So you’re fairly comfortable getting a normal exposure in manual mode on your camera BUT you are still having trouble lighting your subjects. Are you struggling to create that professional look in your portraits? Are you ready to invest in new equipment or lenses, but don’t know what you need? You are in the right spot! Our intermediate workshop is just for you.
After taking our Introduction Workshop , our goal for the Intermediate Workshop is to refresh your memory with your manual settings, and then show you how to be creative and have control over your images to get your images that professional look. The first part of this three hour class is dedicated to showing you how we find, create, and manipulate light. We also spend more time answering common questions about the benefits of different camera bodies, different lenses, and different camera settings.
Most importantly, we want you to really put on your creative cap in the intermediate workshop and experiment with different depth of fields techniques, lenses, and composition. The cool thing about this workshop is once the lecture is done, we start indoor shooting using window light. Then, we venture off property to a cool nearby location and experiment with natural and modified light. At least 2 professionals are within an arm’s length at all times to answer any questions or concerns you have about anything camera or photography related!
Another feature to the intermediate workshop that we do not have in our introduction workshop is our 15 minute preview of Adobe Lightroom. We use Lightroom for the organization and bulk editing of our picture process. We want to show you how easy it makes post-processing! This is unique to our Intermediate Workshop. Let us show you the possibilities within Lightroom. Please be advised, this is just an introduction to Lightroom. For a full lesson in how to use it, we currently only offer custom one-on-one classes.
Some of the many things you will learn in this workshop are:
- Seeing Natural Light at it’s finest
- Creating light using modifiers like reflectors, diffusion, flash…
- When to use and not use flash/ how and when to fill in shadows
- Photographing subjects when the light isn’t the most favorable
- Answering common questions about crop sensor cameras, JPEG vs RAW, lens choices
- Using available light to your advantage
- Flash on and off camera
- Troubleshooting tricky outdoor lighting situations
After this workshop, you will receive video feedback follow up for images you took during the workshop, and a video overview emailed to you after the workshop to review all topics covered. If you have a general understanding of your camera’s functions and are looking to step up your game, this is the workshop for you.