As I announce the release of my brand new Long Exposure Portraits video tutorial from RGG EDU this week, I've put together this one-off workshop that incorporates all the elements of my original Colour and Exposure Workshop, but with the addition of the incredibly creative light painting techniques that I cover in the video too.
The workshop has been designed to cover all aspects of long exposure photography in the studio. For example we will begin with light painting and discuss the importance of having an exceptionaly well lit portrait before we even attempt to add light painitng on top. So many long expsorue shots fail becasue they rely too heavily on the long expsoure effect rather than using long exposure to enhance an already excellent photograph.
Light painting is an incredibly fun and satisfying technique to use as it implements so many skills to get the perfect shot. I will discss and show you a multitude of light painting tools incldung how to incorporate items you already own as well as more professional light painting tools.
After lunch we will then then move onto using long exposure lighting on our backgrounds to create pin-sharp model shots but with a sense of movement around our subject.
Lastly we will setup and shoot long expsorue light trails on our subject. This last setup shows us how we can very cleverly have both a pin-sharp subject and light trails on the subject in a single frame with some very clever lighting techniques.
After the continued success of my Coloured Gels workshop I was often asked what new ideas I had for my next lighting workshop. I decided to ask followers of my work what if anything they'd love to learn how to shoot for themselves. The same type of technique and images kept being brought up and it was of course my long-exposure studio imagery. These images have always been a topic of discussion online, from those that say it can only be achieved in post-production to those that think it's done with double exposures. So I decided to demystify the whole process and after several months of preparation I've put together a comprehensive workshop dedicated to teaching you guys how to get these visually stunning and intricate images for yourselves.
My new Colour & Exposure workshop is something I'm very proud of and I think you guys will love what I have planned for the day's events. As with all of my workshops this will be an educational day where I give you the attendee, the skills and knowledge to be able to setup and recreate these shots in your own studio and photo-shoots. Even though this is about the learning and the transferring of skills, everybody will get plenty of shooting time during each of the setups so all attendees with walk away on the day with memory cards brimming with awesome shots.
A theory session where I go through many factors that we need to know before we dive straight in to shooting.
The first session is where I will build several simpler lighting setups to demonstrate the knowledge covered in the theory session. The morning's first shoot set-up will culminate in a more complex final mixed temperature lighting set-up that we can all take pictures of and work with the model to capture some great shots.
Break for lunch
The second shooting session of the day is where we will take what we learnt in the morning about colour temperatures and introduce long exposures into the mix. This next setup will work with more lights and get the shooter to think about how their camera movement affects the shots when the shutter is open for extended periods.
The third and final shooting stage of the day will introduce yet more elements so that we are now working with multiple lights, coloured temperatures, coloured gels plus model and photographer movement. This final setup may sound complicated and although it is, the whole day's learning has been building to this stage and by the time we get here we will be well equipped to capture some truly unique and stunning imagery.
Course: Colour & Exposure Lighting Workshop
Format: In-person, hands-on small group training event
Duration: Full Day
Location: Amersham Studios | London | U.K.
October 15th 2016 - SOLD OUT
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The course will be kept to a small group of 9 attendees so there will be plenty of time for everybody to shoot and experience dealing with long exposures for themselves. I have also spent a long time putting together a comprehensive guide that I will be using during the theory part of this workshop. All attendees will receive this via PDF after the workshop so although I welcome you to take your own notes, you don't need to worry about scribbling things down and miss something important as I've done it all for you.
But it doesn't stop there - after the workshop I will set up a private Facebook group online for all the attendees on the day and we can discuss ideas, share shots and ask me questions that perhaps didn't present themselves to you on the day. I take training very seriously and I am always more than happy to offer feedback and advice to anybody that attends one of my workshops.
Below is some of the shots from the day that I'm really proud of as well as some of the behind the scenes that were captures as well.
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Also, here's what some of the attendees from the day said about their experience. Very kind words indeed :)
“Great day, learnt so much & Jake was comprehensive in his explanations and took lots of time to answer my questions. The cream on the cake was I got so many great images – loved it!” – 10/10 – Gary from Doncaster
“Jake is a fantastic educator and is vert open to the information he shares. Another great workshop!” – 10/10 – Heulwyn from Wales
“What a day, really enjoyed it! A lot of fun. Jake& Dan are a great team and learnt so much – thank you guys” – 10/10 – Gary from Doncaster (There was two Gary's from Doncaster :) )
“Small groups sizes, lots of shooting time – Brilliant!” – 10/10 – Mike from Portsmouth
“Great value for money” – 10/10 – Paul from Essex
“Another fantastic workshop by Jake. Teaching is spot on and always on hand to help make the most of the experience.” – 10/10 – Tim from Suffolk
“Very educational and relaxed day…excellent” – 10/10 – Dennis from Essex
It's also worth mentioning that this workshop contains completely exclusive and never released before content. Nothing covered in this workshop is covered in any of my other workshops nor does the imminent release of my Gelled Lighting RGG EDU video contain anything from this workshop.
The skills and techniques taught in the workshop are aimed at the intermediate to advanced skill levels so a prior knowledge of off-camera lighting is preferred and advised. That being said, if you're not sure then I am happy to help and advise personally - so by all means get in touch if you're questioning if this course is for you. It's also worth remembering that I will be setting everything up for you and explaining it so you will be under no pressure. You will not be tested at the end of the day ;)
Absolutely, in fact I encourage it. These are your shots that you've taken so you may do with them as you wish. The only stipulation is that although sharing on social media sites is fine, you cannot sell these images and use them commercially.
A digital camera and a fist full of memory cards, that's it! Ideally the digital camera will have a hot-shoe and you can, of course, bring a pad and pen if you'd like to take notes. We will be shooting headshots and 3/4 length model shots so an appropriate lens is also advised. A zoom lens will probably be more convenient but anything from 50mm - 85mm/105mm should be fine.
Although I do use gels in this workshop it is not the focus of the day so if you are looking to find out everything there is to know about gelled lighting then why not try my very popular Gelled Lighting Workshop.
No, although all of my workshops work in conjunction and contain shared concepts and styles they are also stand-alone learning exercises where you can choose to attend one without prior knowledge of the others.
If you have any further questions regarding my Colour & Exposure Workshop then please feel free to get in touch via my Contact page and I will get back to you just as soon as I can.