The Shmoe and the Pro Workshop Studio Lighting Workshop

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Long in the making, and probably long overdue – the Shmoe and the Pro Workshop is on! On July 28-29th Paul Gorr and Stephen Eastwood will be instructing on studio lighting for fashion in Metuchen, NJ!

This intensive two day event will feature two instructors. The Shmoe (Paul “Pasha” Gorr of PashaPhoto) will cover the beginner/intermediate curriculum on day one. The Pro (Canon’s Explorer of Light and Printmaster – Stephen Eastwood) will go into more detail, and cover topics meant for intermediate/advanced shooters.

Dynalite is back as an official sponsor!! So you get to Shoot with Dynalite products as well as receive student discounts!

3 hour retouching online after the workshop to be announced! we will retouch some shots from the workshop and show what would make them perfect!

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NECCC Photography Conference

Come and see Dynalite at the NECCC conference on July 13-15 in Amherst, MA!  We will providing lighting for the Portraits with Children class and Canon Explorer Of Light Stephen Eastwood’s Lighting For Beauty And Fashion Classes! Student discounts available to all those who attend!

The The New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) is a non-profit umbrella group for about 80 camera clubs in the New England states (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont). The Council was established in 1937 and incorporated in 1963.

Portraits With Children

Attendees have been asking for child models for years on their comment sheets. We are pleased to announce that for 2012, we will have two professional child models, ages 5 to 7 years available in a variety of outfits and props for you to photograph Saturday afternoon only. This will take place in one of the major model sets, Room CC174 on the lower level of the Campus Center. Lighting for the set will be provided by Jim Morton, National Sales Manager of Dynalite, Inc.

Lighting for Beauty and Fashion 

This is designed to range from simple one-light setups to multiple-light scenarios and show the use and need for many or few.  Stephen will explain when he chooses multiple lights and why at times a simple one-light setup is the best course of action.  Reasons for lighting design and placement will be presented along with several tips and tricks to making more elaborate lighting setups with fewer lights through smart placement.  Learn to create depth and dimension through rim, back, and separation lighting.  In a live lighting demo you will see a progression of several beauty lighting schemes, starting with a clean beauty setup with flawless light through more editorial style shadowed lighting. You will learn how to shoot beauty like a still-life, with a very specific highly gridded lighting scheme.  You will also learn about what to look out for and how to prepare for post-production those different lighting styles which can produce flawless beauty and glamour images.

Stephen Eastwood’s Beauty & Fashion Workshop + Webinar

A comprehensive course taught by the renowned NYC Fashion and Beauty photographer, and Canon’s “Explorer of Light” and “Printmaster” – Stephen Eastwood.


This intense one day in-studio course will cover shooting Beauty and Fashion from both a commercial and a highly conceptual perspective held at Studio 212 in Metuchen, NJ.  Three “core” lighting setups with lighting provided by Dynalite will be explained, and the participants will have a chance to shoot on those setups with Stephen’s guiding.  Group size is limited to 6 participants per day to ensure an intimate atmosphere conducive to learning.


This workshop consists of a one day in-studio course, and an online webinar the following Sunday, August 21st.  We wanted to keep the group sizes small, so we’re doing the in-studio portion twice – Saturday August 13th and again on Sunday the 14th.



The in-studio portion of this workshop is broken up into 3 parts.  Each part will cover one “core” lighting setup and then it’s variations, and will consist of an overview/lecture, live shooting by Stephen and Q&A.  There is a time allotment for participants to shoot, but since this is an educational workshop, that time will be somewhat limited.

Part 1 – Commercial Fashion.
This section will focus primarily on shooting clean commercial style of fashion that’s most suitable for catalogs and lookbooks.

Part 2 – Commercial Beauty.
Expanding on part 1, but with focus on more portraiture and beauty oriented imagery.

Part 3 – Conceptual Fashion and Beauty.
This section will expand on parts 1 and 2, and will concentrate on a more stylized conceptual style well suited for editorial submissions.

Online retouching lecture/webinar.

This six hour online event will feature a retouching lecture/demo by Stephen, and will be specifically tailored to deal with the images the participants shot the previous weekend.  The webinar is broken up into two parts.

Part 1 – Retouching Lecture/Demo.
In this part Stephen will walk you through his approach, talk about his retouch strategy and what he wants to accomplish in the final product.  Using images shot the previous weekend as examples, Stephen will address specific challenges associated with each setup and style. He will walk you through sample retouched images layer by layer, explaining his process from beginning to end.

Part 2 – Show and Tell.
During this section Stephen will go through the images the participants shot the previous weekend.  He will provide feedback, suggestions for improvement and offer his strategies and approach for post.  Some of the images will be retouched live, and you’ll be able to watch Stephen work on an image as he’s explaining what he’s doing and why.

This workshop consists of a one day (9 hour) in-studio course (repeated on two days) + a six hour retouching lecture/webinar the following weekend.  The cost of the webinar is included in the price.

Workshop Price = $795

$200 deposit is required for all bookings.  When submitting your deposit, please specify which one of the two in-studio days (Saturday or Sunday) you’re booking.

Please make sure you read the cancellation policy below, before booking.

Please click here to submit your deposit, and book your spot.

Early bird promotions.

Book before Thursday, June 30th – get $100 off.

Book before Saturday, July 16th – get $50 off.

Stephen Eastwood Seminar at Unique Photo

Many thanks to Stephen Eastwood and Unique Photo for the fine instructional class this past Saturday at Unique University. Below is a gallery of candid images of the event and we will be updating with images shot by the students as well.

Couture and High Fashion Workshop with Stephen Eastwood

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Expand your portfolio and photograph professional agency models in designer dresses with Stephen Eastwood at this one of a kind workshop at Unique Photo on April 16th! This workshop will help you develop the skills you’ll need to create beautiful images of couture fashion.

Canon Explorer of Light and professional fashion photographer Stephen Eastwood will give an hour long seminar on the principles of capturing high fashion images.  He’ll also demonstrate how to light your sets to achieve the best look for this genre of fashion photography. After the seminar, you will have a chance to capture stunning models in highly stylized couture dresses for a hands-on experience.  Models will rotate on the various sets so that you can achieve the maximum looks for each model, as well as make use of the various high-end props available.

Each model will have a couture look with styling by a professional makeup artist and hair designer.  Dynalite will be providing studio strobes for up to 3 or more shooting stations with our latest light modifiers.

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