In an intimate and intensive work session we will answer the questions:
1. Why use big lights?
2. Why put them far away?
The physical properties of light are predictable and once you master them, you will be able to apply them powerfully and practically to your photography.
Practical knowledge and experience in using multi light setups is key to making your photos pop, and this course is designed to just that. Join Martin as he dissects his photos and discusses his commercial shoots from the ground up.
We will start the workshop with a 3 hour class session for viewing & discussing my work. We will then begin discussing lighting theory and why light acts on a subject the way it does. This session will include using/placing light modifiers, balancing ambient and strobe light in an outdoor setting and working with your subject.
After an hour lunch break, we will then go on location with our models to shoot our first assignment. Photographing a CEO for an Annual Report. In this module, student will use advanced lighting techniques to photograph a CEO for the cover of an Annual Report. Final images will be expected to look professional, creative and well lit.
We will be shooting two further assignments on this day.
Assignment 2: Photographing a music band/musicians for the cover of a contemporary rock magazine. In this module, students will be expected to create edgy, haunting, exciting and visually stimulating images for the cover of a popular rock magazine. Martin will act as Photo Editor and Art Director, over seeing the shoot in a realistic client setting.
Assignment 3: Outdoor Fashion shoot for leading Women’s Magazine (Vogue, Elle). In this module students will be expected to do a cover shoot for a leading women’s magazine as well as 2 or 3 inside fashion story type shots. Students will work with a professional model to create imagery that is highly stylized.
Then we finally return to class for a review session of images and of the experience on location before we wrap up and call it a day.
Please note that by joing this workshop you are agreeing to hand over a copy of all the images you've captured to the GPP team representative at the end of the workshop to share with the models & locations as outlined in the Terms & Conditions.
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.
-NOTE- This workshop requires a Portfolio Review
Our sincerest desire is to maintain a consistent level of photographic proficiency for your sake and your fellow participants, therefore this advanced workshop requires a submission of sample images of your work prior to being allowed to book the workshop. Click on 'Add to Cart', Agree to Terms & Conditions and then you will be prompted to submit a selection of 5 of your images that best illustrate your readiness for this workshop.
We will review your images and respond to you within 1 working day. If we do not feel that your choice is appropriate, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.
What to bring
Your DSLR. Lenses that cover the range of 14-200. A Pocket Wizard if you have one. A tripod.
The organisers of Gulf Photo Plus are diligent in their delivery of a safe workshop and event experience. Organisers, instructors and supervisors of workshop venues (private and public) take all due care in arrangements of the workshops and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of registered Gulf Photo Plus participants, models and volunteers.
Participants will be advised of any unusual health and safety requirements at the commencement of workshops and are expected to adhere to these rules.
Participation in the workshops is entirely at the participant’s own risk and any right to claim compensation for any accident, injury, loss or damage to self or equipment is waived. In particular participants accept full responsibility for their equipment against loss or theft, and acknowledge that they use the lighting equipment and travel provided by private buses to location shoots at their own risk.
Students under the age of 18 will be required to bring a letter of consent from their parent/guardian to be presented at time of registration.I Agree