Forums > Events > Fashion B&W: Lighting-Capture-Post. 2/26 So. Cal.!

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Please see the current event! APRIL'S LAS VEGAS ESTATE WORKSHOP!!!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4088/5090369548_5e8451fa05.jpg

I'd love to post more pics here but I'm afraid a moderator will take the thread down for content. Please see my profile for more B&W pics!

To me one of the most fascinating aspects of photography has always been black and white photography. In my research however, seldom do the tutorials reveal the "secrets" behind B&W photography. For example, online tutorials might teach you how to use LAB for B&W conversion but they won't explain why the technique works well for one image and totally fails on another. Through lots of frustration, research and personal experimentation I've developed a proven method of generating powerful B&W images.

On Saturday February 26th, 2011 I will be hosting a workshop on the fundamentals of creating powerful B&W fashion images. As humans see in color, B&W photography has always been an "art of interpretation". We will examine the critical aspects of interpretation unique to B&W in Lighting, Capture, and Post-Processing:

-Lighting - Light setups that generate proper contrast for B&W.
-Capture - The interaction between model/photographer is paramount for conveying your B&W "message" during capture. We'll examine both interaction and interpreting the "message".
-Post-Processing - We will cover the digital techniques that create poignant B&W images. 

Time: 9AM-5PM

Date: Saturday February 26, 2011

Location:
L U C I M A Studio
2620 Concord Ave. STE 120
Alhambra, CA 91803
+1-626-674-2858

General Notes:

-This workshop is for photographers that want to take their fashion B&W to the next level. You're not coming to shoot nudies!

-The last workshop sold out so please register early this time!

-Lunch is included.

-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!

-Small groups allow me more 1-on-1 time with each photographer. I will cap the attendance at 8.

-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.

Cost to attend: $395

Please message/email to register!

Link to B&W thoughts: http://lucimablog.blogspot.com/2010/12/b-thoughts.html

Link to the last workshop! http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=664781

Jan 23 11 10:30 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

B&W sample (worksafe):
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5245/5350930146_7a2d6d91bb_z.jpg

Jan 24 11 07:53 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Another:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5090/5368891537_6d8c1f70d4_z.jpg

Jan 25 11 05:51 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Sample of the different B&W techniques I use:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5053/5391037769_6366205ac7_z.jpg

Jan 26 11 03:27 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

7 spaces left smile

Jan 27 11 01:40 pm Link

Photographer

Rich Arnold Photography

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110127/16/4d420bf75904f.jpg

Jan 28 11 06:54 am Link

Photographer

Rich Arnold Photography

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110126/22/4d410be1991b5.jpg

Jan 28 11 06:58 am Link

Photographer

Rich Arnold Photography

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110127/16/4d4208dc6d7dd.jpg

Jan 28 11 06:59 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

LOL! Nice Rich smile Great shots from our last workshop wink

Maybe some more B&W images to stay consistent with the next workshop theme? tongue

Jan 28 11 12:27 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

6 spots left wink

Jan 29 11 01:19 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

We'll also be covering the editorial techniques used to make images like this:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5294/5396755721_dbeb3c93aa_z.jpg

Jan 29 11 03:50 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

smile
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5020/5395835497_ae30bacaa9_z.jpg

Jan 30 11 08:37 pm Link

Photographer

Grafanovitchi

Posts: 573

San Marcos, California, US

Sorry I can't make this next one, but here something from last time wink


http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x253/graffoto/_MG_0020-Edit-2.jpg

Jan 30 11 10:18 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Cheers Joseph smile Great shots of Kaela wink

Jan 31 11 07:03 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5297/5409300213_f326069c8c_z.jpg

Feb 01 11 10:03 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Cheers! Forums back up! smile

Feb 02 11 06:37 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

B&W and we have Brea for the workshop smile
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/5091577013_0f836f2755_z.jpg

Feb 03 11 07:21 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Ugh, MM is flaky today...

Feb 04 11 06:50 pm Link

Photographer

Grafanovitchi

Posts: 573

San Marcos, California, US

Hiccup. Dang why do I pay MM?

From the last workshop:
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x253/graffoto/_MG_0319-EditBW_iPad.jpg

Feb 05 11 03:14 pm Link

Photographer

RLA Photo

Posts: 222

Lake Elsinore, California, US

I would LOVE to attend this but i will be in the Philippines blowing bubbles.  i do have an agency represented model at home so maybe we could work something out for later?

Feb 05 11 07:07 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Great shots Joseph! smile

Feb 06 11 10:12 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

@RLA Photo: Definitely! Let me know when you would like to schedule something smile Cheers!

Feb 07 11 09:59 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

5 spots left!

Feb 08 11 11:03 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5051/5429765208_31443fd31b_z.jpg
We'll talk a little about diptychs and triptychs smile

Feb 08 11 08:54 pm Link

Photographer

REN LARA PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 45

Los Angeles, California, US

I'M IN!!! smile

Feb 09 11 12:06 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

4 spots left smile

Feb 09 11 09:53 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5016/5434297232_a0d30b8c3d_z.jpg
We'll talk why and when to use offset smile

Feb 10 11 03:58 pm Link

Photographer

Sean Armenta

Posts: 1560

Los Angeles, California, US

there's a lot of workshops out there, but i recommend this highly.

charles is definitely a good source of information and all around great guy.

Feb 10 11 06:44 pm Link

Photographer

David Jorissen

Posts: 98

Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

I'm back in Belgium so I won't be able to make it to this workshop :-(

I had an awesome time at your last and can only recommend your workshops to other photographers, you will really learn something! I hope I'll be able to follow more of them in the future.

http://www.modellennet.be/picture_det.php?pid=822854

http://www.modellennet.be/picture_det.php?pid=822852

Feb 11 11 06:29 am Link

Photographer

David Jorissen

Posts: 98

Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Sean Armenta wrote:
there's a lot of workshops out there, but i recommend this highly.

charles is definitely a good source of information and all around great guy.

+1

Feb 11 11 06:30 am Link

Photographer

In Balance Photography

Posts: 3374

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Wish I was on the west coast.

Feb 11 11 06:37 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

@David: Thanks bud! Hope to see you next time!

@In Balance: I am looking at doing my next workshop mid-April in NYC smile

Hope you all can make it!

Feb 11 11 05:01 pm Link

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Photographer

K E S L E R

Posts: 11574

Los Angeles, California, US

ummm b&w, bread and butter of fashion, great show!

Feb 11 11 06:21 pm Link

Hair Stylist

Jason Becker

Posts: 2817

Mount Holly, North Carolina, US

ur work is flawless and i know this work shop will be a huge sell out... 

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Feb 12 11 01:18 am Link

Photographer

Mar

Posts: 17

San Francisco, California, US

Hi Charles,

It was so fun at your Workshop last time... Amazingly beautiful models and wonderful set-up of studio lights. You're a great teacher and such an inspiration. Hope to make it to your B&W Workshop.

Best,
Mar

Feb 12 11 05:35 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Cheers Mar, Jason and Kesler! smile Thanks for the kind words!

Feb 12 11 08:16 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

3 spots left! smile

Feb 13 11 09:51 am Link

Photographer

Artemis Photographer

Posts: 2

Los Angeles, California, US

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http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110213/11/4d582c84e27c6_m.jpg

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Feb 13 11 11:23 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 945

Los Angeles, California, US

Thanks for the bump oneirologist smile

Feb 13 11 11:29 pm Link

Hair Stylist

Jason Becker

Posts: 2817

Mount Holly, North Carolina, US

L U C I M A wrote:
Cheers Mar, Jason and Kesler! smile Thanks for the kind words!

anytime   80)

Feb 14 11 04:57 pm Link