LEARN STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS
KNOW YOUR FLASH FROM YOUR STROBE AND SNOOT FROM YOUR GRID. LEARN IT ALL IN A STRUCTURED CLASS WITH A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER IN A STUDIO SETTING
WHAT YOU GET
A great basis of a starter portfolio and the experience of posing a model in a studio environment using MagMod flash and or professional studio lighting. All essential for basic studio work and working with other pros. There will be a full production of your portfolio, a make up artist; model and stylist (subject to date and class size).
All pictures from your shoot including an overview with notes of the topics shown during your practical shot. Images will come unedited and in RAW format so you can practice editing through Capture One or Lightroom.
Course literature will all be yours to take home once the course has completed.
All classes are held in New York City
4 Point learning process
STROBE & FLASH LIGHT SET UP
Learn 3 to 5 Light Set Ups for shooting portraits using various lights and modifiers such as soft box, umbrella combined with common speed-lights and snoots from MagMod as well as using studio strobes from Elinchrom and Godox.
You will spend around an hour being walked through set ups.
Photography Pros will be there to guide you.
WORK WITH PRO MODELS
You will learn how to pose a model in basic portraits used within the glamour, fashion and commercial industries.
A model pro will be on site to help you and the subject to create great shots for your beginner portfolio.
Depending on class size; an hour is spent on posing and working with a professional model as well as how to professionally interact with them.
EQUIPMENT SET UP & USAGE
This is where the magic happens, you will be shown how to meter, use a gray card to get great exposure every time while tethering to view your results and help improve each shot.
Also technical set up of remote triggers and how they can interface with your camera.
Around an hour is spent covering the hardware.
WHAT YOU NEED & WHAT YOU DON'T
Doesn’t matter if you use Nikon, Canon or Sony Alpha; you will be given guidance that can apply to all cameras.
You don’t need to be a the worlds best photographer either, just a willing nature to learn and grow with your camera skills. This course will give you a taste of what’s needed to create studio lighting using 3 or 4 lights.
So feel free to bring your camera, an open mind and an ability to learn.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
Dan is a very professional and knowledgeable photographer who has helped me develop my skills as a photographer. He offers very well structured courses, which are backed up with lots of useful content and information to take away.
I recently took Dan’s Intro to Studio Photography workshop. Dan is very eager to help others learn and progress and is very considerate when asked questions or promoted for further clarification. I would highly recommend Dan for anyone looking to learn professional Photography and also as an expert level photographer in many genres he is a deep well of knowledge waiting to be tapped.
He advised me on a recent shoot I organized and was instrumental in ensuring I not only got the right lighting but also in getting the best shots. I will not hesitate to reach out to Dan again whenever I have the need for advice.
Dan gave a private photography lesson to a teen I mentor and he was absolutely fantastic! He is very professional and provided us with an abundance of information. He went above and beyond giving us materials to use as a future guide, bringing multiple cameras and lenses to learn and use, he focused on what her interests were and was very enjoyable and patient to learn from. He accommodated our schedule and location making it easy for us and followed up the same day after our lesson. Dan ended up not only being a teacher but an inspiration to us in his profession. I would highly recommend Dan to anyone for lessons or for any type of photography hire as he is very knowledgeable. Thanks Dan!