June 30th, 2008
Learn how to light real estate and architectural interiors like the pros, using off-camera speedlights.
Bay Area interior/architectural photographers Scott Hargis and Thomas Grubba will conduct a full-day workshop on Saturday, August 2nd, in Santa Clarita, California (greater L.A. area). This is a very hands-on workshop; bring your camera, your wide-angle lenses, and speedlights, and plan on a lot of shooting!
Architecture/Real Estate Photography is a great way to break into professional photography, even part-time; this is your chance to learn from two prominent pro’s and pick up the techniques that will take your interior photography to the next level. Many of the tips and tricks learned here will spill over into other areas of professional photography.
This workshop is sponsored in part by Nik Software, there will be discounts for workshop attendees and one lucky photographer will receive free software as a door prize!
Testimonial, by Bill Millios:
“I have seen Thomas and Scott do their photography, and they are impressive. Interior photography is not about nuking a room until it glows – but instead it is about finessing the light until the room looks like you’d like to step into the photograph, and live there. Think surgeons, not bludgeons – gently coaxing stray photons into cooperation to achieve a harmonious result. Thomas and Scott are more than just photographers – they are also outstanding teachers – you will walk away from this workshop with images in the camera, AND the knowledge of how to repeat the results on your own. You’ll also have a chance to hear the business side of things – how do you set yourself up as a professional in such a way that you defy the odds – and STAY in business. Don’t miss this. Even if you’re not planning to become an interior/real estate photographer – this workshop will add width and depth to your skills.”
Morning — equipment review, basic lighting discussion and demo; followed by 3 hours of hands-on shooting in two staged/furnished 3400 sq. ft. new construction houses, with the focus on lighting small rooms with basic lighting setups. With a low student-to-instructor ratio, you will have plenty of access to the instructors for coaching and advice.
Afternoon — begins with a demo of a complex, multi-room lighting setup, followed (again) by 3 hours of actual hands-on photography in which every student will be designing and perfecting lighting setups with up to 5 lights.
Cost: $225 ($275 after July 25th), includes lunch
Location: Santa Clarita, California (about an hour north of downtown LA)
To register, email Thomas Grubba: firstname.lastname@example.org
Act soon, registration is strictly limited to 20 participants to preserve a low instructor-student ratio.