San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
So by now many of you have seen some of the images Brian Landis and I have posted on social media from our test shoot for this concept. Some of you were lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time during the Exotic Car shoot earlier this year to experiment with some of it as well.
Unlike many of the shoots I have done in the past, this one will focus on instruction as well as actual shooting. Many of you have been asking for a more hands on experience and step by step discussion of how to perfect the types of shots you've seen us post, and this provides the perfect opportunity to learn something that will make for high impact images to use in your port. And you will walk away being able to recreate the same image on your own when we are done.
For those of you who were at the Fast and Fabulous Exotic Car shoot earlier this year, you know Brian and I host great events. We are fortunate to have access to the same space once again so that we can work with sparks, fire and yes... even a water set!!!
These images are mainly captured in camera, there is very little post work that goes into making these images, so most anyone can do it once you know how.
We will focus on 3 different techniques for this shoot.
1) Creating and capturing the circular/arching sparks that you see here:
We will discuss the proper camera settings and techniques to capture this sort of image as well as the tricks for making the sparks do certain things in the background. We will further discuss and show you the proper lighting configuration to properly illuminate the model during the shot. Safety issues will also be addressed so that you, your model and your location will not be at risk... lol
2) Creating and capturing the sparks thrown off by using an angle grinder:
While this technique seems very similar to the previous one, the lighting, camera settings, and technique are definitely different. We will again discuss and show you the proper lighting configuration to properly illuminate the model during the shot, as well as camera settings.
3) After all of that fire and heat, we need to cool things down a bit and let the models get a little wet... Actually a lot wet! Yes, we are doing a water set in February and yes we will make sure the models don't catch hypothermia... lol How to effectively make a set look like pouring rain and incorporate the right amount of lighting without risking shock will be demonstrated. The models will be completely wet in this set!
Brian and I will be providing step by step instruction AND you will be shooting the models during this workshop.
You will need a tripod for the spark/flame shots, so please pick one up beforehand. We may only have 1 or two spares to lend. Pocket wizards are not really necessary, but feel free to bring one if you have one.
Check out my facebook as well as Brian's for more images of these girls:
There will be a limited number of private sessions following the event if you wish to work with the models implementing what you have just learned to capture topless/nude images as well. These will be booked in advance and most likely there will not be any spots available the day of the event. Rates for these are $50. Confirmed models and limits will be posted so that you can make your selection.
There are limited spots available for this event so that everyone receives ample time for instruction and shooting and it will sell out. Don't be left in the cold, sign up now!