Scott just told me last night that in Atlanta because Iran Watson has found such a fantastic shooting venue for the workshops, that he is adding an advanced workshop on Friday February 28th. Here is Scott's description of the advanced workshop.
...I needed to have a lot of ducks in a row in order to pull this together and one of them kept running off...but now we're official: there will be an "Advanced" lighting workshop in Atlanta on Friday, February 28th.
WHAT DOES "ADVANCED" MEAN?
I say "Advanced" only because I don't know how else to differentiate it from the "Regular" workshop, which is certainly not for beginners, either. Mainly, the difference between the two is that the "Regular" (Sat/Sun) is geared very much towards real estate; which means it's speedlights-only, with an emphasis on being efficient and reducing the amount of post-production to a minimum.
The Friday workshop will be almost the opposite: how to slow it down and work carefully, with whatever light is appropriate (strobes, hotlights, subtractive light, and even speedlights) to compose and light a photo that will appeal to a broader audience than just real estate. We'll be mixing strobes and hotlights, working with gels, and using shift lenses throughout the day.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
$450 -- same as the other days.
WHICH WORKSHOP SHOULD I ATTEND?
First, there is cross-over between the two. I won't stop you from attending both, but you're going to hear some things twice if you do. As far as "which one" -- I'd say that if you are NOT shooting real estate, then Friday is the better choice, unless you're un-used to working with lights. If you ARE shooting real estate, it kind of depends on how proficient you are. If you're still trying to learn about using lights, then Saturday/Sunday is your workshop, no question. Friday will be a waste of your time. If you're already comfortable using lights in your RE work, even though you might feel you could be improving (who doesn't feel that way?!) then Friday may well be exactly what you need. We will not be doing ANYTHING "quick and dirty" on Friday, and many if not all of the techniques will be impractical for the fast pace of real estate work. So again -- if you're not accustomed to shooting with lights, particularly strobe, then the Friday workshop might not be a good idea. Saturday/Sunday is a better introduction to lighting, and you'll have much to work on and think about afterwards! If you are already working with lights but just want to see how far you can take it...then consider Friday.
One last consideration: on the Saturday/Sunday workshop it's maybe 50-50 between you shooting, and me shooting. Friday will be more me, less you. So if you're wanting to be more hands-on, with coaching, that'd be Sat/Sun.
I'M ALREADY SIGNED UP FOR MALIA'S VIDEO WORKSHOP ON FRIDAY. AM I SCREWED?
Update: To be clear, people can sign up for Malia’s video class Fri-Sat, and then Scott’s lighting class on Sunday. The only combination that would NOT work would be Scott’s ‘advanced’ class (Fri) AND Malia’s video class.
I'M IN! HOW DO I REGISTER?
There's a new item in the drop-down menu at the bottom of the signup page -> this page:
I want to say one other thing: I get questions and see comments like when are Scott and/or Malia going to come to MyTown? Well, I don't pretend to speak for Scott or Malia, but the logistics of setting up workshops like this are challenging and as a result they are very few and far between events. These are not Scott Kelby seminars where you can sign-up 500 to 1000 people in each major city in the US. I would treat the opportunity to go to one of these US workshops as a once in a life time event. Even when you factor in airfare from anywhere in the US these workshops are a great deal.