Posts Tagged ‘Workshop’

Walter Van Dusen Gets Ready for Hannah’s Big Day

Screen Shot 2014-01-06 at 10.58.47 PMThe contact page of Walter van Dusen’s website features a picture of his daughter with a caption that reads “Every wedding that I photograph is preparing for my daughter Hannah’s wedding. That’s how important your wedding is to me”. And he means it. Some photographers approach weddings as cookie-cutter catalog work. New England-based Walter van Dusen approaches weddings with a passion.

With 20 years as a correction officer under his belt, Walter has the steely nerves required to deal with the heightened emotions and meltdowns that often go hand-in-hand with wedding days. Careful to avoid repetitive grip and grin-ish wedding photography, van Dusen makes a conscious effort to spend up-front time in order to get to know the soon-to-be-married couple, and sometimes their families and significant others in their lives.

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Rick Friedman Location Lighting Workshops

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The famous Rick Friedman Location Lighting Workshop is hitting the road once again. Here are upcoming dates and locations.

September 29, 2013
Rick Friedman Studio, Boston, MA Tuition: $199. Contact Rick for registration and more information.

October 7-8, 2013
Location Lighting Workshop, Calumet Chicago

October 24, 2013
Shoot NYC

October 24-26, 2013
Photo Plus, Jacob Javits Center New York, NY

November 7-8, 2013
Location Lighting Workshop, Calumet San Francisco, CA

November 14-16, 2013
The Atlanta Journalism Seminar, Atlanta, GA

January 17-19, 2014
The Societies Photographic Convention, London, UK

February 14-15, 2014
Location Lighting Workshop, Calumet San Diego, CA

February 17-18, 2014
Location Lighting Workshop, Calumet Santa Ana, CA

February 21-22, 2014
Location Lighting Workshop, Calumet Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Quick Location Lighting Workshop” course available for purchase from CreativeLive.

 

Learn more about Rick Friedman at his blog.

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Scott Wyden and Friends Test the PlusX

Scott Wyden Kivowitz recently gave a presentation entitled Photography Studio Lighting on a Budget for the Google+ community of New Jersey photographers. Held at Dynalite’s Union, New Jersey studio, studio portraiture was demonstrated and practiced with Dynalite’s hardware triggered by PocketWizard PlusX radios.

After Scott’s presentation was over, students practiced studio portraiture using the Dynalite gear and PlusX radio triggers. Scott put together a quick video of student impressions on the PlusX.

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Scott Markewitz Photography Workshop

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We’ve profiled Scott Markewitz and his work previously. He’s about to embark on his fourth annual workshop. If you’re into capturing high-speed sports and love to ski or snowboard yourself, don’t miss learning more about this exciting photographic opportunity. What follows are the details from Scott himself.

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Erik Valind’s Small Flash Workshop Tour

Erik Valind, previously featured on our blog, has an exciting workshop currently roaming the country through October. If you’re looking for instruction on fast and mobile applications of off-camera flash, this looks to be your ticket.

Valind will have live models and will cover the following topics:

  • The characteristics of light and how it behaves
  • Creative ways to control and direct light using modifiers on- and off-camera
  • Camera settings that control light
  • Wireless triggering using PocketWizard radios
  • Gelling your flash for both color correction and dramatic effect
  • Practical tips to help you overcome some of the most common worst-case lighting scenarios

Full details on Shaping Light: A Small Flash Workshop Tour can be found here, including dates and locations.

Valind is the master of not carting around huge lighting rigs and getting top-shelf professional results from PocketWizard radios and speed lights.  For more information on Erik, visit his site.

 

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Sports Shooter Academy PocketWizard Workshop Winners

Sports Shooter Academy recently held their 9th sports photography and remote workshop. PocketWizard rep Ian Ray was on-site throughout the four day event, offering knowledge, equipment and support to future PocketWizard shooters. SSA selected winning photographs from participants in two categories: Sports Remote and Portrait.

Elaine Villaflores took the remote category with her behind-the-net shot of a goal in action while Mat Boyle impressed the judges with his dramatic mid-air portrait. They will both receive a pair of PocketWizard Plus III radio triggers for their awesome work.

Elaine has her own impressions of the experience, complete with more photos from the workshop on her blog.

Check out the winning shots on SSA and see more of Elaine’s work and Mat’s work.

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Moshe Zusman Wedding Photography Seminars in D.C.

Are you ready to step up your photography game? Moshe Zusman, the talented, D.C.-based photographer we profiled in 2010, is offering two workshops showing you how to do just that.

Moshe, who uses PocketWizard MiniTT1® and FlexTT5® radio triggers, has been turning wedding and portrait photographic conventions on their head ever since he left the world of assisting and second shooting to become a full-time professional photographer. A master of the well-crafted and carefully composed shot, Moshe takes the time to make sure each detail is just right. The result is a beautiful image treasured by his clients today and for years to come.

If you’re in the Washington D.C. area, take advantage of Moshe’s years of experience running a successful photography business at two upcoming workshops at the Capital Photography Center. Space is limited, so sign up soon!

Lighting for Portraits, Engagement Sessions and Weddings
08/02/2012 – 6:30pm-9:30pm
Move beyond natural light and embrace the beauty of combining strobes and ambient light to make the perfect engagement or portrait shot! Learn more and sign up!

Business Skills for the Wedding Photographer
07/18/2012 – 6:30pm-9:30pm
Learn the skills it takes to run your own successful photography business. This high-energy seminar will cover branding, pricing, social media, outsourcing and more. Learn what it takes to turn your photographic dreams into a reality. Learn more and sign up!

If you haven’t already, check out our profile of Moshe and see some of his excellent work at his Web site.

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2012 Workshops with Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace will be touring seven cities in 2012. This popular photography instructor will be offering four classes this time around, including

  • Lightroom 4 Workflow
  • Digital Photography: Essential Training
  • Studio Lighting Essentials for Portrait Photography
  • Working with Speedlights

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Location Lighting Workshops with Rick Friedman

Here’s an update on the Rick Friedman Location Lighting Workshops we’ve been hearing so many good things about. New dates below.

To learn about portable lighting techniques that have enabled Rick Friedman to capture his on location, award-winning imagery around the world, sign up and join in for one of his upcoming workshops. One of the key things that he will share in a “very hands-on way” is how to better control your lighting. This dynamic, intensive, interactive seminar is designed for portrait photographers, photojournalists, corporate and event photographers, wedding photographers, and serious amateurs who want to improve their knowledge of illumination and light. If you attend Rick’s class, you can plan on leaving feeling empowered to capture great images no matter what lighting situation you come up against!

This workshop begins with creating interesting light with one Speedlight, progresses through using multiple Speedlites with many different light modifiers, using grip equipment, adding colors to your images and ends with mixing both Speedlights and studio strobes. Rick teaches using both Nikon and Canon.

Workshop Schedule:

  • December 12th & 13th Calumet, San Francisco
  • December 16th &17th Calumet, LA
  • January 15th Unique Photo, Fairfield, NJ
  • February 11th & 12th Rick Friedman Studio, Boston
  • March 12th & 13th Midwest Photo, Columbus, OH
  • March 31st & April 1st Calumet, Cambridge, MA
  • April 6th & 7th Calumet, Chicago

Spring 2012:

  • Glazer’s Photo, Seattle
  • White House News Photographers Association, Washington, DC

Visit Calumet Location Lighting Workshops for info on “Location Lighting Workshop with Rick Friedman.” To see Rick’s work and read what other workshop attendees say about Rick’s workshops please visit his site.

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Location Lighting Workshops with Rick Friedman

Location Lighting Workshops with Rick Friedman 

November 5th & 6th in South End, Boston, Massachusetts

To learn about portable lighting techniques that have enabled Rick Friedman to capture his on location, award-winning imagery around the world, sign up and join in for this workshop. One of the key things he will share in a “very hands-on way” is how to better control your lighting. This dynamic, intensive, interactive seminar is designed for portrait photographers, photojournalists, corporate and event photographers, wedding photographers, and serious amateurs who want to improve their knowledge of illumination and light. If you attend Rick’s class, you can plan on leaving feeling empowered to capture great images no matter what lighting situation you come up against!

Rick also teaches a small number of one-on-one Location Lighting Workshops.

To register contact rick@rickfriedman.com or 617-510-5653.

Tuition: $300.00

SPECIAL: 10% off on all Calumet brand products at Calumet in Cambridge, Massachusetts within one week of the workshop!

To see Rick’s work and read what other workshop attendees say about Rick’s workshops please visit his site.

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