This hands-on shooting workshop is for students who want to take their location lighting skills to the next level to create magazine style images. Instructor George Simian (named one of the top 13 instructors in the country by Photo District Magazine) will teach this class in the 75-year-old lobby of a downtown high-rise. Models will pose for the class on an old grand staircase and in front of stonework details and stripped concrete walls illuminated by windows and skylights. Students will use a wide array of light modifiers on Profoto strobes, as well as color gels, to create images where the light and color set a mood, create a style, and evoke an emotion! Color temperature and custom white balance will be used in balancing the strobes with the existing ambient light for creative effects.
Mixing strobe and natural light on location
Working with soft boxes and light modifiers
Using color balance for effects
Location: 416 S. Spring St. Los Angeles 90013 (The El Dorado Bldg). Please meet outside promptly at 10am. Michael Britt will be your onsite contact and will let you into the building. There is no contact phone number for this location, please give yourself plenty time and review the map to ensure that you will be on time.
Parking: There may be some free street parking spaces near there, but if you want to park directly across the street and be sure your car is safe, there is an underground parking facility at 433 S. Spring. Pay attention to the parking signs for rules and regulations.
What to Bring:
Please bring y:our camera, lenses, notebook, and pen. Be sure that your camera battery is charged and that you have a memory card with plenty of room on it for photos. Lighting equipment will be provided by Samy's Camera.
A quick lunch will also be provided, if you have an special dietary needs please provide your own food.
Bring your DSLR, with charged batteries and extra memory cards. Be comfortable with manipulating your shutters speeds, aperture, and ISO, to quickly achieve a target exposure.
George Simian was voted one of the top 13 photo instructors in the United States in 2011. Photo District News magazine recently announced the results of their readers poll for best workshop instructors and George Simian made the list. PDN really put the effort into finding the best instructors and we think it fitting that George was in the top 13. Read more here.
Portraits by George Simian unless otherwise stated.
Behind the Scenes photos by Evans Brasfield
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