Portraits Under Pressure

Victoria Will | Lighting - Intermediate

Celebrity portrait photographer Victoria Will discusses her lighting techniques for reading and shaping light for any type of portrait. Accustomed to working under tight time constraints, Victoria will share some of her secrets to working quickly on location or in the studio and talk about how to deal with clients in tricky situations while still getting what you need. “I had an assignment to photograph Justin Bieber. When it was all said and done—58 seconds after it began, I had shot him in two lighting set ups and had 22 frames to show for it.

 

Over two days, Victoria will discuss her techniques for choosing the light, process, and locations that result in successful images. She shares how she builds a rapport and utilizes clear communication with her subjects—both celebrities and “real people”—to take portraiture to the next level. Through assignments in the studio and on location, participants develop and execute concepts, while also practicing lighting on the fly. Victoria reviews the results of each daily assignment and participants have the opportunity to have her review their current portfolios.


Type
2 day workshop 
Booking Closed

Sunday, February, 12 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday, February, 13 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

COST $0

You are a very confident user of priority shooting modes and may even been using full manual exposure control.

You are familiar with simple lighting set ups and have had some hands on time with lighting equipment. You understand and can set up the different triggering systems.

You are aiming to consolidate your understanding and improve basic techniques as well as be introduced to some new ideas and techniques that will give you the confidence to experiment with different creative outcomes.


PREREQUISITES 
To take part in this workshop, you also need to have a good understanding of photography lighting. 
If you don't have prior knowledge of how flash works, please ensure that you sign up to 
Small Flash 101Studio Lighting 101, or equivalent before the event.
A 10% discount on GPP's regular workshops is available for those who book this class with Victoria - please contact us for more info. 
If you are not sure this workshop is for you, please do contact us on info@gulfphotoplus.com and we will be happy to advise you.

who should attend

You are a very confident user of priority shooting modes and may even been using full manual exposure control.

You are familiar with simple lighting set ups and have had some hands on time with lighting equipment. You understand and can set up the different triggering systems.

You are aiming to consolidate your understanding and improve basic techniques as well as be introduced to some new ideas and techniques that will give you the confidence to experiment with different creative outcomes.


PREREQUISITES 
To take part in this workshop, you also need to have a good understanding of photography lighting. 
If you don't have prior knowledge of how flash works, please ensure that you sign up to 
Small Flash 101Studio Lighting 101, or equivalent before the event.
A 10% discount on GPP's regular workshops is available for those who book this class with Victoria - please contact us for more info. 
If you are not sure this workshop is for you, please do contact us on info@gulfphotoplus.com and we will be happy to advise you.

  • Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully charged batteries
  • Lens that hits any focal length in the range of 50-105mm
  • SD/CF card (8 GB or larger recommended)
  • 5/6 of your best images on a USB for review 
What you should bring
  • Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully charged batteries
  • Lens that hits any focal length in the range of 50-105mm
  • SD/CF card (8 GB or larger recommended)
  • 5/6 of your best images on a USB for review 
About the Instructor
Victoria Will

Victoria began her career as a photo journalist at the New York Post where she was a staff photographer. In a news environment responsible for headlines like \"Headless Body in Topless Bar,\" Victoria honed her skills and her sense of humor. She has the ability to put the ordinary in an extraordinary light while seamlessly balancing heroic yet natural compositions. No matter what the circumstance she manages to find those honest, real moments. With a focus on portraiture and lifestyle imagery, her photographs appear in newspapers and magazines worldwide, from W Magazine to the Associated Press, The New York Times to Vogue. A graduate from Princeton University, she hails from Washington, D.C., but now resides in New York with her photojournalist husband, their son, and two French Bulldogs.

 

2013 PDN Faces Contest - First Place in the Portrait category

2014 PDN Photo Annual Winner

2015 Pictures of the Year International (POYi) First Place in Portrait Series

Booking Closed

Sunday, February, 12 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday, February, 13 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

COST $0

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