LIFE PORTRAITS IS RUNNING A SERIES OF TRAINING WORKSHOPS IN SARINA, QLD FROM SATURDAY 2 FEBRUARY - SUNDAY 3 FEBRUARY.
By the end of the weekend, course attendees will have learned how to; take images in studio; how to setup a studio, understand the concepts of aperture and how it relates to studio lighting; how to pose their subjects'; how to use on-camera and off-camera flash indoors and outdoors; how to create different styles of lighting and changing the aesthetics of your image. Those attending day two will learn about post-production workflows and how to use two of the main processing software packages of the photographic industry, Lightroom and Photoshop to process portraiture, landscape and composite images.
See more about our workshops and BTS videos here www.lifeportraits.photography/lp-training-1/
Our base location for the workshops will be Sarina Darts Association with hands on training being done around Sarina.
THE WORKSHOP DAYS AND COSTS ARE OUTLINED BELOW:
Studio lighting & posing (4 hour workshop - 8am-12pm) $220
Advanced on camera and off camera flash (6 hour workshop - 12.30pm-6.30pm) $250
Bulk Saving: Attend both day 1 courses (10 hours of training) for $400 ($70 saving)
Post Production course in Lightroom/Photoshop - Portraiture, landscapes & composites (6 hour workshop - 8am-2pm) $300
DAY 1 & 2 SAVING:
Attend both Day 1 and Day 2 courses (16 hours of in depth training) including studio and posing, on camera and off camera advanced flash and post production for just $600 ($170 saving)
HOW TO SIGN UP
Online Sign up: Please sign up for the workshops via the below signup form. As per above, we have discounts for purchasing all of day 1 workshops & both day 1 and day 2 workshops, which is specified below as options. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Sign-up via email and invoice: If you have any difficulties with the sign-up below, please feel free to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the courses you wish to sign up for and we can create an invoice for you to pay via bank transfer.
Your details will be sent to us and we will contact you soon about the finer details of the workshops. To find out more about the workshops on offer, see below the sign up form.
Saturday 1 December
8am - 12pm - Studio lighting & posing
To get the best out of the studio environment you have to understand the concepts of light. Studio photography isn’t just about the various light shapers and settings on your studio flash, but how light falls. Understanding studio photography involves knowing how to move your lights and your subject to create vastly different effects and how to create differing areas of lighting to add drama and emotion to your images.
During this course we will spend an initial period working through the theory of studio photography including; learning that shutter speed no longer matters; learning how to work with aperture and power settings on flash units to control exposure; and learning how to position the light to create different lighting zones having control over the colour of your background.
During the practical side of the session we will set up a studio and explore the vast results that can be achieved from the simplest of single light set ups through to two lights and more complicated three light setups. We will also delve into how to construct a studio and explore the effects and usage of various lighting shapers including soft boxes, beauty dishes etc.
Saturday 1 December
12.30pm - 6.30pm - Advanced on camera and off camera Flash
Many people consider flash photography too tricky or difficult to learn or find the light too harsh and glaring. In most instances, hotspots and over exposure through the use of flash is often simply down to a lack of understanding.
During the session you will learn when and how to use your flash in a variety of situations and light levels from full daylight to night, banish the shadows forever with a simple guide to using fill flash, balancing foreground and background light, how on camera and off camera flash can change your image, compensating flash output to achieve accurate white balance and much more.
Sunday 2 December
8am - 2pm - Post Production: Lightroom & Photoshop
This workshop is designed to get you up and running with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop in just one day. Both of these programs are the industry standard for post production of images today.
In particular, what most people don’t realise is that Lightroom is so much more than a piece of processing software, it’s a complete image management and filing system. The course will teach you the introduction to Lightroom, how it works, setup, importing, exporting, the develop module and it’s tools and advanced processing with going out of Lightroom into Photoshop. When concentrating on Photoshop, we provide a full introduction to the basic Photoshop tools for photographers. The key topics are based around Photoshop and its relationship with Lightroom, which to use, when and how to make them work together to supercharge your image editing.
Our course is designed as an overview of how to work with the software to make it the very hub of your post production workflow.