Lighting Workshop Rodeo

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This full day workshop is geared towards the working photographer. It explores various lighting possibilities to add to your repertoire. Get ready for a workshop that goes beyond the basics.  In the morning choose between learning how to create high impact portraits with speedlites or build your understanding of how to shoot a high end product in a more compelling way. In the afternoon, get inspiration for shooting a business person on location, or learn new tricks in studio and location lighting. To close out the day we’ll have a special presentation which will explore interesting lighting techniques that leverage the unique properties of digital capture to create stunning  effects with “Lighting in Layers” & “False Color Lighting” techniques.

Most presenters will be demonstrating in the studio using either actual products shot for clients or live models.  Some presenters may leave time at the end of their demonstration for participants to take advantage of the studio setup and apply what they have learned using their own camera or they will leave time for Q&A.

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In addition to exciting presentations, several lighting manufacturer representatives will be on hand display and answer question regarding the latest and greatest equipment, including Jim Morton from Dynalite as well as Dynalite VIP Rob Van Petten.  Rob will be giving a three hour workshop designed to build your confidence in studio and location lighting with a variety of lighting tools. Beyond the safety of the soft box there is a menu of other lighting options that give your lighting mood, dramatic effects, and individual style.  You will learn the use of a variety of light modifiers separately and in combinations. Rob will demonstrate building a rhythm of light zones – light dynamics – made easy with a live model demonstration.

Lunch, snacks, and coffee will be provided during the event.

 

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Gold Rush

A behind the scenes look at Dynalite VIP Rob Van Petten’s latest shoot “Gold Rush” at Exposure Place Studios. Rob has won numerous Communications Arts, Art Directors Club and Andy Awards over the past 30 years. With a shift toward the internet, his website has won the FWA Award, the TINY Award and Yahoo’s Favorite Site. He has been featured in Photo District News, American Photo, Petersen’s Photographic, Studio Photography & Design, and Digital Photo Pro. He has endorsements with several equipment manufacturers including Nikon and Dyna-lite and currently hosts Big Shot Workshops 

See more of Robs work and latest shoots here!

Like It’s A Cover

LIKE IT’S A COVER

Learn the secrets of acclaimed photographer Rob Van Petten in Big Shot Workshops on 11/16 – 11/17 at EP Levine’s Exposure Place! Known for his fashionable advertising images with a futuristic flair, there is a whimsical light driven quality about Rob’s work which is apparent in the vibrant style he calls “Near Future”. Rob has been shooting fashion and beauty images and creating award-winning photography for clients including Nikon, Reebok, Gillette and Proctor & Gamble, among 100 major companies, for many years. He is currently venturing into video and new digital dimensions. Rob has recently worked with Nikon through the company’s Tokyo agency, developing promotional images for the new Nikon D800 – the first major pro camera release from Nikon in over three years. The project involved creating promotional images, live speaking appearances, promotional video, and writing on the subject. Rob Van Petten writes a regular column for Nikon World Magazine, moderates the Nikon Digital Learning Center flickr site, and has recently appeared in Range Finder, PDN, Professional Photographer. Digital Photo Pro listed him as one of the Top Ten Innovators and Visionaries of Photographers. To see Rob’s work visit:www.robvanpetten.com

20% STUDENT DISCOUNTS NOW AVAILABLE – ENTER COUPON CODE “STUDENT” AT CHECK-OUT (A valid student ID must be shown at Registration).

THE SEMINAR – Sat. November 17, 2012

Rob will show his approach to casting, lighting, set design, and the secrets behind the concepts in his sought after beauty and fashion style.  He will demonstrate shooting live models, and show how he works with the make-up artist and stylist to create a look.

The audience attendees will then advise on the selection of the right image from the shoot.  The following instruction will be his post production approach to retouching.  Rob will demonstrate his digital retouching process to making these advertising and fashion images have that final polish.  Lunch will be provided. Please see the lunch options at checkout – because we’re all about the food.

Skill Level:  Open to all levels.

SCHEDULE

9:00 –  9:30: Registration

9:30 – 10:30: Presentation – see examples of Rob’s award winning work as he tells the story behind the images.

10:30 – 10:45: BREAK

10:45 – 12:30: Demonstration – Live shoot – Hair, make-up, styling, directing, crew, discussing of lighting, lens choice, lens qualities, placement and quality of light.  Finesse and more finesse.

12:30 – 1:30: LUNCH

1:30  -  3:45: Retouching in Photoshop and printing.

3:45  -  4:00: BREAK

4:00  -  5:00: Review & Q&A with Rob

 

THE WORKSHOP – Sun. November 18, 2012 - Limited to 15 Students

For a select few – Rob will conduct a hands-on workshop shooting fashion and beauty models.  Attendees will break up into 3 teams and all shoot, pose and light fashion images of male and female models.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own concepts or magazine tear sheets to use as concepts. Hair and make-up, lighting, directing all aspects of the digital workflow and editing will be addressed.  Students are recommended to bring their own DSLR.  Rental equipment is available.  Lunch will be provided.  Please see the lunch options at checkout – because we’re all about the food.

Skill Level:  Basic knowledge of DSLR, studio, and Photoshop

SCHEDULE

9:00   –  9:30: Registration

9:30   – 10:30: Presentation – Rob will first briefly recap their presentation from the previous day’s seminar.

10:30 – 10:45:   BREAK

10:45 – 12:30: The attendees will divide into teams to shoot 3 models with 3 separate sets.  (White, black, other variations).

12:30  -  1:30: LUNCH

1:30    -  3:45: Teams will rotate among the 2nd and 3rd sets and continue shooting through the duration of the session.  Wrap  up with final selection of images and discussion and suggestions for editing.

3:45   –  4:00: BREAK

4:00  -   5:00: Review and Q & A with Rob.

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BOUDOIRAMA: The Smoldering Shots


Learn the secrets of Boudoir shooting from this happening Hollywood duo at “Boudoirama- The Smoldering Shots” at Exposure Place at EP Levine’s September 22nd – 23rd at Big Shot Workshops.  Cherie Steinberg and Hedley Jones combined their talent to create Cheriefoto, a unique wedding and boudoir photography team. With an eye for the atheistic and cosmetic, this team transforms a moment into a cherished treasure. They are well known for their wedding and portrait photography but especially boudoir. Cheriefoto is also recognized editorially in several publications, identified for their classic but current style. See more about Cherie and Hedley’s website: www.cheriefoto.com

THE SEMINAR – Sat. Sept.22, 2012

Cherie and Hedley will demonstrate how they set the stage, building the shots with lighting and propping.  Then they will direct the model to do what reveals that special allure to make a boudoir shot.   Learn how they added this romantic dimension to their wedding and portrait work.  The studio will be set to demonstrate their larger than life Hollywood approach to making famous and provocative pictures.  Attendees will witness the magic that happens in the studio bedroom and beyond.  You will witness their exciting shooting style and get the answers to all your questions.  Lunch will be provided.  Please see the lunch options at checkout because we’re all about the food.

Skill Level:  Basic knowledge of DSLR, studio, and Photoshop

SCHEDULE

9:00 -10:00: Registration

10:00-12:30: Presentation – Hear their story and see the photos that have made them Hollywood icons.  Cherie and Hedley will tell you their secrets of the boudoir that only they know – those private details and behind the scene stories that – well nobody ever tells…

12:30- 1:30: Lunch

1:30 – 3:45: Shooting and live demonstration of directing, lighting and all the secret sauce to make a shot smolder.

4:00 – 5:00: Review and Q & A with the Cherie and Hedley.

THE WORKSHOP – Sun. Sept. 23, 2012 - Limited to 15 Students

For a select few – Cherie and Hedley will conduct a hands-on workshop with 3 sets.  Attendees will break up into 3 teams and all shoot, pose and light boudoir guided by the masters of the genre.  Use of furniture and sets, makeup and hair, directing the model and making the boudoir magic will all be covered.  Attendees should be prepared to shoot and bring a DSLR.  Rental equipment is available. Models and lunch will be provided.  Please see the lunch options at checkout – because we’re all about the food.

Skill Level:  Basic knowledge of DSLR, studio, and Photoshop

SCHEDULE

9:00 -10:00: Registration

10:00-12:30: Presentation – Cherie and Hedley will first recap their presentation from the previous day’s seminar. The attendees will divide into teams to shoot on three sets with 3 separate models.

12:30- 1:30: Lunch

1:30 – 3:45: Teams will rotate among the 2nd and 3rd sets and continue shooting through the duration of the session.

4:00 – 5:00: Review and Q & A with the fabulous twosome.

20% STUDENT DISCOUNTS NOW AVAILABLE – ENTER COUPON CODE “STUDENT” AT CHECK-OUT (A valid student ID must be shown at Registration).

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Portrait Lighting Intensive Workshop w/ Bobbi Lane

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Bobbi Lane is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits on location and in the studio. Lane’s multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 30 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. Lane shoots primarily people on location for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts as well as photographing “real people” and travel for stock.

Her stock photography has sold worldwide for ads, posters, and billboards. Bobbi’s clients include: Aramco, Charles Schwab, CB Richard Ellis, Net Perceptions, GE, Warner Bros., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Samsung, Bose Corp., Neutrogena, Mattel, McDonnell/Douglas, Sears’ Tower Skydeck, Sekonic Meters and the Morro Bay Natural History Museum. As a dedicated photo educator, she brings insight and enthusiasm to her hundreds of students every year. Bobbi’s excellent rapport and communication with her students inspires and motivates, while her straight-forward teaching style reaches students of many different skill levels.

Bobbi teaches her own weekend workshops in Boston, and at the Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Workshops, the Julia Dean Workshops, and the International Center for Photography in New York City. She also teaches internationally for Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai. At APA National’s 25th Anniversary, Bobbi was honored with a Special Recognition Award for Education. Photo District New’s Sept. 2011 issue names her one of 13 of the Top Workshop Instructors. Bobbi is a Contributing Editor to Photo Techniques magazine, and author of the book, Creative Techniques for Color Photography, published by Amherst Media.