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Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHY: CAPTURE-LIGHTING-POST

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But what if you could spontaneously create beauty and achieve consistent results via makeup, lighting, capture, and post-processing?

In LUCIMA's Beauty Photography: Capture-Lighting-Post, photographers will explore the different elements of producing such beauty shoots from prep-to-post.

Prep
-Choosing the right model
-Skin considerations
-Facial structure/definition
-Range facial expressions

Makeup
-Preparing the skin
-Base, contouring, highlights
-Understanding the face (right face for right concept)
-Natural vs. Fashion vs. Avant-garde beauty
-Hair (framing the face)
-Hands/nails

Lighting
-Lighting schematics
-Main light considerations (working distance, power, angles)
-Light modifier considerations
-Camera settings
-Reflectors/Rim lights/Kickers/Hair lights/BG lights

Capture
-Model-photographer interaction
-Motion/Emotion/Mood/Feeling
-Flow
-Posing (and framing)
-Props (light/shadow)

Post-Processing
-Cleanup
-Spatial frequency separation
-Enhancing
-Skin treatment

Photographers will work with professional models from top Los Angeles modeling agencies. The workshop will also feature a segment presented by makeup guru Kathleen Ty, covering the fundamentals every photographer should know about beauty makeup. Throughout the workshop photographers will shoot models wearing fashion makeup and avant-garde makeup. For the post-processing segment of the workshop, I will select and retouch an actual image from the workshop. By enhancing your ability to shoot beauty you will open the doors to shooting beauty/product campaigns, beauty editorials, headshots, and for modeling agencies.

Here's a beauty retouch tutorial video I will present in greater detail during the workshop: http://vimeo.com/21431366

General notes:
-This is a Photoshop intensive class but you'll still shoot 2-3 hours in the day!

-Since good models are paramount to getting "the shot" you'll be working with experienced agency-represented models.

-Photographers will be learning/shooting on-the-fly. I leverage constant dialogue and "time-behind-the-camera" for photographers to gain hands-on experience while learning conceptual techniques/knowledge. 

-The workshop is capped at 9 photographers for more one-on-one learning.

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

Photographers should bring:
-Camera/assorted lenses
-Lightmeter
-Media cards
-Something to take notes with

Fee:
$429. Register before May 28th for 10% discount!
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Location
LUCIMA STUDIO
2620 Concord Ave. STE 120
Alhambra, CA 91803

Date/Time
Saturday, June 11th, 2011, 9AM-5PM

Here are my last 3 workshops!
January, February, and April


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Q/A:
Q: How will this differ from the other workshops in the past?
A: I've always glossed over skin-retouching because it's too detailed for the other workshops. This time we're going full-bore into skin and details. I'll be covering the spatial frequency/bandpass processing action in detail so everyone can follow along (starting from importing the action into your Photoshop). More importantly I'll teach you how to think through that script so you're not in the dark about how to use it effectively. Of course we'll still look at all the other steps like desaturation, dodge & burn, healing/clone stamp, different blend modes, etc. and I'll reveal my best beauty images in all their layered glory smile

May 09 11 01:19 am Link

Photographer

Rich Arnold Photography

Posts: 941

Los Angeles, California, US

I believe I am #1 to sign up.....unless someone else was up before 6 AM. smile

May 09 11 01:22 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Rich, LOL yes you were the first to sign up smile I don't know that many people on the west coast up that early!

But I suppose Blackie has to eat LOL! smile

May 09 11 07:19 pm Link

Photographer

REN LARA PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 44

Los Angeles, California, US

Wo0t!!!! See you guys at the workshop!!!

smile

May 09 11 11:17 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

It'll be like Vegas round II smile

Speaking of Vegas here's the FB group with all the images!

May 10 11 08:38 pm Link

Photographer

Jaysen R Lee

Posts: 529

Anaheim, California, US

Ah, beauty... Definitely need help in this field. But why are all your workshops on Saturdays?   sad

May 11 11 01:22 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

What's wrong with Saturdays? smile LOL!

May 11 11 07:55 pm Link

Photographer

Jaysen R Lee

Posts: 529

Anaheim, California, US

We all know Sundays are where it's at.  (That and I have to work half day on Saturday tongue)

May 12 11 01:29 pm Link

Photographer

Rich Arnold Photography

Posts: 941

Los Angeles, California, US

Jaysen R Lee wrote:
We all know Sundays are where it's at.  (That and I have to work half day on Saturday tongue)

I'm sorry but doggy day care is closed on Sundays. It has to be on a Saturday. smile

May 12 11 01:53 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

7 spots remaining wink

May 14 11 12:42 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

6 spots remaining wink

May 15 11 10:31 am Link

Photographer

Vertex Photography

Posts: 2

Temecula, California, US

Yo everyone.

May 15 11 11:04 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Hey Jeff smile Welcome to the group!

May 16 11 07:44 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

A recent beauty shot which we'll examine in the workshop!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3213/5705035472_4aae061ec7.jpg

May 17 11 06:04 pm Link

Photographer

Zuri Photography

Posts: 19

Chandler, Arizona, US

I've got to figure out a way to get to Cali that weekend...

May 18 11 01:58 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Arizona's just a stone's throw from LA smile

May 18 11 02:03 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2691/5735777603_44f0792227.jpg

MUA: Kathleen Ty
Model: Janelle

from my recent Beauty Workshop @ Calumet Photographic smile

I'll be uploading face charts soon.

May 19 11 10:57 am Link

Photographer

Rich Arnold Photography

Posts: 941

Los Angeles, California, US

L U C I M A wrote:
Arizona's just a stone's throw from LA smile

7 hour drive from Tucson on the 10. You don't even have to make a single turn. smile 6 from Phoenix.

May 19 11 02:46 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

If you do 100 you can make it in 5 smile

May 20 11 02:42 pm Link

Model

_Elizabeth_

Posts: 351

Los Angeles, California, US

Would love to be a model for your workshop:)

May 20 11 05:54 pm Link

Photographer

Rich Arnold Photography

Posts: 941

Los Angeles, California, US

Brittany_elizabeth wrote:
Would love to be a model for your workshop:)

That's a fabulous idea. smile

May 20 11 08:19 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Last time I checked Kansas was a little more than a few hours drive smile

May 22 11 07:34 pm Link

Photographer

Indi L

Posts: 220

Paris, Île-de-France, France

would have loved to share this moment with u ..very clean work , congrats :-)

May 23 11 01:24 am Link

Model

McNeil

Posts: 2

Los Angeles, California, US

Are you in need of models for your workshop?  I'd love to participate!

May 23 11 09:19 am Link

Photographer

Chanel Rene

Posts: 6767

Huntington Beach, California, US

oooh! I would KILL to go to this! Too bad I'm saving all my pennies for a new lens.
sad
Sounds fabulous Charles!

May 23 11 09:27 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Would love to have you Chanel smile What lens are you saving up for?

May 23 11 09:55 pm Link

Makeup Artist

D i i A N A

Posts: 68

Santa Ana, California, US

This sounds like an interesting and fun workshop, I'm not a photographer but would love to attend. sad

May 23 11 11:11 pm Link

Photographer

Chanel Rene

Posts: 6767

Huntington Beach, California, US

L U C I M A wrote:
Would love to have you Chanel smile What lens are you saving up for?

Canon 24-70 big_smile
I keep spending money on remodeling and upgrading my studio. Need to save for a new lens! Or find a sugar daddy. lol

May 24 11 11:36 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Damn, now why didn't I think of getting me a sugar mama? Do you think they'll give me a refund on all these lottery tickets??? LOL! smile

May 25 11 10:46 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

@D i i A N A: Thanks! We've got makeup and hair taken care of wink

May 26 11 09:24 am Link

Photographer

Vertex Photography

Posts: 2

Temecula, California, US

smile

May 26 11 11:41 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

Cheers Vertex! See you on the 11th smile

May 27 11 02:28 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

In addition to what I've prepared above, there will be a segment specifically on model/photographer interaction. Being that this is a "beauty workshop" I will focus on how you build a bond with the model and make them feel "beautiful" which is paramount to getting results.

May 28 11 08:41 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

@McNeil : Thanks for the offer! Cheers smile

May 30 11 02:20 am Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

As promised!

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lm16guSBun1qfezfxo1_400.jpg

courtesy Kathleen Ty smile

May 30 11 03:59 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

@Jaysen: My 2-day workshops span both Saturdays and Sundays wink

May 31 11 12:23 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

10 days before the workshop! smile

Jun 01 11 12:47 pm Link

Photographer

Chanel Rene

Posts: 6767

Huntington Beach, California, US

L U C I M A wrote:
Damn, now why didn't I think of getting me a sugar mama? Do you think they'll give me a refund on all these lottery tickets??? LOL! smile

LOL if only!!

Jun 01 11 01:55 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

LOL! smile You got mail smile

Jun 01 11 08:49 pm Link

Photographer

L U C I M A

Posts: 942

Los Angeles, California, US

LOL! smile You got mail smile

Jun 01 11 08:49 pm Link