. You may be a passionate amateur photographer, aspiring professional, photographer's assistant or professional aiming to sharpen your skills.
You want to be introduced to new techniques that challenge you both technically and creatively and have an opportunity to work with professional grade equipment. You are also interested in being introduced to the process of professional photography from planning to finished image.
You are confident user of lighting set ups. You are aiming to improve your techniques as well as be introduced to some new ideas and creative approaches. You are interested in learning how a professional photographer uses lighting to solve problems and create the desired outcome.
2-day intensive workshop
What you should bring
* Your Camera
* Wide to medium range lenses (preferably zoom in the 18-40mm range including crop factor)
* Zoom lenses (if you have any)
* Tilt-shift lenses (if you have any)
* Bring every speedlight you own and then try to borrow a few more from friends.
* Umbrellas, reflectors, grids.
* Small stand (if you have one)