Most of my recent workshops have demonstrated how to set up some quite complex shoots to give you the chance to try something you’d otherwise not be able to. Now I want to demonstrate a style that’s repeatable on most budgets.
We’ll be working mostly with natural light, supplementedwhere required with speedlights and a brolly and gels. The style of images will be similar to my recent Marilyn shoot that you can see here - http://paulcoxphotography.co.uk/2012/05/08/marilyn-inspired-shoot/
The model for the day will be Ashley-Jade who was my model for the Marilyn shoot. I’ve worked with Ashley for many years, she’s a very expressive model and a pleasure to work with.
You’ll have the opportunity to work with Ashley 1:1 to take your own images. I’ll be shooting mostly with wide aperture prime lenses and to get similar images on full frame anything from 135mm – 200mm f2.8 and wider would be ideal. That said, especially with crop sensors, you’ll be fine with a ‘nifty fifty’ but avoid wide angle lenses and slow kit zooms
Following on from this I’ll take you through my basic workflow. I’m a long term user of Phase One Capture One and that is still my primary RAW converter but lately I’ve also been impressed with Lightroom 4 and I’ll use both together with my plugin of choice ‘Alien Skin Exposure’.
Places for this workshop are limited to a maximum of 6 and it will take place on the 23rd of June from 11am at Hallam Mill in Stockport. Please use this link to book your place http://paulcoxphotography.co.uk/back-to-basics-workshop/