75 Portraits with Hernan Rodriguez


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Journey into an experience of mastery in the technical aspects of photography, lighting, and processing in this intimate 1 on 1 venture with Dynalite VIP Hernan Rodriguez and his team.  Learn personally from Hernan during this 2-day seminar (3/23-3/24) about his unique way of capturing his subjects essence in cinematic, fantastic moments while creating memorable portraits.

Lighting for Beauty: Simple Lighting For Powerful Images with Manny Cabo


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Join Dynalite VIP Manny Cabo for this popular workshop intensive focusing on the creating powerful beauty shots with simple lighting techniques.  Learn from Manny how to replicate elaborate make up campaigns used by company’s like Revlon, Maybeline and Sephora to name a few.  Sign up today and walk away with an understanding of interplay between shadow and highlight detail, posing, light placement and much more.  Those who attend are eligible for student pricing on Dynalite products!  Sign up today!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

7:00 PM to

Arista Studios

17 Bloomfield Avenue, Pine Brook, NJ

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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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Photo Assistant Boot Camp & Studio Lighting Basics June 2-3

“What’s the difference between this Photo Assistants Boot Camp and others?”
Working as a Photo Assistant is one of the best ways of learning the inner workings of the commercial photo industry, and as a way to become more technically skilled at lighting and production. Photo Assistant Boot Camp is a 2 day intensive Hands on workshop. You will be working with every piece of equipment that you would regularly come across during your first 6 -9 months of assisting. We produce this Boot Camp ourselves and we present many different studio strobe manufacturers equipment. 
“No company sales reps are present at these workshops.” We’re here to teach you not try and convince you to consider buying some companies products. Our proven method of teaching old-school photo knowledge, on set skills, set-etiquette, and business practices mean you are better prepared then others. Please note that this is not a ‘Photography 101′ type of workshop attendees should have a working knowledge of photography.
Our workshops have trained people from the following studios:
Christopher Michaud, Gregory Heisler, Russell James, Timothy Hogan, Michael Thompson, Annie Leibovitz, Sand Box Studio, Industrial Color, FotoCare rental, American Express publishing, QVC, Publishers clearing house, Conde’ Nast studio, Scheimpflug digital.

A portion of the topics to be covered are as follows.

    •     Flash Meters
    •     Color Temperature meters
    •     Flags, Nets
    •     Soft Boxes & Light modifiers.
    •     Studio Strobes
    •     Business practices  marketing yourself and your skills
    •     Light stands & grip equipment
    •     Your “Kit”  what you should be carrying
    •     Receive a FREE copy of: ‘How to be a photo assistant’  E-book & our NEW 1ProPhoto Photo Production database -’Personal Edition’ as well as a CD of select lighting diagrams.

Event dates:
Saturday June 2,  2012 10:00 Am – 5:00 Pm
Sunday June 3,  2012 10:00 Am – 6:00 Pm


About the instructor

James Sullivan has been working in the commercial photo industry for the past 22 years, 18 of those in NYC.
Beginning as a Photo Assistant, and in time being hired as a lighting technician by photographers and later moving on to producer, photographer/director.

Recently James has been working on a series of documentary videos for a client as well as working as a freelance photographer for SAKS.Com shooting Fashion and product stills. Some of the more notable photographers that James has worked with over the years as a photo assistant assistant/lighting tech include: Mark Seliger, Francesco Scavullo, Steven Klein, Kelly Klein, Taryn Simon, Warwick Saint, Norman Jean Roy, Michel Comte, Anotine Verglas, Gregg Delves, Guzman Studio, Marco Glaviano, Andrew Eccles, Christopher Michaud, Diego Uchitel, Frank Ockenfels and dozens more…

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.


JoAnne Kalish Studio Lighting

If you are looking to take your photography to the next level you need to know about studio lighting.  Learn from JoAnne Kalish on August 27th at Unique University and from 12-4 learn the ins and outs of basic portrait and still life lighting..  The idea of studio strobes is daunting at first, however once you understand how to create lighting there are no limits to your photographic imagination. Ambient light is constantly changing and you have to work with what you have, using strobe lighting you are in total control of where and how much light should be in the image.

JoAnne will show you how to incorporate some basic lighting techniques using Dynalite strobe equipment.  This seminar will cover basic 1- 3 lighting set ups utilizing different types of light modifiers in a variety of different photographic situations.  Students will also learn studio basics such as metering, setups, as well as enjoying the freedom to photograph wireless with Dynalite’s built-in PocketWizard power packs. Bring your camera and your desire to learn.  Sign up for $20 through Unique Photo and receive a $20 Unique Photo gift card entering the class on 8/27.

JoAnne Kalish’s passion for photography was born at age 18 picking up her first camera. She became one of the first women to shoot stories for “Sports Illustrated”: ice hockey, football, women’s basketball and Grand Prix auto racing kept her traveling and shooting around the country, including being hired by the International Olympic Committee to provide photographic coverage of the 1984 Olympic Games.

Having sold pictures to most major international publications (her pictures are published in 20 to 30 countries during any given month), Kalish turned her attention to advertising work and personal projects, including the current sensuality series. Her areas of visual interest include still life, portraiture, travel, lifestyle, fitness and underwater photography. In the advertising realm, she had picked up numerous awards, receiving international acclaim for her Claritin and Sports Authority ad campaigns.

As a host, Kalish traveled with actor Peter Strauss into the jungles of Panama to film an episode of ESPN’s “Canon Photo Safari.” She has led “American Photo/Popular Photography Magazine’s” Mentor Series Workshops, was invited to create a seminar on Sensuality and Beauty at the Palm Beach Workshop, and teams up with Joe DiMaggio to teach the DiMaggio/Kalish International Photo Workshops. To learn more about JoAnne’s teaching schedule go to http://www.dimaggio-kalishworkshops.com

Dynalite VIP David Robin @ Sante Fe Workshops

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Join Dynalite VIP David Robin March 6 – March 12, 2011 at Sante Fe Workshops for an comprehensive seminar on Dramatic Portrait Lighting!

Portraitists, whether painters or photographers, are always confronted with the challenge of creating evocative and meaningful images of their subjects. In this workshop, David aims to decode this mystery and explore techniques to help participants develop their own unique voice and style.

Portraiture is a collaboration between photographer and subject, requiring skills beyond the technical. After examining the work of some of the master photographers in the genre, we explore simplified methods of working with subjects, including using light and setting to “speak” with our images. Through studio and location demonstrations, discussions, guest speakers, and assignments, participants learn how to visualize each portrait and how to create the appropriate environment and lighting to convey mood and emotion. David explains and demonstrates his techniques for achieving meaningful portraits, covering the gamut of editorial, beauty, advertising, and journalism. Participants leave Santa Fe with a refreshed, more clearly defined personal vision and the ability to achieve tangible photographic results.

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