Entries in Photo Workshop Seminar Teaching (7)
Here is another sample of photographing in midday sun:-)
I choose a shaded grey container for background. To get a background darker and colder then her. The light in the shade is much colder then the California Sunbounce Mini Zebra I will be using on her. This way creating more depht and dimension in the image and make her face and skin pop out in the image. This is not a fashion shot so I want more attention to her then the dress.
In the image underneath you can see how it looks in the existing light before I do anything.
As you can see the hair light is too strong and also on the arm, burning it out. It is also not enough and directional light on her face. In the image underneath we have added a California Sunbounce Mini Zebra from the left side of the camera. The eyes goes to the brightest part of the image which is also the minority.
In the final image underneath you can see how it looks at the end as seen in the overview when we have added a California Sun-Swatter Pro above to tune down the hair and edge light and added the California Sunbounce Mini Zebra Sunbounce Silvergold on her. Yes, I use assistants and I think it is a necessary thing to do to get optimal lighting in most cases, especially outside.
This images are taken during my Photographing People Part 1 class in Orem Utah Sept.4th 2010.
For more info on my classes etc go to the The International School of Photography site.
Instructor: Kenneth Linge M.Photog. Cr. CPP. XXV. PFP
Photographing People, part 1 in a three part series, is a fast-paced seminar style class for those looking to take their technique to the next level. It’s about lighting, perspective, color and creativity. Best of all, it’s about the thought process behind solving challenging situations. The class size is small, limited to 15 students, so you are sure to get the personal contact needed to understand the techniques. There will be diplomas for each student at the end of the course. You will learn:
* Outdoor Lighting-reflective, subtractive, diffused, tungsten and other location lighting techniques. Midday sun? No problem!
* Indoor Lighting-effective, powerful and simple set ups.
* Perspective-choose the right lenses and f-stops; a must for top notch photographs.
* Posing-how to do it, avoid it and some options in between.
* Digital Workflow-learn to be efficient so you still have a life. We will demonstrate and have for sale the Photoshop actions that cut our computer time in half without compromising quality.
* Photoshop Actions-your move-in expert.
* Color vs. black and white-how and when to use both.
* Proofing-we’ll demonstrate a digital proofing system that let’s others enjoy viewing large images without risking copyright infringements.
Inspiration-no burn out here, how to get and stay inspired!
* Photo Demonstration with Model-see the techniques put into practice so you will go home technically prepared to ROCK!
The next 10 students to sign up will get a free ticket to the sold out PhotoCamp Utah on Sat. March 20th
To sign up go to http://www.intsop.com
Part 1 US $299, Part 2 Price $299, Part 3 $399, Early sign up discount for all 3 parts by Feb 27th US $899
PS. If you are interested in having a Photographing People class by Kenneth Linge in your city, state or country please contact me: email@example.com. We can do it together!
One of my favorite times to photograph is shortly after the sun is down. When I lived in Europe it was nice and blue for about an hour after sunset, it's called the "Blue Hour". Here in Utah it is more like 15 min, so this will differ a lot with where you are. Here is my students from Saturday's class outside right by my studio photographing on tungsten setting to get it extra blue early after sunset. We used one tungsten spot behind for backlight and one in front. They are balanced nicely for the tungsten setting. Thank you Lindsey for freezing for us :-) To set the camera on tungsten gives you an early start on the blue, but when the sun have been down for awhile I like to shoot on daylight setting, with warmer skin tone then of course. Manual setting for 4100-4300K seem to end up as one of my favorites, gives you something good in between colors. Color temperature, and how to create more depth and dimension in your images by controlling it is one of many things we talk about in the Photographing People Part 1-3 classes. I have used portable tungsten lights now since I worked on a movie in Paris in 1982, one of my favorite tools when the time is right. What you see is what you get.
Hi Everyone, We just finished a great Photographing People Part 1 class here at InStudio Photographics in Orem, Utah. It was a sold out class so we are doing an extra one on Saturday January 17th 2009. Part 2 will be held February 7th and Part 3 the workshop part where your new skills will be put to test :-) is May 2nd. Here is the link for more info and to sign up visit www.intsop.com (International School of Photography)
Since this post we have added an Extra Extra Part 1 on March 28th, 2009 and an Extra Part 2 on April 18th.
Photographing People Part 1 on November 8th sold out about a week ago. This have made us decide to do an extra Part 1 already in early January 09. As this one, it will be held at InStudio Photographics, 44 W Center Street, Orem, UT. For more information check www.intsop.com ( International School of Photography). Hope you enjoy this image of me that Henk van Kooten took while he was visiting us in July. Yes, I am balancing the camera on my head.