Making Portraiture Personal (Get Off Your A$$)

Level: Lighting - Intermediate

When you have learned all the rules of lighting and posing for portraiture, it is time to start breaking those rules.


Zack Arias has spent years working on the technical side of the craft and now he is breaking out of his comfort zone. He's begun making portraits that matter to him far more than whatever technique was used to capture them. Working with ordinary subjects in ordinary locations, he is striving to make unordinary portraits.


This class is for the advanced photographer who has a foundational understanding of exposure and lighting techniques. Zack will be working with you to break you out of your ordinary way of shooting portraits to create something more personal for you as a photographer. These aren’t photos for the subjects. These are photographs for you.


Type

2-day workshop

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.


Portfolio Review Required

Our sincerest desire is to maintain a consistent level of photographic proficiency so that you and your fellow participants can get the most out of this workshop. Therefore we ask that you submit a sample of images that demonstrate your experience is at the defined level of the workshop.

To submit a selection of your images, click on 'Add to Cart', Agree to Terms & Conditions and then you will be instructed to upload them.

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.

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.


Portfolio Review Required

Our sincerest desire is to maintain a consistent level of photographic proficiency so that you and your fellow participants can get the most out of this workshop. Therefore we ask that you submit a sample of images that demonstrate your experience is at the defined level of the workshop.

To submit a selection of your images, click on 'Submit Portfolio', and then you will be instructed to upload them.

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.

* Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera with a fully charged battery
* Your lenses
* SD/CF cards

 

What you should bring

* Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera with a fully charged battery
* Your lenses
* SD/CF cards

 

About the Instructor
Zack Arias

Zack Arias is an editorial portrait and music photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia in the US. While his specialty for the last 7 years has been music photography, he has been branching into more editorial and advertising work.

Zack's approach is simple, straightforward, bold, classic, true and straight from camera. His greatest talents are the ability to mix with any class of people and relax in front of the camera. He believes that a photographer's true job description is to be a "problem solver".

Booking Closed

Sunday, February 11
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Monday, February 12
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Includes UAE VAT 5%

Cost $795
This session is limited to 14 students only.
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  • You can cancel and/or exchange your GPP Photo Week 2018 workshop until January 7, 2018. No refunds or exchanges after January 7, 2018.
  • If you cancel your workshop before January 7, 2018, you get back 70% of the workshop value.
  • If you want to exchange your workshop for a different one, it must be of the same or higher value, providing that you pay the difference for a more expensive workshop.
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