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L U C I M A

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Los Angeles, California, US

The workshop is full! smile Please message me for availability of the next workshop!

so the other thread got locked because of 18+ images... if you're interested here was the other thread: http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=658572

So here's a PG-13 set of images instead:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5048/5241678820_ab0a9e6dd5_b.jpg
Lindsay. LA Models.

Here is the link to the original image we couldn't post: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5128/526 … 7205_b.jpg

No better way to kick off January than with an awesome workshop! This will be an extension of my first workshop but if you missed it, have no fear we are going to review and rework a lot of the setups and topics.

In recent months, I've been asked a lot about shooting agency models, how to approach agencies, what the agencies look for, how do I know if I'm ready?

WIth all these questions, I figured we could answer all these questions and more in one fell swoop. So here's the Working with Modeling Agencies Workshop hosted by yours truly on January 22-23, 2011!

-If you're still building your portfolio and trying to get your foot in the door with agencies (particularly in the competitive LA environment), this workshop is for you.
-If you're trying to improve your existing body of work, this workshop is for you.
-If you're trying to build a paid-relationship with agencies, this workshop is also for you.
-If you don't care about improving your port or working with modeling agencies, then this workshop is not for you smile

Without further adieu here are the topics we'll cover:

-What agencies are looking for in a photographer and a portfolio.
-How to approach agencies
-Portfolio review
-Creating the "agency look" in capture (natural light and strobes)
-Creating the "agency look" in post
-Photographer/agency/model interaction

This will be a two-day event that will feature insight from agency models and will highlight many of the lighting setups and post-processing techniques that I employ for my own work.

We'll be doing more of the indoor stuff (or you could call it "classroom stuff" but I hate that term) on day 1. On day 2 we'll focus more on shooting. We'll also shoot on day 1 but not as much:

Day 1:
-Review basic agency criteria
-Portfolio review
-Approach and communication,
-Basic studio setups
-Shoot and review (we go over the images together on computer immediately after you shoot them)

Day 2:
-Outdoor setups
-Creating the "agency look" in post
-Photographer/model interaction

General notes:

-Since good models are paramount to getting "the shot" we'll provide experienced agency-represented models for the workshop.

-Photographers will be learning/shooting on-the-fly. I'm not a fan of lectures but rather a constant dialogue and sharing of knowledge. That also means, you're not paying to watch me shoot... you'll be doing most of the shooting!

-One of the things I enjoy most is keeping the workshop small for more one-on-one attention. I will cap the attendance at 9.

-One-on-one time with models is critical to the learning process. At the workshop you'll have plenty of time to work with models. There will be at most 2-3 photographers per model.

-You'll be shooting with all the studio gear including the AlienBees system with all the light modifiers and the RadioPopper JrX system. Studio is privately owned, indoors with A/C and heat, plenty of white wall space and portable set walls/props, and plenty of parking.

-Lunch is included for both days.

Cost $395 for one day // $695 for both days. Please message/email me for registration!

Link to the last workshop in case anyone wants to what we covered in "Part 1": http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=603572

Jan 03 11 11:48 am Link

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David Jorissen

Posts: 98

Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

looking forward to it!!

Jan 03 11 12:29 pm Link

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Grafanovitchi

Posts: 573

San Marcos, California, US

This is gonna be very informative.

Jan 03 11 02:54 pm Link

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Chanel Rene

Posts: 6779

Huntington Beach, California, US

:heart:

Jan 03 11 02:56 pm Link

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Brian Schmittgens

Posts: 29

Westminster, Colorado, US

Dude, I've been following your work for a while now and am alway so inspired by it.

Have you ever considered traveling for a series of workshops?  I'm sure St. Louis wouldn't be a stop for you, but I would have no problem heading up to Chicago for a couple days.

Jan 03 11 03:16 pm Link

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Rich Arnold Photography

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

David Jorissen wrote:
looking forward to it!!

+1

Jan 03 11 03:20 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Brian: I'll go anywhere if there's an audience smile sent you a message!

Looking forward to seeing you all there! smile Cheers!

Jan 03 11 09:45 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/5188214924_0aababa751_b.jpg
What if I could get Lindsay for the workshop? smile

Jan 04 11 02:56 pm Link

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Rich Arnold Photography

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

L U C I M A wrote:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/5188214924_0aababa751_b.jpg
What if I could get Lindsay for the workshop? smile

Is this a trick question? smile

Jan 04 11 03:08 pm Link

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L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Well that depends I guess... Is Lindsay good-looking? smile

Jan 04 11 06:33 pm Link

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David Jorissen

Posts: 98

Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

L U C I M A wrote:
Well that depends I guess... Is Lindsay good-looking? smile

Yes she is!!

Jan 05 11 02:38 am Link

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Rich Arnold Photography

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

L U C I M A wrote:
Well that depends I guess... Is Lindsay good-looking? smile

Talk about fishing for compliments. smile

Jan 05 11 07:50 am Link

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L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

LOL!

3 spots remaining smile

Jan 05 11 07:22 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Let's see if I can get Anneliese for the workshop smile

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyeh01/5318964751/

Jan 06 11 12:10 pm Link

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Rich Arnold Photography

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

L U C I M A wrote:
Let's see if I can get Anneliese for the workshop smile

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyeh01/5318964751/

In addition to Lindsay? Absolutely not. smile

Jan 06 11 01:07 pm Link

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L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5049/5309230888_5967b9c7c8_z.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5245/5318964751_2d54374a17_z.jpg

Rich: Hmmm, okay I'll tell her not to come to the workshop then wink LOL!

Jan 06 11 04:54 pm Link

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Rich Arnold Photography

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

L U C I M A wrote:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5049/5309230888_5967b9c7c8_z.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5245/5318964751_2d54374a17_z.jpg

Rich: Hmmm, okay I'll tell her not to come to the workshop then wink LOL!

I don't want to hurt her feelings. maybe just for a while. smile

Jan 07 11 08:42 am Link

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L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

LOL! smile

Jan 07 11 11:28 pm Link

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L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Update! smile

We're about 10 days out from the workshop and have 1 spot remaining! Models have been scheduled... we're looking to have at least 3 or 4 models for the 9 photographers at the workshop!

I've made a special effort yesterday to really put in a hard agenda together with presentations and scheduling that will work for the two days. I've discovered that there's way more material and shooting than can possibly be done in even 7 days so we'll have to be extremely efficient to maximize the learning and shooting for each photographer. Here are some of my notes for the workshop:

-Multiple beauty setups: I don't wan't anyone standing around waiting to shoot so I'm setting up 3-4 beauty stations each with a different lighting setup. After going through each station with everyone and presenting the setup, we'll have photographers rotate through and shoot each station.

-Multiple fashion/editorial setups: Same as above but different smile

-Getting your foot in the door: I nearly forgot about this segment of the workshop! I've put together a small presentation for how I approached the modeling agencies in the beginning that is nearly a bulletproof plan for "getting in".

-Soft skills: I haven't ironed this portion out but there are a lot of little things that go into a great shoot. A few talking points will be; building rapport, projecting confidence, clear communication, and having fun. I will go over some own "learning lessons" (read: failures) to show you what I'm talking about!

Jan 11 11 11:21 am Link

Wardrobe Stylist

Mar Threads

Posts: 1

San Francisco, California, US

Hi Charles,

Looking forward to this... will bring some fashion threads to play dress-up with your beautiful models...  smile

Best,
Mar

Jan 12 11 08:45 am Link

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L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Awesome Doug! smile Looking forward to seeing some of your threads tongue

Jan 12 11 09:58 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

The workshop is full! smile Please message me for availability of the next workshop!

Jan 12 11 04:45 pm Link

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David Diaz Sanchez

Posts: 2

Andraitx, Balearic Islands, Spain

i want to do the next workshot so im from spain please let me no with some time thanks

Oct 27 11 03:45 pm Link