I am running two new lighting workshops this Winter. Winter is the perfect time to learn to light, with the shorter days.
Further details are now on the new workshops section of my main website.
Also available is 1 on 1 workshops for those who don’t like to share.
Sponsors and affiliations will be added soon to my workshops!
Join me as we shoot on-location using speed lights, with live model/s where I share:
* how to use off-camera flash – starting with the very basics (ideal for beginners)
* taking photos at sunset
* after dark photos
* special effects with flash (light painting etc)
* using more than one light
Workshop starts at 4.30pm and runs until approximately 7pm. (sunsets around 6pm)
Sunday 5th of April 2015 – Cronulla Beach
Wednesday 15th of April 2015 – Cronulla Beach
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Last Wednesday I ran my first ‘lighting bootcamp’ workshop. There was supposed to be a workshop before on the Sunday but the weather was impossibly foul (that insanely wet weekend) so this was the first. It was a great day. Again I was worried about threatening thunderstorms as per the weather forecast. But I decided that the weather would be in typical fickle Highlands style, so we would probably have the 4 seasons in the one day. I am really happy I didn’t postpone this one also. We had glorious sun, some fun rain and it ended up being a great day. Some special thanks in order for Yvette and Claire from Ethix for prepping our model Bella.
I showed as much as I possibly could throughout the day (although always more things came to mind when I sat in bed that night and reflected on the day). More or less a brain vomit and hoping it was coherent enough! During the day I showed; shooting in sunshine, posing in sun, using light angles, using natural reflectors, using reflectors in sun and shade, using off-camera flash – both small speedlights and larger studio packs, using grids, emulating window light with flash, using video light, light painting, burning things – smoke and steel wool and a host of other things.
Thanks to the 11 photographers who took time out to come and join me for the day!
Here are some frames I took during the day as I demonstrated photography techniques.These photos are unretouched (except for the black and white changes)
I’m baaaaack. Bringing some final details for my February lighting workshops. Yes next month 2013 0_o
I will be running the workshop at Summerlees Cottages where I have been quite a few times and ran part of my last workshop there. There is plenty of accommodation options in the area, including Peppers Manor House just down the road. Summerlees is part of the Southern Highlands, south of Bowral and boasts lovely, whimsical countryside with a classic french provincial twist.
This course will be largely a hands-on practical photography workshop on learning how to work with light. Most of the time will be spent taking photos of live model/s and I explain as I go my approach to lighting and getting the most from your photos. The day will run from approx 10am to 8pm, with some small breaks between for hosted lunch and breaks (so your brain doesn’t overload)
We will spend time firstly working with natural light, looking for light, shadows and taking beautiful shots without any of our own lighting. This will include posing people in harsh midday sunlight (hopefully the highlands weather plays nice)
As the day progresses we will add reflector/s, off-camera flash and video light to extend your photography. Participants will have opportunities to take photos as we go and are encouraged to bring their camera equipment. We will end the day with some night photography techniques including smoke effects, stars and fairy lights. (time permitting)
This course is aimed primarily at seasoned photographers, but amateurs and beginners are encouraged to also participate. A more tailored workshop can be had with a 1 on 1 workshop. Contact me for more details.
contact me at: info @ vibrantphotography.com.au with regards to which date you prefer to attend. Payment can be made with EFT, paypal and ccard.
T’s + C’s
Payment must be received in full before the workshop date of choice. Limit 10 delegates per course. Monies won’t be refunded within 7 days of the workshop date but the placement can be transferred to another person or postponed for a future workshop or put towards a 1 on 1 workshop. Photos taken during the day can be used in your blog, portfolio etc.
Letting you all know I’m planning a few ‘lighting bootcamp’ workshops for photographers early next year in January / February. I will be running a comprehensive, hands-on lighting workshop covering a number of topics, hosted at the ever gorgeous Summerlees Cottages, in the Southern Highlands. These workshops will be a great way to check out all things ‘light’…
I plan on packing the day with;
* looking for available light
* posing in midday sun
* using reflectors
* using off-camera flash
* shooting at sunset
* night shots: flash / video light
* creative special effects
The day will run from 10am to 8pm odd with dates, pricing and further information to be released soon.
On the back of the success of my last AIPP workshop that I co-hosted with 2 other photographers, now Newcastle photographers can enjoy having me all to themselves this May.
The workshop will be on location lighting – off-camera flash, video light and possibly reflector usage.
14th May 2012
limited to 20 people. (selling fast!)
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