Studio Anywhere (SAT)

Level: Lighting - Confident Beginner

What’s your definition of a photo studio? Is it a room with a white seamless backdrop or a cyc wall? Maybe it’s simply anywhere you’re in control of the lighting. In a perfect world, we would all have a 5,000-square-foot studio...and the entire catalog of B&H™ in our equipment lockups.


But the reality is that you may have an outdated DSLR with two decent lenses, and all you have at your disposal is an unfinished basement, your garage, or the empty conference room at your office. That’s where Studio Anywhere comes in! Photographer Nick Fancher will be your guide, as you learn how to get portfolio-ready photos while working in some of the most problematic scenarios imaginable. Whether shooting a corporate portrait, a test shoot with a model, or a promo shoot with a band, you’ll discover that most of the time, there’s no need for an expensive studio–you just have to get creative.

 

The Studio Anywhere workshop is an opportunity for photographers to learn how to transform unconventional spaces into polished images, using minimal, affordable gear. The last hour of the workshop is spent covering going through Nick’s Lightroom and Photoshop workflow so you can learn how to deftly navigate post-processing.

 

The workshop will cover:

- Window light headshot

- Hack your reflector

- Intro to flash (Manual v. ETTL, Zoom, Ambient, inverse square law)

- Painting with shadow (length, hardness, and number of shadows)

- Light softening options (soft box, sheet, bounce)

- Light control options (snoot, grid, barn doors, gobo)

- Achieving white, grey, and black backgrounds anywhere

- Adding drama with barn doors (light ray)

- Gobo options (found vs. made— plants, fans, doors, fences, etc)

- Recreating the sun (indoor/outdoor)

- Outdoor ambient options (High speed sync)

- Layering light qualities to highlight textures/features

- Editing in Lightroom (final hour of workshop)


Type

1-day workshop



You are a very confident user of priority shooting and full manual modes for exposure control

You have no previous experience with lighting equipment. You would like to be introduced to basic lighting terms, concepts and equipment.

You would like more opportunities to practise and consolidate what you already know and also to stretch yourself a little further both creatively and technically.


The last segment of this workshop will cover editing in Lightroom. If you'd like to catch up on this knowledge, please consider taking GPPs regular workshop Introduction to Lightroom or equivalent. 

A 10% discount on Introduction to Lightroom  is available for those who book this workshop - please contact us to avail of this offer once youve made your booking.
who should attend

You are a very confident user of priority shooting and full manual modes for exposure control

You have no previous experience with lighting equipment. You would like to be introduced to basic lighting terms, concepts and equipment.

You would like more opportunities to practise and consolidate what you already know and also to stretch yourself a little further both creatively and technically.


The last segment of this workshop will cover editing in Lightroom. If you'd like to catch up on this knowledge, please consider taking GPPs regular workshop Introduction to Lightroom or equivalent. 

A 10% discount on Introduction to Lightroom  is available for those who book this workshop - please contact us to avail of this offer once youve made your booking.

• 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)
* A copy of Lightroom (If you don't own a copy, you can download a 7 day trial from Adobe here just before the workshop). Please make sure you don't download the trials too early.
• Lights and light modifiers will be provided. However, bring any of your own modifiers that you may want to use. 

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)
* A copy of Lightroom (If you don't own a copy, you can download a 7 day trial from Adobe here just before the workshop). Please make sure you don't download the trials too early.
• Lights and light modifiers will be provided. However, bring any of your own modifiers that you may want to use. 

About the Instructor
Nick Fancher

 

Nick Fancher is a photographer, author, and educator, who specializes in the use of minimal gear in unconventional locations. Though his work ranges wide from commercial and product photography to fine art portraiture and photojournalism, his passion lies in dramatic light and bold color use. He graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor's in fine art photography in 2005.
He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and two kids.

Booking Closed

Saturday, February 10
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Includes UAE VAT 5%

Cost $350
This session is limited to 12 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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